Auras and seizures
I had a Tbi in1993. In addition I was infected with a brain parasite (neurocysticercosis) in 1989. A few years ago I began having grand mal seizures, mostly in my sleep. They are said to be located in the area of the scar from the parasite.I’ve been treated with Lamictal with good results. No grandmas seizures in 5-6 years. However in my sleep I began to notice a strange sensation that awakened me. I was having sleep problems at the time but have had sleep problems for many years. I was told that my insomnia would subside after menopause and it did. I was also told by a neurologist that my seizures may subside after menopause. However a few months ago I began to have what I describe as auras about every 10 days. They did not develop into seizures and I was able to continue my activities including walking, doing Zumba, documenting the event, and retaining normal thought processes. I have noticed some difficulties with speech lasting from seconds to a few minutes. I also do normally have some difficulty finding the right words in a conversation, although I am eventually able to do so. I attribute that to the aging process but know I could be wrong. I’m worried that these auras develop into full blown seizures but I have seen no indication of this. I do notice a correlation between missing a medication dose and having these auras. What do you think?