Top 20 Doctor insights on: Spells of staring blankly

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What is the definition or description of: staring spells?

What is the definition or description of: staring spells?

Petit mal: Seizures are one description of staring spells. Sometimes a person is just zoning out. If the person is not responsive during the spell then needs to be seen and evaluated and have seizure activity ruled out. ...Read more

Baby Stares (Definition)

Baby stares. When a baby or child stares it may be normal. However, this article discusses excessive staring as a symptom ...Read more


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How can I tell the difference between a daydreaming staring spell and a seizure staring spell?

How can I tell the difference between a daydreaming staring spell and a seizure staring spell?

Responsiveness: I certainly would not hesitate to see a specialist like a neurologist for full evaluation. A person who was just "day dreaming" would typically have a memory of the event and be responsive to other people if questioned, a person going through what could be referred to as an "absence" seizure would typically not have a memory of the event and would not be responsive to other people in the room. ...Read more

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Chill like full body jerks after head injury and staring spells are they seizures. They all started after head injury

Chill like full body jerks after head injury and staring spells are they seizures. They all started after head injury

Seizure: This is of concern. A neurologist can sort this out. Seizures after head trauma are often observed and need to be taken serious. We often recommend an MRI of the brain, an eeg and close neurological follow ups. ...Read more

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I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

Loss of vision: What is your age? Is the vision loss constant or intermittent? Read the book, hypothyroidism, by broda barnes, from amazon. Com. He says 95% of migraines are caused by this. I had migraines for 30 years everyday, but not one since was started on Armour Thyroid 5 years ago. Try iodoral, an iodine pill that stimulates the thyroid. It is not a rx product. ...Read more

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Have been experiences epesode a of blank staring 10 secs a lot when looking at bright light/outside. Am completely aware of what's going on during?

Have been experiences epesode a of blank staring 10 secs a lot when looking at bright light/outside. Am completely aware of what's going on during?

Neurologist: You should consult a neurologist. You may be having a photic sensitive migraine or brief seizure. An EEG may help answer what is happening. ...Read more

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Can serotonine imbalance cause you to stare blankly into space more often? Other causes of staring much more often in otherwise a healthy 25y.O. Person

Can serotonine imbalance cause you to stare blankly into space more often? Other causes of staring much more often in otherwise a healthy 25y.O. Person

Not serotonin: Staring off into space is a cardinal symptom of adhd. But it can also happen for many other reasons, including auditory deficiencies, learning disabilities, seizures, disinterest, depression, boredom, but not because of a serotonin imbalance (unless you call depression a serotonin imbalance). Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I correct a staring problem?

How can I correct a staring problem?

What do you mean?: When we say staring problems, we mean that you are looking at something and not connected to what is going on around you. The serious issue we see in children is petitmal epilepsy, which often goes undiagnosed. If the problem continues you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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When staring at a close object my background vision doubles and when I'm looking alway from the object. The object doubles what can this be?

When staring at a close object my background vision doubles and when I'm looking alway from the object. The object doubles what can this be?

Normal: You are converging your eyes to look at a close object so it changes the alignment of the distance things in your vision and vice versa. It happens to everyone but few people notice it. As long as the object that you are looking at is not double, it's ok. ...Read more

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How do I cope with having a visibly different body? (Like Lizzie Velasquez for instance.) What is a gracious way to raise awareness for my condition without responding strangely to people staring?

Uniqueness: One of the many challenges in life is to embrace our uniqueness. It is within the nooks and crannies of our imperfections that love for ourselves and others can truly flourish. To your question, a gracious way to raise awareness for your way of being may be to simply understand and know that not all slim people are unhealthy. To know that you are, however you are, okay. ...Read more

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How much of a chance is assault if someone is staring at you?

How much of a chance is assault if someone is staring at you?

More info needed: Simply staring is not enough information to calculate the chance of an assault; if that person is following you, breathing deeply and slowly then an assault is more likely. Best to calmly leave that kind of situation. ...Read more

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How long does it take before staring in the sun leaves you blind?

No set duration!: It will take a duration of staring at the sun long enough to damage the cells in the retina. It could be called the phototoxic effect. Do not try it! ...Read more

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Will squinting or staring at the sun cause the same amount of damage?

Will squinting or staring at the sun cause the same amount of damage?

Staring is worse: Direct sun exposure to the retina and lens is damaging. Squinting is not great protection, but will nonetheless restrict the amount of sun getting into the eye. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vision is blurry like you are staring at a light bulb?

What does it mean when your vision is blurry like you are staring at a light bulb?

Many things: The causes of blurred vision are many and vary from minor to very serious. Please consult your eye doctor for a proper exam. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How can I make it so I get to sleep at night, annoyed at staring at the walls all night: (?

How can I make it so I get to sleep at night, annoyed at staring at the walls all night: (?

Night routine: You can improve falling asleep by removing tv and computer from your bedroom. Stop use of these two items at least 30 min before sleep. Decrease your caffeine intake, avoid caffeine in the evening. Alcohol also inhibits sleep. Have a routine such as a warm bath or shower, soft music, light reading before going to bed. Avoid daytime naps. If these techniques do not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm staring my first course of roaccutane tomorrow and was wondering if I could have some tips and advice before I start?

Moisturize!: Accutane is a very effective treatment for severe acne, but it does have side effects. The most common is extreme dryness of the skin and lips. The dermatologist will likely recommend that you stop using any other topical creams or ointments that also cause dryness, use a good moisturizer twice a day, use a moisturizing sunscreen on all exposed skin, and keep lip balm handy to use a lot. ...Read more

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Can BDD distort thinking? Never been bothered about being tall but now convinced I'm growing @ 38. Feel people are staring; friend said I look bigger.

Can BDD distort thinking? Never been bothered about being tall but now convinced I'm growing @ 38. Feel people are staring; friend said I look bigger.

Body Dysmorphic: Disorder can manifest in many ways and by definition distorts thinking and self-perception. It can cause you to be overly open to suggestion, e.g., taking your friend's observation literally. Change in posture is the only way you can look bigger. There are mental health professionals who specialize in BDD and I encourage you to see one. We are so much more than our body. Peace & good health. ...Read more