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Does Your Body Heat Cause Seizures
Very unlikely: Seizures can be triggered by specific stimuli such as flickering light or hyperventilation. Fever in a toddler is associated with a toxic state that can cause a seizure. Heat alone is very unlikely to cause a seizure. Being aware of early signs of a seizure is very important. Avoiding stimuli that can bring on a seizure is important. These must be part of seizure management. ...Read more
Can epileptics have thermage procedures? Can facial thermage procedure provoke a seizure in an epileptic person? I'm an epileptic and when i take my medication, i rarely have seizures. However, i remember having a seizure caused by extreme heat when i was
My mum has epilepsy seizures originally caused my water infection and over heating. This time she has no infection. Could SPICY FOOD trigger one?
Not really: your mother is an epileptic. an epileptic is just someone who is more prone to seizures than the rest of the population. we treat them with medication to prevent injury. In my 20 years, I have had many people prone to seizure seriously injured because they were improperly treated. I have had people dies needlessly, and even kill others while driving. Please be carefull. ...Read more
Could occur: If you suffer full blown heat stroke, potential for a seizure, and other brain complications can occur. This may or may not require future protective medications, but if you have the tendency to have seizures triggered by difficult events or infections, you need protective meds. ...Read more
I am an epileptic patient and wanted to know whether too much exposure to heat can trigger a seizure in me as i get an attack only during sleep?
Not huge issue: Unless the heat exposure caused dehydration and loss of electrolytes, there would be no triggering of epileptic events. You most likely will continue a pattern of exclusively nocturnal events, but make sure you are taking an anti-epileptic drug to control future triggers. ...Read more
I have had seizures off and on for 8 years. They tend to be heat or stress related. I have had clean MRI and catscan. What meds should I be taking?
If indeed you have: Epilepsy, i.e., multiple seizures, would urge you to take medicine to prevent the events. Depending on your seizure type, different medicines may be selected. There are broad-spectrum drugs such as depakote, but as a female, adverse events might be a problem, especially if you wish children. Lamictal is used frequently, and might be considered. Final choice based on your individual needs. ...Read more
Sometimes while laying in bed before sleep my whole body convulses for about one second. Is this a seizure, if not what is it and what causes it?
Too short: One second does not sound like a seizure. There is no obvious explanation. A sleep study may be useful to monitor brain, lung and heart before and during sleep. Discuss with your doc. There are already iphone sleep test applications that you start before sleep, obviously. They may show something during these "convulsions". ...Read more
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