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Is it a seizure?

I have had epilepsy my entire life.  For the past 25 years I have been almost 100% controlled with the exception of a few complex partial seizures.  However, 3 years ago I began having the most unbelievable experiences that still have not been completely diagnosed.  I have these episodes where I lose all feeling in my legs and cannot feel my feet touch the floor, my speech becomes slurred, I get dizzy and see stars, sometimes I feel paralyzed on the right side of my face, and I feel like I am in a different world.  I was diagnosed with TIA's but I am not convinced at all that that is what they are.  I have no inidcators of hardening of the arteries or any other symptom that would give me a TIA.  My present neuro says that they are seizures and auras and he put me on an additonal medication.  I had a total hysterectomy 2 years ago and when my gynecological problems started so did these episodes.  Has anyone ever heard of something like ths?  I was checked for all the obvious, brain tumor, MS, muscle problems, just to name a few.  I am desperate and confused. 

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hmmm indeed that is peculiar..i have a question though..do you ever have headaches? like, extremely bad? this is just a thought that im throwing out, but there is a type of aura that comes from a migraine..in rare cases the aura paralyzes one part of the body, or blinds the person for the duration of the aura..when i read your note that was the first thing i thought of..but if im wrong..which i probably am =) then yah i think that that may very well be a seizure.

probably.  have had similar type.  the migraines response is possible, but the seizures can cause the migraine type symptoms.  some times a med change is the right thing.  listen to the doc and learn all you can, make the decesion you feel is best.  the one question i think is necessary for you to answer is do you think it is a seizure.  it is difficult to think about adding something on top of seizure. hope it helps.  if questions, feel free to  e-mail.  rikk

oh my gosh, thank you rikk! I was wondering if seizures could possibly cause migraines! Awesome, thank you! Thats what i was wpondering was happening to me!!

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