I am new to this site... It is late, but I thought I would throw this question out -
Anyone have grand mals only while sleeping?
My apologies if I'm not using the correct verbiage (grand mal, to me, meaning the 'generic' seizures 1 hears about mainly throughout life - full body convulsions lasting a couple of minutes, eyes rolling, etc.).
This encompasses my seizure history, mainly. Quick summary: If I have a petit mal, it starts in my right arm, electric feeling, tone in the ear, still have full control. When sleeping, many times I wake up w/ what seems to have started as this right arm petit mal, but has 'spread' into my chest. Most of the time I can wake myself up out of them...seems if my level of awake/self-awareness is high enough, I can stop a grand mal from happening. However, there are times when I can not wake up enough. I then lapse into a seizure, experiencing/remembering far too much (scary!), & then next thing I know I am waking up very groggy, & so on.
Some may see this as a blessing in disguise, as I have never had a grand mal when I've not been asleep first. I suppose it is, but the experience is no less terrifying.
Thanks for the feedback,
By ache at Tue, 01/25/2005 - 2:03pm | 3882 views | 128 comments