Hi everyone. I've been asking a few questions since I'm new to this site. I've had 3 seizures so far, my first one being 3 months. So far my MRI and EEG were normal, then I did a full telemetric study, I find out those results in 2 days when I see my neuro again. After my third seizure he put me on Epilim 800mg without actually properly diagnosing me with epilepsy.
I'm very curious as to whether it's possible that my seizures are psychogenic? I have been under a lot of stress/anxiety/depression for quite a long time, plus a "traumatic" childhood as they would call it. I actually had a few anxiety attacks lately. I have had 2-3 episodes which you might call auras, however something tells me they may also be episodes of depersonalisation. My reasons being...once I learned that these might be epileptic auras, they scared the CRAP out of me and so whenever I felt them coming, I actually diverted my attention away from it...to make it stop. And I succeeded. I'm not sure if that's possible with real epileptic auras so I'm asking you guys. Also it's always the SAME feeling....a feeling of strangeness. The best way I can describe it is:
They always happen when I'm talking (well actually listening) to my mother speak. I'd be listening and then everything would change...rather my perception of it did. I can't SEE myself outside of my body, I kind of feel like I AM outside it...everything begins to look different...I know where I am, but I just see it differently? Kinda like when you stare at something for too long and then all of a sudden you get a whole new perspective on it.
Please, please I'd like to hear some of your experiences with auras! Have you been able to stop/control them? Or do they completely take you over?