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Small Seizures Vs. Mini Strokes
Different: Simply put, a seizure is an abnormal electrical activity of the brain. Tia is caused by disruption in blood flow to a part of the brain causing temporary impaired function. ...Read more
Much difference: A seizure is a sudden electrical surge in the brain usually related to brain malformation or dysplasia. Seizures can also be related to tumors or metastasis in the brain. Damage to brain by trauma, ischemia, and metabolic disorders can also result in seizure. Stroke is usually from blood vessel clot or narrowing due to atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and hemorrhage from aneurysm. ...Read more
Will the seizure and jerking ever stop its been 4 years since small stroke 4 hours since last seizure im told by daughter?
Some directions: The stroke seemingly is the underlying culprit, but your daughter needs far better seizure control. Many medications are available, and if part of the jerking involves myoclonus, you might find added success with Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) but other drugs may help. In some cases, if more than three drugs have been used without significant benefit, might consider a vagal nerve stim unit. ...Read more
Differences: Stroke is brain damage related to decreased blood flow to the brain. Symptoms vary depending on where in the brain the damage is done. TIA is symptoms like stroke that go away. It can be a warning sign of increased risk for stroke. Seizure is caused by a focus of abnormal electrical activity in the brain; symptoms depend on the location in the brain of that activity. Syncope is fainting. ...Read more
Husband diagnosed with focal seizures, and continuing mini strokes. What would be the best course of action, to keep him safe?
Need a diagnosis: Your husband needs a diagnosis, i.e. a reason why he is having seizures and mini strokes. There are multiple possibilities and you are not giving any further information so I am not going to speculate. I would agree with the recommendation for a neurologist but most importantly a workup needs to happen. ...Read more
I had eclampsia when I had my daughter 15 years ago I had seizures blindness and 5 mini strokes do u think im going to have more health issues?
Already serious issu: You have already experienced serious constelation of problems from eclampsia. You did not indicate what your condition is now. That would be very important, for instance are you still having seizures. The complications of eclampsia cause long term problems based on the problems that have persisted. ...Read more
Different problems: Seizures are not usually accompanied by headaches or pain. ...Read more
Simple vs complex: Complex seizures are ones that impair one's level of consciousness. Simple ones do not. Different strokes could cause one or the other, depending on how large and where the stroke is. ...Read more
Not rare: In the older age group, seizures are often caused by cerebrovascular disease, and needs preventative treatment. Many anti-epileptic drugs are useful, but since older folks take multiple meds, best to find one without drug-drug interactions, such as lyrica, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) neurontin, etc. ...Read more
Approx 10% of stroke patients have seizures within 5 years after a stroke. Some of these patients have multiple seizure episodes, and are diagnosed with post-stroke epilepsy.
Seizures soon after stroke may be related to blood product irritation (hemorrhagic strokes) or related to decreased blood flow, hypoxia (low oxygen) or other factors for ischemic (embolic) stroke. ...Read more
No: No but not uncommon based on location of insult and size ...Read more
My mum has been having seizures. And it usually looks like stroke but it isn't cos d seizures stop and she goes back to normal but is weak? What is it
Postictal state: Postictal state is the definition of the symptoms you describe of being very fatigued after the seizure. Patients are often confused for a time as well. Seizures are serious and your mom should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. If seizures are new for her, there is likely some type of new brain abnormality. ...Read more
Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more
Well: You have to find the cause of the headache. You should go see doctor for it is not normal to have headache everyday and there could be many things that have to be ruled out to find the cause of the headache. Depending on the cause it is possible to have more serious issues line seizure or stroke ...Read more
I know that the fight or flight response is for our body's safety, so does that mean strokes, seizures, ect, are less likely to happen during panic?
There is no evidence: To support that. The third. "f" is. Freeze, which is extremely common in humans. The stress response is designed for survival, but nothing can guarantee safety. While there is no evidence that panic directly causes heart attacks or strokes, there is also no evidence of a protective effect. A book on panic noted a man who thought he was panicking was told by his doctor that he was having a heart attack, to which the man responded "thank god, I thought my panic disorder was coming back".This should give everyone pause to think about how severe panic can be and how frightening it can be the person who is going through it. ...Read more
When my daughter was born she had a stroke in me they gave her a reservoir and it not used I need to find someone that will remove it causes seizures?
Pediatric neurolo-: Gists & neurosurgeons like those at primary children's in slc would need to review your daughter's medical records, including copies of all mri's of the brain & eeg's (not just the reports), head & body growth charts, results of genetic & other lab tests, developmental/academic testing & progress reports, then evaluate her themselves to determine the benefits vs. Risks of brain surgery. ...Read more
My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.
Should treat this:
Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider:
1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous)
2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one
3. stroke risk factors should be addressed
A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read more
Why is my tongue different since I had my stroke and my seizure it is suppose to be like that. I was just wondering? It's was not like that before
Not enough info: What specifically is different about your tongue? ...Read more
Yes...: It is always possible that any insult, mass effect, infection or electrical imbalance that triggers seizures can manifest in a similar way, reason why it is important to get an immediate evaluation when symptoms are suggestive of any serous brain problem. ...Read more
Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?
YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometimes treatment (med ; occup therapy) can mitigate longterm damage. With seizure, usually no longterm damage (unless injury during seizure), but repeated generalized seizures can alter cognition. ...Read more
What are possible outcomes after a stroke and chronic seizures and no relief from seizure meds? Gma is sedated and not responding to meds. 1 week now.
It depends: On several factors. The effects of a stroke depends on its size & location. There are dozens of stroke syndromes from mild to devastating. You give no specifics. Also "chronic seizures" is vague. She is "not responding [how is she not responding? ] to meds [what meds? ]" Also unclear is the significance of her being sedated. An answer to your post requires more & more coherent information. ...Read more
Can u helpMe? Patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure. MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils
My tongue is thicker than it b4 I had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?
Stroke: A stroke can lead to difficulty speaking and weakness and numbness in the facial and mouth muscles leaving a person with the sensation of a thick tongue. The tongue difficulties will lessen over time. The white patches may signify thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth. After a stroke and with diabetes, yeast infections are common and reflect a weakened immune system. ...Read more
High prolactin levels, but I don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?
Can migraines give u seizure like symptoms. I know they do strokes but I had a seizuer but I was still coherant but could not remember dates and days?
Seizure or migraine: Probably the greatest similarity between migraine symptoms and seizure symptoms is the "positive visual symptoms" that some people with migraines get. These feel like shiny lights, dots, waves or other visual distortions prior to the headache. Sometimes these are similar to occipital epileptic seizures. ...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
What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart
Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read more
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