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Strange symptoms being overlooked, I have juv. Onset epilepsy and bipolar nos, but these symptoms are overwhelming. Random tingling of face, like a current down my body that cause me to tense up. Extreme fatigue, i could sleep all day, its terribly hard t

Strange symptoms being overlooked, I have juv. Onset epilepsy and bipolar nos, but these symptoms are overwhelming. Random tingling of face, like a current down my body that cause me to tense up.
Extreme fatigue, i could sleep all day, its terribly hard t

See your neurologist.: These symptoms are not psychiatric. They are neurologic in nature and likely coming from your seizure disorder. It's also possible that it could be a side effect of your medications either directly or indirectly through a vitamin deficiency. Do not change any of your medications obviously without discussing things with your neurologist and your psychiatrist. You should always alert both of your physicians when new symptoms emerge. It would also be a good idea to be in therapy and have a psychologist as a liaison to help if you are having difficulty expressing these things to your physicians. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Can brain fatigue and being overly tired cause small epilepsy-like seizures?

Can brain fatigue and being overly tired cause small epilepsy-like seizures?

If I understand: Your question means fatigue or sleepiness, and either may be a trigger for seizure activity, if a patient is sub-optimally controlled by their medications. ...Read more

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Extreme exhaustion and dizziness, can this be a result of my epilepsy medication no longer working for me?

Extreme exhaustion and dizziness, can this be a result of my epilepsy medication no longer working for me?

Yes: It depends on what type of seizures you usually have, but theoretically if you are extremely exhausted suddenly, when before you werent, and you are on the same dose of meds, you could be having silent seizures that are causing you to be tired afterwards. That is called post ictal somnolence. ...Read more

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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more

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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more

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Does epilepsy cause vegetive state synptoms

Does epilepsy cause vegetive state synptoms

Come again?: Not really sure what you mean. Please repost and explain what you mean by "vegetive state synptoms." I would also highly recommend that you type out your question in Microsoft Word and run your spell-checker on it before you copy and paste it into the HealthTap question box. Correctly spelling the words in your post might render them understandable and actually answerable. ...Read more

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What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

Seizures: Idiopathic means we don't know the cause, but many theories exist mostly related to a physical abnormality or chemical abnormmality in the brain. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

You bet: If a pregnant lady had poorly controlled epilepsy and experienced a generalized convulsive seizure, a miscarriage could readily occur. ...Read more

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Hi.I would like to know which syndrome causes petit mal epilepsy?

Hi.I would like to know which syndrome causes petit mal epilepsy?

Often none!: "Absence seizures" are often not associated with any other syndrome. Sometimes there is known cause. Sometimes kids who have febrile seizures seem to develop petit mal seizures. Sometimes it's hereditary and there is a family history of petit-mal seizures. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/petit-mal-seizure/basics/causes/con-20021252 People with porphyria can have petit-mal. ...Read more

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Will temporal lope epilepsy cause hypersexuality?

Will temporal lope epilepsy cause hypersexuality?

No.: There is no association between these conditions. One is neither the cause nor associated with the other. A distinct injury to the temporal lobe could conceivably result in both conditions, this would be very unlikely however. ...Read more

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Could depression cause epilepsy?

Could depression cause epilepsy?

Not at all: Epilepsy can result in emotional change, but not the reverse. You require meds to prevent seizures, and maybe meds to control depression. Discuss with a psychiatrist and work closely with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What's chronic psychosis caused by epilepsy?

Non convulsive epile: symptoms of a chronic mental health disorder can be caused by a form of non convulsive epilepsy. In this case the individual has a pattern on EEG of seizure discharges associated with emotion centers of the brain such as the temporal lobes, or general discharges. These may be continuous or episodic. ...Read more

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What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

Various: Moderate to severe closed head injuries. Also, any injury which penetrates the skull/brain. ...Read more

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Does the cause of epilepsy also cause depression?

Does the cause of epilepsy also cause depression?

No: There are no clear links between epilepsy and depression. However, it was observed that epileptic seizures were able lift depression in those with epilepsy. This resulted in the use of electroconvulsive therapy for depression, an effective treatment for those who have failed medication trials. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head injury that causes epilepsy?

What to do if I have head injury that causes epilepsy?

Medication first: Start with seizure meds prescibed by a doctor. There are many good ones out there (meds and doctors) some people might do best with epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation or combinations of meds with or without surgery to abort or modulate break through seizures. You also need to monitor blood levels, get an eeg. Check calcium, sodium and magnesium levels. Talk to the doctor about restrictions. ...Read more

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What causes chronic psychosis? Is it caused by epilepsy?

See below: One variety of epilepsy, chronic partial seizures, has been associated with psychiatric issues, and many anti-epileptic drugs might cause emotional adverse effects. You might want to confer with your neurologist in concert with a psychiatrist, as this challenge may be easily managed with some minor tweaks. ...Read more

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more