That odd sensation is an aura. Epilepsy is like an electrical shortage in your brain. It can occur in different areas and depending on the area and features of the seizure, that usually indicates what type of epileptic seizure you are having. Depending on the area of the brain affected, auras can be smells, tastes, sounds, or even visual. You are lucky if you have an aura, it is like an early warning system for a seizure. You brain's electrical current (measured by an EEG) or brainwaves are usually normal when nothing is happening. The only way they are able to actually diagnosis epilepsy from an EEG is if they catch this electrical shortage or seizure happening during the EEG test. Most seizures do not happen during short EEG tests. Most epilepsy is diagnosed from what you and those who have watched you have the seizure tell the doctor. One seizure does not equal a diagnosis of epilepsy. You have to have more than on seizure and rule out organic problems like brain tumors then it is more likely to be epilepsy.
You need to see a good neurologist or even better a neurologist that specializes in epilepsy called an epileptologist. Now that you have had more than one seizure you can discuss treatment and medication options. Once you find the correct treatment and go 6 months without a seizure, you will be able to drive again. Do not give up. Find a doctor the specializes in treating seizures not just any joe blow neurologist.
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