Mohammed Epileptic?
Posted: 23 May 2006 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I read something from the Koran that sounded a lot like symptoms from my friend's epileptic sister. Here's the verse, and a list of symptoms.


The Hadith
"Mohammed would hear ringing in his ears; his heart would beat rapidly; his face turn red; his breathing labored; he would fall to the ground or lie down; he would shake; his eyes would open wide; his lips tremble; spit drool from the corners of his mouth; he would sweat profusely; he saw and heard things no one else ever saw or heard; he would sometimes make a snoring noise like that of a camel; and he would be covered with a sheet."

List of Symptoms for Epilepsy:
Convulsions
Muscle spasms
Strange sensations
Strange emotions
Strange behavior

Symptoms for temporal lobe epilepsy:
Sudden behavior changes
Unusual behavior
Aggression, Anger, Agitation

Symptoms for focal epilepsy:
Localized muscle spasm
Whole-body muscle spasm
Twitches
Tics
Hallucinations
No loss of conciousness

Symptoms of prodrome for convulsions:
Changed hearing
Visual disturbances
Smell sensations
Mood changes
Muscle pain
Muscle tremor

It seems pretty convincing to me, but maybe a real doctor, scientist can enlighten me.

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Posted: 23 May 2006 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Im no medical doctor but it sounds like he was , same symptoms . interesting . never thought of that .  smile

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Posted: 24 May 2006 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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That has been a theory for years.

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Posted: 24 May 2006 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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here i remembered some things and found you links

http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2005/11/did_mohammed_have_ep.html

this one is about the first person to insinuate he might have been epileptic, notice that this is pretty soon after his death, but not verifiable.

http://www.meta-religion.com/Psychiatry/The_Paranormal/trascendent_experiences.htm

here is a more general article on transcendance and epilepsy

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Posted: 02 June 2006 01:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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was almost certainly epileptic…why not the Prophet…

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