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What to do if I see an epilepsy aura 24/7.?

What to do if I see an epilepsy aura 24/7.?

Highly unusual: it would be highly unusual to have an epilepsy aura which is continuous. There is a syndrome where people have continuous, highly localized, seizures which do not affect their awareness or memory. It is called "epilepsia partialis continua" but you would want to discuss this with your epilepsy expert; it's possible it's not an aura. ...Read more

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. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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I have strong traction of eyes (vitreomacular traction i think the doc called it). Venous angioma left temp lobe. Headaches. Aura. Is it epilepsy?

I have strong traction of eyes (vitreomacular traction i think the doc called it). Venous angioma left temp lobe. Headaches. Aura. Is it epilepsy?

Separate issues: Vitreo-retinal traction is the presence of bands of scar in the fluids at the back of the eye which can predispose to retinal detachment. A retinal specialist should be consulted for this. The other conditions relate to brain issues with changes that could cause seizures. Best handled with a neurologist consultant. ...Read more

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Epilepsy in children: how do children generally describe their auras? What descriptions do they use?

Epilepsy in children: how do children generally describe their auras?  What descriptions do they use?

Auras vary: if seizures from part of brain for smelling, will have weird smell; for taste, weird taste; for movement right arm, right arm movement w/o their control; and so on. If seizures spread to whole brain quickly they may stare, fall, convulse but they will not recall the seizure its self. We now call "aura"s partial seizures since they can occur without convulsion. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and have been experiencing auras in the past couple days. I take my medications as prescribed. I use drugs, etc. Want to chat?

I have epilepsy and have been experiencing auras in the past couple days. I take my medications as prescribed. I use drugs, etc. Want to chat?

Talk to Neuro MD: That's how epilepsy is managed--call your neurologist to develop a plan for what to do about seizures between visits. Most times we can adjust doses of meds. Identifying and eliminating triggers may help (sleep deprivation, strobe or flickering lights, stress). Some people are more prone to have seizures around time of their menses/ period. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does everyone have aura before epileptic seizures?

Does everyone have aura before epileptic seizures?

Not the case.: For the most part, auras are a type of seizure. They represent a type of partial seizure; a seizure that comes from one area of the brain. People with primary generalized seizures usually don't have auras. ...Read more

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How to cure epilepsy?

How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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How to clear epilepsy?

How to clear epilepsy?

Broad: This is a rather broad question. There are many ways to treat epilepsy and it can be quite complex to evaluate and treat the right way. Sometimes cures can be achieved as well if the assessment is individualized and done properly. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult and go over your particular case. ...Read more

Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...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