"And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
i wonder how people describe me when they’re talking about me to someone who’s never met me
if you have to test if your nails are dry yet, they aren’t
If no-one knows what happens you can't have had a very educated doctor! Clearly it was PNES seizures or non epileptic seizures caused by stress :) you should look into it. It will probably make you feel a whole lot less mental & stop you feeling alone
I have seen a motley crew of doctors from the ER, psychiatry, GP and so on. I do believe on getting a second opinion, especially when it comes to my health so I’m glad you said that. The first thing the EMTs thought each time they walked in during one of my episodes was that I was having a seizure. My EEG, however, did not show any signs of epileptic behaviors. I felt like after an episode however I was reset, similar to the way Electroconvulsive therapy treats the brain. I have never had ECT. As far as the doctors are concerned, I was given the green light. My daily anxiety medication, Lexapro, (and if I am feeling specifically wired Ativan) has been pretty effective when it comes to my overall health and reduction of episodes. Since I left school (and started the medication), I have had far fewer episodes. When I first got back (and was still adjusting to the medication), they were like the ones I had at school. Everyone keeps telling me they are panic attacks (except that one doctor who called it “tingling of the hands and feet.” I held onto that discharge paper because it’s just funny and pathetic. I’ve always been an anxious person and numbed that feeling away through self-harm, Anorexia and depression. My therapist suggested it was the underlying anxiety coming into play. When I left for college, that was the first time in my life that I have been symptom -free of my other mental health concerns. In everyone’s books, I was better. My question is wouldn’t it last only a short while. I would have episodes that lasted 3 hours. Sometimes I would have 2-3 a day of those lengths. It totally kills your day when you spent it that way let me tell you that much. Also, I would have shortness of breath, dizziness, lose control of my legs and dissociate. How does that play into PNES?