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Is A Panic Attack An Aura?

Is A Panic Attack An Aura?

I have tonic- clonic seizures and one of the auras is a feeling of uncontrollable panic out of nowhere. I was hoping someone could tell me if this is normal. The only other thing I can think of is that the memory of having a seizure is so scary that I panic start panicking.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Talk with your neurologist if you were told that these were panic attacks, because they don't typically cause you to block out (my source is the National Library of Medicine) Most likely you are having auras leading into another type of seizure.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They are officially not the same. Here is an article that explains this fact:
In conclusion, although the current diagnostic classification defines panic disorder and simple partial seizure disorder as two separate entities, they clearly share similar features and common symptoms and may occur as comorbidities.Oct 1, 2006

Sudden Onset Panic: Epileptic Aura or Panic Disorder? | The ...neuro.psychiatryonline.org › doi › full › jnp(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)
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posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Aura is like tingly sensation like spider sense or something like floating atleast for me panic attack is like you gonna have a heart attack. I had both

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I get daja vu and fear before o get stiff all over and black out

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That’s a normal feeling for me. I also have tonic-clinic seizures and daily auras.

posted over 1 year ago
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