The seizures from Topiramate began gradually, starting out as absence seizures…short periods of staring into space and sort of “tuning out”. As the dose of Topiramate was increased, they progressed to include an initial feeling of dread or fear, and then jerking and stiffening movements of my arms, legs and entire body, with some strange eye moments. This was all observed by my husband. I was aware of most of what was occurring and I never did lose consciousness, but my husband says there were moments when I would seem to “not be there” and would not respond when he asked questions. All this occurred over a couple of weeks. When I reported the episodes to my neurologist, he told me they were migraine seizures. I was hospitalized on an emergency admit by my neurologist to be monitored by EEG to try to catch one of the seizure episodes, but by that time I had discontinued the Topiramate and did not have another episode, so I am convinced they were caused by the medication. I had the same experience with Lamotrigine a few months later, but discontinued it after I had one seizure episode.