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  • Posted By: rpoppitt
  • November 29, 2010
  • 08:52 PM


I am an 18 year old female. Since I was around 6 years old I have had something that i can only describe as little episodes. I went to the hospital on numerous occasions and even had a brain scan. In the end the doctor just said I'll grow out of it. To some extent this is true, the "episodes" are not as frequent but they are still happening.

The reason I am posting this today is because I had an episode today. Unfortunately it was whilst driving. So I want to find out why this happens to me and how I can prevent it.

It's quite hard to explain, but i'll give it a go. Nothing triggers these episodes, I think they're just random. It's like a mini fit, but i can still walk and consciously talk whilst I have them. However I get a distorted preception of time so things seem to really slow down and it sort of feels like i'm not really there. It's kind of the feeling you get when you're really tired, but a lot worse. Even though things slow down, I panic so i feel like the two time frames don't match. Whilst I think im panicking, i'm wondering why everythings moving so slowly.

I've been told my pupils dialate a very large amount and I feel slightly light headed and dizzy. When I went to the hospital they said one half of my brain functions better than the other. This is quite confusing but they said I will stop having the episodes as my brain grows. That was 11 years ago and i'm still suffering. It's only phsychological damage, but it's really scary.
The episodes only last around 10-20 minutes each time, I find that if i concentrate on someones voice it goes away a lot quicker.

Have any of you heard of something similar to this? Does anyone know what I may be experiencing?

I've typed my symptoms into google, but all that appears are articles on drugs and alcohol withdrawal.
I have never taken drugs in my life, and I rarely drink alcohol as it causes me to be sick with even the smallest amount.

Please respond with some help.

Thank youu
Becky :)

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