What Is Complex Partial Seizure?

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A seizure happens when electrical activity in the brain surges suddenly. The brain and body are affected in different ways depending on where the activity occurs. Complex partial seizures, also called focal onset impaired awareness seizures, are the most common type for adults who have epilepsy. They’re usually harmless and only last a minute or two. People with complex partial seizures may:
  • daydream
  • stare blankly
  • not be aware of their surroundings
  • make some movements, such as chewing or blinking.
To learn more you should go to a medical professional. Keyword: complex partial seizures
Magnesium removed my partials in 10 months taking 3 250mg a day.
Had you noticed any symptoms before diagnosed with this disease?
The magnesium actually worked for you??  I just got diagnosed with this disorder and am flabbergasted!  
Thanks for any information you can share with me.
A complex partial seizure can happen anytime and usually without much warning. They can even occur when the person is in the middle of an activity. Sometimes the person will have an aura right before having a complex partial seizure. An aura is also called a simple partial seizure. It can act as a warning signal that a bigger seizure is coming.
There are some additional factors that can trigger a seizure, including:
flashing lights
low blood sugar
high fever
reactions to some medications
However, for some people, the first sign is an aura. You might notice:
Strong emotions, like fear
Changes in your vision -- you might see colored lines or spots
Strange feelings or thoughts, like tingling or deja vu (the sense that you’ve been in the exact same situation before, even though you haven’t)
Commonly, a auditory hallucination (hearing a radio or something that isnt there)
During the seizure, you may suddenly stop what you’re doing and look off into space as if you’re daydreaming. But nothing will snap you out of it. You also may start to chew, smack your lips, mumble, or do other things over and over again. You may move in a stiff, mechanical way.
So, it depends.
Thank you Jim.  I have recently been diagnosed with this disease and wanted some answers.  You have helped a lot.  I will be seeing my neurologist next week and will hopefully get more information.  
Thank you for your response.
Myra
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