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10-09-2006, 06:34 PM
I wanted to see if anyone has acitivity in this area, and if so - if you have that electric-shock type of seizures (while awake).
Any information would be great, I'm rather new to being shocked and it freaks me out. :eek:
10-10-2006, 07:31 PM
I have both simple partial (aura) and complex partial sz. I have never had a
electrical shock type sz. but when I have an aura sz. I start to see colors in my eyes, get a nervous feeling in my stomach, and sometimes I hear one word repeated over and over again like an echo. I'm totally conscience when this happens but often times it will lead into a cp sz. and I've noticed that if I have a hot cup of tea or coffee in my hand I always spill it or if I'm on the phone I stop talking to the person and hang up on them not realizing what I"ve done until after the sz. I know it may sound wierd but my neuro I had told me the moment I get an aura to tighten up all the muscles in my body and make my hands into tight fists for a few seconds by doing this it often stops the aura sz. from leading into a cp sz. or an absence sz. Here's wishing you well and May God Bless You!
10-14-2006, 05:05 PM
My scans showed a lesion in the left parieto-occipital region, and some of my SPs are like parietal and occipital szs. I hadn't thought about the shocks. I mostly get tingling, intense electrical tingling very localised in one spot. I have had shocks but just thought it was my nutty nervous system :p
10-14-2006, 07:21 PM
Somatosensory seizures arise from any of the three sensory areas of the parietal lobe, but the post-central gyrus is most commonly involved. Seizures present with contralateral, or rarely ipsilateral, or bilateral sensations. All sensory modalities may be represented, most commonly tingling and numbness, alone or together. There may be prickling, tickling or crawling sensations, or a feeling of electric shock in the affected body part.
Credit: John S DUNCAN and Sigurlaug SVEINBJÖRNSDÒTTIR; Institute of Neurology, University College London, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and National Society for Epilepsy, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, and National Hospital, Reykyavik, Iceland
Find the full article HERE (http://www.e-epilepsy.org.uk/pages/articles/show_article.cfm?id=88#).
This is a good read for anyone who believed seizures didn't hurt but still felt pain. I don't know about you, but I felt a little less 'crazy' when I found out why I thought something was 'shocking' me. I am paralyzed during this, but I have around 30-45 minutes of tingling and numbness before the shocking starts. The shocking lasts an average of 15-20 minutes. I eventually pass out, fall asleep or something (I forget this part) and wake up 2-5 ish hours later and feel perfectly fine (most of the time).
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