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Doctor insights on: Generalized Seizures In Adults In Children

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What treats generalized seizures in adults?

What treats generalized seizures in adults?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...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


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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have unexplained seizures that randomly appear in an adult?

What do you do if you have unexplained seizures that randomly appear in an adult?

See below: Do a thorough history & neurologic work-up including medications, supplements, hx of head trauma, hx of high fevers, ct/mri to check for abnormal anatomy, eeg to analyze brain waves. ...Read more

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Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials. There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online. Check site details for information. ...Read more

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What causes seizures in children at the age of 21 months?

What causes seizures in children at the age of 21 months?

Many things: Seizures in children can be caused by fever, by genetic causes of epilepsy, by metabolic derangements during illness, and by structural lesions in the brain. Therefore a full workup is indicated in any child who has a first seizure. ...Read more

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What works for treating generalized seizures in children?

What works for treating generalized seizures in children?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more

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Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Yes: Febrile seizures occur if their is rapid rise of fever, in some kids. ...Read more

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How often do seizures in children come from pvl?

How often do seizures in children come from pvl?

Unknown: The actual relationship between periventricular leukomalacia and seizures is unknown. While it is true that acute brain injury may often manifest with seizures, pvl is something we often see long after the seizures themselves have stopped, although both the seizures and the pvl may have the same underlying cause. Once pvl is discovered, the risk of subsequent seizures is about 20%. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about children experiencing sleep "seizures?

Can you tell me about children experiencing sleep "seizures?

Many types / causes: Nocturnal seizures can occur in many different genetic and symptomatic epilepsy syndrome. Most seizures are more likely to occur in sleep. Any specifics? ...Read more

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What causes adult absent seizures? I didn't have seizures as a child. So why would I have them as a adult

Don't know: Exactly...Head trauma, alcohol, drug interaction, medication interactions, are examples of things that could trigger a condition. Neurotransmitter imbalance, perhaps nutrient imbalance. Sometimes we never find the exact cause. Hopefully you have had a thorough workup.
Consider a chinese medicine practitioner as that can add a wonderful dimension of understanding and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Do adults get febrile seizures?

Do adults get febrile seizures?

No: By definition the upper age for febrile seizures is 7years. If an adult has a seizure with fever the illness causing lowered the threshold for seizure. You should speak with your doctor and see a neurologist ...Read more

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Can adults suffering from complex partial seizure lead a normal life?

Yes: Medications are available to control this condition. You should make sure to identify the cause. ...Read more

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How do hypoglycemic seizures differ from epileptic seizures in adults in appearance?

Seizures: There is no difference in the appearance of these seizures. Most are all Tonic/clonic type seizures. THe cause and treatments of the two types differs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...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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Adult epilepsy I have had a right lobe lobectomy due to my seizure s one year ago. I have been having some seizures again is this normal?

Adult epilepsy I have had a right lobe lobectomy due to my seizure s one year ago. I have been having some seizures again is this normal?

Well....: Not hoped-for. This happens a certain percentage of the time following surgery, though we are always trying to lower that number. Sorry to hear this! ...Read more

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Can stress induce night terrors and seizure-like event in an adult?

Can stress induce night terrors and seizure-like event in an adult?

Yes: Stress has many effects upon the body. I don't know if it applies to you, but people who have seizure-like events which are not epilepsy, but due to various stresses and life events, have a very high incidence of prior abuse, sadly. Often it's a combination of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. ...Read more

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Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Epilepsy Clinic: Long term management through your local (or a referral) neurologist is in order. Quality of life issues for the patient and care givers need to be addressed and properly managed. ...Read more

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Can glutamate sensitivity be genetic? Both myself and my children have problems with foods all high in glutamates.. causing seizures, ADD, diarrhoea

Can glutamate sensitivity be genetic? Both myself and my children have problems with foods all high in glutamates.. causing seizures, ADD, diarrhoea

Very likely: However lots and lots of people can be allergic to it without even knowing!! Avoid MSG and read labels carefully. If eating at a restaurant call ahead to make sure if they use MSG in their kitchen. See link below

http://www. Msgtruth. Org/why. Htm ...Read more

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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr. If they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist, get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Depends on:: Do you have epilepsy? Or you just curious about what happened as an adolescent? Doubt the flu shot caused the seizure, and certainly if you suffered further seizures, the events would be due to other causes. ...Read more

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Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?

Poor term: Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress. It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever. ...Read more

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What are appropriate toys for children with epilepsy? My 8 month-old nephew has epilepsy, which causes him to have seizures. I would like to get him some toys for christmas, but I don't know what would be appropriate or safe.

What are appropriate toys for children with epilepsy? My 8 month-old nephew has epilepsy, which causes him to have seizures. I would like to get him some toys for christmas, but I don't know what would be appropriate or safe.

Same as other 8mo.: The regular toys for infants in this age group are the same. Most 8mo do not do not have the motor skills or control to use the type of toys an older kid with epilepsy might get into trouble with. (bicycles, skateboards, etc.). ...Read more

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My adult son had a grand mal seizure. Tumor?

Possible: Rare but possible. His doctor will surely take this possibility into account. ...Read more

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Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

Fever as stress: Fever/illness/lack of sleep etc., all stress factors can set off a seizure in one prone to seizures. To call the adult event a "febrile seizure" is a misuse of a term limited by convention to a benign childhood condition. A more accepted term would be a seizure associated with fever and its long term prognosis would be much different.. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects (if any) experienced in adults because of having many febrile seizures as a small child?

Definition issue: Febrile seizures are innocent problems of an immature nervous system that kids grow out of & don't produce learning disabilities or other issues in adulthood. The problem comes with the overlap with a true seizure disorder of early childhood. Infants or children that go on to have epilepsy in their teens or adulthood can also have seizures during fever.Once you go > 3 fs I worry about epilepsy. ...Read more

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Do any neurologists recommend stopping anti-seizure meds if adult patient is seizure free for 5 years? (or a different period of time)?

It depends: On the circumstances. If you have an abnormal EEG or history of recurring seizures then the short answer is no. ...Read more

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If I have epilepsy which causes grand mal tonic clonic seizures, does that mean I shouldn't have children?

If I have epilepsy which causes grand mal tonic clonic seizures, does that mean I shouldn't have children?

Not necessarily: Partly depends on the cause of your seizures. Speak to your neurologist to determine if you have an epilepsy syndrome that might be inherited. With that information, you can make a decision. There are medications that can be taken during pregnancy that may control your seizures without endangering a fetus. Your neurologist should have that information. ...Read more

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Does the atypical anti-psychotic medication, abilify, increase the risks of seizures occuring in young adults? I'm concerned that the current medication I'm taking, abilify, may be inducing my seizures that I'm having, but when I asked the primary doctor,

Combinations: One of the more uncommon slide effect does include seizures. It should be used with caution if you already have seizures since it lowers the seizure threshold (makes it easier to have a seizure). I would ask a neurologist if taking Abilify (aripiprazole) is the safe or not for you. ...Read more

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Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Lots of variables: First, are you allergic to the anticoagulant the mosquito employs? Second, was the little bugger carrying a viral infection, such as West Nile? Thirdly, was it a coincidence and your seizure had a different cause? See a neurologist, and uncover answers. Likely you need to be taking an anti-epileptic medication. Also, no driving, activities at heights, using power equipment, etc. ...Read more

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Do grand mal seizures cause brain damage in children?

Do grand mal seizures cause brain damage in children?

Seizure: A seizure may already be due to an underlying brain condition. On the other hand uncontrolled seizure can cause brain damage as well. ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more

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Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Seizures can be: If they interfere with a person's breathing Grand mal seizures can cause fatal crashes if someone gets one while driving. They can also cause injury when the person loses consciousness and falls. Major depression increases the chance of suicide. Diabetes is a risk factor for conditions that may be life-threatening. Chronic migraine may cause a stroke but they're generally not life-threatening. ...Read more

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When I was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

Slleeping pills: Some sleeping pills in strong enough doses can do this. However if no reurrence in 10 yrs, I would put any concerns on the back burner. Do not take same pills again. 4t0 6 % of children/adolescents can have abnormal eegs. There is a certain eeg pattern which could indicate future risk. More likely eeg non epileptic. ...Read more