I'm new around here, but have been listening in over the past month or so. Had a number of head injuries and latest seems to not be healing well it's been 9 months and still having alot of problems. and now I think i've been having some sort of partial seizures or somehing. I get an ringing in my ears and change in awareness, where i will feel like i shift in space or fall a few feet. then i get a thick cloud come over me and my head starts shooting electric like shocks on one side then i start twitching and eyes roll, can't keep them open, Twitches start in eyes, then face, then shoulder, arm and chest, my arm and leg will jerk as well , on left side. they only last from 30 secomds to a couple of minutes. but they can also start up again after a brief break? and i can have a few in a row. My face goes numb and tingly and i feel exhausted and foggy for an hour or so. some of them i feel like i am going to pass out.
Nuero (who i seemed totally bored and uninterested in my problem) has ordered an EEG to see if it is seizure.
Anyways my point is i am aware of what is going on to me, i kind of feel like i am observing myself but i am not fully aware of what is going on around me. I can hear my husband talk to me when i go into this 'altered state', but i can't talk, if i try it comes out in moans. I've have had these mostly at night, before sleeping and in the middle of the night so i was just trying to pretend they weren't happening(haven't had a real sleep in a couple of week till last night i double dosed on some muscle relaxers that totally knock me out.) some nights i wake up with a jerk or with my hands gripped tight on my face or my muscles so gripped i wonder what the heck i am doing in my sleep! But now they happen during the day.
but to get to my piont i have now had 4 of these while driving. I manage to pull over but it is very scary in fast hwy. traffic and i am really not with it. The doctor said i could do what ever i felt comfortable with in regards to driving and working (i'm a zoo keeper so my job can be rather dangerous) So i have been driving if i don't i'll lose my job, my job is an hour commute each way, i live in the sticks so there is no public transit. I am worried that i'll pass out and crash, hurt someone else. Maybe i am just being paranoid as the doc, didn't seem too concerned. Also worried that i will pass out at work and knock my head and end up face down in the monkey shit. My brain can't handle another beating. Curious if anyone out there has similar experience and if they are driving. What do you do? Do you feel like you are impaired while driving? Is it legal to drive with partial sz (i am in Ontario Canada) I usually get a warning like the ringing and cloud feeling but, they seem to be coming on quicker. Can they change? does this mean i may get a bigger seizure anytime? I am new to all this, If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated so much.
Thank you for listening.