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Should I See A Doctor If I Have Seizure
My boyfriend has been shaking at night. Kind of like a seizure but I am able to wake him up. What could cause this? What doctor should he see?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal whats your outlook on my situation should i go see a neurologist what could of caused this I had to
Absolutely: I would certainly see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I think I have vasvagal syncope but the doctor is treating me for seizures. How can they tell the difference?
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