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do convulsions have to be accompanied by loss of consciousness in order to be considered "convulsions"?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
No: you can have convulsions and not lose consciousness if the seizure phenomenon causing the convulsions doesn't spread to an area of the brain altering consciousness. Are you being treated?

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What can I do to avoid febrile convulsions ?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: Febrile seizures are convulsions that happen in babies between the ages of 6 months to 6 years of age. A sudden rise in the body's temperature triggers these seizures. They are usually brief and cause no long term problems. There is a very small risk of recurrence, and even though we recommend treating fevers when they happen, this usually does not prevent the seizures from recurring.
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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

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Talk to your doc: Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is passing out a typical of advanced Parkinson's disease?

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Can be: Parkinson's affects what we call the autonomic system and prevents the body from normally reacting to the standing position. Gravity takes over and the blood pressure drops causing people to fall or pass out.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can tilt training help prevent vasovagal syncope?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Not really: Neurocardiogenic syncope in young people is pretty common and there are different triggers that lead to the faint in people, but the trigger is often the same for a particular person. A large study was done comparing lifestyle change training vs this training +tilt training: no real difference in outcome. Also tilt training takes a lot of discipline and is not easy. So, not really.
A 18-year-old male asked:

When i'm in a crowded place, I feel like fainting but I don't. It also happens inside malls?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Sounds like . . .: Sounds like you might have an anxiety disorder, panic attacks, or possibly depression with anxiety attacks. You could get help by working with a psychiatrist -- along with a psychotherapist if the psychiatrist does not also do psychotherapy. There are very good treatments for these conditions.

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