A specific traumatic event, such as physical or sexual abuse, incest, divorce, death of a loved one, or other great loss or sudden change... they are a physical manifestation of a psychological disturbance...
...when a person experiences trauma such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, witness to violence, his/her body can absorb this trauma. Therefore, a seizure is the body’s way of expressing what the mind and mouth can not.or as the Epilepsy Foundation simply puts it:
Nonepileptic seizures are one way that the body indicates excessive stress.
Hmmm... I wonder what possibly could’ve caused such traumatic, excessive stress in my life (said in a sarcastic tone). Maybe I should just refer my doctor to my blog so she could read for herself!
Another reason for nonepileptic seizures are sudden changes in brain function, such as a metabolic disturbance. Listed also was hypoglycemia, hypoatremia, cardiac arrhythmia, brain lesions, syncopal episodes, migraines and transient ischemic attacks; the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke adds that narcolepsy and Tourette syndrome are other possible causes of nonepileptic seizures.
I imagine that when I see my Neurologist I’ll be referred to a therapist. I doubt that I’ll still have the MRI since my blood work looks fine, but I’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’m just happy to hear that I’m not losing my drivers license. Or maybe my husband is happier since he won’t have to become a taxi driver for our boys. Praise God for small blessings!