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How Often Do Atonic Seizures Have To Occur For It To Be Epilepsy
Possibly: Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously called tv epilepsy, but new screens do not cause this. Consult a neurologist who may suggest medication and a particular frequency of blue sun glasses that makes the likelyhood of seizures less likely. Also avoid flickering lights. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: It does, however, depend on the cause of the previous seizures. ...Read more
Generic answer: Not familiar with the term "mini seizure", but let's assume you imply a focal limited seizure which does not usually generalize. Yes, these should absolutely be treated, as there is always a risk of dysfunction which could lead to harm, generalization which could cause convulsion and injury, and lastly perhaps most critical, the phenomenon of sudden death in epilepsy. ...Read more
Actually, yes: In fact, some people can have absence, tonic-clonic, and myoclonic seizures (most commonly seen in syndrome called jme). ...Read more
I was diagnosed with epilepsy i used medication, now seizures has stoped is it possible that it'l return? And why?
Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a condition when a person has had two or more unprovoked seizures. It may lead them to have more seizures without treatment. Some kinds of epilepsy stop during adulthood, most kinds do not. Medication may be helpful for preventing seizures. If you have epilepsy, the seizures may return if the medicine is stopped. ...Read more
I have been having seizures for over a year and have finally been diagnosed w epilepsy. I am 39. How common is this?
Less common: Large number of epilepsies present in childhood and adolescence, and perhaps in early twenties; later, in late 50's and older another peak in incidence occurs. So, in your case, less frequent onset. But, you may have had head trauma, an infection, or contact with recreational drugs or alcohol nutritional issues, even co-morbidity with migraine. Glad diagnosis has been reached, and rx started. ...Read more
Can epilepsy develop at a certain age? Can a person go their whole life without any seizures then all of a sudden start having them?
Yes: If conditions are just right patients can have seizures at any age . Secondary causes need to be evaluated ofcourse but seizures are unpredictable. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?
Seizures: Seizure disorders can be caused by multiple problems and can be very complex to treat. Many times it requires multiple meds in order to bring seizures under control, depending on the condition that causes them. The same is the truth with their duration. Some resolve early in life, some are transient and others may last a lifetime. ...Read more
We have discontinued meds for seizures which were termed to be absent epilepsy. it has been more than 2 years now, but nothing happened so far. ?
I have epilepsy since last 3 years. I had 3 seizures by now. I take levetiracetam750mg once in a day. Do I have a better cure. And get relief from med?
Neurologist: Do i correctly assume that you've had a though examination with MRI by a neurologist ? There can be multiple reasons for seizure... most important is to find the cause. Depending on the cause, different medications might be rx'd. If you've had the workup, It may be time to see the neuro again.. Best Wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have epilepsy from the past three years. And my symptoms shows its tonicclonic seizures. Its not continuous and recently after 2years i got it again?
See U neurologist : For reassessment and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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