Epilepsy Community
Strange Episodes: Partial Seizures?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to epilepsy, safety, school issues, and transportation issues.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Strange Episodes: Partial Seizures?

Recently, I have been having strange episodes.  They start off with a tingling on one side of my head; like electricity is flowing through my skin.  Then it usually "grows" to include the arm on the same side of my body.  My face on that side will twitch too.  During the episodes, I can't speak; however, I am aware and can hear and understand.  Sometimes, it only happens once, and the episodes over in about 3 minutes.  Sometimes, they happen in a cluster, and it takes about 15 minutes for them to go away.  I had a 5 day VEEG done 18 months ago, and they found nothing.  They were, however, investigating only my episodes I have thaty mimick grand mal seizures at that time.  Those were diagnosed as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.  These episodes weren't happening then though, and they feel different.  Could they have missed something?  I don't want to spend alot of money again if I'm mistaken.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
is your vision effected? do these episodes have any possible triggers that you've noticed, such as standing up from a seated or lying position?
Blank
1745492_tn?1320201940
Yes, my vision is sometimes affected.  During very severe ones, I will have hallucinations.  However, I haven't found a possible trigger for these kind of episodes yet.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
i used to get weird episodes that included the tingling and loss of vision you describe - it totally felt like electricity, and i could hear and was aware as well. it went on from about the time i was 12 until i was in my 20s, and though i saw a slew of neurologists and had a history of seizures, they never diagnosed me with anything. my only abnormal test was the EEG.

anyway, i was trying to figure out something else when i stumbled upon an article about POTS. i am pretty convinced that's what i had. basically it's related to your heart. i don't know if that's what you have, but it's worth looking into. good luck!

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome
Blank
1745492_tn?1320201940
Thanks!  I forget your heart can cause weird things like that.  Something to think about.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1006035_tn?1391310794
Blank
skepticalpeach commented on specialmom's status
7 hrs ago
1006035_tn?1391310794
Blank
skepticalpeach Merry Christmas! Comment
7 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2 like I can sleep Comment
Dec 21
Top Neurology Answerers
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN
551343_tn?1350880995
Blank
MrsAristotle
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Epilepsy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN
551343_tn?1350880995
Blank
MrsAristotle
Cotswolds, United Kingdom