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Epilepsy And Seizures And Heat
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
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
Different: In simple partial, person is responsive---- in complex partial, they are confused, only partially responsive. ...Read more
If Caffeine Strobe lights and heat triggered my seizures in the past. can Caffeine with it being a trigger to my migraines cause seizures to return?
Yes: but hope not , not sure though , anything that triggered seizure in past may do it again. ...Read more
Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine. Due to inflammation of occipital vessel. Why do mood modifiers cause seizures.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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