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Does Anyone Else Suffer From The Aura You Get Before A Seizure But Then No Seizure?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From The Aura You Get Before A Seizure But Then No Seizure?

I often feel the aura I get before a seizure but then I don't have a seizure. When this happens I take Valium and it helps and most of the time I don't have a seizure. I'm just kind of curious as to whether this happens to anyone else.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

All the time! To the point where I'm sat thinking 'JUST HAVE THE SEIZURE!!!!' - because then I know that I'll stop feeling 'funny'. I have whole days when it pops on and off, in and out - and I wonder whether its the build up to a tonic clonic/grand mal. I went to paint my ceramics in a little place, where I've become friends with the owner - and as soon as I sat down I started to feel dizzy, blurred vision, nausea (you probably know it...) and it went on for about 10 minutes - I just tried to paint through it... thinking it would wear out in a minute - and the next thing I know the lovely lady who works there has moved everything around me and I'm regaining consciousness. It's weird to wish to have the seizure, but it seems the only answer when the aura seems endless.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

One day I was in the shower, and I had a memory of my cousin who was taking a shower one day, and had a seizure while in the shower. At the time I wasn't having seizures, so I wasn't sure what was happening with him. But my aunt let me know that he had had a seizure. And she called 911.
Interestingly enough, I began to have a seizure, so I got out of the shower as fast as I could, came into the living room, and lay down on the floor. The seizure itself came on really slow, But sure enough it came. Thankfully I was able to crawl into my room and onto my bed before my roommate came home. But they did wonder about all the water on the floor. And then later I told them what had happened.
Talk about a weird aura.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For each kund of seizure it is different i don't have emergency meds they have given me an implant but i also suffer from migranes. Not all seizures will react to emergency meds.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, for about 10 years I have experienced what I call episodes. They start with a core uprising feeling, then room spinning, then always ending with a phantom smell that was always the same and seemed to come from over my right shoulder. I know when it starts and I can tell observer’s when I’m about to have one. It all lasts about 10-20 seconds and then I’m fine.
About a year ago I started having seizures that start the same as the episodes but then advance to confusion and unawareness of what just happened.
But more recently I had about 13 seizures in one day. All the above symptoms but with uncontrollable fear, emotions, and loss of memory. And, I have lost portions of memory going back about 2 weeks.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have had that happen a couple of times in my past. Where I got a few waves of an awful smell out of know where to the point I am gagging. The smell is kind of hard to explain but I will try my best to explain. Its kind of like burnt rubber with the high fumes of boiling garlic and nail polish remover. It is just really gross! But during those short times it then went a way...while the other times I would go black and ended up finding myself on the floor or go straight into a complex partial. I am not sure exactly why but my pediatric neurologist believes at the time I experienced these specific episodes it was because, of my medication stopping it from progressing.
He also said medication is not perfect and is not a cure all! - Really Helpful.

posted almost 7 years ago
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