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aura and partial seizure
Anon_149307 posted:

Hello I was diagnosed with SLE and sjogrens in February 2013 and have been in what seems like this never ending flare up since my son was born in October 2013. My current meds are methotrexate (on my 8th week 3rd week of 6 pills), 20mg of prednisone (last 15 months), zofran (last 15 months), loestrin, folic acid 3mg, norco, ibuprofen and I think that's it. I am also starting benlysta on weds.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what auras and a partial seizure feels like? I think I might have had one the other day and possibly over these last couple of months but it's incredibly hard to describe so I am going to do my best and hopefully not sound like a crazy person.
When it happens I feel like I am almost outside of my body and loose control of it. First thing that seems for happen is that my head will feel really heavy with what is almost like an enormous amount of pressure and then my hearing gets muffled and I will sometimes get ringing. My vision turns tunnel like, blurry and black and I feel like I can't move or speak. Sometimes I will get nauseous afterwards and shaky, dizzy/lightheaded. Sometimes it lasts for a few seconds or a couple of minutes. I don't know if this makes any sense and I wish I could describe it better and I know I am leaving something out but it happens so fast and like I said is so hard to describe. I will also get sweaty to and it kind of sends me into a panic with papilations and difficulty breathing. It is not an anxiety attack though. I have suffered from anxiety for years and this is in no way like that at all. Thanks for any info you may have.

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