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Former buiz owner, suffered 21 strokes, several grand mal seizures & brain damaged. Outside of meds, any suggestion? I want to get back into biz.

Former buiz owner, suffered 21 strokes, several grand mal seizures & brain damaged. Outside of meds, any suggestion? I want to get back into biz.

Healthy living: Looks like you may have pretty rough events. The best person to assess and give you sound advice is your doctor regarding whether you can get back to work. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
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Tonic Clonic Seizure (Definition)

A tonic clonic seizure is a generalized seizure involving loss of consciousness and is associated with both ...Read more


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What is the difference between a seizure and a mini stroke?

What is the difference between a seizure and a mini stroke?

Different: Simply put, a seizure is an abnormal electrical activity of the brain. Tia is caused by disruption in blood flow to a part of the brain causing temporary impaired function. ...Read more

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Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?

Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?

YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometimes treatment (med ; occup therapy) can mitigate longterm damage. With seizure, usually no longterm damage (unless injury during seizure), but repeated generalized seizures can alter cognition. ...Read more

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What are possible outcomes after a stroke and chronic seizures and no relief from seizure meds? Gma is sedated and not responding to meds. 1 week now.

What are possible outcomes after a stroke and chronic seizures and no relief from seizure meds? Gma is sedated and not responding to meds. 1 week now.

It depends: On several factors. The effects of a stroke depends on its size & location. There are dozens of stroke syndromes from mild to devastating. You give no specifics. Also "chronic seizures" is vague. She is "not responding [how is she not responding? ] to meds [what meds? ]" Also unclear is the significance of her being sedated. An answer to your post requires more & more coherent information. ...Read more

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Can u helpMe? Patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure. MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils

Can u helpMe? Patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure. MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils

If the pupils are: Really constricted down to 1mm it would be very difficult to see changes with light reflex. It may be the teacher that doesn't know how to assess the student (pupil!) ...Read more

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My tongue is thicker than it b4 I had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?

My tongue is thicker than it b4 I had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?

Stroke: A stroke can lead to difficulty speaking and weakness and numbness in the facial and mouth muscles leaving a person with the sensation of a thick tongue. The tongue difficulties will lessen over time. The white patches may signify thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth. After a stroke and with diabetes, yeast infections are common and reflect a weakened immune system. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a stroke and a seizure?

What is the difference between a stroke and a seizure?

Much difference: A seizure is a sudden electrical surge in the brain usually related to brain malformation or dysplasia. Seizures can also be related to tumors or metastasis in the brain. Damage to brain by trauma, ischemia, and metabolic disorders can also result in seizure. Stroke is usually from blood vessel clot or narrowing due to atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and hemorrhage from aneurysm. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a stroke victim has a seizure?

What exactly does it mean if a stroke victim has a seizure?

Not rare: In the older age group, seizures are often caused by cerebrovascular disease, and needs preventative treatment. Many anti-epileptic drugs are useful, but since older folks take multiple meds, best to find one without drug-drug interactions, such as lyrica, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) neurontin, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a stroke victim has a seizure?

What exactly does it mean if a stroke victim has a seizure?

Not unusual: Approx 10% of stroke patients have seizures within 5 years after a stroke. Some of these patients have multiple seizure episodes, and are diagnosed with post-stroke epilepsy.

Seizures soon after stroke may be related to blood product irritation (hemorrhagic strokes) or related to decreased blood flow, hypoxia (low oxygen) or other factors for ischemic (embolic) stroke. ...Read more

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Can you explain the differences between a stroke, TIA, seizure, and syncope?

Can you explain the differences between a stroke, TIA, seizure, and syncope?

Differences: Stroke is brain damage related to decreased blood flow to the brain. Symptoms vary depending on where in the brain the damage is done. TIA is symptoms like stroke that go away. It can be a warning sign of increased risk for stroke. Seizure is caused by a focus of abnormal electrical activity in the brain; symptoms depend on the location in the brain of that activity. Syncope is fainting. ...Read more

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Will the seizure and jerking ever stop its been 4 years since small stroke 4 hours since last seizure im told by daughter?

Will the seizure and jerking ever stop its been 4 years since small stroke 4 hours since last seizure im told by daughter?

Some directions: The stroke seemingly is the underlying culprit, but your daughter needs far better seizure control. Many medications are available, and if part of the jerking involves myoclonus, you might find added success with Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) but other drugs may help. In some cases, if more than three drugs have been used without significant benefit, might consider a vagal nerve stim unit. ...Read more

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My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.

Should treat this: Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider:
1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous)
2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one
3. stroke risk factors should be addressed

A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read more

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What medical condition causes a heat stroke and seizure?

What medical condition causes a heat stroke and seizure?

Probably dehydration: Dehydration occurs with prolonged exertion in hot conditions. This can cause loss of consciousness, heat stroke, or even seizure. Infection and high fever may also cause a seizure, but not heat stroke. ...Read more

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Can migraines give u seizure like symptoms. I know they do strokes but I had a seizuer but I was still coherant but could not remember dates and days?

Seizure or migraine: Probably the greatest similarity between migraine symptoms and seizure symptoms is the "positive visual symptoms" that some people with migraines get. These feel like shiny lights, dots, waves or other visual distortions prior to the headache. Sometimes these are similar to occipital epileptic seizures. ...Read more

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Can a stroke cause a seizure without losing consciousness?

Simple vs complex: Complex seizures are ones that impair one's level of consciousness. Simple ones do not. Different strokes could cause one or the other, depending on how large and where the stroke is. ...Read more

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How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read more

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In uteto stroke, abnormal EEG, no seizures. Drs say abnormality on EEG can be from stroke site. Can anyone elaborate? Is it likely to not hv seizure?

In uteto stroke, abnormal EEG, no seizures. Drs say abnormality on EEG can be from stroke site. Can anyone elaborate? Is it likely to not hv seizure?

EEG Findings: I would need more information to provide a better answer, but most likely the EEG showed some focal slowing without any seizure like discharges that would indicate a structural lesion. In this case, most likely a stroke. The likelihood of having a seizure has many other factors that need to be considered. ...Read more