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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2007
  • 11:48 AM

I visited my GP this last week due to having some quite frightening symptons for the past few months that include:
what feels like flickering in my brain (vision flickers and also tingly *****s in both my hands and feet when it happens)
bed wetting :confused:
sleep paralysisThe flickering (sorry - this is the only way I can describe it) happens on average about once every five minutes... so quite a lot during any one day. Although the episodes are short lived (2-5 seconds each time) and don't cause me any pain of any sort, they are really quite uncomfortable and upsetting... to the point where I am beginning to feel really down about it. :(

My GP is referring me to a neurologist which is great but I was wondering if, in the meantime, any body else has experienced this or knows what it might be. My GP suggested being tested for epilepsy. My sister has epilepsy and has seizures often. I on the other hand have NEVER had a seizure so how could this be epilepsy?

Any help would be so gladly appreciated. :o

Mook x

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  • look up petit mal seizures (absence seizures)
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your response. I am fully concious during these flickering episodes though...?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Are you on any meds? Certain meds can cause that "flickering" sensation. I've seen it listed (but labeled differently) on a side-effects section for effexor. Furthermore, I have experienced sleep paralysis with a particular drug. Hope this helps!
    lsoroosh 51 Replies Flag this Response
  • People with petit mal have no memory of the event. Ask your friends if they ever catch you just staring at something. The wet bed might be a result of a seizure. I know that you don't even want to consider this affliction, but please go to the neurologist. It will be a load off your mind if you are negative.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Good luck at your neuro appointment--I hope you find some answers! It's very possible to begin having seizures in adulthood, and I think this would account for your symptoms. Luckily, there are plenty of medications available to manage your episodes if seizure is indeed the culprit. Sorry this isn't much help, but I wish you the best :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • ya absence seizures, when it starts like red-skw said,you will stare at something. it can last for several seconds-mins. what i saw before was several seconds around 10secs.good luck for your neuro checkup...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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