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Is It Possible For A Person Without Epilepsy To Have A Seizure
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Cause of seizures: A percentage of patients, after undergoing a workup including eeg, MRI scan, evaluation for the metabolic causes of seizures may not have a cause determined. People may have seizures a long time after brain trauma which may have been forgotten, have excessively low blood sugar if diabetics do not take their Insulin or other medication, and aftr dehydration with mteabolic imbalance. ...Read more
Yes: Seisure can cause an increase in intracranial pressure due to vascular distension. This is mostly short timed and will improve with time . Otherwise consult a neurologist for help. ...Read more
Yes; possible.: Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors. Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds. ...Read more
Yes: There are many possible reasons why a person with bipolar disorder could have symptoms, even while staying consistent in treatment. Medications are often helpful, but even under the best of circumstances people may have "breakthough" symptoms. This is one reason why it is important to stay in regular contact with a physician, so that quick adjustments can be made in medications if needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
An abortion?: That is a 'purposeful' miscarriage, - it can be 'induced' through certain medications; some civilizations use certain herbs to induce a miscarriage, but it is hard and unreliable to induce a miscarriage with herbs. You wouldn't be able to 'stress' yourself into a miscarriage or anything like that. ...Read more
Accurate description: The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going eeg. If it starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures vs epilepsy: Tonic clonic seizures is a type of seizures, as opposed to absence or partial seizures caused by a variety of causes including drugs, medications, trauma, stroke, electrolyte disorder to have epilepsy is to have recrurrent unprovoked seizures, so we cannot compare apples and oranges. ...Read more
Absolutely : The fda has a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) because it has been linked to liver failure in some. It can also cause failure of bone marrow to make certain type of immune cells. Rash and large joint inflammation are also known side effects. Methimazole is the anti-thyroid drug of choice in most. Although there are similar side effects between the two drugs, Methimazole may be safer for liver than ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more
No: The child maybe born wit a genetic risk for mental health problems. But not with any mental health problem. ...Read more
Child heart attack: It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack. Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure?
Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?
Depends!: Grand mal seizures can be due to lots of things! Severe infections, alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy, drug toxicity, etc. Seizures are a bad sign in some cases. In epilepsy, seizures are rarely fatal. Auras don't always lead to a seizure. for some people. See http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences/epilepsy/experiences-different-seizures-and-auras ...Read more
May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?
No: By definition absence seizures are generalized seizures, meaning that the person is unconscious during the event and therefore has no memory of it. That being said, they are often very brief and the person is only unconscious for a short time. Typical absence seizures are diagnosed by eeg and have a classic finding and are often highly treatable. ...Read more
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