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Can Pain Anxiety Cause A Seizure
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
What to if I am on ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety, and I was wondering if they caused seizures?
Only if you take them for a long time and with large quantities then you could become dependent on them. If you are dependent and stop the medication abruptly then that could cause seizures.
They themselves don't cause seizures. They are used to treat seizures. ...Read more
What is a dissociative seizure? Is this related to anxiety so high it causes a seizure?? Is memory loss assiciated with this?
Dx of exclusion: Hi David, dissociative seizures are non-epileptic and can be caused by a number of factors (extreme anxiety being one possibility); they require careful evaluation to determine etiology and treatment. Amnesia is possible, but if the seizures are truly psychogenic, the loss is not due to nervous system damage, and should respond to appropriate treatment. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read more
Very unlikely but:
Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes seizures in about 1 in 1000 people who take 300 mg or less. The incidence of seizures increases with higher doses.
Marijuana actually reduces risk of seizures. Many people who suffer from seizures poorly controlled by drugs finds marijuana often helps them far better than meds.
If someone on 150 mg of Wellbutin & marijuana has a seizure it's probably not caused by taking them. ...Read more
Yes: Fear and anxiety can do a lot of things! They increase our adrenaline, exhaust our adrenal glands and the body will respond in various manners to it... It is best to see your physician and be evaluated and perhaps a neurologist to be sure it is not seizures. Biofeedback, hypnosis, counseling, and chinese medicine and homeopathy can all be helpful avenues to decrease the fear and anxiety. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible. But it is very important to rule out any kind of seizure disorder, medical or medication issues. See a physician and get checked out. If it is anxiety that is causing these symptoms there is effective psychological treatment for this kind of anxiety. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I have severe anxiety that causes me to have seizures, are there any natural yet effective ways to calm myself? I lose sleep & appetite, & even cry?
Anxiety + Seizures: Symptoms of a seizure that are caused by anxiety are not the same as seizures caused by irregular electrical firing of the brain. The former may respond to counseling, hypnosis, reassurance, and treatment of anxiety. The latter tend to improve with medicines called anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin and levetiracetam. Whatever helps your anxiety will probably help your seizure symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for fear or anxiety to cause seizure symptoms, crying, clingy behavior in a 8 yr old?
Somewhat: It is certainly possible for fear and anxiety to cause clinging behavior in children. If he feels insecure, he will need more attention from you to reassure him. When children are really upset, they may hold their breath, which can cause passing out or convulsion like symptoms. Be reassuring and calm. If this continues, see a child therapist. ...Read more
Tickling sensation in left ear down neck and into arm been going on for 30 min. What would cause this? Tmj? Seizure? Anxiety?
Anxiety?: Does not sound like anything serious if persists have a check up! ...Read more
Seizures caused by stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and urgency. Always accompanied by a myoclonus twitch, what could this be?
Tickling feeling in left ear down neck into left arm. What could cause this? Tmj, partial seizure, anxiety? Jaw has been bothering me today
I have what my dr has said is stress induced seizures. I feel like im out in spacre and then my head shakes, hands curl and my eyes blink uncontroably. I have agoraphobia and a lot of other problems with anxiety and depression. Can stress cause seizures.
Things to consider::
Has the appropriate testing done to confirm the type of seizures you are having.
Stress can indirectly affects seizure activity or onset by making you forget to take your medicine, increase your cortisol level which can affect the activity of seizures, cause you to have negative emotions which alters the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is a common place for seizures to begin. ...Read more
Of course you can: Anxiety can arise due to worry about any medical condition. If you had a seizure, even if the cause is known & has been treated, you could become fearful that it would happen again. If you anxiety becomes excessive or stops you from living your life freely, you may want to consult with a psychologist. They can explain treatment options like relaxation techniques & cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
I have anxiety really bad right now and I am in great health. But I'm so scared I'm going to have a seizure after reading about them. Can this happen?
Does dizzyness or falling feeling have anything to do with seizures coming on or is it more anxiety related. Sometimes I feel like im gonna fall over?
Seek help: I would recommend you first see your physician to rule out medical causes. However the symptoms you describe could also be anxiety, so after making sure that there is no physical reason for your problem, seek treatment w mental health provider who treats anxiety and panic disorder. ...Read more
Does dizzyness and headrushes have anything to do with a seizure been happening for a year but no passing out dr says anxiety?
I'm not epileptic. But I feel like I want to have a seizure but ones not happening. And instead it causing anxiety. Why won't I have one?
Bizarre question: This is a truly bizarre question. I can't imagine what you could possibly mean by saying you "want" to have a seizure. Perhaps you don't understand what a seizure is. I'm guessing you have severe anxiety and have somehow gotten the mistaken (very mistaken) notion that a seizure would relieve it. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get proper treatment (including psychotherapy) for your anxiety. ...Read more
Odd when you develop bad anxiety issues from seeing a stress induced seizure...Afraid you will have one from stress when its what stresses you?
It's a trauma: Observing someone go through a seizure or other painful events can result in trauma or even ptsd for the observer of the event. Generally the fear passes and does not leave a lasting mark. If it persisted treatment with a therapist skilled in treating trauma and phobias should be considered. ...Read more
Neurologic v. psych: Anxiety attacks usually have rapid onset and peak quickly often with cardiac complaints, tremulousness, an intense feeling fo needing to escape, sweating etc and not often accompanied by losing consciousness. Seizures are a neurologic event. A good medical work up is important for initial diagnosis, the good news is anxiety attacks are very treatable by psychologists and or meds. ...Read more
Do head rush feelings while sitting have anything to do with seizures or is it more anxiety panic related?
My wife is 3½ months pregnant. She often suufer a mild anxiety and mild seizure. Will it be a problem if she took Becosules (vit. B) capsules?
Probably not, but: Why don't you ask her OBGYN for recommendations. They absolutely NEED to know about her Hx of seizures to be prepared for delivery - just in case. It could prevent them having a moment of panic - and that's good to do. Also, Pre-natal vitamin combinations should be available and that may have enough of the one she needs. It's good to develop a relationship w/ OBGYNs - so talk to them. Congrats! ...Read more
My wife has undiagnosed seizures when she has high anxiety. When she takes welbutrin, they seem less aggressive and less frequent. Why is that?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Stress can trigger seizures and should be treated. Paradoxically Wellbutrin can cause seizures by lowering her seizure threshold. She would do better to try a different approach to the anxiety reaction with perhaps Lexapro or Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). These are SSRIs which can also lower seizure threshold but not to the degree Wellbutrin can ...Read more
Why does the doc ask me to take pregalin75 along with lexapro10mg+klonopin0.75mg. Pregalin for anxiety? I don't have seizures? So why pregalin? Thx
Can sudden and 4 hours of strange feeling and hot and red face and sleepless of anxiety be a type of seizure?
Do not think so: You can never say never, but this was probably not a seizure. Seizures normally last 30-90 seconds. They normally impair awareness, and people who have them do not remember how they felt. A hot and red face often occurs with dilation of small blood vessels in the skin, but not normally a seizure. Most seizures are best described by a witness. ...Read more
I am scaring myself to death I had 2 seizures in my sleep 14 years ago when I was teen now im having anxiety that when I feel odd its an aura?
Previously answered: Dr. Bey answered this one for you previously, and I agree that a neurological evaluation is warranted to rule out current seizures and/or auras. What you describe sounds much more like anxiety than aura, though. The question is why you're continuing to scare yourself to death? In other questions it's appeared that you have obsessional anxiety & could benefit from psychotherapy for this. Good luck. ...Read more
Anxiety over seizures haven't had one since I was 15 but I still have very bad panic that out of nowhere I will get I had 1 in my sleep at 15?
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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