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Recover From Seizure
I have seizures so my head hit stuff. Medication is not much effective, but I take themanyway. Are there any story about recover completely?
Yes.: Work with a good group of physician including neurologist, physiatrist and neurosurgeon, there is hope the fully recover! Please don't give up! ...Read more
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
Depends..: Upon the cause of the seizure almost completely. Drug use, alcohol withdrawal, traumatic brain injury if there was dural penetration or not all will have differing prognoses. You would be wise to seek individual professional opinion face to face for an accurate answer. Good luck! ...Read more
You've asked me about the kind of meningitis I had 4 months ago it was virus. Before that I had 2 seizures. How mush time do I need for recover?
Viral meningitis: Seizures can result from any inflammation or focus of damage in the brain, and viral meningoencephalitis can do this, along with numerous other things. These may never go away. You do not specify what you are recovering from and what symptoms you are expecting to go away. Be more specific and perhaps your question can be responded to more helpfully. Best. ...Read more
I had a ovarian teratoma/ encephalitis had alot of seizures n now my memory sucks n I dnt think I will be able to attend school will I recover?
Please clarify: These two conditions usually do not go together. Please clarify by providing more information. ...Read more
Rest: Give yourself chance to recover with bedrest for an hour and call your neurologist. ...Read more
High SHBG (90) caused by taking Depakote, which I discontinued months ago (seizure-free), for 20 years. Will my liver ever recover?
Possible: There are many different factors involved including other mediations, the health of your gall bladder, or whether you have a fatty liver, etc If you stop the Depakote and take no other meds or alcohol your liver usually within a year will heal itself So continue a good diet and monitor your other meds, avoid alcohol, and recheck every 6 months ...Read more
6yr old, epilepsy, on life support following seizure. Now told encephalopathy. Is it possible to recover?
Kids are resilient..: Without knowing any of the details, it is impossible to say. In general, children have an amazing capacity to recover from adverse events. The child's doctors can hopefully give some guidance as to what to expect, but sometimes all we can do is provide supportive care and hope that the child recovers. Time will tell. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more
I'm recovering from possible flu. I've had occular migraines 3 times today with headache, and had an episode of my eyes crossing. Seizure?
Migraines: Ocular migraines can be associated with eye movement abnormalities. However, you should see your doctor, so that you can have a complete physical, including a detailed eye exam to include your fundi, to ensure there is no evidence of increased intracranial pressure or intraocular abnormalities. ...Read more
Recovering alcoholic on day 17. My seizure meds stopped working 2 weeks in, I have been getting so dizzy I fall and can't move, arms get tingly, help!
Go to ER: It sounds like you could be in withdrawal or even something more serious. I recommend you see a doctor to be evaluated physically ASAP. The Emergency Room would be your best option. Best wishes. ...Read more
Head injury when I was 20, had subdural hematoma, now 28 smell/taste is still not what it was but overall fully recovered great. Should I get a checkup with neuro even though I'm not having any issues? Only stayed 1 night in hospital and no seizures
Try zinc: Most common reason for this is that small nerves from the brain come through a bone with holes (Imagine a grater) at the top, of the nose (cribiform plate). If this moves suddenly it amputates these olfactory a sore and you lose smell and taste. See a neurologist so this can be tested, or you can get a q tip and some scents and test yourself. Cannot grow back. Zinc supplement trial in order. ...Read more
Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more
Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more
Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more
Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more
Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases. ...Read more
What doesn't?: Dehydration, use of illicit drugs, infections both at the level of the brain and spinal cord as well as anywhere else in the body medications, flashing lights, noncompliance with anti-seizure medication regimen, strokes, metabolic disorders, trauma to the head, hyperventilation. Does that list seem complete enough to cover whatever you might be thinking? There very well may be other causes as well ...Read more
Loss of tone:
Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs
usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more
Abnormal electricity: An epileptic seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge of the brain. It usually causes abnormal behavioral change; less commonly there may be no overt behavioral change, though the person may have a lapse of time. ...Read more
Abort and Prevent: If a seizure is happening in front of you and not stopping on its own, abortive medication such as Ativan (lorazepam) or other sedatives can be used to stop it. To prevent seizures from occurring in the first place, we use a wide variety of medications that serve to reduce neuronal firing; some of these act by blocking excitatory pathways, some by activating inhibitory pathways, and some remain a mystery. ...Read more
Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read more