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How can I get simple partial seizures?

How can I get simple partial seizures?

Epilepsy: Causes of seizures can be from injury to the brain (trauma, stroke), masses in the brain (vascular malformations, tumors), genetics, and "unknown". ...Read more

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 I die from simple partial seizures?

Can I die from simple partial seizures?

Not as such: Status epilepticus can be fatal if untreated, & there is a phenomenon known as sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which is very rare. You DEFINITELY need to educate yourself about epilepsy. There are lots of reputable websites & LOTS of books about epilepsy for patients (check your local library and Amazon). Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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What can simple partial seizures feel like?

What can simple partial seizures feel like?

Depends!: Simple partial seizure occurs when focal electrical abnormality in the brain causes focal symptoms without loss of consciousness, so the symptoms depend on the area of the brain involved. ...Read more

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What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more

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Are people with complex and simple partial seizures awake or responsive during the seizures?

Are people with complex and simple partial seizures awake or responsive during the seizures?

Different: In simple partial, person is responsive---- in complex partial, they are confused, only partially responsive. ...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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I have simple partial seizures and take trilleptal, what would happen if I did molly?

I have simple partial seizures and take trilleptal, what would happen if I did molly?

Unknown result: "molly" is the crystal form of mdma, or ecstasy. It's impossible to know with any assurance what would happen if someone takes it, especially if you get it on the street where any type of adulteration could also be done. Some people have had seizures while using "molly." if you're already being treated for a seizure disorder, this could be exacerbated when using such drugs. ...Read more

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Can amblyopia and simple-partial seizures be linked?

Can amblyopia and simple-partial seizures be linked?

Unlikely: Amblyopia is a defect in formation of the connection between the eye and the brain. It occurs during childhood. But this defect does not cause seizures. ...Read more

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Can simple partial seizures feel like an anxiety attack?

Can simple partial seizures feel like an anxiety attack?

Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible. Check with your doctor. It can be further evaluated with eeg as well as adjustment of medication. ...Read more

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How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

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

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What does a simple partial seizure feel like when you have one?

Recurrent: Some localized rythmic muscle movement, or sensory like numbness and tingling recurrent same location. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy in 1989 @ 7 yrs old, started having simple partial seizures @ age 10, went away for yrs now back last 2 yrs now, be because of no thyr?

Thyroidectomy in 1989 @ 7 yrs old, started having simple partial seizures @ age 10, went away for yrs now back last 2 yrs now, be because of no thyr?

Shouldn't: Since you are taking thyroxine, it shouldn't matter that your thyroid was removed. The body only needs the hormone so you should talk to your neurologist to figure out the situation with your seizures. ...Read more

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Can simple partial seizures kill me? I go for an EEG on the 12th of August. What can I do until then?

Can simple partial seizures kill me? I go for an EEG on the 12th of August. What can I do until then?

It cannot really.: Simple partial seizures are small seizures that are restricted to a small part of the brain and would be highly unlikely to cause death. You need to be on seizure medications to control them before and likely after EEG. The EEG does not cure you of the seizures. It is merely diagnostic and can miss your seizure if you are not having one at the time of your test. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tonic-clonic seizures, simple partial seizures, and complex partial seizures?

Accurate description: The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going eeg. If it starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used. ...Read more

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Can someone reference the studies that show that Neurontin (gabapentin) is not a particularly strong aed for simple partial seizures as many clinicians believe?

Look at these: I think the evidence is the contrary: gabapentin (neurontin) as add-on therapy in patients with partial seizures: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Epilepsia volume 35, issue 4, pages 795–801, july 1994. A double-blind trial of Gabapentin monotherapy for newly diagnosed partial seizures. Neurology november 1998 vol. 51 no. 5 1282-1288. ...Read more

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What is a simple partial seizure vs. A complex partial seizure?

What is a simple partial seizure vs. A complex partial seizure?

Simple v complex sz: The difference has to do with alertness. A simple partial seizure: the person is awake, alert, and they can feel the seizure- it may cause arm or face twitching, tingling or a visual sensation Complex partial seizure: the person may look awake, but they are not alert, and they may have no memory of the seizure or anything that occurs during the seizure. This may look like staring. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell the difference between migraines and simple partial seizures (seizures without memory loss)?

How do doctors tell the difference between migraines and simple partial seizures (seizures without memory loss)?

Simple partial: Seizures are defined by lack of alteration of consciousness not by the absence of memory loss and they run the gamut. Migraine is an event triggered by activation of the trigeminal vascular system. There may or may not be a component of cephalgia. Now that I've given you some tasty tidbits of information we can talk about the overlap between migraine and seizures. Its a lengthy discussion. ...Read more

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Can seizures change nature from simple partial to catamenial and then to abdominal seizures in 3 years or so? Why is that? Are my medicines helping me?

Can seizures change nature from simple partial to catamenial and then to abdominal seizures in 3 years or so? Why is that? Are my medicines helping me?

Seizures: It is possible but very unlikely. In any case, the question warrants further investigation to find the cause of the symptoms experienced. Differential diagnosis includes migraine, pseudo seizures, neuroimflammatory or degenerative disorder (behcet's, sarcoidosis, ie.). Response to therapy and abnormal eeg will help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Think I might have simple partial seizures have anxiety attack a lot and sometimes I jerk when I'm sleeping its not a lot but it is enough wake me up?

Tremors: Sleep resolves all movements except for periodic limb movement disorder. The med topiramate prevents seizures making it even less likely that the movements are seizures. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to still have simple partial seizure taking 400mg lamictal daily (200 am, 200 pm)?

Is it dangerous to still have simple partial seizure taking 400mg lamictal daily (200 am, 200 pm)?

"danger" vs "ok": The dose of lamictal that most end up at is around 500 mg per day for maintenance. Are you taking any other medications with this that may affect lamictal's effectivity? I would review your med list with MD and consideration may be needed to change your meds to something else to get better control of the seizures. Goal is not to have daily seizures of course.... ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more