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Have shock wave through brain when stressed or tired. Have Epilepsy in family. Related?

Hi, I am a 43 year old female, my problem started about 4 years ago. I get what feels like a shock wave through my brain. Afterwards I feel very tired. We do have epilepsy in the famaly. My grandmother on my mothers side had it up to the day she passed away. Some doctor in our town said it is something like the start of epilepsy. I am prone to get it when I am really tired or stressed. Please can you give me some insight on it. Kind regards, Mrs A. Mostert.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
You have a positive family history of epilepsy,but do not have seizures till now but if you feel some thing abnormal then you should visit a Neurologist and get examined and if it is considered necessary a EEG and CT scan of head or MRI may be performed to detect any abnormality.
If every thing is normal and you have just anxiety then proper counselling and if required short term treatment with anti anxiety treatment will help you.
It is not absolutely mandatory to have epilepsy if it is present in family.
Just relax and do not worry,hope nothing very serious is there and you will be all right.
Just take care
Good Luck.
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