Hello! I'm a 26 year old who has never had a seizure in my life. My brother had one, one time due to alcohol withdrawal and ever since then I've been afraid I'm going to have a seizure. I don't drink or do drugs, I eat healthy, but I've had anxiety since I can remember. Always related to health phobias and fears, like heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, seizures and anything to do with lungs. My family is so burnt out on me having these symptoms that I can't talk to any of them about it anymore. I'm not on any medications but I do see a therapist once a week and do CBT and EMDR. I'm so tired of living in constant fear and feel like I can't focus on anything besides my anxiety and fears. I'm also terrified I'll pass out or throw up in public. Although I never have before. I'm just dying for some reassurance and a community who understands these symptoms and thoughts. They are so distressing. Any advice or ways to cope/reassure? Thanks so much in advance.
Healthy Anxiety - Fear of having a seizure - Anxiety Support
Then can I suggest you buy some magnesium glycinate. It is completely natural and needed by the body a mineral, but, it thins the blood naturally preventing heart attacks and strokes. It also helps with the nervous system and brain preventing seizures, plus it helps with anxiety and depression alot !. Start with a very small dose until you become more confident and if you don't like it, all you do is drink milk or take some calcium and it will wear off very quickly as it is it's natural antagonist. It also relaxes the lungs and heals them.
Hi, I have had three alcohol withdrawal fits/seizures in 1989.
I have not drank alcohol since 1990. The reason I mention this is because I will never have fits again unless I started drinking again. I dont take anti-convulsant medication as there is no need to.
You will never have seizures because your brother had them.
I have health anxiety so I know how terrible that is. I hope life gets better for you, best wishes, m
Thank you for your reply. I’m happy to hear of your sobriety to alcohol as I’ve watched how awful it is to get sober through my brother. Who was an alcoholic and was having seizure withdrawals as well.
Thank you for your reassurance. I don’t kbow why I can’t get that image of him out of my head. I do the “what if” thing way too often, as anxiety helps with that. Haha. Thabks again and hope all is well.
Oh wow are you me? My biggest fear is heart attacks, seizures, and strokes because my dad died of a heart attack and my mom had seizures due to a benign brain tumor. I talked to my doctor about my fear and he said it’s really rare for anyone under 50 to have a stroke. That made me feel a little better but I still worry a lot about it so I understand.