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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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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


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Cause of non epileptic seizure and treatment?

Cause of non epileptic seizure and treatment?

Multiple: The differential diagnosis for seizures is broad as well as the potential treatments. I suggest a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Y our doctor first: Best source is your primary care doctor and getting a referral to a neurologist. you can get information about local neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology web site. ...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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Are people with complex and simple partial seizures awake or responsive during the seizures?

Are people with complex and simple partial seizures awake or responsive during the seizures?

Different: In simple partial, person is responsive---- in complex partial, they are confused, only partially responsive. ...Read more

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Can photosensitive epilepsy symptoms worsen in high heat?

Not likely: Extreme heat itself could make the possibility of a seizure more likely but I am not aware of it having any effect on photosensitive epilepsy. ...Read more

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Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine. Due to inflammation of occipital vessel. Why do mood modifiers cause seizures.?

Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine.  Due  to inflammation of occipital vessel.  Why do mood modifiers cause seizures.?

Irritable brain cell: Antidepressants can rarely cause seizures in those with a history of seizures and people without seizures by making brain cells or neurons hyperexcitable. ...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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Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

No.: Symptoms of bipolar disorder do not include twitching or shaking of the muscles. Neurological disorders can cause twitching. Also intoxication or withdrawal from drugs or side effects from antipsychotic medications may cause them. See your doctor. ...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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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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Can sudden and 4 hours of strange feeling and hot and red face and sleepless of anxiety be a type of seizure?

Can sudden and 4 hours of strange feeling and hot and red face and sleepless of anxiety be a type of seizure?

Do not think so: You can never say never, but this was probably not a seizure. Seizures normally last 30-90 seconds. They normally impair awareness, and people who have them do not remember how they felt. A hot and red face often occurs with dilation of small blood vessels in the skin, but not normally a seizure. Most seizures are best described by a witness. ...Read more

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Are a tonic-clonic seizure and an epileptic seizure the same?

It is a type of sz: A tonic clonic seizure is a type of seizure when there are alternating movements of muscle stiffening and contraction on both sides. There are many other types of seizures besides this one, including partial seizure, absence seizure, myoclonic seizure, complex partial seizure, etc. ...Read more

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Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine. Due to inflammation of occipital vessel. Why would mood modifiers, taken for grief, cause seizures?

Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine.  Due  to inflammation of occipital vessel.  Why  would mood modifiers, taken for grief, cause seizures?

Mood Rx & sz: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medicine that may cause seizures. It is not clear why this occurs, similar medicines are not so apt to have this side effect. It is likely to depend on how medicines such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) affect neural signalling within the brain. ...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 low potassium cause seizures in non epileptic pt? I've had two seizures over 15months and both times potassium has been critical low.

Can low potassium cause seizures in non epileptic pt? I've had two seizures over 15months and both times potassium has been critical low.

Not really: Convulsive episodes or seizures do not occur at increased frequency or risk in hypokalemic patients. Muscle weakness and fatigue/lethargy are more common symptoms of potassium depletion. More at risk with low potassium is heart rhythm and muscle paralysis in the condition known as hypokalemic periodic paralysis. ...Read more

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How are seizure and alcohol related?

How are seizure and alcohol related?

Many ways!: Alcohol brings down the threshold of nerve cells and make them more likely to fire off (RUM FITS) Sudden withdrawal can cause a seizure and then there are situations when prolonged use is related to cerebral atrophy, certain vitamin deficiencies or vascular events that in turn can cause seizures ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...Read more