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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Is there any point in an epileptic continuing to see a doctor who thinks an EEG is definitive, denies the seizure triggers?

Is there any point in an epileptic continuing to see a doctor who thinks an EEG is definitive, denies the seizure triggers?

Second opinion: Many patients become uncomfortable with their doctors. It is reasonable to request a second opinion. It is also very important to discuss you concerns with your doctor so that he can help you understand his opinions and his mode of treatment. Often after a good thorough discussion, the appropriate treatment program can be developed that both of you agree to. ...Read more

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Had an EEG, neuro doc said it showed delta waves (slow waves) but no seizure activity was seen. He said try Keppra (levetiracetam) to see if it helps my dizzy symptms?

Had an EEG, neuro doc said it showed delta waves (slow waves) but no seizure activity was seen. He said try Keppra (levetiracetam) to see if it helps my dizzy symptms?

Delta activity: is an important but nonspecific sign of altered cerebral activity. Were the delta waves localized, lateralized, or diffuse? Frequency and amplitude can be important as well. Without these details, treatment would be hard to comment on. Please speak further with your neurologist for a better understanding of the etiology of your dizzy symptoms. ...Read more

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The tongue pain I have is painful, i can't even speak or eat. This was from a seizure. Should i see my pcp doctor or dentist?

The tongue pain I have is painful, i can't even speak or eat. This was from a seizure. Should i see my pcp doctor or dentist?

See a dentist: Tongue inflammation or condition also called self-inflicted traumatic macroglossia. Common symptoms are problems chewing, swallowing, or speaking. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug or suggest an otc Ibuprofen to help minimize inflammation and reduce pain while the underlying cause is treated. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Should you definitely go to the doctor if you have a seizure for the first time?

Should you definitely go to the doctor if you have a seizure for the first time?

Yes: Of course ! seizure is a symptom and can be due to a variety of causes, some important and life threatening. ...Read more

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The doctor thinks i might be having seizures instead of just fainting. What is the difference?

The doctor thinks i might be having seizures instead of just fainting. What is the difference?

Syncope : Or fainting is caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure due to rapid change in position (orthostatic hypotension) , fright, drugs or low blood sugar among other things. Seizures are misguided, misfiring nerve impulses in the brain. There are many causes including illness (epilepsy), drug side effects, etc. Obviously they are treated much differently. Talk to your pcp asap for help. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more