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Epilepsy and it's effect on mental health.

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I have been dx with epilepsy and have been having a lot of problems with it lately.
I am getting to the point where I am wondering how much of the strange sensations which I am getting in my head is maybe anxiety related and not an epileptic episode.
Any thoughts??




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Oooo loads of thoughts lol

Epilepsy is one of the conditions that usually has to be ruled out when a person does start having strange sensations, its a very complicated condition and not completely understood. It also doesnt always present itself in the manner that most people see a seizure as (eg full tonic clonic, body jerking, relaxing with the person unconcious)

There are two main types of seizure, generalized and partial.

In generalize epilepsies the person will become unconcious for the duration of the seizure where as partial seizure the person can be awake and aware but has no control over what is happening to them or the feeling they are having.

complex and simple partial can effect a person in so many different ways that its not always clear is in fact a seizure to begin with. Having a 20 minute EEG may not even pick up on it as you have to be having one at the time for it to register. Most accounts come from people around the person at the time or the person themselves.

both the partial seizure are to do with emotional or repetitve behaviour which IMO until enters a pattern can be missed, the simple partials can be seen as a change in mood. Complex partial can leave a person with blank areas in their memory because they go partly unconcious where as simple partial you are completely awake and feel everything.
 
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