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Doctor insights on: Asperger Autism Nocturnal Complex Partial Seizures

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I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?

Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from complex partial seizures?

Ask your neuro: Need description, eeg recording and MRI before we answer--sometimes genetic, trauma, infection, metabolic, structural brain abnormality. ...Read more

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I need some advice for complex partial seizures?

Neurology: Complex partial seizures are very treatable with medications. A neurologist would be the best to evaluate and determine if indeed you are having complex partial seizures. This is important as there are some drugs that are better for these types of seizures vs others.You should also have imaging studies done to make certain that there isn't a mass lesion (ie. Tumor) that is the cause of the seizure. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are complex partial seizures?

Help please? I want to know what are complex partial seizures?

Partial or focal sz: These are focal events typically emanating from temporal lobe or limbic connections, and are associated with aura, such as deja vu; automatisms like tongue or mouth movements; absence of awareness, for about 1-2 minutes; and amnesia for the spell. These could generalize into a convulsion. Tough to control at times, but newer meds may help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complex partial seizures?

What is the definition or description of: complex partial seizures?

Focal sz: A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when describing a focal seizure. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my complex partial seizures are taking over my life?

See your neurologist: Yes, you should be concerned if the complex partial seizures are becoming more difficult to control. You should check with your neurologist to make certain you are on the appropriate medications and doses. Your neurologist may do more imaging studies to make certain there isn't an underlying tumor causing the seizures.Even if there is no tumor, surgery becomes an option for treatment if meds fail. ...Read more

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Could MS cause complex partial seizures?

MS and seizure: It is possible for MS to cause a complex partial seizure. This would normally be a staring spell, with some kind of aura or warning symptom, and followed by a recovery phase. There are some interesting videos of complex partial seizures on youtube. ...Read more

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What ingredients in energy drinks could trigger complex partial seizures?

What ingredients in energy drinks could trigger complex partial seizures?

Stimulants: Be cautious with these drinks. Many contain high dose caffeine and other stimulants that are excitatory to the brain. Some contain artificial sweeteners that can be toxic to some persons (phenylalanine sensitive). Grapefruit flavoring may interfere with the absorption of your regular seizure medication. ...Read more

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I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?

I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?

Type of epilepsy: The description labels your spells as having a focal and localized source of dysfunction within the brain, as contrasted with generalized epilepsy. This type of epilepsy is rather unlikely at best to respond to dilantin, and you would likely do better with a different medication added to your current dilantin. An MRI might demonstrate a focal area causing your seizures. ...Read more

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What is the difference btwn complex partial seizures and grandmal. I have had grandmal for over 20 yrs. All of a sudden my prwrk. From doc states i ha?

Seizures: Grand mal is the usual violent movements you see. Complex partial is when you don't know nor remember what happened, you may be awake but not conscious. Only certain parts of your body doing things, like smacking of lips, hands working on hem of clothes, or just little movements like pinching things but you are not interacting. ...Read more

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What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irritant in the brain can cause a complex partial seizure. Examples are infections, tumors, abnormal blood vessels, and strokes. Also, there are genetic causes of complex partial seizures that are due to miswiring in the brain. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are complex partial seizures?

See below: It is a seizure that starts off in one area of the brain and spreads to the whole hemisphere causing loss of awareness. It usually has a preceding aura such as deja vu, depersonalization feelings, etc. There maybe automatisms associated with it (for example lip smacking, moving fingers in a pattern, or chewing). It can lead to involvement globally which is called secondary generalization. ...Read more

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Is there any way to provoke complex partial seizures?

Is there any way to provoke complex partial seizures?

Many things: Photo stimulation, brain iiritability hypogycemia tbi toxin all can contribute. ...Read more

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What are complex partial seizures with secondary generalization?

Start locally & spre: Partial seizures refer to seizures that start in a localized fashion, for instance in one limb, and do not cause loss of consciousness. Secondary generalization refers to the spread from an initial local to involve other areas. If generalization occurs it usually causes loss of consciousness and will look like a grand mal convulsion. ...Read more

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A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more