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594907 tn?1227312764 Well per my own research, per epilepsy.com, an aura is a simple partial seizure. I can't believe how long my question has been posted on this site without a response, Over two months. I do enjoy reading this forum though. I find it interesting and can relate to some of the other symptoms that others go through. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
Avatar n tn I guess I am just wondering what is an aura generally like,is the jittery feeling usually assiciated with a side effect of Dilantin vs part of an aura, how long auras last, if they most generally lead to a seizure, if smells are common and if they are always the same smell?
220917 tn?1309788081 No one has ever seen me have a seizure. I take Topamax, which is an anti-seizure medication, for my migraines, daily. I know I skipped a dose this week. I've done that a kajillion times. I usually go to bed VERY early. 9:00 -10-30 range, because of my fatigue, and I usually nap briefly during the day. I did take my nap, but last night, I was just sick of being sick, and stayed up WAY too late. 1:00. I really was overly tired.
Avatar f tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor. Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Avatar f tn I have also had ehat I thought was a migraine with aura twice in the last 3 months. The last one lasted three days and on the 3rd day I suffered vision loss while washing dishes then had a seizure. I live alone but I was aware that I was going to have a seizure and remember falling to the floor. An hour later I awoke and had bitten my tongue and had great difficulty walking. Was this due to the migraine???? Never had this happen and did not go tohospital.
Avatar n tn There can be a number of symptoms associated with temporal lobe seizures, a type of partial seizure. They may commence with an 'aura' - a feeling of uneasiness or sensory discomfort, proceeding to a period of staring, during which the person is conscious but not particularly responsive. There can then occur some involuntary motor movements and sometimes unprovoked aggressive behavior.
Avatar f tn The relationship between migraine and epilepsy is poorly understood but is thought migraine can infrequently represent a type of aura or warning that one is about to have a seizure. That said, obviously not everyone with migraine headaches is having an aura or is at risk for seizure, however the seizures do occur somewhat more in patients with migraine and visa versa. I would try to see a neurologist as soon as your able.
Avatar f tn I've been a long-time sufferer of migraine with aura, and for a long time the aura was fairly consistent - visual disturbances and nausea mostly, and a headache. Last year, I moved out to a remote town with a different climate, with my partner after finishing uni. It was a stressful time because I didn't know anyone, didn't have an income (except through my partner), and was applying for a lot of graduate jobs without knowing whether I'd ever actually find one.
Avatar n tn Clinically I have been diagnosed with focal point seizures from the right hemisphere of the brain and a lot of the same things have happened to me in the aura part of it, but during the seizure I cannot respond at all. I have had them turn into grand mal as well. Some of the unexplained events though might be soon explained. They are now checking for Myasthenia Gravis and possibly coming up ALS. I am scared a little, so I know what the scary feeling of not knowing is like.
1303966 tn?1296743610 The attacks feel like your having a stroke then a seizure. At least this is what happens to me. Something goes numb/tingly (aura) and then pain at back of head and temples (a lot of pressure). Sometimes pressure across the face (bridge of nose), teeth pain, ear pain, stings in the eyes. Everyone is different, but this is what happens to me. My CM specialist showed me my MRI and my R-brain tonsil and L-vertebral artery is squeezing my medulla (spinal cord).
Avatar n tn Yes, often times seizure medication will prevent generalization (grand mal) evolution of a seizure without being able to halt the initial phases of the seizure (aura or reduction of mental awareness). I would talk to his physician as there are many new medications on the market that may prevent the "trance" states. I hope things are corrected for your husband.
Avatar n tn My 3 yr old son had a seizure 8 1/2 months ago. He basically fell to the floor with no warning and it lasted probably a little over 5 mins (hard to tell.) The EEG showed tendency for seizures (during the flashing part of the EEG). Myself and others have noticed that my son prior to his seizure had a constant "habit" of pulling on his ears. He does not have an ear infection. He says that he pulls on them because they are "cold.
486038 tn?1300066967 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonic-clonic_seizure This is worth a read. It describes Sunny's experience as a complex partial seizure: "Sometimes, the person will lose complete awareness and start making odd or pointless movements (such as picking at clothes) towards the end of the aura, at which point the seizure has progressed to become a complex partial seizure.
Avatar m tn This said my questions are 1. Could stress lead to seizure activity? 2. Could a body injury lead to seizure activity? 3. Is it possilbe that I hit my head in an accident and not aware of it? I was in a bus crash Dec 21/07 and had bad lower back bruising and rib contusion/bruising as a result. I was unable to take a full breath for 2 weeks after because of the rib pain. I've read that my age it is very uncommon to just start having seizures short of a tumor or some diseases.
Avatar m tn It IS very scary to watch a beloved pet go through a seizure, particularly a grand mal seizure. At least with you and your husband both being nurses you kind of know what to expect and how to deal with it, so you are a bit ahead of the game there. When or if your Archie has another seizure, talk to him throughout the whole event in a reassuring voice. He WILL hear you even though it may seem like he doesn't.
Avatar n tn These feelings at certain times include, muscle weakness, slurred speech and blurred vision. Before I have an episode I am notified of its arrival. This aura that I experience is difficult to describe for it does not fit into the standard olfactory, optical, or auditory disturbances. A few times I have had an aura proceded by no other symptoms, although most of the time this is not the case.
Avatar n tn Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: episodic nausea, preceded by an aura, accompanied by fatigue [Search][ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum ] [ Archive/FAQ ] Posted by CCF Neuro[P] MD RPS on November 14, 1998 at 13:28:16: In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: episodic nausea, preceded by an aura, accompanied by fatigue posted by Matthew on November 12, 1998 at 19:54:14: : Marc, Thank you very much for your response.
Avatar n tn Posted By CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS on November 14, 1998 at 13:03:08: In Reply to: episodic nausea, preceded by an aura, accompanied by fatigue posted by Matthew on November 07, 1998 at 14:56:58: For the past seven years I have suffered from deabilitating episodic nausea, I am currently 25. The nausea that I experience is always accompanied by fatigue. I am using the term "fatigue" loosely, for what I feel is that "things" iside of me are slowing down.
Avatar m tn Many times, you can have an aura and never have a seizure. Now, I can have a seizure and not have an aura to warn me.
Avatar f tn I am not sure if this is a heart issue or not. You might get more help on the Migraine or Seizure forum. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! It could just be an aura of migraine—a symptom you suffer from just before you are about to get migraine. Otherwise left shoulder pain can be due to abdominal causes such as gastritis, acidity, gastric reflux, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, or local causes such as arthritis, rotator cuff injury, bursitis etc. You should get these causes evaluated. If they are ruled out, then it is an aura of migraine. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined.
Avatar m tn I also have daily unexplained visual disturbances ( purple spots flashes etc) which I have seen ophthalmologists for, and they say my eyes are healthy. My question is ( I read this could be a seizure symptom) does one need to convulse in order to have a seizure? Does this sound like seizures? I've had the brain tingling my entire life, but it got more intense recently, and after taking effexor XR for two years. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Olfactory hallucination or phantosmia or phantom smell is usually due to seizure, or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. So yes, like visual migraine it can also be an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! What your mother is suffering from is probably olfactory hallucination or phantosmia. It is usually due to seizure, or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Since it can be something serious, your mother should be seen by a psychiatrist, ENT specialist and a neurologist.
Avatar m tn It is usually due to seizure, or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT. If this is not found to be the case then it can be something serious. You would then need to consult a psychiatrist, and a neurologist.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! You could be suffering from olfactory hallucination or phantosmia or phantom smell. It is usually due to seizure (temporal lobe epilepsy), or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT.
Avatar n tn WIFE EXPERIENCES OLFACTORY ODORS SOMETIMES PRECEDED BY OLFACTORY AURA OF"WET CHESTNUTS" HAS BEEN OCCURRING SINCE 1969 WHEN SUFFERRED HEAD TRAUMA. RX WITH TEGRITAL UNSUCCESSFULLY. NEGATIVE CAT SCAN AND EEG. SEEN BY ALLERGIST 1995 NO SPECIFIC RX OR DIAGNOSIS. SOMETIMES PRECEDED BY STUFFIESS IN HEAD AND OR HEADACHES. RX BY LYING DOWN AND / OR HOLD ONE NOSTRIL OR OTHER SHUT. (R) SIDE EASIER TO TREAT. OCCURS SUDDENLY SOMETIMES W/O WARNING.
Avatar f tn It is usually due to seizure (temporal lobe epilepsy—there is no frank seizure), or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT.
Avatar n tn I am not, nor do I believe I ever will be 100% completely seizure free, but my side effects of the medication are bothersome to me. Mainly, difficulty in concentration. So I've been taking ginko biloba lately and it seems to clear my head somewhat. Will this lower my threshold level? Also, what else can I do besides proper sleep, diet, medication, and exercise to manage my condition best.
Avatar f tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor. Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I cannot tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.