Some of these seem like classic seizure symptoms; the loss of focus, the spacing out and of course, everyone's favourite, the shaking. Not had the smell of burning myself, but a strong smell or taste is supposed to be a common one too. I also know the feeling that you could stop it if you just try hard enough. Occasionally it seems I have been able to; which leads to the accusation that I could get rid of the rest if I was just strong-minded enough. But of course that's rubbish. It's only ever extremely weak partial simples I'm ever able to 'think away'. I've got to lie back and enjoy the rest.
After just reading your post you have given me more of an insight into how my daughter must be feeling when she has a seizure. She can only ever tell me that she has had a fit.
I ask her to tell me how she feels but being 3 she doesn't give much away.
Your symptoms are exactly what we experience with Ellie.
This is the reason I have joined these forums to try and understand what happens to my daughter.
You saying about people rubbing you and telling you, you are ok!
That is the way we react to our daughter.
You post has been a fresh of breath air to me as I can now begin to understand what my daughter is going through.
Thanks for sharing your story.
I wish you well.