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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

See below: Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has two or more seizures. Read more

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What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. Read more

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Eeg is abnormal, does it mean seizure disorder?

Eeg is abnormal, does it mean seizure disorder?

Not necessarily: An abnormal eeg may be caused by a variety of conditions, including many that are not related to epilepsy. It is important to interpret the eeg in the context of your clinical condition and not just look at the eeg alone. Read more

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Could chronic insomnia cause a seizure disorder?

Could chronic insomnia cause a seizure disorder?

It should not: Patients who suffer from a seizure disorder need to get good sleep. If they are not sleeping well, seizures may be difficult to control. For someone without a seizure disorder, insomnia should not cause seizures. Excessive use of drugs to try to get to sleep may bring out a seizure disorder. Read more

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Is it safe to fly if you have a seizure disorder.

Yes if under control: If your seizures are under control, you should be able to fly. Bring you medication with you. If your seizures are not under control, remember airlines do not carry any medications to treat a seizure on the plane. First aide will likely be available, but medication to stop the seizure will not be available. Read more

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Can Flonase usage cause seizures to occur if you have a seizure disorder?

Can Flonase usage cause seizures to occur if you have a seizure disorder?

Very unlikely: Since delivered locally into nasal passages, should not affect brain function directly or indirectly. In other words, should be not cause seizures. But do not get distracted and miss your anti-epileptic drugs, as these are indeed crucial. Read more

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Can antibiotics cause seizures in people who do not have a seizure disorder?

Can antibiotics cause seizures in people who do not have a seizure disorder?

Antibiotics and seiz: It is rare, although I have not seen or heard of any case, it is possible, whether from the organism or the antibiotic itself. Read more

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Can antibiotics cause seizures in people who do not have a seizure disorder?

Can antibiotics cause seizures in people who do not have a seizure disorder?

Rare: There are some antibiotics that have been known to trigger seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concern. Read more

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I have a seizure disorder I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) should I have my levels checked regularly?

I have a seizure disorder I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) should I have my levels checked regularly?

Use of Levels: Ultimately, the level of a medication does not matter. The right level is the level which does not cause side effects and which effectively controls seizures. I periodically check levels in patients. Knowing what level establishes seizure control in your particular case is useful in case seizure control deteriorates in the future. Read more

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For safety reasons, need to disclose seizure disorder to professors @ school so they'd know how 2 help. Bu how 2 do that w/o making them freak out?

Straight talk: I would make an appointment and talk to your professors at a time when you can sit and be comfortable. I would be prepared with information about what type of seizures you have had and how often they occur. Get recommendations from your doctor about what should be done if you have a seizure. Let them know how long a seizure usually lasts and at what point should they seek medical help. Read more

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Think I am having seizures, labs say no tho. Ways 2 tell if I hav a seizure disorder. Can u send me a link to take a quiz 2 see if I am having seizures.

Think I am having seizures, labs say no tho. Ways 2 tell if I hav a seizure disorder. Can u send me a link to take a quiz 2 see if I am having seizures.

Seizure determ: The best way to determine if you are having seizures is to have an EEG while you have your symptoms. Sometimes people take an EEG home with them or are admitted to the hospital for this. A witness's description is also helpful sometimes. Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ "seizure disorder (complex partial sz with sec gtc szs)" & told to take "seizure precautions". What are "sz prec"? The dr. Didn't say.

Was diagnosed w/ "seizure disorder (complex partial sz with sec gtc szs)" & told to take "seizure precautions". What are "sz prec"? The dr. Didn't say.

Precautions: Seizure precautions include not driving until 6 months after your last seizure; taking your medication as prescribed every day, avoiding intoxication with alcohol and drugs; showering not taking baths unless someone is monitoring you, not going in a boat alone, not going swimming alone, not diving from a high board. Read more

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I have been withdrawing from keppra (levetiracetam) for seizure disorder and keep feeling the like uncontrollable feelings that make me distorted what do I do?

I have been withdrawing from keppra (levetiracetam) for seizure disorder and keep feeling the like uncontrollable feelings that make me distorted what do I do?

SUGGESTIONS: Possibility that you may need to taper much slower, as there is NO perfect recipe for all people to withdraw from anti-epileptic drugs. Furthermore, this is so variable, that you do need to phone or see your doctor prior to decreasing your dose further. Read more

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My daughter has 100.29 fever and a seizure disorder. Should I be concerned?

Lower the temp: With Tylenol (acetaminophen). The underlying illness may lead to a lowering of the seizure threshold despite the efforts to bring down the temp. You should exercise seizure precautions as you would if she were sleep deprived or had run out of her medication. If the fever persists see the doctor. Read more

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What are the tests for seizure disorder?

Many: Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning. Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more