I am currently switching off of Tegretol, which I have been on for over 10 years, and onto Keppra. I had absence seizures in my early teens and then 3 tonic-clonic seizures before I was out of college, but have been seizure free for about 12 years at this point (knock on wood). The switch onto Keppra is (a) to reduce the fatigue side effects and (b) preserve bone health.
In all these years, I have never had an aura before a seizure. But, on Saturday night, I was looking at one of the posters in our living room when I noticed flashing lights along the neck of the guitar in the picture. It only lasted like 10 seconds and a grand mal seizure did not follow, but I was wondering if this might be an aura. If so, does that mean that I should be expecting a seizure in the next few days? It has already been 1 1/2 days at this point, but since I know so little about these I thought I'd check in with you guys.
Also, can you just suddenly develop auras if you've never had them before? I have been very tired and relatively stressed of late, and I am transitioning my meds, could that have caused it?
I appreciate any help you guys might be able to offer. Thanks!