This is a great thread. Does anyone feel like they have left their body and gone somewhere else during a seizure? Or is that something completely different? I will often "go" somewhere else like I am a fly on the wall and see the activity around me, such as people talking. This place is different from where I am physically.
Also, I am glad to see others talk about lack of depth perception. I find I have a hard time with that as well.
Hi Louise & all of you,
After reading all of your different expierences with side affects either with an anti-seizure medicine or some seizure we all had at some point, they all sounded very much similiar to eachother. It actually gave me a sense of relief knowing I didnt just go crazy and make this up in my mind and do something to myself while I was drinking or something when I was a teen. I lost vision in my right eye over a course of two months. I have hallucinated also before during a seizure while being sick after the seizure had occured. But doctors never did find out why I went blind. I am still blind to this day in my right eye. There is no blood flowing to the eyeball anymore. I do know shortly before I started going blind I had a gran-mal seizure that turned the family I was with didnt know how to handle. So honestly I dont know how long it lasted or anything about it. Next thing I knew, the family I was staying with for the summer and I were at the campsite camping. I really think that seizure had something to do with my blindness in my right eye........
The temporal lobe is also responsible for some types of hallucinations, visual and auditory, as well as "spacing off." This is my understanding, from what the epileptologists have told us, with my daughter. Some meds may cause hallucinations as well. I have wondered over and over if my daughter's occipital lobe is involved because of her visual disturbances (blurriness, double vision, hallucinations and some blocked areas of vision) but they only see seizures in her right temporal lobe area. Good luck to you!