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Possible Causes Of Seizures Other Than Epilepsy
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
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.
Mostly at 10 hz: In people who are susceptible to photosensitive seizures only 3%, abnormality on eeg usually appear at 10hz, meaning 10 flashes per second.
Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however.
Many things: Medications, salt balance in the blood, certain drugs...to name a few
Many experiences: Depending on the site of origin of the seizure and type of seizure. Many people have a premonition before a seizure, a sensation that one is about to happen. Generalized seizures are often accompanied by complete loss of consciousness. Partial seizures can be experienced as any of an infinite variety of sensations.
Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?
Hi I've got epilepsy I was just curious in case I ever have a seizure what causes seizures is it possible to have one on epilepsy medicine.?
Many causes: Many causes for the different types of epilepsy. Yes you can have breakthrough seizures on medication. Many people do fine with proper diagnosis and treatment.
Hi I been having a headache since last friday anyway what causes seizures I have epilepsy I think I might have epilepsy headache what's the sign of it?
Probably not: Doing a medline search for meditation agrravating seizures did not pull up any references in their traditional journals. I did find one reference to the possibility of inducing seizures in someone prone. It appears that this may represent a theorhetical risk at this juncture. "jaseja h. Epilepsy behav. 2010 jan;17 (1):124-5." I hope this helps.
Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 80mg/day cause epilepsy? I have been on the same dose for 3 yrs but seizures started only 3 months ago.
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Timing of onset of seizures does not match. Best to consult a neurologist.See 1 more doctor answer
My brother has epilepsy since a child and still has seizures, can his schizophrenia cause them?? he's 28 should he still have seizures?
No and yes: Seizures and schizophrenia are two distinct brain disorders and one does not cause the other. Very often we cannot find a cause for either, and both conditions are often life long. Best wishes for your family
Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?
No: Photosensitive epilepsy is triggered by the flickering of light at a given frequency and given intensity that triggers discharges from the vision centers of the brain. Lightning is a streak of intense light with dramatic discharge of ions and sound pressure associated with dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure. It can be dramatic as a stimulus, especially if it strikes near to the person.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a history of epilepsy. Last nov I was hospitalized after having multiple seizures in one day. I was then diagnosis w/ encephalopathy. What is that and what does it mean? Did my seizures cause this?
Technical: "Encephalopathy", a very broad term, means pathology of the "encephal" - brain. In practical terms: many causes. Could cause the seizures or result from them. You'll need more detail on the type of encephalopathy and how your neurologist feels this is related to your seizures. The state of encephalopathy could be temporary, permanent, resolving, or progressive. See a neurologist.See 2 more doctor answers
Seizure types: Seizures can present in many ways including so-called partial or focal seizures, that can only affect a part of your body, or generalized seizures, also referred to as grand mal seizures. Epilepsy is a condition of recurring seizures. Isolated or situational seizure are less frequent, and tend to be associated with some particular event like infection, medication, substance abuse.
Possible: Some individuals have propensity to lower their threshold for seizures from certain stimuli and certain medications can decrease that threshold.
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