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This has been a topic of interest for me to post here for a few weeks, so I figured that I'd go ahead and make this post as I'm very interested in hearing what you guys have to say about this. The main reason why I bring up this subject is because dissociative seizures are something that conjures interest in me, mostly because I believe I have experienced (or at least nearly) something similar to this a few times in 2015. While luckily I have not experienced any flaring up of this symptom, the reason why I'm talking about it now is because simply I'd like to know if anyone here has had this happen to them while experiencing depersonalization.

If you do not know what dissociative seizures are, the page on this website provides a good example of what dissociative seizures are. However, I will be linking several other websites at the end of this post so you read more about this phenomenon.

Dissociative or psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are involuntary episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors (vocalizations, crying, and other expressions of emotion) that do not result from abnormal brain discharges. The seizures can look like any kind of epileptic seizure. They are somatic manifestations (physical symptoms) of psychologic distress. Psychiatric conditions associated with PNES include depression, anxiety, somatoform disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorder, and personality disorders. Treatment depends on the cause of the psychologic distress, and may involve cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, as well as antidepressive medication.
My first stroke of a potential dissociative seizure was when my brain decided to dissociate for no reason when I was in a relaxed state and when I was about to be picked up by the bus to go back home when I was in an alternative school. I am familiar with how dissociation makes you feel tired, but I was struck with so much fatigue that I was completely sure that I was about to faint in front of the other people. I tried to find a place to sit but I still felt as if I was going to fall to the floor right there in the room. As the next few episodes happened during the year, whenever I would feel this feeling I would lay down on the floor on my side because while I don't have epilepsy or any other condition that causes seizures, something inside me just clicked and led me to conclude that this was some weird seizure thing that was happening for no reason. But as time when on, I finally started finding out what dissociative seizures were and the information the sites provided were far more accurate for me rather than normal epileptic seizure symptoms.

I know that some of you will dismiss this as me being overdramatic both because of my age and since we all are here because of this horrid condition, but whenever I believe that I have something, I try to do an extended amount of research so I can analyze the symptoms before applying them to myself. Of course, I have been wrong in a few cases but if I try to self-diagnose (which I don't do a lot of) I make sure that I gather enough information and see how well it applies to me. I know I pretty much repeated myself in this paragraph, but I'm just putting it out there.

Anyways, I hope that this topic will incite some of you who have had this experience (who are willing to share it of course) to talk about it. I also hope that those who are unfamiliar with this symptom will learn more about this both through others' posts as well as the following links.

 

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I did not read any of the links, but I want to add something that you probably won't find on any of them, but which is very important: There is no sufficient evidence that dissociative seizures are psychogenic.
 
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I did not read any of the links, but I want to add something that you probably won't find on any of them, but which is very important: There is no sufficient evidence that dissociative seizures are psychogenic.
This is interesting, but could you supply some evidence about this? But I see where you're coming from.
 

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This has been a topic of interest for me to post here for a few weeks, so I figured that I'd go ahead and make this post as I'm very interested in hearing what you guys have to say about this. The main reason why I bring up this subject is because dissociative seizures are something that conjures interest in me, mostly because I believe I have experienced (or at least nearly) something similar to this a few times in 2015. While luckily I have not experienced any flaring up of this symptom, the reason why I'm talking about it now is because simply I'd like to know if anyone here has had this happen to them while experiencing depersonalization.

If you do not know what dissociative seizures are, the page on this website provides a good example of what dissociative seizures are. However, I will be linking several other websites at the end of this post so you read more about this phenomenon.

My first stroke of a potential dissociative seizure was when my brain decided to dissociate for no reason when I was in a relaxed state and when I was about to be picked up by the bus to go back home when I was in an alternative school. I am familiar with how dissociation makes you feel tired, but I was struck with so much fatigue that I was completely sure that I was about to faint in front of the other people. I tried to find a place to sit but I still felt as if I was going to fall to the floor right there in the room. As the next few episodes happened during the year, whenever I would feel this feeling I would lay down on the floor on my side because while I don't have epilepsy or any other condition that causes seizures, something inside me just clicked and led me to conclude that this was some weird seizure thing that was happening for no reason. But as time when on, I finally started finding out what dissociative seizures were and the information the sites provided were far more accurate for me rather than normal epileptic seizure symptoms.

I know that some of you will dismiss this as me being overdramatic both because of my age and since we all are here because of this horrid condition, but whenever I believe that I have something, I try to do an extended amount of research so I can analyze the symptoms before applying them to myself. Of course, I have been wrong in a few cases but if I try to self-diagnose (which I don't do a lot of) I make sure that I gather enough information and see how well it applies to me. I know I pretty much repeated myself in this paragraph, but I'm just putting it out there.

Anyways, I hope that this topic will incite some of you who have had this experience (who are willing to share it of course) to talk about it. I also hope that those who are unfamiliar with this symptom will learn more about this both through others' posts as well as the following links.

What do these feel like to you? I get these weird attacks that I can be just fine and all of a sudden I get a feeling like my soul is leaving my body. Then I get a sick feeling of fake and dream in my eyes, my body goes numb, and all of and sudden I'm just a walking pair of tunnel vision eyes that looks like I'm watching myself from up top. And if I don't calm down I start screaming and running
 
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