This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question TMS and epilepsy I have TMS and am finally making great progress. I also have epilepsy and simple partial seizures with generally no loss of consciousness but sometimes under certain circumstances I will lose consciousness . It's not clear whether my seizure meds actually do anything [even puzzles my neurologist who is fantastic and honest and acutely aware of mind body issues more than your average doc] . Sometimes I wonder if its a placebo effect [when the meds seem to be working since sometimes they don't]. As I finally started to make progress and my "back and leg problem" is getting better, of course it migrates - hair started to fall out, night sweats other odds and ends. Recently, I have had 2 seizures where I did blackout for much longer than usual [2 minutes vs 15 seconds] and I thought hmm, is this just TMS moving about...One of the factors that can cause seizures in people who have epilepsy is lack of oxygen [when you get an EEG they have you hyperventilate to change your breathing to see what happens] and it occurred to me if the body pain is from lack of 02, is my brain just directing lack of o2 elsewhere causing more intense seizures? It's kind of like the way drs, including the neuro, say "stress" and "anxiety" can cause or worsen body pain etc, make you more susceptible to seizures if you have epilepsy etc etc. I'm wondering if the "spot" in my back, where there is a classic herniated disk and where TMS showed up is just like the spot [there actually is one] in my brain that causes the seizures is similarly now not getting enough oxygen... I think there is a difference of course between epilepsy and back pain, but perhaps more similarities than one realizes? Obviously, I will be checking in with my neurologist about recent events, but was curious what people thought. Thanks!