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Understanding What Type Seizure

Understanding What Type Seizure

I am interested in anyone possibly knowing what type of seizure would cause what I guess is an aura. I feel really weird before it happens. My body starts tingling. I start feeling disoriented. Like I’m going to pass out. But during my last seizure I didn’t fully lose consciousness. But I was having convulsions my body was tightening. I felt out of body
I couldn’t control it. I remember bits and pieces. But was told what else occurred. There was a lot of confusion after. I couldn’t speak I was… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That sounds like a partial complex seizure that's the kind of seizures I have I get an aura before I actually have the seizure.the aura I have is like having the same dream and over(deja vou it's called)I have two different kinds of seizures the aura one and then the one I call the "zone out" seizure.thats the one like you sound like you have.i lose awareness of where I am and what I was doing.i usually get get very tired afterwards and go to sleep. Jadeick

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I wish I i would get auras so i can prepare myself for a seizure. Hope you have a great doctor. Good luck.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Joanna Seizures are so weird- no wonder once thought it was insanity. We know now its just a brief time, brain having a problem-epilepsy. Body & mind can't function as normal. Subconscious keeps vital body parts but can't do everything. Like a dream we all get different feelings. When brain gets back on track we can walk , talk and be normal again. To know it's not insanity, a stroke is great. Meds will help brain & reduce seizures. Epilepsy is a condition-like diabetes. Deal with any seizures by knowing the cause, how brief how little physical hurt so your mind isn't hurt. I've had all types of seizures for 50 years but still happy & healthy as you will be too.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Joanna, great to hear that you are doing daily meditation! When I was able to (and hope that my neuropsychologist is correct that when I get my anxiety disorder back under control I will have the benefit of meditation back again) meditate it not only allowed me to calm and get to sleep (avoiding insomnia because it got my mind to relax and stop going into trouble solving mode, thus allowing me to be tired and sleep), but it is also a major aid in keeping down stress levels and releasing some negative emotions which in turn helps reduce the chances of triggering seizures by stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation. The other triggers will still be there, but this trio are some of the primary triggers for seizures.

Keep up with the meditation!

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The aura is helpful if you are having them before the seizures.

Here are the details on them from the Epilepsy Foundation with regards to the Focal Onset Impaired Awareness (Complex Partial) seizures where technically the aura is a Focal Onset Aware (Simple Partial) seizure. In my case, the only time that I get an aura is before the Focal Onset Aware (Simple Partial) seizures -- in this case the Focal Onset Aware seizure is just an expansion on the aura.

https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/f...

posted 4 months ago
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