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possible causes of seizures other than epilepsy

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible: Anything that causes an increase in stress can lead to an increase possibility of seizure, it is more likely to increase seizures in post traumatic ep ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Mostly at 10 hz: In people who are susceptible to photosensitive seizures only 3%, abnormality on eeg usually appear at 10hz, meaning 10 flashes per second.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Many things: Medications, salt balance in the blood, certain drugs...to name a few
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Many experiences: Depending on the site of origin of the seizure and type of seizure. Many people have a premonition before a seizure, a sensation that one is about to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes: If multiple factors coincide like sleep deprivation, flashing lights, infection, electrolyte disorder, some food colouring, medication withdrawal, tec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Highly unlikely!: If a person is provoked into a seizure with flashing strobe lights then there should be something amiss neurologically. That person should be evaluate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Many causes: Many causes for the different types of epilepsy. Yes you can have breakthrough seizures on medication. Many people do fine with proper diagnosis and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Not enough informati: More information about the features of your headache is necessary to help you. In any event. Contact your neurologist.

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