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Epilepsy And Fainting
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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.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can some seizures cause staring into space, tachycardia, tightness in head and dim vision but no severe shaking?
Seizures : Seizures at times can present as non epileptic in nature . Would see a neurologist to be sure ...Read more
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
Loss of bowel during sleep and unaware, fainting spells, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, vomiting in sleep. (all chronically occuring) even before klonopin (clonazepam)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Having some heart palpitations with drowsiness, low BP and general feeling of constant tiredness. Heart attack or stroke?
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?
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
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
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