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Partial Seizures/absence Seizures

Partial Seizures/absence Seizures

Does anyone else feel a seizure come on, and then start to self talk to try and stop the seizure? I find when i feel a seizure coming on, i’ll get into a safe position as quick as possible, and then i’ll start to try and tell myself to not go into it, and that im okay..and then the next thing i know im coming back to, and i feel like absolute crap :( usually really emotional and crying too

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes! When I feel a seizure I mentally talk myself out of it for hours! I usually wont go all the way into a seizure it will just be this fight in my head and the aura feeling. If that makes since. Fatigue follows.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Oh ya. It seems like (maybe) its reduced the intensity of mine if i relax, close my eyes and take deep breaths. Taking deep breaths will help you clear your mind. If someone is around you tell them to stay calm too. I have grand mals and there has been one time i have tried this and the one time i tried it, it worked. I never went into the grand mal and it was the best feeling ever.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

As you said you feel the seizure come and go- physically you may be
fine but emotionally you're a wreck. Takes a while for this to subside so
keep in mind what caused this sudden rush of emotion. You had a little
seizure - like a bad dream but it's over. The feeling is just as unreal as a
dream but you know the cause of this mix up of thought and emotion. Its
great that you can prepare to get safe to avoid physical harm. Now you
have to prepare your mind to deal with how you feel after. I get angry or
sad as well but know I'll be okay eventually. Help your mind to see past
the initial reaction by reassuring it that you're fine regardless. . .

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Absolutely! I definitely think there are a couple times I've been successful with it, but it scares other people because I don't like to tell them what I'm trying to do and if I do seize, they're completely caught off guard :/

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It’s very cautious of you to try to get into someplace safe and try to steady yourself but they can be unpredictable and sometimes you can’t go around it. 🥺 I understand the emotional and crying it can be hard but just try to not let it bring you down too much. I pray you feel better. 💜💜💜💜💜

posted over 2 years ago
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