I was diagnosed with TLE this year after suffering from epilepsy for 7 years (since I was 11/12) and being told it was blood
pressure, hormones or blood sugar issues.
anyway I've been on lamictal since I was diagnosed, now (50 mg) a day.
my last seizure was on the 29th of August
my seizures for the last 7 years have been a rising feeling in the chest, dizziness, lack of muscle control in my legs and 10 seconds on jerking and shaking.
however today was different. earlier today I had blurry vision in my eyes. I dismissed it and it went back to normal. a few hours later I was with friends then my left arm went numb. it was tingling, numb and felt swollen. the sensation was strong in my pinky, then the same
level of sensation moved to each finger individually. I went to the doctors and by the time I got there my arm was fine but the sensation moved to the left side of my face. the left side of my lip/cheek dropped and felt numb/tingly. the sensation then moved into my mouth/tongue. my left eye went blurry, and I started seeing stars and both eyes went quite clear and vivid.
after the numbness and tingling subsided I had a massive migraine. I NEVER get migraines.
I was told by my GP it is most likely a seizure. in my entire 7 years of suffering with epilepsy I have NEVER had a 'seizure' like this.
had anyone else had a similar experience? and if so what has your specialist said/suggested?
I can't afford to see a neurologist right now and I'm really scared.