Can you have panic attacks so bad where its makes your speech slur, wants to sleep afterwards (lots), get sad or depressed, get lighted,over whelmed,stare in to space. My husband can have a great day, normal speech, good day at work, or on a saturday with family then all of sudden his speech starts to slur, staring into space and having some trouble remembering things like his grandson name that lives with us, he would call him baby instead of braxton.. This all started a year ago after he hit himself on the cheek bone with hammer by accident. We have took ct scans, mri's bllod wk etc etc. But everything shows up normal.After a couple of hrs or so, his speech does get back to normal and its like nothing ever happened until another espoide. Now they say that he has bipolar. I really dont know anymore where to turn.. Someone please help me..
Hi, i don't want to worry you, but the slurred speech, memory loss and staring in to space sounds more like a mini stroke. Has your husband's doctors said that these episodes are symptoms of Bipolar? The tiredness, sadness, depression and feeling overwhelmed could certainly be from having a panic attack, but the other symptoms do worry me to be honest. When are you going for the second opinion?
I agree with Delilia, I am bipolar and never had slured speec, not remembering someone etc... Have u seen a Neurologist? If so I sure would get a second opinion, this doesn't sound right to me... good luck to u and your family n GOD BLESS... keep us posted we truely care here at d.com
I agree,that it sounds like Epilepsy.And the fact that it did not start until after the accident that occured is strange.I have a brother who has had Epilepsy since age 7.He is 42 now.But when his seizures first started,he would stare off into space.He would have trouble with names,and be tired after it happened.He just acted so odd.He also had an accident.He fell and hit his head,but the seizures did not start until about 8 months after the fall.And kids fall all the time,so we didn't think much about it.My parents took him for every test available.Every Doctor said the same thing.That nothing was wrong with him.One Doctor even said... he was faking it.Now,he has grand mal seizures.And lives in a nursing home.His seizures have continued to get worse over the years.Not to scare you,but I would take your husband to neurologist.My brother had to stay a few days in the Hospital.
He stayed hooked up to monitors,until he actually had a seizure.Then he got diagnosed with Epilepsy.The staring into space,memory loss,slurred speech and change in behavior,it sounds way too familiar to me.And the fact your husband did have an accident, before this started is very concerning.Think about how people have car accident,and months or even years later they suffer from effects of this.I do hope that I am wrong.But,Keep pushing until you get the diagnosis that he needs.I am not a Doctor by no means,but I cannot see this related to any panic attack at all! I wish the best for you and your family and I pray you find your answer.
If this happens often, I would lean most towards an absence seizure. Absence seizures are basically "brain seizures" that don't affect the body like most other types of seizures. They cause people to appear to kind of zone out and all seizures have after effects, such as depression and memory problems. Has your husband ever been tested specifically for this type of seizure? Have you ever taken him to the ER in the middle of one of these episodes?
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