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Student Says She Was Forced To Drop Class After Seizure
cbs denver 4 ^ | September 29, 2011 2:55 PM

Posted on 09/30/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by rawhide

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A former student at Colorado Mountain College says she was forced to drop a class because she had a seizure.

Channing Seideman was in the middle of an emergency medical technician class when she had an epileptic seizure. She said faculty members asked her to drop the class, saying the episode was too distracting to other students and there could be more.

Seideman said it was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and she’s filed a complaint against the school.

She doesn’t want other people to experience the same thing.

“They’re allowed to have a seizure in class. They don’t have to get kicked out. It’s kind of just paving the way for other people with disabilities or epileptics,” Seideman told CBS4.

Colorado Mountain College did not return calls from CBS4. It told the Aspen Times it cares about all its students.

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To: luckystarmom
Yep, it's one of those conditions that you just have to learn to be disciplined and careful about, especially in college. One of my kids has killer migraines, and she had to learn to take her meds the very second the aura began, then the headache would never really get revved up. You only forget that once, maybe twice, even in college . . . !

But having a seizure is no reason to kick this kid out of class. Nothing in the story says that she was anywhere near working as an EMT -- just that she was taking a course. Might have been an elective, even.

A lot of people here are reasoning way ahead of the data.

41 posted on 09/30/2011 6:31:37 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: rawhide




A Hollywood movie directors son had seizures and he wasnt getting any better. He took a whole year off to research seizures and found a diet that was put out over 50 years ago had worked with a high number of people.

The diet is full of all the unhealthy stuff they claim you should not eat but it cured his son of the seizures and he was able to remove him from all the drugs that doctors had put him on.

More people are dying from the all the drugs we are being given by the drug companies. This is also why the they call a doctors place of business a “Medical Practice”. They keep giving out the drugs until they either kill you or you say ENOUGH.


42 posted on 09/30/2011 9:09:47 PM PDT by MRBIGMUTTS
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It is not a simple diet. It is very complex and very dangerous. It’s something to be done only when medication fails. You have to be monitored in the hospital to start.

If you mess up even a little bit, you can have a seizure.

There are also lots of side-effects to the diet.

It is a Godsend to those where the medication has failed to control seizures.

43 posted on 09/30/2011 9:39:53 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: rawhide

Its no fun having seizures, but certain jobs should be not open to those that if it is known you have seizures, the state takes away your driver’s well they should...don’t want a surgeon operating on me or my loved one’s if he/she is an epileptic....

44 posted on 09/30/2011 11:23:31 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: mylife

people with seizure problems can get their license to drive removed...must then prove 2 years seizure free. Only common sense...

45 posted on 09/30/2011 11:26:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

It all depends on the person and the reason for the seizures.

Some people have seizures when they have a fever, and that is the only time. They are probably not going to be working when they have a fever.

My daughter had seizures because she had low sodium when she was a baby. Unfortunately, they over-corrected that problem and gave her brain damage.

However, her seizures stopped. Then she had another one when she was 10. It’s been 5 years since she’s had a seizure. The neurologist thinks that puberty brought it on, and now she is out of puberty and her EEG is better.

Rember the the justice on the Supreme Court, I think it was John Roberts had a seizure. He’s only had a few in his lifetime.

Lots of people have had 1 or 2 seizures. It’s the people with uncontrolled seizures that need to take things carefully.

46 posted on 10/02/2011 11:20:02 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: mylife
Soo....her seizure stressed out the other EMT’s?

Good point!

47 posted on 10/02/2011 11:23:28 AM PDT by ToxicMich (If I catch you sleeping in this space AGAIN, I'M GONNA KICK YOUR # "?/%")
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To: luckystarmom
Your right that many things can cause a seizure and also there are many types of seizures and some only effect consciousness and not muscles...I just believe those that are not under control and have seizures should not be driving a car or such....

When I worked in the hospital I remember one gal that had a big sign on her bed, Do not jar would send her into seizure activity...

I am so sorry to hear of your daughters problem..glad she is doing better...

48 posted on 10/02/2011 2:14:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: allmendream

Blood and guts, trauma, etc does NOT cause a seizure.

A seizure is neurons mis-firing in the brain. It is a neurological condition, nothing more.

49 posted on 10/03/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by Sammijo1122
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To: goat granny

They only take your drivers liscence for 6 months or until yu are fit to drive again and cleared by your doctor.
They don’t take them away for good. People with Epilepsy sometimes have seizures for a short time then don’t ever have another seizure in thier life.

50 posted on 10/03/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by Sammijo1122
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To: Sammijo1122

Glad its only 6 months. Years ago it was 2 years...most of the old time doctors wouldn’t report you, just warn you. Now a days the govern. knows everything about your health...

51 posted on 10/03/2011 9:54:16 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Sammijo1122
Some seizures can occur during a vasovagal syncope event - which is brought about by blood guts trauma nausea - a “swoon” of sorts.

52 posted on 10/04/2011 9:28:11 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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