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Hi, I am hoping that people can hear my story and help me which I am really struggling to describe so please bear with me. Basically ever since I have know I have been suffering with this fear which has plagued me for most of my life. I am 37 and for the last five years things have gone progressively worse for me. In 2012 I started getting these fairly frequent episodes of deja vu which could be related to dreams/flashbacks of my life which at times could happen on a daily basis and numerous times. Accompanied by this I had on numerous occasions these unexpected feelings of fear and unreality like dreamlike situations where i started to experience the rising stomach feeling and pressure up into my head. I googled this which sent me into panic and all my symptoms identically match temporal lobe seizures which can spread from partial to generalised. At this time my anxiety levels are through the roof with googling constantly and me thinking their is no way anxiety can create these real physical symptoms.
This could happen anywhere at anytime.
Moving forward It got to the point in 2014 I went to be referred by my GP to see a neurologist who sent me for an EEG and MRI scans which came back completely normal and they were happy to rule out seizures/epilepsy which in one way I was relieved to hear it all came back normal but it didnt relax my mind as I have read so many things online and so many websites/forums stating that scans and tests are usually normal and you can still have seizures/epilepsy. Anyhow things slightly improved and moving forwards to 2017 and over the last 6 weeks things have returned and much worse and the symptoms have intensified which has sent me into right panic that this is it the seizures are going to start for definite now. I have been the doctor who has put me on an anxiety medication but I have convinced myself I have temporal lobe epilepsy and I am scared so much as its my biggest fear. All the epilepsy websites are identical to my symptoms.
I am going to ask to see if I can go for tests again as their is no way anxiety can create these really weird seizure symptoms.
I dont no what to do I cant live like this living in fear of epilepsy.
P.S. If anyone can help me or explain what they think this is or can advise me.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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