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Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot be properly formed. It is not likely that events which occur in the post-ictal period will be recalled. ...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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Does memory loss after waking up from a brief coma eventually come back?

Does memory loss after waking up from a brief coma eventually come back?

Variable: Memory loss of the events near the time of a loss of consciousness may or may not return, depending upon the severity of the injury. It is not uncommon for these memories to return over the ensuing days to weeks. ...Read more

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Im 30 now and have not a seizure since I was a teen and only had 2 with 3 days of eachother everyone tells me they will come back worse i?

Im 30 now and have not a seizure since I was a teen and only had 2 with 3 days of eachother everyone tells me they will come back worse i?

By now, doubtful.: Though not often discussed, some seizures are classified as "benign" or not serious in nature. Without having any other medical information about your teenage events, this can not be for certain--however, the age is about right, and the relatively long length of time since your teenage seizures does suggest that your risk for seizures now is very slim, if any. Benign rolandic seizures: google it. ...Read more

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After sudden 1st seizure, is it possible to get another seizure after your EEG and brain scan come back clean?

After sudden 1st seizure, is it possible to get another seizure after your EEG and brain scan come back clean?

Yes, it is possible: A person who has epilepsy or recurrent seizures can have a normal inter-ictal (between seizures) EEG. Prolonged EEG monitoring or sleep deprived EEG may provide more information. ...Read more

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Memory loss after coma, does it come back?

Memory loss after coma, does it come back?

Depends: If the coma was brief you do not get memory loss except during coma or small time before and after coma. If the coma was prolonged and caused permanent damage to brain then memory impairment will likely be permanent and will be called dementia. ...Read more

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Will memory loss due to masturbation come back?

Not related: Both in my practice, and reading the research, i cannot recall ever learning about any connection between masturbation and memory loss. It would be helpful if you could explain who specifically suggested to you that there is a connection, how old you are, and any other relevant information. Perhaps many others have similar concerns but don't ask. ...Read more

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Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

Memory loss: The brain is one of our most resilient organs. Yes, you could experience improvement. My advice is that you have periodic check us with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Might a hypoglycemic seizure cause memory loss?

Might a hypoglycemic seizure cause memory loss?

Yes: That's why it is very important to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, while preventing any hypoglycemia, particularly one severe enough to cause a seizure. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?

Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?

Memory loss: Seizures can and do short term memory loss, what is called retrograde amnesia, seizures rarely affected long term memory except in more severe cases. ...Read more

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What is a dissociative seizure? Is this related to anxiety so high it causes a seizure?? Is memory loss assiciated with this?

What is a dissociative seizure?  Is this related to anxiety so high it causes a seizure??  Is memory loss assiciated with this?

Dx of exclusion: Hi David, dissociative seizures are non-epileptic and can be caused by a number of factors (extreme anxiety being one possibility); they require careful evaluation to determine etiology and treatment. Amnesia is possible, but if the seizures are truly psychogenic, the loss is not due to nervous system damage, and should respond to appropriate treatment. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read more

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Someone i know with epilepsy - memory loss after seizure?

Common: After an epileptic seizure, post-ictal confusion is common and may last for several minutes or even up to a few hours, but usually fully reversible. Best solution is prevention of the seizures. Multiple therapeutic options are available. ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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4 hour memory loss due to seizure. Is this normal?

4 hour memory loss due to seizure.  Is this normal?

Seizure and memory: This is not normal, but it is possible. The longer the seizure lasts, the more likely memory loss will be prolonged. It is also important to consider the cause and origin of the seizure. It is most common for the memory to be impaired for about 10-30 minutes after a seizure. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that are like seizures? Containing memory loss

What are some diseases that are like seizures? Containing memory loss

Brain issues: Memory is sensitive to numerous physiological, environmental, emotional, and behavior factors. As you suggest, memory can be disrupted by seizures and by many other neurological conditions. ...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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My baby has lissencephaly. Could his seizures be causing memory loss? He seems like he's forgotten how to cry. Instead he makes noises but not crying.

My baby has lissencephaly. Could his seizures be causing memory loss? He seems like he's forgotten how to cry. Instead he makes noises but not crying.

Could well be: Repeated seizures can result in memory problems. In addition, the period after the seizure (post ictal) is characterized by a diminished mental status. Sorry for your child's' ailment. ...Read more

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Tingling on left temple, shakeyness, memory loss and black outs. Could this be the start of seizures?

Unlikely: Episodes of altered consciousness could be due to seizure activity, but your history perhaps is more consistent with faintness, or even low blood pressure or hypoglycemia. Best to approach this with a complete evaluation at your doctor's office soon. ...Read more

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Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!

Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!

Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read more

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Which paraneoplastic autoantibodies are commonly found with: memory loss, dysesthesias, fatigue, dysautonomia, no hunger, but no seizures?

Complex question: Hu-ab (anna1-ab**) sensory neuronopathy encephalomyelitis chronic gastrointestinal pseudoobstruction cerebellar ataxia limbic encephalitis sclc yo-ab (pca1-ab**) subacute cerebellar ataxia ovary, breast, uterus cv2-ab (crmp5-ab**) cerebellar ataxia sensory-motor neuropathy uveitis, retinopathy encephalomyelitis sclc, thymoma ri-ab (anna2-ab**) opsomyoclonus cerebellar ataxia breast, sclc amphiphys. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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Convulsion (Definition)

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