I don't know if this will help you but this is my experience, I had a similar situation happen to me ~ usually brought on by stress,I've had epilepsy since 1979, controlled by meds.I get a form of petit mal seizures that my Dr. calls "speech arrest". It only lasts a few seconds, I am aware of what is going on around me but I can't respond.When I try to talk, my speech is slurred (more than usual).Most people have no problem speaking but I have to concentrate to form every word. (all the time but twice as hard during a speech arrest).Everybody thinks I'm stoned all the time.Boy, I didn't realize that we take our speech for granted so much.Randy (Ontario) <!-- google_ad_section_end -->
This is my first time here & my first post. I was amazed to find several people experiencing the same speach-related siezure activities. I can relate to all here and greatly appreciate HealingWell giving us the opportunity to discuss and hopefully help all our situations.
Most of my siezure activities have been of the grand-mal type (for which I am taking medication for), but have been experiencing more and more speach related episodes. I have/am experiencing episodes much like Ginny, Andy193, and RanMan. Lots of time lately, when I have these speach/hearing related episodes, I might see something and I will "hear" my brain processing what I see, and then "hear" my brain telling me what the item is. Like Andy193, conversations and voices are like listening to someone speaking a language nobody can understand. Most of these episodes last one to three minutes or so with varying degrees of intensity. I can relate most of this to stress situations (mostly work - small wonder huh lol).
I use to have deja-vue like episodes once in a while, but havent had one for about two years now. I also experience tremors occosionally (again stress related) that were attributed to too high Dilantin level. My last medication adjustment was for this and has helped, but I now have more of the hearing/speach episodes.
My current medication dosage consists of 560mg. of Dilantin and 200mg. of Keppra daily. I try to keep dosages as close to 12hrs apart as I can, but with my job and daily activities, sometimes take dosages as much as 3-4 hours past when i should. I can usually relate any siezure activities to irregular (and sometimes missed) dosage times.
One question I have centers around a TV show I saw recently concerning a child who experienced frequent and violent grand mal siezures. He was put on a strict diet which reduced his siezures and allows him to lead a pretty much normal life. Does anyone know of this diet and will it work for adults?
Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!
This is my first time here. I found this thread on Google and it has given me a bit of comfort. I have had a range of symptoms for about 7 years now. I tried to talk to my parents when the symptoms first started happening, (i was in highschool at the time) but because I was a kid who lied to get out of homework, they just took is as I was trying to get attention and after a few weeks of them giving me crap I stopped talking about it.
I am now married and my husband and I have started to talk about children. It was nerve racking after so many years of silence to talk about it (my husband didn’t know till about a month ago) but I went to my new doctor and though no one should get pregnant if they think something is wrong… I wish I didn’t ask.
My symptoms include:
I don’t think it is just a seizer disorder. Though my general practitioner won’t give me specifics, he scheduled an MRI. It’s this Thursday and I am freaking out. I saw an ENT, because at the time I didn’t know they memory loss and the hearing issues may actually be connected. He said I might have a seizer disorder but if my general practitioner ordered an MRI then he is looking for a brain tumour. Waiting for tests and results is one of the worst things in the world. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Did you doctor think the worst but then it was only a seizer disorder? I am just hoping that all my years of waiting didn’t screw me over in the end.