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Not sure if it is auras

Hello,

 I'm not sure if this is an aura since I've had these several times and didn't have a seizure. I get a strange feeling in the brain and I'm not exactly sure what it is. I told my friend and parents it felt sorta like a brain freeze without the coldness, if that makes sense to anyone else. I just had a seizure this past monday. This is the first time I have had a seizure with that 'aura' feeling.

I'm not sure what to think of this feeling and to be honest its kinda hard to explain it's really uncomfortable, but I've never had a seizure with it so I do not know what to think of it. I just thought it was just a nuissance. I'm going to speak to my doctor about it, but does anyone else get this feeling. It feels like my brain is kinda tightening.

 Help?

 

Comments

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by Psyche on Tue, 2009-12-01 - 18:03
 write it down or talk through it. it doesn't have to be a seizure, but it could be interesting to you, your neurologist and your health. i get many type of seizures. i write down my usual, sometimes new or uncertain events in case they start to increase and i want to discuss them with my doctor.  i try to describe all events upon my cell phone or my email (the easiest place for me to access) while they are occurring so i can be sure later that i was completely unimpaired and able to write or talk. (then there is a list for the doctor of events i was aware/ curious of) it doesn't hurt to describe what you are experiencing and then not see them upon your calendar ever again.

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by mauthhausen on Wed, 2010-02-24 - 16:37
I know what you mean. You get this "Feeling" this "Aura" feeling before you have a seizer. I get a feeling like I can't breathe, like some one is squeezing my chest or that I'm being smothered. Time seems to stop during one of these "Feelings" No one understands them and I have basically given up on explaining them to anyone else. My heart hurts and feels like its going it explode or come completely out of my chest. Its scary. I had been told by my Dr that my siezers are caused by stress but I don't believe him.

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by Azari on Mon, 2010-07-05 - 19:53

That almost sounds like a panic attack.

 

On topic, it could have been an aura, but dissipated before you had a seizure. I've read about people talking themselves out of seizures, but I suggest you keep track of when this happens; times, dates, if anything in particular happened that day or before you got that feeling.

 As everyone always suggests, talk to a doctor-it'll definitely make you feel better.

That almost sounds like a panic attack.

 

On topic, it could have been an aura, but dissipated before you had a seizure. I've read about people talking themselves out of seizures, but I suggest you keep track of when this happens; times, dates, if anything in particular happened that day or before you got that feeling.

 As everyone always suggests, talk to a doctor-it'll definitely make you feel better.

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by cmzampitella on Sat, 2010-10-16 - 13:18
I have noticed that when I am under a lot of stress that my susepibility increases....that and lack of sleep

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by hello_kitty on Fri, 2010-10-15 - 21:23
i get auras all the time. Sometimes I have seizures, sometimes I don't. It's almost ridiculous how many times people have asked me how it feels. But it's actually very similar to me. My peripheral vision blurs. I get lightheaded. I feel really conscious and self aware suddenly. When I was little, I thought everyone had these. I thought it was normal. But it's not. You're not alone. It's corny, but it helps when stupid f***king epilepsy gets you down :)

Re: Not sure if it is auras

Submitted by cmzampitella on Sat, 2010-10-16 - 13:17
I think everyone's seizures are very idiosyncratic. I had a seizure yesterday after being seizure free for about 2 years. But I felt the auras and ignored them. Why? I keep thinking all I needed to do was to go home and I'd sleep. Sleep deprivation is a huge trigger for me. Anyway, in regard to auras, mine comes as little "brain freezes" too. Like I lose my train of thought in the middle of the sentence.My eyes seem to lose focus a little. I feel really tired and just anxious. I'm a psychologist. I know the difference between an anxiety attack and an aura. Yours sound like an aura. and I sympathize with you...they terrify me. I have grand mal ones.

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