Originally Posted by sickntired7
I'm not sure how this forum thing works so hopefully someone gets this... I would like some feedback or find someone that has this same issue. I am having "episodes" that seem much like a petit mal seizure.... I have had this episodes since 2004.....My episodes consist of 5-30 seconds of confusion, no speaking, glassy eyes, loss of balance and coordination.....I can hear someone speaking to me but I won't respond. I also have extremely vivid dreams and sometimes think I see things happening infront of me like a hillucination. .....I have been to two physicians, neurologist... blood work, 2 eeg's and an mri which all came back normal. I am healthy, active and in great shape....I am scheduled to see a seizure specialist. With normal test results doctors have said it could still be petit mal. So should I be taking a anti-convulsant??? I have no idea what to do or what to think about it. I am just trying to deal and function. Any suggestions?
I would call them "stare offs". It would fall into the listing of petit-mal, from how you are describing them. You did not mention loss of consciousness, so your seizures don't go that far.
Depending what the doctors say, they most likely will recommend a medication to control them (try to control them better). It's a see how it goes process.
You did not mention a frequency or "when" they occur. If they tend to occur more often during the cycle or at any random time during the month.
If STRESS is a causation of seizures or not? Or other items, such as caffeine, alcohol, lack of sleep, (you see possible causes I am listing?). Light sources can be a problem with some people, flashing lights, Florescent tubes; perfumes, specific foods.
Hope some of these items can help you in your case.
Best of luck when you see the NeXT Doctor.