Okay, it's been a long time since I was here. So long in fact, I forgot my password, had it emailed to a dead email account and so I've opened a new one.
I was driving home from work and had this sudden twitch in my neck (reminiscent of something I would experience repeatedly for several seconds while in the throws of a seizure). The twitch was just one and it jerked my head suddenly and then I felt this weird kind of 'sinking' feeling in my head - like my brain was sinking a little inside my skull. Impossible of course.
But when this occurred, I realized I had experienced this sinking feeling before - a couple of times. One time more extreme and the other pretty mild. I did not have any twitches to accompany it. But being that I was driving, I was about ready to pull over and stop to see what happened - if anything eventuated. My seizures are controlled as long as I'm on medication, so am wondering if this is just a random firing (like a full-body jolt some people get just as they're about to doze off to sleep and they're not epileptic), a nerve getting stuck or if this is epilepsy-related.
If anyone is familiar with this sensation, I'd love to read your insights and what you experience - whether a seizure occurs or not. I have been toying with the idea of increasing my medication for about a year, since I've been on the same dose since I was 16, with an 18 month hiatus when I was about 26-28. Clonazepam is the medication and I know that over time, the tolerance level goes up - I'm sure mine has, but over all my seizure control is 99.99 % effective.
I also get strange shooting pains in my head, which I assume to be neuralgia (sp?) - pain for no real reason. My brain is normal (well my father would disagree). The pains are more frequent now, and sometimes come as stabbing pains that repeat several times and then disappear. I also have had a lot of headaches for the past year - I put it down to stress of moving from one country to another and being in a job I hate (because I'm bored, not because I'm overworked), but too scared to jump ship in case the next job is worse - it's not a good economy right now - especially not in the US.