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Will seizure kill me?

Will seizure kill me?

It can: But most people with seizures die from other unrelated causes. Some seizures can become resistant to treatment and become continuous, leading to death. Needless to say, you should not be operating vehicles or machinery. ...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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Can simple partial seizures kill me? I go for an EEG on the 12th of August. What can I do until then?

Can simple partial seizures kill me? I go for an EEG on the 12th of August. What can I do until then?

It cannot really.: Simple partial seizures are small seizures that are restricted to a small part of the brain and would be highly unlikely to cause death. You need to be on seizure medications to control them before and likely after EEG. The EEG does not cure you of the seizures. It is merely diagnostic and can miss your seizure if you are not having one at the time of your test. ...Read more

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Will febrile seizure kill me?

Will febrile seizure kill me?

Too old: You are too old for a febrile seizures. the age range is 6 months to 6 years. Adults who have seizures with fever have infections of the brain or have epilepsy that is precipitated by illness. ...Read more

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My doctor lowered my Valium from 20mg a day to 15mg a day. Can this cause a seizure or kill me? I'm in school studying for a certification, veryscared

My doctor lowered my Valium from 20mg a day to 15mg a day. Can this cause a seizure or kill me? I'm in school studying for a certification, veryscared

Probably not.: While abrupt withdrawal of Valium (going from 20 mg to 0 mg, or stopping cold turkey) could kill you, a gradual decrease in dosage is most probably not going to cause a seizure. In fact it will probably be helpful; but it depends on what the Valium ...Read more

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Can seizures kill your brain structures?

Can seizures kill your brain structures?

NO!!: Seizures are a reaction of irritated cells of the brain. When these cells seize their need for oxygen and glucose goes way up. If given good support they recover nicely. If poorly managed, damage can occur. Many epilepsy patients suffer repeated seizures but are entirely normal between seizures. ...Read more

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What to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

What to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do not kill any brain cells (with the rare exception of status epilepticus). In short, neither problem will kill brain cells--unless you do nothing to control them and they lead to disastrous complications. Take care! ...Read more

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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.

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

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Do seizures raise your bp?

Do seizures raise your bp?

I have never checked: A BP during a seizure, but i assume pressure would go up?- do seizures cause hpt -no! ...Read more

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What can trigger a seizure?

Anything: Stress, light, any diseases in body the lead to toxins, hypoglycemia, starvation.Tumors of brain, medications, dehydration, strokes, etc. Almost anything. ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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