Patient Comments: Seizures - Type of Partial Seizure


What type of partial seizure did you have? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: DabNBougie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 24

I have partial complex seizures falling, during, or waking from sleep. I move around, struggle, and make guttural sounds. I have no awareness during, or memory afterwards. I suspected but only had weird evidence of knocked over things, waking up in strange places in the house, or 'waking paralysis'. I had one at work sitting on the toilet trying to stay awake. They found me half naked writhing around on the bathroom floor. I have IBS-C (irritable bowel syndrome with constipation). It's a mess. I take Trileptal.

Comment from: Absence Seizures, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I have absence seizures where I stare, and they only last a few seconds or a minute. I often have auras first which indicate I am losing control and something is about to happen. My neurologist has me taking Ambien three times a day to soften neurological activity. They work well to keep me calm and seem to limit the electrical activity.

Comment from: Armywife, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I believe I am having sensory seizures. My (tonic-clonic) seizures are fully controlled with medicines. However, I have identified a collection of symptoms, i.e., a feeling of confusion over where I am in time and space, nausea, very piercing ear ringing, and a feeling of being on the verge of losing consciousness. I now recognize it as a seizure. My personal triggers are low blood sugar, overdoing it and needing sleep immediately, anxiety, and dehydration. Being aware of one's body and listening to its needs is very important.

Comment from: guitarmom2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 22

I have sensory simple partial seizures. I smell smoke, feel agitated, and a strong fear. Sometimes I feel stirring or movement in my stomach, but not with all my seizures. It can depend on how far in my brain the seizures progress. I feel tingling in my arm. Before I had medication at current high dose, I had movement (twitching) in my right hand or fingers. I had some strong twitches on the right side of my face as well. These felt like someone was pulling on a string attached to a muscle on my face. The tingling on my left arm seems to travel down a line down my arm and to my outer two fingers of my left hand. It used to continue to my leg as well. This does not happen now that I am on my current dose of medication. I just have the tingling in my hand and face. I stop talking briefly. I am aware of what is around me, though.

Comment from: Julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I was diagnosed with left lobe temporal seizures in 1988 after taking some under the counter herbs at a health food store and after some female surgery that threw my system out of balance. My main problem is that when I get too stressed, don"t eat or sleep well, I have fallen asleep while driving and been in a couple of accidents but never injured due to the fact that I am so relaxed and asleep but wake up to a wrecked car. I"ve been taking Keppra for about 10 years, also a small amount of clonazepam for the anxiety that the Keppra causes, as needed. I am in the process of more testing to see if there is any way of better controlling breakthrough seizures so I am not afraid to drive and be dependent on my family and friends for the rest of my life.

Comment from: Silkyslim, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I don’t know what is going in my head. It felt light, a lighting storm going on in the left side of my head, and ear pain shooting in my head, and then inner ear is making my side jerk. I think it is some kind of seizure.

Comment from: Pinkey, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I become unconscious now and then when my forehead temperature increases. I wonder if I have epilepsy.

Comment from: Inessa, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 20

My daughter has had seizures since 2008, she has had so many I cannot count. She has so many injuries because of it. I have seen many and every one of them is grand mal, but lately she had one and hit her head hard which made a hematoma and hurt her ribs. Then while still have awake she scratches herself so hard she bleeds. I have never seen this before, I thought she had cut herself. Also she just goes into a stare, and stiff like she is dead.

Comment from: hecky, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 05

I’m a parent of a 14-year-old boy. My son started having seizures at age 6. Currently, he takes Tegretol, Lamictal, Depakote, Rivotril, and Zonegran. I’m confused and tired – I’m not sure how to get my son’s seizures under control or minimize the number of his attacks per month. He has about 15 seizures per month. I’d like advice on therapy and medications, along with some useful ideas. Of course, I know I need to check with is doctor.


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