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small siezures(?) when moving eyes left or right
bdt1805 posted:
Hi, I have been having this problem for a long time now, but it only recently started getting worse. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy, and have had a (large) number of grand mal seizures in the past, but I have been seizure-free for a few years now due to my doctor prescribing me meds. Anyways, I have noticed that when I look left or right with my eyes, I feel sort of a "jolt", which tends to travel all the way from my head to my toes, sometimes making my big toe twitch a bit. looking up or down doesn't do anything, it's only left to right. Should I be worried?
dancer86442 responded:
Hello bdt,

I apologize for not answering sooner. Comp Issues. So, Welcome to Epland/Epilepsy Community. Thank You for joining us. Congrats on Gran Mal Seizure Free. Me, too! 26 yrs for me.

I have never had any 'jolts' but have read of others' w/ Epi who do feel them & consider them a 'small' seizure. You said you have experienced this a Long Time?? Have you discussed this w/ your DR.? Are you keeping track of when they occur.? How do you feel after this happens? Tired, confused, etc???

Have you seen an optometrist about this, too? I would, just to rule out any significant eye problems. Hope this helps. Hugs!

Love Candi

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