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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 51 years experience
No: There can be petit mal attacks =catatonic state. There can be isolated movements of certain body parts as well.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Epilepsy: is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy or could they be associated with migraine?

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Very rare: Association with migrain is very rare.

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