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How Do You Explain That You Are Having Seizure Auras?

How Do You Explain That You Are Having Seizure Auras?

How do you describe to someone what an aura is like?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Jake,

It depends as to where in your brain your seizures take place - my seizures take place in my left temporal lobe. I experience auras. I try to explain them in the simplest terms possible. My epilepsy has manifested in the left temporal lobe of my brain. In the left temporal lobe of your brain, some of your senses are affected, i.e. your sight and hearing. So, you could explain it as a sense of deja vu. It's like the feeling you get just before you pass out, or the feeling you get when you run so fast and so far that your legs want to collapse, but you don't you just stand there.

There are lots of ways you could explain it. I guess, it mainly depends on how you experience it.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For wut I know about auras . They are a sensation that you may see, hear, feel , and smell. Your the only one feeling one of these sensations . Anyone near you won't know what your feeling or think that your just crazy. I may not have auras but I do have a best friend who also has epilepsy and when he has auras, he thinks he's hearing heavy metal guitars playing.

I guess to make this short , I would tell them that it's a feeling or sensation I get and it a prewarning sign telling me ( or you for this point ) that I may be going into a seizure.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I can't . I don't have auras or prewarning signs. I never know when or where my seizures are going to happen. When my friends and family are around , they alert me when I had one .

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I also have auras just right before I have one of my petite seizures. I'll feel or see myself in a completely different place or room than I actually am in. They are very hard to explain or describe to others and often I have people who think I'm crazy or loony when trying to explain what its like.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

everyone's auras are different mine is a glowing that gets bigger the closer I get to seizure . just do your best to describe it .

posted over 6 years ago
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