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Warning Signs Before A 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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
I am healthy 22 year old. Sometimes drool when doing something or in my sleep. Could this be sign of seizure?
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
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?
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
Seizure from alcohol: Yes. Alcohol intoxication lowers seizure threshold.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What are some signs that you no longer need Dilantin I have been on is 14 years seizure free with levels only at 3.1 dr says stop but im scared?
Its OK to stop: You fit all the criteria to stop and your blood level is as if you're not taking it anyway. It's safe to stop. ...Read more
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
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
Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...
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
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!
high blood pressure
prevention is best
acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more
I have "epigastric auras" which are apparently associated with epileptic seizures. I had a TBI 2 years ago. Is this a sign I've developed epilepsy?
Possible: You should consult a neurologist and have an electroencephalogram ...Read more
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