Quote from LovebugLPN
Going by symptoms and signs these definetely sound like seizures due to the fact that she has reported having them since she was young and having a "feeling" before one happens.
Funny you should ask. I just attended a lecture on 'non-epileptic seizures' at the annual meeting of the AANN.
Non-epileptic seizure (we used to call them 'pseudo-seizures') are not seizures at all - they are either psychiatric or behavioral. Some people honestly do not know that they are not having seizures, and are genuinely upset to find out they do not have a seizure disorder, but need psychiatric help instead.
There are some tell-tale signs, but I'm not going to go into it here. (I've seen very bizarre seizures that other nurses thought were pseudo-seizures, and I've also been fooled by malingering patients)
The bottom line is that for the diagnosis to be made, whether she is having seizures and what type, or whether she is having non-epileptic seizures, she needs to be on a monitored epilepsy unit.