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Autonomic seizures


Anyone on here have autonomic seizures where you don't lose consciousness?

Can you tell me what they are like for you?

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Hi there

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I am not sure what autonomic seizures are but I have partial seizures where I don't lose consciousness but am disconnected from my surroundings. I make repetetive movements and cannot connect my thoughts with reality. I know someone is speaking to me but I don't know what they're saying and I can't communicate my thoughts. As I recover I can understand simple signals.

These seizures come in blocks sometimes lasting all day even though each one is short. Sometimes I find I've done silly things, put mail in the dustbin, put the electric kettle on a hotplate, etc.

I'm getting these less now my medication has been changed. Good luck.

They are partial seizures that affect the autonomic nervous system.

Yes, I have autonomic seizures

What are yours like?

They cause gastro paresis, mainly, and heart racing. Also the feeling of the elevator floor dropping out from under me-

Interestingly, However, after the EEG picked up the problem and I was medicated, ( 2012) I still had off and on seizures. Auto immune markers very high.

We knew I had undifferentiated connected tissue disease/ auto immune.

It turned out to be Antiphospholipid syndrome. It’s connected with lupus, but causes systemic blood clotting.

I was having tiny micro clotting in the brain and bowels, and to the tiny capillary that supply nerves.

This causes dysautonomia.

I also have POTS. ( but this will not cause seizures.)

The microclotting in brain will .

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