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A 35-year-old male asked:

why would someone get an epilepsy every three weeks or so? does it accumulate? sometimes i get it once in two successive days. how so?

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Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See a neurologist.: There are many causes of seizure disorders. If you already know that you have a brain tumor, then that's certainly the most likely cause in your case. Talk to a neurologist about medications to help reduce the frequency of your seizures.

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Fargo, ND
A 49-year-old female asked:

Have epilepsy, fell asleep, could not be woke up for over 10 minutes, awoke, but sounded like different language. Then slept all day is that typical?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Bad reaction: Patients with seizures can have a bad reaction to a seizure, to medications, or to emotional stress. Could be any or all of these things. Sounds typical as post ictal state. Best to discuss with your doctor.
Farmingville, NY
A 33-year-old female asked:

Can you wake up one day with epilepsy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes: Epilepsy can occur literally "out of the blue", and may be difficult to relate to any past events. Some get risk when lack of sleep, stress, poor diet, use of alcohol, illegal drugs. Maybe a long forgotten head injury, a prior viral meningitis which was too mild to pickup, a problem as a baby or toddler. Get a full evaluation from an epileptologist, as maybe there is a clue somewhere.

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