Re: Convulsions or seizures
I have a very similar problem. I wake up having conscious convulsions also with legs kicking out and arms seized up. I had an eeg done that came back normal. My neuro says the convulsions are due to overstimulation in my spinal cord. I am currently being tested for suspected mitochondrial myopathies; a rare disorder caused by mutations on the mitochondria. The convulsions are just part of the issue. I have severe spasticity in my legs, decreased hearing in one ear, the early stage of type 1 diabetes (a slow onset), bowel problems, drooping eyelids and eye problems, writhing arms when I stretch or tense, and palpitations.
My convulsions occur much more at night than during the day, although they happen during the day too. I take baclofen, an antispasmodic, to help control both the convulsions and the spasticity, although I still have both of them since I can't handle the side effects of the meds well and am on a lower dose than necessary.