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Can you have vasovagal syncope and seizure disorder?

Can you have vasovagal syncope and seizure disorder?

Yes: You can have both. Work with your neurologist to determine which one is the symptomatic cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Stroke symptoms: No they are not usually symptoms of a stroke. Signs of stroke may include weakness or numbness on one side of your body, slurred speech, double vision, or difficulty speaking or understanding language. ...Read more

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Supraventicilar tachycardia and violent seizure with fever?

Supraventicilar tachycardia and violent seizure with fever?

Fever complications: I think what you're asking is if supraventricular tachycardia and/or seizures can occur with fevers? Both can occur if the fever is high enough, especially in children. ...Read more

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How to know the difference,aura migraine and aura seizure?Get no headache.Dizzy,blind,confused,hot,speech prob,heart palput.dad had grand mal seizure.

How to know the difference,aura migraine and aura seizure?Get no headache.Dizzy,blind,confused,hot,speech prob,heart palput.dad had grand mal seizure.

Hard to tell: The best way to tell would be either having an EEG while you have the symptoms, or having a headache or a seizure after the symptoms. But if these symptoms are isolated, and this is all the information we have, it cannot be definitely called a seizure or a migraine aura. ...Read more

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Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Complex partial sz: I think you may be referring to complex partial seizures and those that secondarily generalize. It is very common to have seizures that start in one area of the brain with loss of awareness followed by spreading to involve the whole brain. It is called complex partial epilepsy with secondary generalization. Hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more

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What are some triggers for an epileptic seizure or blackout?

What are some triggers for an epileptic seizure or blackout?

Triggers for seizure: Sleep deprevation, failing to take all doses of prescribed anticonvulsants, stress and hyperventilation, low blood sugar, medications that can cause seizures as a side effect or combinations that can trigger seizures, flickering lights for those are light sensitive are some known triggers. ...Read more

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Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?

Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?

No: Photosensitive epilepsy is triggered by the flickering of light at a given frequency and given intensity that triggers discharges from the vision centers of the brain. Lightning is a streak of intense light with dramatic discharge of ions and sound pressure associated with dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure. It can be dramatic as a stimulus, especially if it strikes near to the person. ...Read more

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Dizziness shaking fainting and confusion- what are these symptoms of?

Dizziness shaking fainting and confusion- what are these symptoms of?

Commonest: Cause is diet. Please go to my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and go to earlier posts that deal with common phenomena due to dietary mayhem. ...Read more

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May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

?JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and i wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more

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Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?

What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?

Stroke heart attack: Stroke is a lack of blood flow to an area in the brain, in can be due to a rupture of blood vessel, a clot or a weak blood flow like in low blood pressure, one of the symptoms of stroke can be a seizure, a heart attack can cause chest pressure low blood pressure and edema and subsequently predispose to an stroke due to lack of enough blood flow to the brain. Seizure can happen in non epileptics. ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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Having some heart palpitations with drowsiness, low BP and general feeling of constant tiredness. Heart attack or stroke?

Having some heart palpitations with drowsiness, low BP and general feeling of constant tiredness. Heart attack or stroke?

Not yet: Would get to your primary doc and have this fully assessed, especially the fatigue and drowsiness, as possible sleep disorder may be the root cause. Yet, other problems such as thyroid disease or anemias may well be a problem also. ...Read more

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I have seizures, severe memory loss, speech problems sometimes, loss of balance, migraines and insomnia.My eyes have been blurred off and on all day?

I have seizures, severe memory loss, speech problems sometimes, loss of balance, migraines and insomnia.My eyes have been blurred off and on all day?

What you're waiting: For? Consult with neurologist with headache sub specialty. It is very important to find the source of the problem and then determine treatment options. I think you need help asap. ...Read more

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My symptoms include dissociation, amnesia, hallucinations, and epilepsy. What can this mean?

EPILEPSY : All the symptoms you mentioned can take place if sufferinmg from epilepsy. All are less serious if took place indvidually until you mention epilepsy. Then you have got to approach it more seriously and professionally. Seek neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake from nocturnal simple partial complex seizures shaking, nauseous, dizzy and weak, heart racing, disoriented? Not on meds?

Is it normal to wake from nocturnal simple partial complex seizures shaking, nauseous, dizzy and weak, heart racing, disoriented? Not on meds?

Classification?: Your description mixes a lot of jargon which on one hand is very specific but does not go together on the other hand. I.E. There is no simple complex seizure, either it is simple or complex. If you are using these terms i presume you have been diagnosed. If this seizure is a new occurrence then it would be important to look into why you had a seizure, i would recommend to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does migraine fainting spells dizziness back pain loss of balance muscle weakness and arrhythmia mean?

You need a doctor: That's a lot of things that a doctor would call "red flags." that means that some of that suggests at least the possibility of serious problems. If you haven't had a comprehensive evaluation for your symptoms, you need one. I'd start with an internal medicine doctor and let them refer you to specialists as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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