Neurology Community
Staring seizures
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

Staring seizures

I have these strange "seizures" where I stare and my staring is super focused on minute details on the wall or ceiling, they last for hours and only go away when I go to sleep....  For instance I will stare at teeny tiny dots on the ceiling and for some reason my eyes and head want to turn upwards and stare at the ceiling or just up in general.  Sometimes my vision will go very blurry out of nowhere- this is new though, it just started doing this.  My neurologist seems to play these down, these "spells" as she calls them.  To me they are maddening and prolonged and very scary at times.  I think she thinks I am just zoning out but that is not it, I FOCUS intensely on tiny details and cannot unfix my eyes even if I avert my eyes I am still intensely focused on one particular tiny detail somewhere else.  Sometimes I lay down and close my eyes and put a pillow over my eyes to shade any light from them as light aggravates it.  My eyes are also drawn to reflections in shiny objects and lights in general.  I have been on Lamictal and when I first started it I was going for two weeks at a time without the "spells" but then after a month and a half they started to go back to being more frequent like twice a week or even three times a week.  They were happening 3-4 times a week without seizure meds.  Now she increased my Lamictal to 400mg a day instead of 200mg. a day and nothing has gotten better and now I am having tingling sensations in my feet and feeling very dizzy and like I am going to pass out.  One time my hands felt extremely weak and I could not grip an object at all.  I have been having night sweats and tingling and burning in my feet and tingling or numbness in my hands...  I did not have such side effects at 200mg.  Also I am quickly gaining weight and that is taking a toll on me as well.  I am also on 300mg. of Seroquel and 30mg of Abilfy for Schizophrenia.  I think the Seroquel may be somewhat responsible for some of the weight gain.  I feel so bad when I wake up in the morning like I am just exhausted and even have trouble breathing.This is very scary and depressing because I don't want to have to take these drugs but I have to I guess ...  Is there a drug out there that has a more favorable response and has less side effects like weakness and weight gain?    Please tell me if you know of a seizure like the kind I have described and does anyone else have the same thing?  Oh I have so many questions!  Not enough room to write all of them down!  Please help....
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123