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Epilepsy and Daydreaming?

I had a seizure 9 days ago and I can’t seem to daydream anymore, like I know what I want to visualize but I just can’t see it or I’ll get faint imagery when I’m watching the tv or looking at my phone but nothing as strong as what it was.

I used to see things so clearly, I would go on walks just so I could daydream. I’d daydream when I was at the gym but now it’s like I’m fighting to see it.

I became quite down after my seizure and have just started to get a better mood so I don’t know if my brain is still healing and eventually it will come back.

It frightens me to think it might be aphantasia cause I honesty feel if I’ve lost the ability to daydream I’ll become depressed; it’s my escape.

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Hi, Thank you for sharing

Hi, Thank you for sharing your story. We are happy to hear that you’re starting to feel like your mood is improving since having your last seizure. It’s important that you’re expressing your concerns and fears with your healthcare provider, who can help work with you to create an individualized treatment plan, or make any adjustments to your treatment, if needed. Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or contactus@efa.org. epilepsy.com/helpline

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