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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Many things: Medications, salt balance in the blood, certain drugs...to name a few ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.?
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My brother has epilepsy since a child and still has seizures, can his schizophrenia cause them?? he's 28 should he still have seizures?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Febrile seizure: Febrile seizures are usually benign episodes. They consist of muscle twitching, or jerking movements. This is usually a condition children outgrow. The rapid development of high fever can lead to their onset. They are differentiated from epilepsy by an eeg ie electroencephalogram. ...Read more
Possible: Some individuals have propensity to lower their threshold for seizures from certain stimuli and certain medications can decrease that threshold. ...Read more
Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?
Yes: An electrolyte imbalance can cause a seizure. So can many other events that are not epileptic. When someone has a seizure, we first look for other causes before considering epilepsy as the chances for repeat seizures are very low when the cause is treated. If someone has a known seizure disorder, the same things can cause loss of control even when medication has been effective. ...Read more
I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?
Seizure is possible: It is possible to have a seizure while on anti seizure medication. Causes include non compliance with meds (missing doses), sub therapeutic levels, drug interactions resulting in rapid metabolism of the anti seizure medicine, addition of substances likely to increase seizures such as caffeine, pain meds, antidepressants, etc. There are many causes of seizures. Talk with your doctor about your risk ...Read more
I have epilepsy, but my doctor prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for sleep. Why would he if seroquel (quetiapine) causes seizures?
?: Only thing I can think of is that he feels lack of restorative sleep is a major risk factor triggering your seizures, so quieting down your frontal brain lobe and improving your sleep quality will decrease your seizure episodes and their severity. You need to have this conversation with your doctor and a neurologist. ...Read more
Yes: Epileptic seizures can occur from most areas of the brain. When the symptoms are limited to the localized areas, they are called partial seizures. They may remain localized or spread to more territory and result in generalized seizures (grand mal). Symptoms may involve motor movements or forced feelings, sensations or thoughts. ...Read more
Is it true that seizures early in life due to a high fever but not epilepsy cause frequent fainting later in life?
NO: I have never heard that. Febrile seizures in children under five years old are relatively common and I have never heard of such an association. Fainting can be caused by dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, low blood pressure, emotional response, and occasionally cardiac issues....And can occur any time in life. ...Read more
Can mercury fillings cause simple partial seizures? I had two of my amalgam fillings removed in 2008 and have had epilepsy ever since. Is there a link
I have epilepsy but my partner does not. My Seizures causes a learning disability. Is there a chance that my child will have a learning a disability too?
Seizure disorders: Commonly co-exist with Intellectual Disability, an IQ of 70 or ...Read more
Can fear stress and being upset make you shake I been shaking a lot lately but not like seizures I have epilepsy though I shake but no seizures what causes shaking?
Yes and no: Stress can lead to insomnia and that can lead to exacerbation of a physiological tremor as well as essential tremor and poor seizure control. Alternatively there are also certain seizures that are associated with tremulousness outside of an attack (i.e. Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy or JME). If you are not sleeping well, this should be addressed first. If no insomnia then you may need further eval. ...Read more
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