I am 16 and my biggest concern right now are these headaches I seem to get out of nowhere. They're not like a migrane but just this horrible aching followed by extreme nausea. Lately it's gotten to the point where my whole body will just ache, like my legs almost feel weak and kind of tingly and I feel very lethargic. I also get dizzy spells quite a lot lately.
Another thing I find odd is that not too long ago I pretty severely chewed the inside of my cheek while sleeping to where I could barely eat. I figured that maybe I was getting headaches and such because I was grinding my teeth in my sleep but I just went to the dentist and they said they saw no signs of teeth grinding. My jaw is hurting too. This could possibly be do to be clenching my teeth and just not realizing it, but my jaw hurt so bad that it had to be when I was sleeping, because I think I would notice if I was clenching by jaw so hard that it's painful to chew.
I've read about people having a seizure and then coming to and being in a different place or being confused.
I haven't experienced being in another room or feeling totally confused, but there have been several times where I am having a conversation, and I hear the person talking but I don't understand what they're saying, and then it's like I snap out of it and have to ask them what they said because I can't remember. There are also times when people tell me about a conversation we had, or that they told me something and I responded, but I have absolutely no recollection of it ever happening. Is it possible to be able to respond when having a seizure and people just not noticing anything wrong?
It's worth noting that I am under a lot of stress lately, and suffer from anxiety and depression.
thank you for reading
1) Headaches out of nowhere, nausea, legs feel tingly ~ This could be a type of aura or petitmal seizure, lethargic, dizziness ~ Explain to your Neorologist or your Doctor what is happening.
2) Chewing the inside of your cheek while you're sleeping ~ You could have a form of "Sleep Apnea" where your brain isn't getting enough oxygen while you sleep due to some sort of blockage of your airway, causing night time seizures, if so, it can be corrected.
Mention this to your Doctor as well and ask to be referred to a sleep clinic, they do an EEG on you while you sleep. From this, you Doctor can see if you're having night time seizures.
3) The confusion that you say you experience sometimes (being aware of your surroundings but unable to respond) could also be an aura or petitmal seizure but check with your Doctor.
Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.