Possible Absence Seizures?

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beloved1
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   Posted 9/2/2015 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all. I am just writing to ask some questions about absence seizures in adults.

Earlier tonight, I was playing cards with a friend of mine when she said I zoned out and became unresponsive when she said my name to tell me it was my turn in the game. Then all of a sudden, I was babbling on about something that she didn't understand, and when I came "through", I noticed that she was looking at me with a confused look. I laughed and I asked her what was wrong, and she asked me if I heard her saying my name. I told her no and then she was asking if I remembered anything from the past minute and I again said no. Without thinking, her and I started laughing, but then it happened again. Once more, when I came through, I had no remembrance of what happened and I felt a bit confused. She told me it was like I was in some kind of a trance. I was shuffling the deck of cards while it happened but I was completely unresponsive. I know that this is a silly question but is this known as a form of a seizure?

I am a 22 year old female and I have been diagnosed with high functioning autism, but this hasn't happened for at least two years. I never thought much of it, but it has happened before now that I think about it. It almost feels like I go somewhere completely different than actual reality and I have no recollection of reality until I "snap out of it".

I would appreciate any feedback ya'll might have. Thank you and God Bless!

jlb77
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   Posted 10/1/2015 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! When that used to happen to me, I would get a funny smell, feel like things were closing in around me, and get a funny taste in my mouth. People could talk to me and I would hear them and understand them but not be able to respond. I was told it was an aura. A type of seizure. I have had major seizures in the past but not since 1997. Meds are working great! Topamax. Takes away headaches too.

Hope that you find out just what is causing your problem.

beloved1
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   Posted 10/1/2015 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
@jlb77

Thank you so much for your input. That is exactly what happened to me! I got this smell that almost reminded me of bleach. Not too strongly but enough to make me confused of why I would be smelling it. I didn't really think anything of it until you stated your experience. I used to date someone who had seizures and he always talked about having aura's. I am going in for an EEG tomorrow morning, so hopefully they will be able to catch something through my brain activity. Thanks again

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   Posted 10/6/2015 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Only an EEG can tell you for certain, but those episodes sound very much like absence seizures to me. Glad to hear you're following up on this.
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beloved1
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   Posted 10/6/2015 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my EEG last week. The nurse told me that I had 2 absent seizures, one while I was sleeping and another while I was awake. Does anyone know if they are epileptic or non-epileptic? Should I be concerned?
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