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Hi Jake,
I don’t remember the terminology my doctor used (I have a hard time remembering anything anymore) but he did say the activity starts on the left side of my brain and then moves around. All of this is new to me. That’s why I’m here. I’m hoping to educate myself and possibly have some control of the seizures.
I have had two clonic tonic seizures. Both played out exactly the same. I was wine tasting both times. (I am not a “drinker” per say but I love the wine tasting experience). The first time I was in Paso Robles. We tasted on Friday. Saturday morning I got up, had a cup of coffee and suited up to go on a bike ride with a group of friends. Half way through the ride my aura started. I didn’t know what the feeling was. It lasted about an hour before the seizure. During the time i was coherent but not able to articulate. I couldn’t speak but I could hear. I couldn’t make sense out what was being said to me. After about an hour I had a clonic tonic. The second time I was wine tasting in Napa valley. Minus the bike ride, it was pretty much the same scenario. Both times I was not drunk, and woke up fine. I thought the trigger may be the sugar in the wine, dehydration, or the coffee. Although I love wine tasting I am willing to forgo it to eliminate seizures.

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If your wine tasting or drinking is small amounts I wouldn't worry about it. But if you drink heavily and go through alcohol withdraw you’ll probably have problems.