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So much different than I thought.

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:50
About a year ago I started seeing a man I've known for about 14 years. I knew he had developed some health issues due to an accident, but didn't know the full extent of the after effects until about a month into our relationship. My first experience with his seizures was not what I expected. I have seen convulsing seizures and focal seizures where people stare or even make small motions, but he walked and talked. He rubbed his legs and repeated 'I'm sorry' 'I'm okay' and 'Oh my god' over and over for what seemed like forever, but was actually a few minutes. It's odd like its him talking but not really him. In the passed year I have been there through a combination of both convulsiving seizures and these where he talks. Generally I just pray silently and try to sooth him by talking to him. Today when it was happening while we were in the car I asked a direct question 'Are you okay?' And he replied in third person 'he's okay'. It was the oddest thing. A minute later he is back to himself. Anybody have a loved one that talks during their seizures?

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Because the brain is so

Submitted by Jazz101 on Tue, 2019-01-22 - 20:16
Because the brain is so interconnected, unusual neurological activity in one area can affect other areas. It's one of the reasons Epilepsy is so misunderstood. When a person experiences a seizure it is not unusual to see things that may seemingly not make sense. After all, unusual neurological activity can hinder or sometimes add things to the individual while they are experiencing the seizure. By add I mean that extra something they may seem to sense or be responding to; or the movement etc.For example, when I was a kid my vision was affected during a seizure. I saw colors and colors alone. Some may tell you of other senses such as smell or taste or thing they hear, all connected to that unusual neurological activity.If the activity affects language and speech, then I would not be surprised if someone, while experiencing the unusual neurological activity, says things that just don't seem to make sense. And that's because when someone experiences a seizure the brain also reacts to that seizure.  As a result, depending on what areas might be affected, either by the seizure or the reaction of the brain to the seizure, then it is not odd for someone to look pretty off. After all, when a seizure occurs we don't personally tell the brain how to respond. It's more the brain automatically responding.I guess what I am trying to say is when someone experiences a seizure, take notes but don't necessarily try to attribute the response, whatever it may be, to the person. What you see in anyone during a seizure is often directly connected to the areas that might be affected both by the initiation of the seizure and the brain responding to the seizure. Think of it this way. Let's say something that burns gets into your eyes. There is that immediate response; it closes; we then see extra fluid, it burns etc. none of which we are deliberately doing or controlling. It's just an automatic response.Similarly, when unusual neurological activity occurs the brain will respond automatically. The actions you will see when anyone is experiencing a seizure will differ from person to person because the focal(s) (the area where the seizure starts) can be in so many different areas of the brain of various patients. This is why you will see reactions in patients that may differ. Speak with the neurologist about it. The response you'll see in the individual who is experiencing the unusual neurological activity will always seem odd because, again, it's not us, the person who has the seizures, telling the brain what to do. It's the brain automatically responding, triggering other areas to go to work, hence the odd reactions.Just as the eyes get flooded when something gets into it, similarly, the brain is automatically subjected to its own responses, responses that edit other parts of the brain, hence triggering, in many cases, behavior that might be difficult to understand. Sort of like the colors I saw when I was younger. Best Regards

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Submitted by doberso on Mon, 2019-08-05 - 08:26
Good morning everyone! My family and I are going to Australia on vacation soon so we have a few questions. Can anyone advise us some places where we can relax and have fun with children? They are 5 and 8 years old. We also want to rent a car and travel to neighbor cities and beaches ourselves. Has anyone got information about rent in Sydney? And also what are the best beaches in Australia?

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