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I'm seriously wondering if you can cause a seizure in a person without epilepsy. Can you?

I'm seriously wondering if you can cause a seizure in a person without epilepsy. Can you?

Yes: If multiple factors coincide like sleep deprivation, flashing lights, infection, electrolyte disorder, some food colouring, medication withdrawal, tec. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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Hi I have epilepsy and have 30 seizures a day i'm on epillim 2000mg a day is it possible to go on a higher dose?

Hi  I have epilepsy and have 30 seizures a day i'm on epillim 2000mg  a day is it possible to go on a higher dose?

Possible: 30 seizures a day is a high number for any seizure type other than absence or myoclonic seizures. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist, preferably an epileptologist. But yes, we use higher doses at times (3000-4000 mg/d in some cases). Don't increase without discussing with your neurologist, though. ...Read more

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Why out of my whole entire family I'm the one who has epilepsy/seizures?

Why out of my whole entire family I'm the one who has epilepsy/seizures?

You're special: Many things can cause seizures. One bump on the head too many can do it. Some families have an inherited tendency to develop Epilepsy. This might not be the case with your's. It is reasonable to ask your doctor why they think you have developed seizures. I'm sure they will give you a good answer. ...Read more

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Hi,I'm 30 years of age.I suffer from petit mal epilepsy.I would like to know how many absence seizures occur a day?

Hi,I'm 30 years of age.I suffer from petit mal epilepsy.I would like to know how many absence seizures occur a day?

Absence seizures: Typically last 1-3 seconds and may occur up to 200 or more times a day. One is unaware of their lapses as it is a generalized seizure. Ethosuccamide and Valproate are treatments. ( may Worsen with sodium channel drugs like Lamictal . partial complex epilepsy and JME are much more common in a 30 year old than " petit mal" which if not part of JME syndrome typically is outgrown by age 14 ...Read more

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I m an epileptic patient .my dose is epival clonatril topiro from childhood till continued what should i do for permanent cure for epilepsy seizures.

I m an epileptic patient .my dose is epival clonatril topiro from childhood till continued what should i do for permanent cure for epilepsy seizures.

Please rephrase: My apologies but I'm not understanding your question. I am a neurologist so would love to help. Please think of another way to come at your quesiton. I'm not even able to really approximate what you're trying to ask. If you're seizures are not adequately responding to multiple medications and your neurologist has tried all possible combos then, perhaps surgery is what you may wish to consider. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and have had it ever since i was 12 years old. I'm almost 18 and haven't had a seizure in three years.. Except for yesterday. Why now?

I have epilepsy and have had it ever since i was 12 years old. I'm almost 18 and haven't had a seizure in three years.. Except for yesterday. Why now?

Unpredictable: It is hard to say without knowing more about your seizure history and current medical status. Important to see your primary care physician and/or neurologist for more clarity. ...Read more

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My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...Read more

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How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time. ...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. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more