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Can Orgasm Trigger A Seizure
Conventionally, orgasm is the culmination of sexual arousal (and may be repeated) and typically produces great pleasure through direct genital stimulation of the male penis and female clitoris. However, orgasm may also be achieved via the brain or as a reflex arc. The physical characteristics are an explosive peak & repeated neuromuscular action causing release of male ...Read more
Poor brain control: Partial seizures occur in patients with a region of irritated brain. If they abuse themselves and do not sleep well, eat poorly, and indulge in drugs or alcohol, the brain will react with a complex partial seizure. Medication will often control this disorder, but if doses are missed, then serious seizures may occur. Tumors may present with partial seizures and need prompt treatment. ...Read more
My girlfriend recently told me that she's epileptic, What might trigger a seizure and what should I do if one happens?
What 2do 4 seizure: Seizures are more likely in the setting of sleep-deprivation, infection, and medication withdrawal / irregular use. When you see someone with a seizure, help them to the ground, so they cannot fall, turn them to one side, and give them some time to recover. Most seizures last 30-90 sec. If the sz does not stop in 5 min, call 911. ...Read more
What doesn't?: Dehydration, use of illicit drugs, infections both at the level of the brain and spinal cord as well as anywhere else in the body medications, flashing lights, noncompliance with anti-seizure medication regimen, strokes, metabolic disorders, trauma to the head, hyperventilation. Does that list seem complete enough to cover whatever you might be thinking? There very well may be other causes as well ...Read more
Child or adult?: Causes of seizures in infants and children can include a high fever and a condition called pku (phenylketonuria). In adults, there are many possible causes including brain tumor, low blood sugar, head injury, some illegal drugs (pcp, cocaine, "speed"), stroke, toxemia of pregnancy, epilepsy, and many more. If someone has a seizure for the first time, a doctor needs to do tests to find out why. ...Read more
Many triggers: Including inadequate medication levels, or stopping meds, infections, stress, lack of sleep, certain medications and recreational drugs, lack of proper nutrition, co-morbid disease states such as diabetic fluctuations, etc. This may not be all, as other triggers may apply. ...Read more
Triggers for seizure: Sleep deprevation, failing to take all doses of prescribed anticonvulsants, stress and hyperventilation, low blood sugar, medications that can cause seizures as a side effect or combinations that can trigger seizures, flickering lights for those are light sensitive are some known triggers. ...Read more
MRI +EEG: If you are sure this was a simple partial, there is an area of the brain which triggered it, may be scay, tumour, vascular, stroke, but sometimes we do not find cause. ...Read more
I should know this answer but I want conformation one way or another. Can stress trigger an epileptic seizure?
Physical and emotional stress can indeed be seizure triggers in some epileptics. This is part of the reason staying healthy and getting plenty of rest is so important. Here's a web page on seizure triggers.
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/diagnosis/seizureprovokingtriggers.cfm. ...Read more
I could easily produce a seizure for an eeg. I know what my triggers are. Timing might be a bit tricky. Should I do this?
All must be involved: We frequently try to catch a seizure on eeg. That is why the patient breaths deeply and lights are flashed and sleep is attempted. If there are specific triggers, the eeg technician and you can prepare and catch a good event on eeg in a quality manner. We recently caught a good event with a young lady who had seizures when using a hair dryer during the eeg. ...Read more
No, not these:
A seizure is normally caused by irritation of the surface of the brain, as in the setting of an injury or an infection, or a congenital change that leads to a risk of seizures.
Intense cerebral activity (example?) or strong emotions do not cause epileptic seizures. ...Read more
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
If Caffeine Strobe lights and heat triggered my seizures in the past. Can Caffeine with it being a trigger to my migraines cause seizures to return?
Yes: But hope not, not sure though, anything that triggered seizure in past may do it again. ...Read more
Temporal lobe sz.: Intense emotions, medications/illicit substances/medical conditions, changes in intensity of perceptions such as sound/light/temperature, are few examples. ...Read more
No: But a seizure can result in vomiting and sometimes the vomit goes to the lungs causing problems. ...Read more
No: Epileptic seizures are due to pathological areas of the brain which electrically discharge inappropriately. Some issues triggering increased seizure risk include missing meds; recreational drugs; suddenly stopping tranquilizers, sedatives, or alcohol; irregular sleep; poor nutrition; low blood sugar; intense stress; infections and many more. But no real relation to ambient temperatures. ...Read more
Not generally: Such an association between receiving an epidural and having a full-blown epileptic seizure would seem uncommon and unlikely. I do know, that for some who are easily prone toward seizures, stress can contribute to having a seizure and I can see how an epidural could be stressful. ...Read more
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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