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What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

Jerky movements: These are the typical jerky movements we get in our sleep, resembling a brief kick, or other sudden involuntary movement. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more

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Began generic Keppra (levetiracetam) XR on Aug 8 for myoclonic seizures & having high increase in psych Sx. Could med be cause? If so, ALT options for Tx of seizures?

Began generic Keppra (levetiracetam) XR on Aug 8 for myoclonic seizures & having high increase in psych Sx. Could med be cause? If so, ALT options for Tx of seizures?

Seizure tretaments: Keppra (levetiracetam) can definitely cause psych-related side effects. There are a large number of anti-seizure medications and it is important to share these symptoms with your neurologist and find a medicine that gives you a balance between proper seizure control and minimal side effects. ...Read more

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What are myoclonic seizures?

What are myoclonic seizures?

Generalized Seizure: Myoclonic seizures are a type of generalized convulsive seizure characterized by brief, repetitive muscle contractions. (the prefix myo- means muscle.) they usually involve both sides of the cerebral cortex. ...Read more

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Tell me about myoclonic seizures?

Tell me about myoclonic seizures?

Brief jerks: These are brief, jerks that can affect arms, legs and the torso. They can be unilateral or bilateral. They are associated with a characterstic change on the eeg. They can be controlled with certain anti-seizure medications, for example, valproate, or levetiracetam. ...Read more

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Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Myoclonic seizures: Myoclonic seizures are a form of primary generalized seizures. They do not lead to other seizures but the root cause of your seizures might. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what's a myoclonic seizure?

Can anyone tell me what's a myoclonic seizure?

See below.: Someone having a myoclonic seizure has rapid, jerklike movements that can affect the face, arms, legs, and/or trunk. They can occur alone or as part of a mixed generalized seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Think my daughter having myoclonic seizures in sleep how will i no if she is?

Think my daughter having myoclonic seizures in sleep how will i no if she is?

Restless : Your daughter should be seen by a neurologist who will no dobt order an eeg to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long should myoclonic seizures last at night ? Are they dangerous or what are the dangers in 5 yr old and should I try to wake her i'm worried

Myoclonic seizures: Usually the seizures are blitz like lasting a matter of seconds. Occasionally they can spread over the entire body i don't think you have to wake her unless she is trashing around. ...Read more