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Can Excessive Spinning Cause Seizures
Very unlikely: Seizures can be triggered by specific stimuli such as flickering light or hyperventilation. Fever in a toddler is associated with a toxic state that can cause a seizure. Heat alone is very unlikely to cause a seizure. Being aware of early signs of a seizure is very important. Avoiding stimuli that can bring on a seizure is important. These must be part of seizure management. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more
It depends: These are pretty nonspecific complaints but can be a sign of a rheumatologic condtion, withdrawal, or a brain tumor. If you are passing out and having seizures you have a serious condtion that should be evaluated by a physician to see what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lamictal Side Effect: Lamictal (Lamotrigine) Side Effects Common Side Effects of Lamictal (Lamotrigine): Let your doctor know if any of these side effects persist or get worse. Nausea Dizziness Drowsiness Headache Changes in menstrual periods Back pain Insomnia (trouble sleeping) Blurred or double vision Shaking (tremors) Vomiting Upset stomach Feeling tired Runny nose Sore throat ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes? but no: Sometimes people with seizures at night time may make strange noises and postures. This may look like a night mare to an observer. Migraines may cause visual symptoms, like sparkling or shimmering lights. Neither of these conditions necessarily affects an actual dream. Unless someone else wants to discuss that further. ...Read more
Can migraine headaches cause dizziness? Do migraines cause dizziness or can normal headaches cause this as well?
Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delusions are: psychotic experiences. Diseases are schizophrenia, mania or deep depression, or delusional disorder. Seizures can be stress or fever induced, but more often are brain disorders (organic). Headaches? Too many diseases or medication side effects to list here.. All three can be induced by drug overdose, particularly the speeds...but hallucinogens can be a factor in delusions and headaches. ...Read more
EEG: You clearly need a lot of care and attention! If your body is making too much insulin the doctors (including surgeons) need to find the area of your pancreas producing too much insulin and schedule removal of that area. Your seizures may slow down but you will need careful follow up with a neurologist. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?
Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more
Rare: Certain flashing lights can in certain pts. I never heard of sudden movements. ...Read more
Excessive thirst: There are many reasons for excessive thirst. From an Endocrinology viewpoint a very high blood sugar could cause thirst and headaches. Do you have diabetes? One other possibility is a thyroid disorder, and there are many non-endocrine conditions that could lead to your symptoms. I would recommend an early appointment to your doctor who will take your history, do an exam, and order some lab data. ...Read more
Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more
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