Hello All - I used to think that the grand-mal seizures I started suffering out of the blue when I was 21 were horrible. However, over the years medication does keep them in check. Approximately 5 years ago I started suffering from a form of simple partial seizure called a "psychic seizure". They happen without warning and the symptoms vary, but they are anything but "simple" and I almost take offense to them being categorized as such. Please read my long bio for a description of this type of seizure that is anything but "simple".
My secondary type of seizures, known as simple partial "psychic seizures" happen without any warning and I feel like a complete idiot. My speech becomes garbled (I almost have my own language), I cannot understand what others are saying to me (many times it seems like I am overhearing a conversation from another room but can't understand what is being said). I also usually lose the ability to read, write, or type. Sometimes I even will have an uncontrolled sudden outburst of emotion. Basically, it is a total state of confusion. They only difference I have from the textbook version of this seizure is that it says they are usually short and end very quickly. In my case, this could be considered true, however, they almost always go into a loop, starting and stopping, starting and stopping sometimes for as long as 7 hours. Sometimes, between loops, I can blurt out a few words that make sense, but it becomes exhausting, mentally and physically like I am playing and endless game of sharades. I was born with an innate ability to smile often, laugh at myself, and try not to dwell on the bad things. However, as I age it is becoming increasingly more difficult to keep a smile on my face. At work I have gone from being a go-getter to being anything but productive. Many times I just feel like a useless mass of blubbering flesh, unable to do what I used to do best, communicate. I know that stress management is critical to this condition, so everybody, do your best to maintain your stress levels. - Be well, Roger
Apr 04, 2010
Oct 17, 2013