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Doctor insights on: Complex Partial Seizures Symptoms

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Are complex partial seizures symptomatically close to symptoms if a panic attack? Red flags that raise suspicion of one or the other?

Are complex partial seizures symptomatically close to symptoms if a panic attack? Red flags that raise suspicion of one or the other?

Panic versus seizure: First of all, in a partial complex seizure there may be repetitive body movements that give it away. Otherwise, differentiating factors can be amnesia, hallucinations, interest in esoteric things, being clingy to other people, having low sex drive, change in sexual orientation, writing or reading excessively, being overly religious or changing religions suddenly, and of course a positive eeg in pc. ...Read more

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What day to day symptoms might a patient with complex partial seizures exhibit?

What day to day symptoms might a patient with complex partial seizures exhibit?

Seizures: In complex seizures one loses the ability to interact with his surroundings. He may be in a trance like state. His speech may be slurred and sound like gibberish. He may be staring aimlessly into space. ...Read more

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What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irritant in the brain can cause a complex partial seizure. Examples are infections, tumors, abnormal blood vessels, and strokes. Also, there are genetic causes of complex partial seizures that are due to miswiring in the brain. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from complex partial seizures?

Ask your neuro: Need description, eeg recording and MRI before we answer--sometimes genetic, trauma, infection, metabolic, structural brain abnormality. ...Read more

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What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes. ...Read more

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I need some advice for complex partial seizures?

Neurology: Complex partial seizures are very treatable with medications. A neurologist would be the best to evaluate and determine if indeed you are having complex partial seizures. This is important as there are some drugs that are better for these types of seizures vs others. You should also have imaging studies done to make certain that there isn't a mass lesion (ie. Tumor) that is the cause of the seizure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are complex partial seizures?

See below: It is a seizure that starts off in one area of the brain and spreads to the whole hemisphere causing loss of awareness. It usually has a preceding aura such as deja vu, depersonalization feelings, etc. There maybe automatisms associated with it (for example lip smacking, moving fingers in a pattern, or chewing). It can lead to involvement globally which is called secondary generalization. ...Read more

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What are the triggers of complex partial seizures?

What are the triggers of complex partial seizures?

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

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Help please? I want to know what are complex partial seizures?

Help please? I want to know what are complex partial seizures?

Partial or focal sz: These are focal events typically emanating from temporal lobe or limbic connections, and are associated with aura, such as deja vu; automatisms like tongue or mouth movements; absence of awareness, for about 1-2 minutes; and amnesia for the spell. These could generalize into a convulsion. Tough to control at times, but newer meds may help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

Internat. Classif.: C;assification based on observation (clinical and eeg) rather than the underlying pathophysiology/anatomy. I partial seizures (older term: focal seizures) a simple partial seizures - consciousness is not impaired. Complex partial seizures - consciousness is impaired. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complex partial seizures?

Focal sz: A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when describing a focal seizure. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my complex partial seizures are taking over my life?

See your neurologist: Yes, you should be concerned if the complex partial seizures are becoming more difficult to control. You should check with your neurologist to make certain you are on the appropriate medications and doses. Your neurologist may do more imaging studies to make certain there isn't an underlying tumor causing the seizures. Even if there is no tumor, surgery becomes an option for treatment if meds fail. ...Read more

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Is there any way to provoke complex partial seizures?

Many things: Photo stimulation, brain iiritability hypogycemia tbi toxin all can contribute. ...Read more

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Could MS cause complex partial seizures?

MS and seizure: It is possible for MS to cause a complex partial seizure. This would normally be a staring spell, with some kind of aura or warning symptom, and followed by a recovery phase. There are some interesting videos of complex partial seizures on youtube. ...Read more

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What are complex partial seizures with secondary generalization?

What are complex partial seizures with secondary generalization?

Start locally & spre: Partial seizures refer to seizures that start in a localized fashion, for instance in one limb, and do not cause loss of consciousness. Secondary generalization refers to the spread from an initial local to involve other areas. If generalization occurs it usually causes loss of consciousness and will look like a grand mal convulsion. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between complex partial seizures and absence seizures?

Yes: Complex partial seizures tend to involve grimaces and facial movements while absence seizures are usually just "staring" spells. ...Read more

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What's the difference between complex partial seizures and absence seizures?

Different epilepsies: Absence seizures can occur in young children associated with lennox-gastaut, and even petit mal in adolescence which involves brief lack of awareness is a type of absence. These are considered generalized events. Complex partial are focal events, starting with auras, lack of consciousness, peculiar motions or actions, and amnesia for the spells. Specific meds needed for each type. ...Read more

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A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when ...Read more