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Can Someone Explain To Me What An Aura Is When It Comes To Epilepsy, Please 😊
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posted July 19, 2018
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When the connection between two halves of the brain is interrupted the
conscious mind is on hold and the subconscious takes over. Like a dream
the feelings vary which is why everyone has different feelings, sensations,
emotions from their auras.The eerie feelings, out of body, deja vu ,inability
to speak can be overwhelming until you realize the cause- a seizure.This is
why an epilepsy diagnosis can be relief because it explains this.Your not crazy
psychic, or having a stroke your just having a seizure This was unknown in the
past which is why the stigmas bout epilepsy evolved. Research has shown us all
the different causes for seizures, ways to treat them and how common epilepsy
is-1 in 26 people.

posted July 21, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

my auras are tingling from my legs or feet to my brain. i also get space-out or get 'the thinker' from the art pic. sometimes my speech is slow.

posted July 20, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My aura is a smell a bad smell im not kidding it smells like someone farted. If im in the car i accuse every single person of passing gas and when my husband vsays he didn't i say he is lying and i roll down the window.
Sometimes i start sweating and not just a little im talking i look like ive taking a shower and its miserable my hair is soaked like ive just washed it.

posted July 20, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Paul - that was really helpful!
Then there is “Jamais-vu” (jah may). This is the feeling that a common experience is completely new.
This could be like forgetting (about 30 seconds) how to tie your shoe.

I was told it was like knowing what was going to happen in the future (tho I think that's part of the deja vu - I'm reliving something and I think I know what's going to happen next.
What you're describing is when I sit at the computer trying to remember how to close a window or something like that. It comes on its own - not related to seizure/aura - just a mind malfunction.

And who knew there was a word -- Presque-vu -- for daily occurrences that have gone on forever! And to every one else I know.... Now I can impress them with a fancy term (assuming I can remember it!!! (haha)

posted July 24, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Mine are the start of a migraine. The visual aura that would typically accompany a migraine. I took my migraine medication last time which was my last memory, then had seizure about 40 mins later.

posted July 21, 2018

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