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So I have this weird thing that happens when I see flashing lights where I get like this unsettling feeling in my head and I get pressure and just feel like my eyes feel strange I don’t really know how to describe it but I just have to block it out or I feel like total crap. I don’t know what epilepsy would feel like of course so not sure if it’s something related along those lines or maybe a migraine with sensitivity to light? I do get headaches afterward. Have any of you had something like this or maybe be able to help me know what to do next? It’s been happening for like a decade now it hasn’t gotten worse over the years but just since I was a teen has been an issue so I try to avoid flashing lights.

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    • Ash.G

      328d

      @JuliusSeizure I have these similar feelings when I am seeing flickering lights, hearing alarms and smell unnatural sents like perfume. Not to the point induces Grand-mal seizures (the stereotypical kind), and my family has migraines running their family but my migraines are totally different from yours so I was wondering if it's actually migraines in my case or something else. Especially since some people told me that migraines usually don't happen every day for a small amount of time. I was wondering if it could be focal seizures, but I am not sure if you could be diagnosed if you're only kind of seizures not usually caught unless you're having it then and there. I never got tested for ether possiblity so I am not sure what is going on.

    • JuliusSeizure

      560d

      Sounds very similar to my auras, which can lead to a seizure. Have these episodes ever led to a seizure for you?

      • Ash.G

        328d

        @JuliusSeizure I have these similar feelings when I am seeing flickering lights, hearing alarms and smell unnatural sents like perfume. Not to the point induces Grand-mal seizures (the stereotypical kind), and my family has migraines running their family but my migraines are totally different from yours so I was wondering if it's actually migraines in my case or something else. Especially since some people told me that migraines usually don't happen every day for a small amount of time. I was wondering if it could be focal seizures, but I am not sure if you could be diagnosed if you're only kind of seizures not usually caught unless you're having it then and there. I never got tested for ether possiblity so I am not sure what is going on.

    • Raquel226

      574d

      Hey, I have similar symptoms and I have epilepsy. It can be hard to describe the feelings that come from flashing lights. I would recommend seeing a neurologist, just know that it can be difficult to diagnose sometimes. When I'm in an environment with flashing lights, like a concert, I wear sunglasses to lessen the intensity of the lights and don't look directly at them when possible.

    • Suggarbear

      575d

      Hi. If possible try to advoid flashing lights and bright lights for while. Work up ur self steem and do small periods of the activity with flashing lots. Maybe check with doctor about medince can help with that. I used have same thing happened. I stay in my house. Slowly worked my way up to flashing lights and other lights. Also sometimes taking over contuer drug can help with that. Get home soon u can. So u don't sezie or faint. Best of Luck to u.

    • Nimbus

      584d

      Do you feel it any specific time? After any activity? Where is it located? I have migraines which feel a lot like your description.

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