When my wife experienced absence seizures, she would get them frequently when she got excited or anxious. For example, she might start telling a story and as she gets closer and closer to the climax/point of the story, she gets more excited. She would inevitably stop talking mid sentence and stare blankly for half a send or so and then struggle to remember what she had been saying. That's just one example.what is a small or partial absent seizure like? can they be triggered under stressful events?
Hi 90Nine, what is an AVM? Have you told your neurologist about the dull pain and the swooshing noise? I recommend you do.Personally, I think this might be an AVM considering all of the visual stuff I've been dealing with for so long and the aura's and always having a dull pain in the back of my head along with an almost constant swooshing noise (I would say 60% of the time).
There is more that I did not quote. Is the Visual Snow Simulator like photosensitivity to lights? Ruth90Nine;697 [url said:http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/cerebro/AVM.html[/url]
An Arterial-Venous Malformation, or AVM, is an abnormal collection of blood vessels. Arterial-Venous Malformations are areas that lack the tiny capillaries.
The Visual Snow Simulator: Patients who complain of visual snow, literally see what resembles "television snow," that is specs or particles that blink on and off in their vision.
I was diagnosed with epilepsy nearly 6 yrs ago, at the age of 22, just 2 weeks after the birth of my third child. All through my teen years, I had been sent to psychiatrists because I was saying that I would wake up in the morning, and the only way I could explain it at that age was that I felt like I was trying to walk uphill through treacle. from the age of 12, the psychiatrists kept telling me that I had depression, and even though I kept trying to explain that I felt happy, no-one would listen. Turns out that that is how I feel after a nocturnal seizure...I had had school reports saying that I was downright rude, ignoring teachers when they were talking to me, even got expelled from 2 secondary schools because of it...I didn't KNOW I was doing it!! That's now explained by the partial and absence seizures I have. It was only when I had the first 'big' seizure, and the doctors combined it with my previous history and tests that I got a diagnosis, I beleive that my epilepsy first showed its hand when I was about 11 or 12, so 10-11 years before diagnosis. My nan has epilepsy, she was diagnosed at 27, but believes it started years before. My 11 year old daughter has always had 'funny turns' but as I wasn't diagnosed till she was 5, epilepsy didn't occur to me until she started having longer absence seizures that were very noticable at age 9 and she was diagnosed at age 10. She's now 11 and a half and doing well managing her seizures through diet at present as don't want her to have to deal with SE's from meds until she absolutely has to as like my nan and I, it's highly likely that even with meds, her seizures will never be fully controlled. My nan's been trying for 60 yrs, me for 6, but at least the diagnoses are getting earlier with each generation. It's interesting the link with bipolar, as my dad died through his bipolar disorder (nan with epilepsy is his mum)(and can't really say more on subject of dad due to forum rules so please don't ask)