Dealing with epilepsy

My auras and how I’m controlling seizures with them

I have heard and read about aurasĀ about 10 years ago when I really started documenting myself on epilepsy. I saw that, unofficially, it’s considered as a preamble for a seizure.

I never had one (or didn’t notice them) until a couple of years ago. Before a seizure, I suddenly got a shiver and a jerk in my left arm. After that, I woke up on the bathroom floor with my wife holding my head. Continue reading “My auras and how I’m controlling seizures with them”

Dealing with epilepsy

Morning headaches

A couple of days ago, I woke up with an incredibly painful headache. I wouldn’t categorize it as an “ice pick” headache because it lasted about 2 days.

It’s not a migraine, although, after googling around for causes, I was convinced that it was.

I wasn’t hung over either :).

What started as a splitting headache over my forehead (frontal lobes of the brain) slowly moved and grew. By the end of the day, my whole head was pounding, as if my heart was beating inside it. Continue reading “Morning headaches”