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Re: epilepsy questions avid abulia

Posted by bookgurl99 on July 13, 2003, at 23:19:06

In reply to Re: epilepsy questions bookgurl99, posted by avid abulia on July 12, 2003, at 22:13:47

> I've had some slight deficits (mainly in recognizing faces) that are slowly but surely improving. But the longer the damaging process goes on, the less likely total recovery becomes.

Yeah; last year I mostly had some visual deficits; scanning, facial recognition -- my brain would sort of 'insert' the wrong person's face from it's bank; then i'd look again and it'd be a different (the 'right') person! Like I said, I got most of it back -- to the point where some days I feel totally normal again. Only at times like now, since my last bad 'migraine' 2 weeks ago, do I have concerns. I hope you can get it all back.

Um . . can I run my last' migraine' past you; since you have both, maybe you can tell me whether to think of it as a 'seizure' or a migraine or both?

Ok -- for two days previous, I was very hyper. My attention span was somewhat low, but my friends said I seemed like my 'old' (before last year's weirdness) self. I felt pretty good, normal brain speed, everything.

Then, I started feeling dizzy out of the blue. Came home, sat down at the computer, and had a sudden balance change -- felt almost as though I 'were' moving, or were going to fall, -- jerked in the chair I was sitting in, clinging to the side to make sure I wouldn't fall. My friend visiting looked at me strangely, but I felt ok and brushed it off.

Next day, got up early, felt ok, went to work. During work became nauseated, had trouble concentrating, tense neck but no real pain, colors looking really bright and blurry left eye vision. Left work early. Rested rest of day.

Whole week after, felt sleepy. Wanted to sleep all the time, but couldn't due to work. Have had little initiative out of work; want to rest. Friends have complained about my low attention span. Have felt a little slow, unusually dumb. Now, two weeks later, my brain still feels slow. I don't recall where I just set something down, etc. things I would normally recall. I had some symptoms like this last year, and after some time they resolved. I hope these do too.

I'm still having many visual weirdnesses -- optical migraines -- and times where I feel slightly better or worse. Today the keyboard I type on at work was 'pulsating' in my vision.

So whad'ya think? Could someone really have a cognition-impairing 'seizure' without losing consciousness? Or am I just having the mother of all migraine disorders?

p.s. i know you're not a dr. _and_ i'm gonna go to my dr. on tue and play dumb; i'm gonna say i keep having these funny migraines.




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