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Amnesia After A Seizure
Odd sense of jaw pulling back , then cannot speak for a couple of minutes. Confusion after but no amnesia for event. Complex partial seizure ?
Could be: You may well be experiencing a focal event, which does not more fully generalize due to your lamotrigine, but have the levels checked, as the dose may require a titration. If in high therapy range, might wonder about a second medication. This involves "art of medicine", and one of those situations where your neurologist's intuition is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.
Infection: These symptoms are concerning. Can get neurological conditions affecting the brain following flu-like illness, and this is something that requires medical attention now. In situations such as they, workup often includes a brain scan and perhaps even what is called a lumbar puncture to see if there is any inflammation/infection affecting the spinal fluid. ...Read more
Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot be properly formed. It is not likely that events which occur in the post-ictal period will be recalled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!
Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. still still have same symptoms. ?
Feeling tired after 12hr night sleep every day, head ache for 3 weeks on right side of head, seizure symptoms, short term memory loss ?
Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?
Seizure and memory: This is not normal, but it is possible. The longer the seizure lasts, the more likely memory loss will be prolonged. It is also important to consider the cause and origin of the seizure. It is most common for the memory to be impaired for about 10-30 minutes after a seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
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