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Are there any real early warning signs of an impending first time seizure?

Are there any real early warning signs of an impending first time seizure?

Risk factors: There are no warnings for a first time seizure. There are risk factors: difficult or complicated maternal labor, low apgar scores at birth, febrile seizures as a child, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury with loss of consciousness or loss of memory to name a few. Auras are commonly viewed as a warning that a seizure is about to happen. In fact they are actually simple partial seizures. ...Read more

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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Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Grand mal seizures: Many people who suffer with grand mal seizures will have what is known as an aura. This could be a visual symptom like seeing lights or spots, it could be the sensation of lightheadedness or it could be dizziness. Not all patients with seizures have an aura, though. ...Read more

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What are the warning that you are about to have a seizure?

What are the warning that you are about to have a seizure?

Aura: Some people develop an aura which might be odd smell, visual changes, headache, etc. ...Read more

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Is aura like a pre-seizure warning or something?

Is aura like a pre-seizure warning or something?

Initial symptoms: An aura can herald the onset of a seizure but also can be the initial symptom of migraine. The final evolution of either a headache or an episode of altered consciousness will reveal the answer. ...Read more

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Is aura like a pre-seizure warning or something else?

Is aura like a pre-seizure warning or something else?

Yes: It's a sensation or symptom you have before a seizure. It's usually the same but may not happen every time before a seizure. ...Read more

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My dauhtertakes a 15 second seizure every 75 mins no warning and no after effects?

My dauhtertakes a 15 second seizure every 75 mins no warning and no after effects?

Evaluation?: If this is truly a seizure, your daughter needs to be evaluated right away, even if these have occurred in the past. She should be taken to her doctor or the local emergency department promptly. ...Read more

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What are common signs for a seizure?

Altered consciousnes: A seizure may be associated with a loss of conscious awareness in part or fully. There may be an initial aura such as fear, deja vu, or focal tingling. One might experience transient immobilization or a full blown convulsion. Not unique to experience post-ictal period of confusion and disorientation. Tongue biting and incontinence varies. ...Read more

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What are the signs that I'm having seizures?

What are the signs that I'm having seizures?

Siezures: Some signs are confusion, difficulty thinking or speaking, loss of postural tone (falling), involuntary movements of the limbs and/or shaking, loss of bladder or bowel control, staromg and stopping an activity, loss of consciousness. Some may experience afeeling of time lost (absence seizure), a sense of being familiar in a strange place. ...Read more

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Are there any signs to look for before a seizure?

Are there any signs to look for before a seizure?

Seizures: 'opinion not a decision'.
Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history;
look for urinary incontinance; tongue bite; staring spells; loss in time; rising feeling in your chest; unususal or familiar smell in the absence of the source etc. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mini seizures? From a standpoint of the person having them, assuming they are unaware of them.

Auras: When a person is unaware of a mini seizure, this can be due to a complex partial seizure or a generalized absenc seizure. These seizures affect levels of consciousness other mini seizures, of which people are aware while happening, are called simple partial seizures. Symptoms of each type of seizure can involve any of the senses as well as the motor system, language system and digestive system. ...Read more

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Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

It's not: Brain tumors can present with many problems, seizures being one. We are often taught that if a seizure is the first symptom a patient has that leads to the diagnosis of a brain tumor, that they will likely have a more favorable outcome. There are a multitude of "gliomas" - some are relatively benign and slow growing, and those are the ones in which seizure can be the first sign. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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Can weight loss be a sign of a seizure?

Can weight loss be a sign of a seizure?

Not really: True seizures involve alteration of consciousness, and rare to have weight loss due to epilepsy. However, if you are taking topamax, (topiramate) and are also thin, weight loss is a side effect. Most other anti-epileptic drugs cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Vocal change & sz: Sometimes a vocal noise is part of a seizure, like a yelp or a yell. A change in the voice is not normally a seizure. People with seizures normally cannot speak. When they can speak, it may make no sense. There are some videos of this to compare to- see frontal seizure on youtube for example. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 16 year old daughter had a seizure for the first time 2 days ago. What is this a sign of?

See below: It can be frightening. What type of seizure was it? Here is a good reference on generalized tonic clonic seizures from the mayo clinic that can tell you more about possible causes of it: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/grand-mal-seizure/basics/definition/con-20021356. Please ask your daughter to visit with a neurologist for evaluation of the seizure. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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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?

Not enough informati: More information about the features of your headache is necessary to help you. In any event. Contact your neurologist. ...Read more

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Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

What??: Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma. Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures? ...Read more

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Is it common for a person with epilepsy to show signs of violent behavior during a seizure?

Rarely: This is quite rare but can occur in partial complex seizures during which the patient is capable of semi-purposeful activity and is restrained or redirected from the aim of his/her attention. Misperception of environmental stimuli, in certain circumstances, could also provoke this. ...Read more

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I think my son had a partial seizure. He has asd should I wait for his neuro appt on 2/23 or have er eval him now? He fit signs for complex partial

I think my son had a partial seizure. He has asd should I wait for his neuro appt on 2/23 or have er eval him now? He fit signs for complex partial

Mgt: I would advise taking him to the hospital for evaluation. They can call a Neurologist to see him. Ensure that he is breathing comfortably. ...Read more

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I had an EEG done and the results said that my brain shows signs of that with someone who has a tendency to have seizures. What does that mean?

I had an EEG done and the results said that my brain shows signs of that with someone who has a tendency to have seizures. What does that mean?

Likely nonspecific: An EEG showing paroxysmal activity can be related to migraine, prior head or neck injury, or even family history of such tracings, besides true epilepsy. Therefore, if you have never had a seizure, this is of little significance. Would encourage full face to face discussion with your neurologist at this point. ...Read more

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Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

No: No correlation between coherent sleep talking and seizures. Plenty of people with violent convulsive disorders at night never even utter a sound before going into a spell. ...Read more

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Can biting one side of your tongue when you sleep, to the point where it starts bleeding, be a sign of having had a seizure?

Can biting one side of your tongue when you sleep, to the point where it starts bleeding, be a sign of having had a seizure?

Evalutation needed: You could have sleep bruxism which is a sleep disorder. I would suggest a sleep study at a sleep lab. They can confirm or rule out sleep bruxism or other sleep disorders. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart
stroke is damage to brain

some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia
both have some common risk!
smoking
obesity
high blood pressure
diabetes
hyperlipemia
prevention is best
acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive p-anca, c-anca, speckled ana w Seizures and other signs of and autoimmune disorders and it be any thing other then vasculitis?

Can you have a positive p-anca, c-anca, speckled ana w Seizures and other signs of and autoimmune disorders and it be any thing other then vasculitis?

Autoimmune disorder: There are a multitude of disorders this could be. Backlit is is high on the list. Lupus and wegeners granulomatosis are other considerations. Continue your follow with your physicians and continue the work up for this ...Read more

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Often I feel a weird tight sensation down my left side. From neck to left side of chest. When I laugh usually I feel the sensation. Is it sign of seizure

Often I feel a weird tight sensation down my left side. From neck to left side of chest. When I laugh usually I feel the sensation. Is it sign of seizure

Unlikely: A siezure. Much more likely a PINCHED NERVE in your neck at the C6-C7 level!

Ask your medical care provider about this and the possibility of a NECK MRI to see if this "hunch" is correct!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more


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