Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sensory Seizures?

The phantom smells have gotten markedly worse lately. I was awakened during the night Thursday and Friday several times by the smell of perfume and smoke mixed together. The smell was really rather pleasant. Thank goodness I’m not one of those people who has to endure foul-smelling things.

I was reading on epilepsy.com about different types of seizures. One type is Simple Partial Seizures, sub-category: Sensory Seizures:

“These cause changes in any one of the senses. People with sensory seizures may smell or taste things that aren’t there; hear clicking, ringing, or a person’s voice when there is no actual sound; or feel a sensation of “pins and needles” or numbness. Seizures may even be painful for some patients. They may feel as if they are floating or spinning in space. They may have visual hallucinations, seeing things that aren’t there (a spot of light, a scene with people). They also may experience illusions – distortions of true sensations. For instance, they may believe that a parked car is moving farther away or t hat a person’s voice is muffled when it’s actually clear.”

So now I guess I have a form of epilepsy. That or I’m just plain crazy AND a hypochondriac.

We're headed to the casino this morning. Wish us luck!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Don't forget, it is very common, to have a metalic taste in your mouth before a seizure and is very common to pee on yourself during the seizure. Thanks for the invite, but I'm passing on Christmas this year and it feels great. We will catch up in January and have Festivus with hot Dr. Pepper and orange slices. For Gods sake, don't go to Chlamydia.com Its not pretty. See ya soon. BP

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  2. Wow! The seisure thing sounds scarey. Last night I had a short "smell hallucination".. it was an unpleasant chemical smell but it left me in about a half hour. That's the only one I've had for a while. The last one was when I woke up in the middle of the night and smelled a really strong urine odor....yuk! Wish I had more pleasant ones like you do.... smoke and perfume, limes.

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