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Has Anyone Else Been Told During Absence Seizure You've Been Talking To Yourself?

Has Anyone Else Been Told During Absence Seizure You've Been Talking To Yourself?

Because my dad told me I was at the top of the stairs talking to myself but what I was saying was worded like having a conversation with myself

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

An absence seizures are literally means you stop doing anything an when you come out off it you continue without knowing that you were in it

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I used to do it all the time. I’d be talking without realizing, or id think others were talking when theyd never even said anything. Lately i have a problem with yelling out loud for some reason. Weird what our brains do

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You may want to ask critical questions like how long did this occur for..

My absent seizures like conversations would be short enough I would drool (on my shirt) since I was trying to talk. Even though most of the time I was told these were seconds to a minute.

In my MIND I was having a different conversation than what actually occured/happened... Video recording really does help your doctors. When I was first having seizures these were my first types I was having.

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My father video-taped me 25 years ago when people used "cam-corders"! I have complex partial, where I would wander around the room, study my left hand in the manner that a curious chimp studies his, and I would mumble. HOWEVER, I have also been able to talk BUSINESS during a seizure. I was a TV news producer at the time and on one occasion I interviewed a lawyer on the phone for 30 minutes about questions needed for a news story to air in 50 minutes. I had just finished listing the questions to ask her when a seizure started; the next thing I'm in the same desk seat with people running around the newsroom as was typical, but the only difference was that the legal-sized pad of paper was full of notes. None of my coworkers had noticed anything wrong with me when I asked them later. But I couldn't use those notes if I didn't know how I got those answers. I called the lawyer again, told her what happened and asked if she noticed anything peculiar about our conversation. She hadn't. Nevertheless, we did it all over again, and my first notes had been exactly right. One other time, I was 5 miles from where my cameraman was driving me to do a story, the next thing was about 15 minutes later and I was into the first of 3 interviews I'd arranged to do at that spot. No one, including my cameraman, noticed anything wrong with me.

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

People who don’t know me have said that to me . Hell, I got Detention in high school. I was inStudy Hall vocalizing. What I was vocalizing ? I didn’t even know That I was seizuring. I remember, the teacher warning me once. Then she warned a second time. The third one came and I was given a pink slip and sent to the principal’s office. I didn’t understand what I was doing in Study Hall. I was so confused, I never thought of asking. Took me a long time to realize I seizured.

posted 8 months ago
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