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Why do people vomit with a tonic clonic seizure

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Toxic effect: A seizure is a reaction of the brain to a toxic condition. If the region of the brain that controls nausea and vomiting are involved, then the seizur ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not very common: A generalized seizure could result in tongue biting with bleeding and tendency to choke and trigger vomiting. Rare that folks actually choke on tongu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
You do not feel: No awareness what so ever, loss of consiousness, jerking, tongue bitting, injury like broken bone, incontinence--it take some time to recover if ther ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes; possible.: Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors. Some will outgrow their epile ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Actually rare: After a seizure, there may be an extended post-ictal phase, where a individual is confused and disoriented. Emotional responses could create fear and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Ask your neuro: A lot of good medicime, keppra, (levetiracetam) depakote, lamictal--get all the studies needed-mri, eeg---follow with your doctor need blood levels-- ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Something to considr: The important issue to consider is what type of medication it takes to keep you safe and what potential effect that might have on your baby. Some of t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Epilepsy: Unlikely but possible. Please contact your primary doctor as soon as you can. If you can't get to that doctor for a few days, have a family person or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Likely not necessary: Key thing about a generalized convulsion is a risk of injury, as can occur by falling, hitting nearby objects, and arching of spine. But safest to no ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Yes: There are quite a number of seizure types, and many of them do not cause convulsions. If you are concerned that you may be having seizures, make an a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
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Dr. A V answered
17 years experience in Neurology
Seizures: Yes, there are many types of seizures and not all have convulsions as part of their presentation. It depends on the part of the brain which the seizur ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Blanket after SZ: Only if the person is in a cold area that would require everyone be covered. Temperature raises after a clonic sz due to contraction such as a long we ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
First time seizure?: 1. stop driving, do not climb ladders, swim or take a bath 2. get referral to a neurologist, for possible EEG, MRI and medications 3. get lab tests to ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Seizures: Followup with your neurologist asap to monitor your meds.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Provoked seizures: can occur through over stimulation of the brain. This can occur in the setting of withdrawal from alcohol, barbiturates and benzodiazepines or with ov ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Be reluctant: Remember that a call to 911brings an ambulance; the ride to the hospital is very expensive, besides huge emergency room charges. So, if one is not in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Plesse repost: Please repost and include the answer your GP give to this question - I assume that since (s)he was the one who make the referral, you ask him/her why ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No: It means that the vomiting center in the brainstem is involved. That is unusual for grand mal.
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: This is variable.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Traumatic brain injury can result in any number of problems - with memory, emotions, motor control, sensation. Due to damage to a portion of the br ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See your doctor: Not sure why you are so confident that it was a "simple partial seizure." four glasses of wine is too many on one occasion, especially for a woman, a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Most : Most likely it will harm you. Lsd has been known to cause seizures in some individuals who had no history of epilepsy or previous seizures.
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