I've been wondering a lot about
pain and seizures as well, and whether or not these could be related.
I have a history of general inflammatory pain flare-ups for years, positive bloodwork indicating inflammation, symptoms of an autoimmune disease, but not enough to diagnose me with one. I developed myoclonic jerking a few years ago when I was going through some bad flare-ups, which the neuro thought was due not to epilepsy but likely due to the inflammation and pain. A few weeks ago I started having seizure-like episodes on a daily basis: I could feel them coming on, feel some kind of nauseous feeling, would get extremely sensitive to sound, get this "odd" sensation going through my body, then it would feel like my body was on fire, I'd be in terrible pain, and then I would collapse to the floor and have convulsions. I never lost consciousness, I don't believe, but was partially conscious - I was aware of something going on at the time, but I couldn't remember much after an actual episode. I was usually unable to move or talk right after an episode, a few times I had numbness and temporary paralysis in my legs for a few minutes. Then I would "come to" and have a bad headache and pain in my joints, all over body pain, and extreme fatigue. So far I've had a normal MRI and EEG, and the neurologist doesn't think these episodes are seizures. It is possible it could be related to the pain and inflammation flare-ups, but how? That's the big question. I just know that my inflammation and antibody levels are more elevated than they were a few years ago, this has been the worst flare-up I've ever had. But as the flare-up has progressed I'm having more localized pain in my joints, and not as much generalized, all over body pain, and the seizure-like episodes have ended and now I'm only having occasional myoclonic jerks - very odd! I don't think I have epilepsy, but these are seizure-like episodes that do seem to be provoked by pain and inflammation. The neurologist has no answer for me, so I'm just hoping a rheumatologist will.