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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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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 consciousness. " ...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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Can sleep deprivation cause epilepsy?

No: Sleep deprivation will not cause epilepsy but can provoke a seizure in epileptics and non-epileptics. I can make anyone seize if I drop their blood sugar low enough or sleep deprive them enough. Epilepsy is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sleep deprivation can provoke a seizure but not cause epilepsy. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot cause nocturnal epilepsy?

Does smoking pot cause nocturnal epilepsy?

Not typically: Virtually anyone's brain will seize if you do enough bad things to stress it, in research it is common to model epilepsy by placing certain irritating chemicals on the brain of mice. While the effect of marijuana on lowering one's seizure threshold (tendency of the brain to have seizures) isn't that clear, it is an illicit substance and may contain things like Cocaine or meth, that cause seizures. ...Read more

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...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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Can really bad stress and anxiety cause epilepsy?

Can really bad stress and anxiety cause epilepsy?

No: But it can precipitate seizures in individuals who have a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications, or the patient may have intractable seizures needing prolonged treatment and having an increased risk of death. ...Read more

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How hard do you have to hit your head to cause epilepsy?

Brain injury: Post-traumatic epilepsy occurs if the brain is injured in a vulnerable area. The amount of force may be variable, as in repetitive head injuries from football or hockey or generic boxing. Many open head injuries can lead to epilepsy. So, this is not an issue of "how hard", but rather the where and consequence. ...Read more

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My baby twitches, possibly be caused by epilepsy, what to do?

My baby twitches, possibly be caused by epilepsy, what to do?

Unlikely the issue: The brain of an infant is constantly sending out random messages to the various muscle groups to flex or extend arms, legs and otherwise "move".This preserves the muscle tone and size until the baby can move them on purpose. This along with other "reflexes" triggered by sound or movement can seem too twitchy. Seizures are patterned, non-random movements. Your doc can sort this out. ...Read more

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Why would epilepsy start at an old age and what causes it to?

Actually not rare: New cases of epilepsy happen very frequently as we age. After age 65 the rate of new cases especially shoots up. Causes vary quite a lot over the different ages. Older folks have a higher incidence due to trauma, strokes, and degenerative diseases. Occasionally tumors, too. ...Read more

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How can fast changing colors cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

How can fast changing colors cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

Possibly: Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously called tv epilepsy, but new screens do not cause this. Consult a neurologist who may suggest medication and a particular frequency of blue sun glasses that makes the likelyhood of seizures less likely. Also avoid flickering lights. ...Read more

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How fast does a strobe have to flash to cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

Mostly at 10 hz: In people who are susceptible to photosensitive seizures only 3%, abnormality on eeg usually appear at 10hz, meaning 10 flashes per second. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know does Generalized epilepsy cause hallucination or is it The medications I take?

Meds: Epilepsy does not cause hallucinations, especially between convulsant episodes. It's most likely a reaction to one of the anti-epileptic or other meds you take. Discuss with your doctor to see if any are know to be associate with such symptoms or if two of your drugs are interacting with each other. ...Read more

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When I was a baby I had a severe reaction to a DPT shot. I almost died. Could that have caused my epilepsy?

Seizures: Epilepsy is often related to some damage to the brain. This can be minor but in an area that causes alterations in neurological transmissions. Without knowing what actually happened to you during your DPT shot it is impossible to speculate about causation. ...Read more

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Can a rollover car accident be the root cause of developing photosensitive epilepsy? And the person not know right away?

Can a rollover car accident be the root cause of developing photosensitive epilepsy? And the person not know right away?

Photosens Epilepsy: Photosensitive epilepsy is a condition where seizures are provoked by flashing light at a certain frequency. It is associated with generalized epilepsy, which means it is a tendency for the brain to enter a seizure. It is not caused by injuries or accidents.

Is it possible that a seizure occurred prior to the car accident? Please be careful and talk to your medical provider about driving. ...Read more

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Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this or could it be epilepsy?

Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this or could it be epilepsy?

Aura: Sounds like the aura of a migraine. Nothing to get worried about. Discuss it with the md treating your headaches at your next visit. ...Read more

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Delusions suddenly stopped in individual. Just like a switch being pulled. What would cause this? Diagnosed with juvenile epilepsy at 6 years old.

I don't think...: ...Your question makes any sense. Epilepsy is a neurologic condition that involves seizures. Delusions are an error in thinking or belief (like attributing unpleasant behavior to a "conspiracy" without evidence). The two conditions don't really have anything to do with one another, although they could exist in the same person. ...Read more

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Can there be any way that depression can cause epilepsy?

No: Although they often coexist, they do not cause one another. ...Read more

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What causes abnomrmal brain waves without epilepsy?

Many entities: Includes prior head and neck trauma, migraine headaches, medication effects, sleep disorders, metabolic influences, chemical imbalances, to name a few. ...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