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What does a simple partial seizure feel like when you have one?

What does a simple partial seizure feel like when you have one?

Recurrent: Some localized rythmic muscle movement, or sensory like numbness and tingling recurrent same location. ...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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How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

MRI +EEG: If you are sure this was a simple partial, there is an area of the brain which triggered it, may be scay, tumour, vascular, stroke , but sometimes we do not find cause. ...Read more

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What is a simple partial seizure vs. A complex partial seizure?

What is a simple partial seizure vs. A complex partial seizure?

Simple v complex sz: The difference has to do with alertness. A simple partial seizure: the person is awake, alert, and they can feel the seizure- it may cause arm or face twitching, tingling or a visual sensation Complex partial seizure: the person may look awake, but they are not alert, and they may have no memory of the seizure or anything that occurs during the seizure. This may look like staring. ...Read more

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I take 75mg topamax (topiramate) 2/day for bipolar. Yesterday i had 4 glasses of wine and had a simple partial seizure while drunk, with motor/visual disturbances. Does this mean i'm prone to seizures?

See your doctor: Not sure why you are so confident that it was a "simple partial seizure." four glasses of wine is too many on one occasion, especially for a woman, and especially for someone being treated for bipolar disorder. You need a full neurological evaluation, especially an eeg and probably a ct scan, as well as several different blood tests. If you didn't see a doctor after this event, you should asap. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to still have simple partial seizure taking 400mg lamictal daily (200 am, 200 pm)?

Is it dangerous to still have simple partial seizure taking 400mg lamictal daily (200 am, 200 pm)?

"danger" vs "ok": The dose of lamictal that most end up at is around 500 mg per day for maintenance. Are you taking any other medications with this that may affect lamictal's effectivity? I would review your med list with MD and consideration may be needed to change your meds to something else to get better control of the seizures. Goal is not to have daily seizures of course.... ...Read more

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Simple partial seizure, 26 mos since last episode, on Keppra (levetiracetam) 250mg once a day for 26 months. What's recommended weaning schedule?

Take your time: It may or may not be safe to stop your medication at this point. I usually wait at least 3 yrs, and if totally seizure free over this time, I check an EEG, and repeat neurological exam. If all is well, would wean over about 3-4 months. But, you are taking exceptionally low dose of Keppra, (levetiracetam) which is likely sub therapeutic. Work closely with your neurologist. ...Read more

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22 yrs ago found that SSRIs lowered my simple-partial seizure threshold. Since, 20 yrs seizure-free on Depakote plus 2 yrs. with no AEDs. SSRI ok now?

22 yrs ago found that SSRIs lowered my simple-partial seizure threshold. Since, 20 yrs seizure-free on Depakote plus 2 yrs. with no AEDs. SSRI ok now?

With so many: antidepressants available why would you even try something again which was had harmful side effects?? Ask your Primary Care Provider or Psychiatrist to refer you to a Psycopharmacologist....who will be able to suggest a less harmful psycho-active drug! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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After 20+ yrs (simple-partial) seizure free, going off Depakote (250mg, 4x/day), drop. 250 every 2 wks. At 500 mg, feeling anxious.Withdrawal symptom?

After 20+ yrs (simple-partial) seizure free, going off Depakote (250mg, 4x/day), drop. 250 every 2 wks. At 500 mg, feeling anxious.Withdrawal symptom?

Depakote taper: Depakote is used in psychiatry for anxiety and anxious depression. In patients seizure free who I have tapered slowly off depakote, many have experienced the symptoms you are describing, but you should check with the practitioner monitoring your taper. ...Read more

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Simple partial seizure vs. Panic attack vs. Pseudoseizure? I have tuberous sclerosis & my dr goes back/forth btwn them as diagnosis. I'm frustrated!

Simple partial seizure vs. Panic attack vs. Pseudoseizure? I have tuberous sclerosis & my dr goes back/forth btwn them as diagnosis. I'm frustrated!

Assessment.: Do you have both a psychiatrist and a neurologist? It would probably be important to be evaluated by both type of specialists and for them to collaborate. Take care. ...Read more

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Simple partial seizure- fuzzy feeling in head. Pressure in nose, teeth and neck pain can last hours?

Simple partial seizure- fuzzy feeling in head. Pressure in nose, teeth and neck pain can last hours?

Unlikely: Most simple partial seizures are shorter duration just few minutes--they are like aura to other seizures--most simple seizures are unlateral, meaning either right or left motor, sensory--at times psychic like deja vu or autonomic-- only sure way is to experience the same clinical experience with brain wave recording showing abnormal electric discharges, in one location in brain some times it is deep. ...Read more

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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