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My boy just phoned me and said "what to you think about when you have a seizure?", i told him i'll tell him when i see him in a few weeks. Now i have no idea, does any of you guys know?

Do we think in our seizures?


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RE: Question

Submitted by mexican_fire on Wed, 2004-10-27 - 15:38

Hi my name is nancy.

No, we don't think when we seize, because we can't.

When we have a seizure, all consciousness is supressed to some point, and it literally turns off your brain, as a protective measure, and you can't think, or do things that make any sense.  You don't know you're doing what you are in a CP, even though you are moving around,  your brain is stuck there, and that is what happens.

Obviously in a TC, you are out cold, and your whole brain is shut down and turned off.

anything that is considered a generalized seizure makes it difficult to "think".

You can't think in an absence seizure, myoclonic seizure, tonic, clonic, tonic-clonic, and atonic.

You can think normally during a simple partial seizure, but not a complex partial or the TC that can occur from that.

Generalized seizures affect the whole brain-both sides of the brain-at once, where the partial seizures only affect a small area, which is why some people's motor area is still in tact, and we demonstrate something called automatisms during partial seizures.

IT would be interesting to research that idea, though, wouldn't it?

Nancy

Hi my name is nancy.

No, we don't think when we seize, because we can't.

When we have a seizure, all consciousness is supressed to some point, and it literally turns off your brain, as a protective measure, and you can't think, or do things that make any sense.  You don't know you're doing what you are in a CP, even though you are moving around,  your brain is stuck there, and that is what happens.

Obviously in a TC, you are out cold, and your whole brain is shut down and turned off.

anything that is considered a generalized seizure makes it difficult to "think".

You can't think in an absence seizure, myoclonic seizure, tonic, clonic, tonic-clonic, and atonic.

You can think normally during a simple partial seizure, but not a complex partial or the TC that can occur from that.

Generalized seizures affect the whole brain-both sides of the brain-at once, where the partial seizures only affect a small area, which is why some people's motor area is still in tact, and we demonstrate something called automatisms during partial seizures.

IT would be interesting to research that idea, though, wouldn't it?

Nancy

RE: RE: Question

Submitted by J2636s on Mon, 2004-11-22 - 20:07

Nancy:

You have an absolutely terrific answer here. After over 41 or 42 years of absence szs, almost 35 on AEDs, all uncontrolled.... that message made more sense than any I have ever heard from anyone!

Nancy:

You have an absolutely terrific answer here. After over 41 or 42 years of absence szs, almost 35 on AEDs, all uncontrolled.... that message made more sense than any I have ever heard from anyone!

RE: Question

Submitted by monalisa on Sat, 2004-10-30 - 12:52

Somebody just might have heard your  partner's question,according to this extract anyway.At least you can tell your partner that next time they ask what your brain was thinking about.


 
Breaking new ground in MRI researchThe NSE is once again at the forefront of the development and application of a complex imaging technique, looking at what goes on in the brain of a patient with epilepsy between and during seizures.

 
 http://www.epilepsynse.org.uk/pages/aboutus/medresea/mri.cfm

 

Somebody just might have heard your  partner's question,according to this extract anyway.At least you can tell your partner that next time they ask what your brain was thinking about.


 
Breaking new ground in MRI researchThe NSE is once again at the forefront of the development and application of a complex imaging technique, looking at what goes on in the brain of a patient with epilepsy between and during seizures.

 
 http://www.epilepsynse.org.uk/pages/aboutus/medresea/mri.cfm

 

RE: RE: Question

Submitted by Clunk1234567 on Wed, 2004-11-03 - 16:16
I think i'll tell my boy that i am asleep, and my body is so happy it dances for joy.

RE: RE: RE: Question

Submitted by beautimouslove on Mon, 2004-11-15 - 17:04

monalisa,,, i love the article.

i know that i cannot think during a seizure. i can hardly think befroe one and confussed after... altered, altered, altered.

monalisa,,, i love the article.

i know that i cannot think during a seizure. i can hardly think befroe one and confussed after... altered, altered, altered.

RE: RE: RE: RE: Question

Submitted by monalisa on Fri, 2004-11-19 - 03:51

Hi.

Glad that you liked it and please? Feel free to  pass it onto anyone that you wish if it helps them or you think it might.I'm sorry you feel as you do during yours.Me? I can't rember a thing after mine.Just wish I could and that headache from hell would go away?

Hi.

Glad that you liked it and please? Feel free to  pass it onto anyone that you wish if it helps them or you think it might.I'm sorry you feel as you do during yours.Me? I can't rember a thing after mine.Just wish I could and that headache from hell would go away?

RE: Question

Submitted by Christine on Tue, 2004-11-16 - 09:32
Yes, but it is a "different" reality. I am told that I behave differently, am more sensitive, but my thought processes are still active. For example: my seizures manifest themselves in feelings of extreme primal fear and I will do whatever I have to do to feel "safe." There are certain people I seek out just to have them hold me. I drive to their homes, and am fine doing so, justto be comforted. When it's over, I don't remember a thing.It's an alternate reality.

RE: RE: Question

Submitted by ashkazz on Thu, 2004-11-18 - 14:55
i can, but they are incomplete thoughts.  like my thought processes are impaired.  they will start, but i can't finish, but this is mostly during the beginning.  in the middle of it i can't.  i just sit there and stare.  i am aware of movement and people, but i don't think "oh, there's Marcy"  or anything like that.  i just sit there and stare.  i basically FEEL mentally slow, like a 1 year old, i guess.

RE: Question

Submitted by Karolwf on Tue, 2004-11-23 - 09:42

I have Simple Partial and Complex Partial Seizures. When I am having a SPS I usually can function and think a little bit but it increasingly gets distorted depending upon the severity of the seizure. When in a Complex Partial I do not think. There is no awareness of what I am doing or what is happening even if I look like I am functioning to a certain extent. I hardly ever fall down. Sometimes I do but so rarely--I mostly will sit down though and I cry a lot. BUT this is the after effect of the seizure mostly -- No I agree you do not think during a seizure but the degree in which you can think afterwards is individually determined. It usually is distorted thinking and not really normal.

 

I have Simple Partial and Complex Partial Seizures. When I am having a SPS I usually can function and think a little bit but it increasingly gets distorted depending upon the severity of the seizure. When in a Complex Partial I do not think. There is no awareness of what I am doing or what is happening even if I look like I am functioning to a certain extent. I hardly ever fall down. Sometimes I do but so rarely--I mostly will sit down though and I cry a lot. BUT this is the after effect of the seizure mostly -- No I agree you do not think during a seizure but the degree in which you can think afterwards is individually determined. It usually is distorted thinking and not really normal.

 

RE: RE: Question

Submitted by EVELYN3213 on Wed, 2004-11-24 - 07:44
AFTER I GET MY SENSES BACK ALL I WANT TO DO IS CRY. IS THIS NORMAL? IT HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME. IF SOMEONE ASKS ME WHAT HAPPENS I TRY TO RESPOND BUT EVERYTHING I CAN DO IS CRY...EVELYN

RE: RE: RE: Question

Submitted by Karolwf on Wed, 2004-11-24 - 11:44
All  I do is cry after I get my senses back too. I cannot comunicate by speaking but all I do is cry. My doctor explained it to me that it is because the seizures are in my temporal lobe of my brain which controls emotions and other things like commuications. I cry not because I am sad or anything -- I just cry. My doctor tells me that it is a good thing to cry because it helps the brain to come back to normal-- if you try to fight it -which I cannot anyway - he tells me it will only increase the post epileptic process - so I just cry- my friends and family understand and then I am back to normal again after I sleep it off. Until the next one occurs. I have about 2 SPS a week and about 1 really good CPS a month or so. Sometimes 2 or 3 months will go by without a CPS because the medication controls it.  SO after all that-- yes it is normal to cry. Tell your family and friends that so they understand and just go ahead and cry.

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