Posted by highanxiety on January 31, 2003, at 21:50:09
In reply to Re:TLE-jodie or high anxiety, posted by Ritch on January 31, 2003, at 21:11:18
Do you get any musical intrusions, or anything auditory that is weird?
I sure do! I might have not mentioned that ambient noise is a biggy as far as setting me off..when there's a lot of it, from a lot of different areas, its almost as bad as the smell thing. What tips me off that I'm going into "the state" is sounds start becoming muffled, and I start not being able to differentiate between me and the sound,I start getting disoriented,things start changing shape,then BOOM! Thats the best I can describe it..had one the other day, was trying to read a paper in a busy coffee shop. Ugh. I don't have the musical hallucinations but I've also read that that and musical intrusions are can be very much a part of the TLE experience...(I may be wrong but that could mean s/th with the left temporal lobe, I believe the right is more the visual stuff). I read about one poor man who experienced partial seizures only when he heard elton john songs!
On another note, I have one funny experience I have to relate. Sometimes even disturbing thoughts can set off this TLE chain of events..I was in a grocery store, and I was eyeing some unusual food packages..I thought "hmm this stuff looks like something gourmet." I get up closer and I realize that they are actually varieties of polenta, packaged to look gourmet. Then it hit me.."They're grits, they're just grits!" Well even though I like "grits" or "polenta" something must have disturbed me because I turned into a ticcing coughing fiend! Just thought I'd relate that!