Has anyone been misdiagnosed before having epilepsy confirmed?

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Nightcrawler65
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   Posted 5/23/2015 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been posting in the Anxiety forum, having been battling what I believe are panic attacks and all the associated symptoms.

Today, I've had sensations where it felt like I was briefly numb in the brain, and making random vocalizations (kind of like hushed screaming or whimpering). I also had tingling sensation on the rear left side of my head. For some reason, the thought of a seizure popped into my head.

Sometimes, for the past few years, I've also zoned out and not had any thoughts at all, just a blank stare (usually on the bus). Then I'll jerk back to being fully alert.

I'm not asking for a diagnosis, but I have read there is an overlap between the two conditions and their symptoms and was curious if anyone had had any similar experiences.
Meds: Sertraline 50mg, Diazepam 5mg as/when required.
Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Insomnia.

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Williams2015
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   Posted 5/24/2015 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Nightcrawler65,

I've battled multiple types of seizures since the age of 2. They changed as I aged. The only way it was confirmed as seizures was after the C-Scan and the MRI test. It was a definite answer that I was having seizures. There are many, many different types of seizures. Anxiety can trigger one sometimes for me in the afternoon or evening during the middle of the month. One fact is that you will have a horrible headache after a seizure if you're not one meds.
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Nightcrawler65
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Date Joined Apr 2015
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 5/25/2015 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to make an appointment to try and arrange a test just to rule out seizures.
Meds: Sertraline 50mg, Diazepam 5mg as/when required.
Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Insomnia.

To reject feelings and thoughts is to reject yourself.
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