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Is waking up with severe jaw pain related to seizure?

Is waking up with severe jaw pain related to seizure?

Jaw pain: There are a number of causes for waking up with jaw pain and headaches. If you have a seizure disorder then you should report this to you neurologist. If there is no history of seizures then see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw Locking (Definition)

Jaw locking is when the temporo-mandibular joint, aka: the TMJ (everyone has two) gets stuck out of position. Usually because one opens so wide that part of the joint on one's jaw (the condyle) gets stuck in front of the cartilage in the joint (disc) or bone in front of the joint's pivot point (the articular eminence). This is a highly complex and critical joint; if you have problems, consult ...Read more


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May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

? JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and I wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more

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Had a seizure and am now having extreme pain in jaw. Can't chew and its hard to talk. I fell face first into the side of a deck and split open my face?

Had a seizure and am now having extreme pain in jaw. Can't chew and its hard to talk. I fell face first into the side of a deck and split open my face?

Get checked for Fx.: After a fall from a seizure many things can happen. Muscle contractions occur from the seizure itself. In the fall you may have injured your jaw along with the laceration of your face. One may apply ice as often as needed, take Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are not allergic and be seen to be evaluated for a possible fracture of your jaw. Be careful and follow up with your Neurologist for the seizures. ...Read more

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My niece had surgery to repair the jaw bone from popping out of socket. She started having small seizures a few days later. Can stress cause this?

My niece had surgery to repair the jaw bone from popping out of socket. She started having small seizures a few days later. Can stress cause this?

Yes: Seizures can be brought on by electrical activity in the brain but also by stress. When seizures are brought on by stress, they are called psychogenic non epileptic seizures. Be sure to get a diagnosis because new onset seizures should always be worked up, especially in someone with recent surgery. Infections from jaw surgery can spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Odd sense of jaw pulling back, then cannot speak for a couple of minutes. Confusion after but no amnesia for event. Complex partial seizure?

Odd sense of jaw pulling back, then cannot speak for a couple of minutes. Confusion after but no amnesia for event. Complex partial seizure?

Could be: You may well be experiencing a focal event, which does not more fully generalize due to your lamotrigine, but have the levels checked, as the dose may require a titration. If in high therapy range, might wonder about a second medication. This involves "art of medicine", and one of those situations where your neurologist's intuition is important. ...Read more

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My son had a concussion and had a mild seizure he was conscious but his legs trembled right arm and jaw. The dr recommended rest but said if he had an?

My son had a concussion and had a mild seizure he was conscious but his legs trembled right arm and jaw. The dr recommended rest but said if he had an?

How to manage: If he had a head injury with concussion and suffered seizure activity at time, this would not be a cause for concern, and I would not recommend medication. But if he has one or more future seizures, then he should be placed on an anti-epileptic drug. Discuss further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Can't say...: You understand it is not possible to diagnose his chest pain as heart-related or not, online, without examination or ecg, without complete knowledge of his risks, and in 400 characters. But. With that said, I will say that the odds are, at the age of 24, it's not his heart. Nonetheless, chest pain should never be ignored. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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I was in a fight. Hard to open mouth from jaw pain. Shoulder, neck and behind eye hurts. 7 seizures. Didn't hit head. What could this be? Diagnosis.?

Post fight pains: Did you mean "seizures" or "stitches? " If you had seizures, you need to see a neurologist IMMEDIATELY. If "stitches, " where were they? You say the head wasn't touched. A "whiplash" type injury could cause the stiffness; The pain behind the eye is hard to explain w/ no facial injuries. Ice the area and if the pain doesn't subside, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hit my head during a seizure wednesday and feeling nauseous and headache. Do I need to get checked?

Hit my head during a seizure wednesday and feeling nauseous and headache. Do I need to get checked?

Possible concussion: You should be checked by an expert in concussion injuries since the nausea and headache could be due your having suffered a concussion though it is also possible that both symptoms could be secondary to the seizures...just depends. Want a 1-1 consultation? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Can an epileptic person, who's 1yr seizure free, have an instant seizure relapse due to major head trauma?

Can an epileptic person, who's 1yr seizure free, have an instant seizure relapse due to major head trauma?

Yes: A year without seizures does not guarantee that you will never have another seizure. Head trauma can also cause a seizure. I hope this is already being evaluated and treated by your doctor. If not, see a doctor right away.
You should not be driving or operating heavy machinery for now. Make certain your friends, family, coworkers know about your seizure disorder and recent head trauma. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause you to faint or feel faint? Can it cause a "shaky feeling" in head? Can it cause seizures? I'm freaking out : (

Migraine: Migraine headaches can cause the feeling of fainting, and shaking feeling in the head. Migraine headaches cannot cause you to have a seizure, but 6 % of those with migraine have a siezure disorder as well. You should see a neurologist. Often the treatment for one will effectively treat the other. ...Read more

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Is a pressure feeling one one side of your head or the other related to seizures? Cause I get that feeling right before I have a seizure.

Is a pressure feeling one one side of your head or the other related to seizures? Cause I get that feeling right before I have a seizure.

Variable: The feelings that come at the onset of a seizure are quite variable. Weird pressure feelings, feeling that things aren't real, bizarre memories.... You name it! Often little fragments occur without turning into full blown events. ...Read more

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My friend is 28 and had his first major grade seizure. He has had no head injuries or known illnesses. CAT scan was clean. What can cause this?

My friend is 28 and had his first major grade seizure. He has had no head injuries or known illnesses. CAT scan was clean. What can cause this?

Scans rarely show: Reason for seizures which are a result of self-augmenting electrical discharge patterns within brain neurons. Study https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1463973, http://www. Dietdoctor. Com/diet-change-can-free-people-epilepsy, http://www. Epilepsy. Com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/dietary-therapies/ketogenic-diet, etc. For some possibly relevant clues. ...Read more

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In a car accident about 4 months ago (didn't hit head, or pass out) but I started getting these episodes of zoning out like 5-6 times a day. Seizures?

In a car accident about 4 months ago (didn't hit head, or pass out) but I started getting these episodes of zoning out like 5-6 times a day. Seizures?

Get eval: Even without true "hitting of the head", trauma from the force exerted on the head/brain can still cause a type of post concussive syndrome, so it best you get evaluated by a neurologist with your symptoms for either that condition or seizure disorders. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am on zeptol 200 thrice a day and I haven't had a focal seizure for a month. Can I get back to swimming. At a times I feel sensations in head. No seiz?

I am on zeptol 200 thrice a day and I haven't had a focal seizure for a month. Can I get back to swimming. At a times I feel sensations in head. No seiz?

Seizure precautions: Should be discussed with your neurologist. I would not engage in "unsupervised" swimming or tub baths. The person who is supervising you should be capable and prepared (strong enough and an expert swimmer) to be able to safely extract you from the pool or tub should you have a breakthrough secondarily generalized seizure. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Why am I having seizures after a blow to the head?

Why am I having seizures after a blow to the head?

Possible brain: Damage. Please go directly to the ER for full evaluation and CT scan of your brain and EEG- NOW! ...Read more

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Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Anxiety?: Can have many symptoms, such as ha, chest pain, shortness if breath, feeling dizzy and about to faint, my advise is see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more

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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


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Convulsion (Definition)

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