Re: Seizures in sleep/auras??
Hi. Yes, you should definitely mention all of these things to your doctor. However, even if what you experienced were seizures, this does NOT necessarily mean that you have epilepsy. Seizures can be caused by other illnesses. And as you've described, you've had some type of illness for awhile now that the doctors apparently can't diagnose. If I were you, I would want to get to the bottom of exactly what's been causing all of your other symptoms. It could very well be that your seizures (if they are seizures) are only being brought about due to this mysterious underlying illness which is yet to be identified. Get second, third opinions. Don't give up. When people are sick for months and months and are told over and over by different doctors that they just "don't know" what's wrong with them, that is just not a good enough answer. I love watching shows like Mystery Diagnosis and Medical Incredibles on Discovery Health, which are those very scenarios, these poor people have these very unusual, very often even mis-diagnosed, medical problems, but thankfully, thanks to the persistence of every one of those patients, in not taking "I don't know" for an answer, they keep finding different doctors until FINALLY someone finds out what's wrong with them. It's sad that it has to be that way in the medical field, but sometimes that's the way it is. I wish you the best.
Last edited by PurpleRose; 02-07-2008 at 04:41 PM.