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What is meant by "chill seizure"?

What is meant by "chill seizure"?

Febrile seizures: These are common in children less than 5 when fever spike all of a sudden--most have no residual, normal developmentally--a small group of children presenting with atypical features like long duration, unilateral, have post ictal paralysis, strong family history continue to have seizures then it is epilepsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Can quitting an ssri cold turkey cause you to have seizures after being off the ssri for 7 months?

Can quitting an ssri cold turkey cause you to have seizures after being off the ssri for 7 months?

Not related: Your ssri pattern has no effect on the development of seizures, and you need to explore the problem with a local neurologist and try to uncover causation, and get these seizures under control. ...Read more

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I take lamactil , 100mg, bid for seizures. Is it safe to take OTC cold meds?

I take lamactil , 100mg, bid for seizures. Is it safe to take OTC cold meds?

Yes: Just be sure to check for interactions before taking the otc meds. In general, it should be safe. ...Read more

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I have a history of seizures. Now I get bouts of pure confusion and the rapid changing feeling of extreme hot and cold. Also severe bone pains?

I have a history of seizures. Now I get bouts of pure confusion and the rapid changing feeling of extreme hot and cold. Also severe bone pains?

Partial seizures?: One can have seizures even if you are ostensibly awake - waking seizures. Scarring of the brain due to head injuries, toxins, medications, infections or congenital problems can cause erratic firing yet not a full seizure with tonic-clonic movements. Deja vu, olfactory hallucinations, unusual sensations - rising sensations in stomach, bursts of emotions out of the blue, strangeness, mac/micropsia. ...Read more

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Can cold weather exposure trigger seizures in an epileptic?

Can cold weather exposure trigger seizures in an epileptic?

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

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Can cold sweats be an indication for impending seizures in an epileptic?

Possibly: More often, the cold sweats would be associated with risk of fainting or syncope, but could be auras in some cases. Your neurologist should be able to sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

Hard to tell...: One would have to consume copious amounts of alcohol to achieve this; or one may actually have epilepsy and the alcohol is simply lowering the seizure threshhold; please get with your physician and explore this; you may even need to see a neurologist to undergo some diagnostic testing figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more