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I had my first ever seizure on New Years Eve, kindly advise me

I had my first ever seizure on New Year s Eve at Age 39... I am 39 1/2 years old. On New Year s Eve slightly past midnight I had I am told a seizure. I was with my aunt and uncle. My uncle was setting off fireworks and I was watching. I do not remember any warning. I refused to go to the ER with the paramedics b/c I have no insurance. Earlier that night I had driven to my aunt and uncle s house with my son. We did take a couple of wrong turns and a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive ended up being over 4 hours mainly in the dark and I do recall telling my son on the drive that the car lights of oncoming traffic and brake lights of those going the same direction were making me feel strange in a way I had not experienced before. I am beyond freaked out about this and do not have the money to have a whole bunch of testing done. I am going to try to apply for Medicaid but I doubt I will be approved. On a daily basis I take 2,000 mg of garlic, 2,000 mg of Vitamin C, one fish oil supplement, a B6 and am willing to take any other supplements I can get over the counter. I work from home right now as a subcontractor doing transcription and insurance is not offered. In light of this incident I am going to start applying immediately for office work so I can get insurance. I have been very worried about my health recently but this has brought my level of panic to a whole new level.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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Hi, I am Dr Sonia S V. I am an ENT Surgeon & Head & Neck Specialist. You may be suffering from epilepsy. A subtype of this calle photosensitive epilepsy can be set off by flashing lights.Read the link for further explanations and precautions to avoid triggers. Seek medical treatment at the ealiest.

All the best
Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT Head & Neck Surgery,Bangalore
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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