Simple partial seizures may or may not be noticable
- Simple partial seizures result from epileptic activity which is localized in one part of the brain, usually the neo cortex or brainstem. In these cases the consciousness is not impaired. People experiencing a simple or partial seizure can talk and answer questions and they will remember what went on during the seizure.
- Simple partial seizures take different forms in different people. They are further classified according to their symptoms:Autonomic, Emotional, Motor or Sensory.
- Simple partial seizures usually last just a few seconds, although they may be longer.
You will find upon further investigation: Autonomic seizures are nervus vagus (10th brain nerve) related. While Emotional, Motor and Sensory seizures can all be tracked back to temporal brain functions. As these are all located on the temporal lobe.
When there are no convulsions, they may not be obvious to the onlooker.
“Autonomic Seizures – These seizures are accompanied by autonomic symptoms or signs, such as abdominal discomfort or nausea which may rise into the throat (epigastric rising), stomach pain, the rumbling sounds of gas moving in the intestines (borborygmi), belching, flatulence and vomiting.
Other symptoms may include pallor, flushing, sweating, hair standing on end (piloerection), dilation of the pupils, alterations in heart rate and respiration, and urination. A few people may experience sexual arousal, penile erection, and orgasm.”
Simple partial seizures can lead to complex partial seizures, or to tonic-clonic convulsions.