I have Grand Mal Epilepsy. I take my medications regularly and haven't had a seizure in over two years. My seizures are pretty typical, except when I've had Petit Mal seizures, which has happened only once. I was in my bedroom with my husband and all I could do was smile at him, unable to speak. I didn't convulse or hit my head, and I was pretty aware of what was going on and where I was. Even when a paramedic came over, I was clear enough to indicate that I did not want to go to the hospital and signed a form.
I had a very scary episode last night. I was lying in bed and started to feel like my face was vibrating and I felt like I was out of my body. It seemed to me to be the onset of a seizure, so I just stayed put. I started to get really anxious, after which I hallucinated of what seemed to me to be my dead mother, who died just over a month ago. It's as though she just flew in like a ghost, but solid and vividly colored, then disappeared. I started to feel panicky, my heart racing, and then suddenly, I was uncontrollably sobbing. I was extremely frightened and started to shake all over from cold, even though it was warm in the room. I was so scared that I was going to have a seizure because the aura was so powerful. My husband came in and stayed with me until I started to relax, about ten or so minutes later. After I had calmed down, I thought it had been much longer than it was. I never lost consciousness and I didn't convulse.
I've been looking all around the net to find out if it was a seizure that I had last night. Has anyone ever heard of having emotional seizures like this or experienced it themselves?