Seizure were occurring in the night following TBI (Traumatic Brain
Injury). The doctor's solution was to pre-empt them.....Pre-empt with 0430 wake-up
so it cannot happen.........Appeared to be the result of Brain sleep apnea, cortisol, breath
stop. (Seizure when they happened created abnormally high blood pressure,
heart rate and body temperature).
At a time when I was having
terrible seizures (mostly in the night or when I became extremely tired
or run-down) it seemed as though with each seizure I was worse off than
I have since talked with others who told me following their
concussion/TBI they had the same experience
(Potentially a result of "puddling"). When I tested on the
cognitive tests a few months after my accident and then 18 months after
my accident we found my condition according to testing was
deteriorating. This it would appear was in large part to the seizures.
My HBOT therapies (CLICK HERE) seemed to have a lot to do with
correcting these episodes, as did the use of a type/style of “cleanse” I
sought for correction in my digestive disorder (CLICK GLUTEN FREE?).
Meanwhile no one ever attempted to tell me what was happening in these
seizure episodes. I did some independent “testing” to try and find out.
With the seizures I found that I
was extremely tired all the time, stuttered profusely and generally had
a lot of trouble with everything. There was a general confusion in my
world. A friend helped set up a monitoring mechanism to determine what
was going on.
It seems that in the night I
would have episodes where my body temperature would go sky high, and my
blood pressure and heart rate would go higher than one can imagine. (At one time I
began to “seize” in a doctor’s office while they were taking my blood
pressure and they said they had never seen blood pressure that high
before.) The seizure would seem to take all my energy for days and
leave me in terrible shape.
The seizures tended to occur most
often it seems at 0430-0530 in the morning. It was determined that if I
slept normal or slept well all night and went through one of these
episodes just before waking up it would have been as if I had never
slept when I woke up. So as it goes I would get more and more run
down. There was a wide array of things going on at the time so these
episodes were hidden in the confusion of the day.
One doctor prescribed that I
simply set my alarm for 0430 to pre-empt the seizure and make sure I was
not asleep for it to happen. This where seems wacky put us on a track
to discover the cause, and thus the cure.
I now believe that the seizures
were triggered by two different things, but one (breathing) seemed to be
the key. Without going into all the ideas and theories doctors advised
there are basically two types of sleep apnea. One is caused by a
physical blockage in the airway (most often encountered when someone is
over-weight or their jaw bone is a certain measurement in relation to
the rest of their body). The doctors will often take the easy route (as
mine did) and claim your sleep apnea is from a physical blockage. Mine
was actually from the other form which is a brain function when your
brain in essence forgets to tell your body to breath.
The result when you stop
breathing as I was is that when oxygen levels in the body (brain) become
depleted there are chemicals released in the body to “jump start” the
heart. The idea is the body thinks the heart has stopped pumping
because it is not receiving oxygenated blood, when in truth the oxygen
itself is not being received in the lungs because you stopped breathing.
The result of the chemical
release to kick start the heart is a shock to the body like a jolt of electricity (the body’s defibrillator?). The heart rate jumps, pressures soar, and the chemical
release causes a rather violent episode to occur. The good part is that
you do resume breathing (if all goes well), but the aftermath is rough
like a space shuttle re-entering the atmosphere.
All the doctors could tell me is
if I knew about what time the seizure would occur then set my alarm to
“pre-empt” the attack. What a nutty idea? Meanwhile what I did in the
interim was start sleeping shorter periods of time, and slept (naps)
throughout the day. This may have been an effective way to slow the
“puddling” (CLICK LINK) effect. No one has ever discussed
with me. I developed this theory on my own.
Yet, it seems the seizure
often occurred when connected to a “hypoxia” or absence of oxygen in the
brain. (See “Puddling”).
Meanwhile it is my theory that
the sky high blood pressure that occurs during the
seizure of the TBI
victim affects the “puddling” in the brain. (CLICK LINK). Make sure
your read the “puddling” article, because I found this was one of the
major breakthroughs in beginning my recovering from my TBI (Traumatic
Brain Injury). You will not hear about
this from doctors as far as I can tell.
The spike in blood pressure
especially while laying down increases pressure in the brain area as
well as the rest of the body, and tends to increase the
effect” (CLICK LINK). The result is that every time a seizure occurs
the victim is very likely in worse shape than before and a deteriorating
condition develops in the TBI patient/victim. Seizures day or night
will cause this effect, meanwhile the energy used during the seizure,
the chemical releases, and the action (thrashing) of the seizure causes
a number of problems.
Keys I found to stop the seizures
was the “Herbal Cleanse” (See Gluten free), and the
“Brain drain” (CLICK
LINK), and hyperbaric (HBOT) to super oxygenate the blood thus rejuvenating the
The reasoning behind the three
approaches is clear. The high heat and blood pressure was believed to
be the body’s accurate reaction to a perceived threat. The body thought
that it needed heat to get rid of an issue. In my situation it is
believed there is/was a rogue bacteria/fungus, and with victims of
“brain puddling” this is not believed to be abnormal. It is certainly
plausible. The “Herbal Cleanse” was an attempt to remove pathogens in
the system, and the “brain drain” was an attempt to reduce the
accumulations in the brain which allowed bacteria/fungal build-up and
habitat. The hyperbaric (HBOT) gave life giving oxygen to areas that were
starved by the hypoxia, and energizing areas under attack in these
If you are experiencing these
episodes we would appreciate it if you would attempt to resolve this
before coming for a “Farm Visit” (CLICK LINK) or at least advising us
prior to your arrival. You can contact us for information on these
before visiting two keys: “Herbal Cleanse” (See Gluten free), and the
“Brain drain” (CLICK LINK).
The doctors never prescribed this
for me, and I am not sure they ever would have caught on. These three
actions provided relief in a major way so that recovery could get
underway. Once combined with HBOT this was sensational.
Contact us today for a farm visit. Email is
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