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Was out of breath, have complex partial epilepsy. Seizure risks?

I have complex partial epilepsy and night before last I woke up completely out of breath. I got to the hallway and called out for my husband because the feeling I was having was exactly like prior to a seizure. For the first time ever I was able to get my breath back and calm down and did not go into seizure. I think I am holding my breath while sleeping.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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This episode could have been an aborted seizure. Sometimes a seizure starts and doesn't go on to the full typical attack and stops early and that is called an aborted attack. It means that the medications you are taking is not adequate for you. For a good control even aborted attacks should not occur. And on other hand it means that the medication is acting and thats why you didn't have full attack. I don't think it has anything to do with holding breath while sleeping.
You can visit your neurologist and he will advice the necessary change in medication.
Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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