I have been conscious during my last two seizures and since then I’ve wanted to explain what I feel during the seizures, I just didn’t know how to explain this or if my descriptions would make sense to anybody. But today I found an article, which describes what happens and what people may feel during a seizure. I do not have all of these, but I did find what happens to me during a seizure included.
While experiencing the Aura, or the warning that a seizure is coming, I have weird feelings that this has happened before and memories that just won’t get out of my head. When I notice that these are weird thoughts, I can’t get these out of my head. Then I start feeling a little lightheaded.
The first two years after I was diagnosed, I blacked out. I didn’t know when I was going to have a seizure, or remember anything during the seizure. Now I kind of hear things but I can’t answer, and my vision is kind of blurry. I remember me thinking, when will the seizure end? But I can’t speak, or answer the people who are with me. I remember tremors in my legs and I think my arms too. I remember my legs because I could see my right leg moving, but my arms were tired after.
When the tremors end, I just lay there. I am just tired, when I can get up and talk, I’m just tired and I can’t speak very well at first, it takes a few minutes. My thoughts also take a few minutes to make sense again.
I know what happens to me during a seizure, but I don’t want it to happen again. I’ve had it under control for almost five months now. Since I was diagnosed, the longest I have had it under control was 4 months, but I am very positive that my neurologist has found a way to control it with my current medications. Quitting Diet Coke may have also helped.
I have a good feeling that we have put an end to this.