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#3 #MyGlitch Mimics MANY other Health conditions

First I want to wish everyone a Happy Friday and a delayed THANK YOU to all of our service men and women from Veteran's Day, and I hope you had a chance to read what I posted on SM in regards to Epilepsy being common by Veterans. Veterans out there please remember the Epilepsy Foundation has free services for you and your family 24/7.


One thing I hope all are learning is that those that live with their own form of #Epilepsy, it can be 1 type or many types involved....hence why it is difficult to treat those living with their own #Glitch. Hence why there is NOT a CURE as well. Just because some might be God Blessed with "controlled" seizures, does NOT mean they are cured. They can have a break through seizure at anytime.


#MyGlitch type 3 according to the Epilepsy Foundation is called Focal Onset AWARE Seizures or the old term Simple Partial Seizures. So, if you remember my #2 #Glitch was IMPAIRED or COMPLEX PARTIAL.

Simply put this type of seizure a person has no loss of awareness of their surroundings during it, fully awake, alert, and most of the time recall events during the seizure, unles a small few might become "frozen" in what they are doing briefly or if it goes into another type such a warning that #MyGlitch #2 is coming on.

The complication with Focal Onset/Simple Partial seizures it can mimic many other types of seizures or health conditions and this was my complication when I was first being diagnosed with Epilepsy back in 2004/2005.

Few Examples:

Nausea or pain from stomach disorders such as IBS, piched nerve(tingling or numbness in area) I have IBS and also had endometrosis at the time before surgery, so that made it hard there

Halluciainations/deja vu experience or feelings that something such as a (smell, taste, sounds or visions) potentional sign of pysch illness. With my type of these seizures I experience a metalic taste in my mouth and would think something happened, but it truly didn't but then happend later, almost like I was predicting the future...crazy I know.

Temp numbess of face or weakness in a limb, chest pains....serious signs of stroke/heart attack. I have chest pains with tingling down my left arm/hand numb (classic heart attack signs, I have a family history)

Various types of migraines can also be confused with these type of seizures. I have a long family history of these but my pain was occuring in the back of my head

Most these type are easily controlled (once it it determined through many tests/EEGS's etc. by medical Nuerologists) with medications or implanted devices, unless the individual like myself has many other types & this type leads into another type of seizure is very common. Every person with this type of #MyGlitch is VERY different experience; these can happen many times a day and a person/family member friend might not even notice because the individual continues or goes back to what they were doing and it is brief typically.


For #MyGlitch example #3 I am holding a conversation, cleaning or cooking as normal, nothing feels odd to me, but my family or husband might notice something in my eyes....that is a sign it is going into a larger/different type of seizure and they need to get me to safe seated or lying down spot. Other times, everything is brief #Glitch in my brain circuit and I go on about what I was doing.


I am going to show you an example video from October 19th, 2020 in the morning of one of #MyGlitch #3 type Focal Onset Aware or known as Simple Partial. You can tell because I am responding to Brent's questions, even though I am not "all there" (sometimes I think my men take advantage of that Just Teasing, love u all) He is keeping me aware to keep the brain circuits working and to hopefully prevent a Focal Impaired/complex partial to come on, that's where I cannot respond & have no idea I am having a seizure.

Sorry all my southern SEC groupies...Go Buckeyes!!


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diana
Nov 16, 2021

You are courageous and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability to help others.

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Marissa DeVaul Parmer
Marissa DeVaul Parmer
Nov 17, 2021
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I appreciate you keeping up with my blog & providing feedback. I am hoping me showing it’s ok to “not be ok”, will help others know you don’t always have to act “fine”. Although I know this is something I am still guilty of but working on. ❤️💜

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