Odd symptom - possible seizure?
By December 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm 1,284 5 1
I have 7 types of seizures - CPS, SPS (motor, autonomic, sensory & psych), Tonic & Myoclonic. I had grand mal & absence seizures from ages 1-5 years old. This symptom that I am wondering about has happened to me a few times in the past, one time causing to to have a minor car accident (it could have been much worse as I was heading into an intersection, but the confusion from it caused me to steer into a concrete median which stopped me).
Anyway, here is what happens: I feel as if someone has pushed the back of my head with quite a bit of force - not like being hit, but a strong push. I fall forward - into the steering wheel when I was driving, onto the desk, etc., I sit right back up, totally confused & disoriented, and suddenly extremely tired. I have never lost total consciousness that I am aware of. Thankfully I have been sitting every time it has happened so I've never ended up on the floor. The most recent one happened last evening.
I've looked thru different symptoms of seizures, but have not come across anything similar to this. Is this another type of seizure? I don't really have anyone to ask since my neuro told me last week that he doesn't want to treat me anymore, that I'm beyond his abilities & he is going to send me to an epileptologist. He said he had no idea when I would be able to get in. In the meantime, I'm in limbo with no professional to ask these questions to. Can anyone help?