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Could juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms worsen after your first grand mal seizure?

Could juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms worsen after your first grand mal seizure?

Could : Most folks with jme respond well to modest doses of depakote, but a small percentage have difficult-to-control seizures. It might seem like it gets worse after the first convulsion simply because the convulsions don't come under control. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Possible : If florid and untreated, can cause dehydration and chemical imbalance, which can eventuate in full blown seizures. ...Read more

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...Read more

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Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

It can: If the seizure can't be aborted (called status epilepitcus) permanant and severe brain damage can occur. Also if one aspirates during a seizure and becomes hypoxic this too can cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Does tecfidera cause worsening depression?

Does tecfidera cause worsening depression?

Not usually: This is a brand new medicine on the market for relapsing-remitting ms, and has yet to be widely employed. So far, main issues involve flushing, nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset, and low lymphocyte count. 4 cases of pml are described in fumaderm which has half the dose of dimethyl fumarate, but not clear if tecfidera might cause pml also. But depression not a side effect. ...Read more

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Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Myoclonic seizures: Myoclonic seizures are a form of primary generalized seizures. They do not lead to other seizures but the root cause of your seizures might. ...Read more

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Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Yes: Congestive heart failure can absolutely result in syncopal episodes. Patients should be evaluated by their cardiologists to assess cardiac function, as well as potentially neurologists for these events. ...Read more

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Supraventicilar tachycardia and violent seizure with fever?

Supraventicilar tachycardia and violent seizure with fever?

Fever complications: I think what you're asking is if supraventricular tachycardia and/or seizures can occur with fevers? Both can occur if the fever is high enough, especially in children. ...Read more

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Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain activity beyond what is metabolically essential to maintain neuronal viability will cause the culprit neurons to stop firing abnormally when the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Is generalized epilepsy progressive?

Is generalized epilepsy progressive?

No: Epilepsy is either without known cause or related to an identifiable cause. Unknown cause may present in childhood, be easy to control, and be genetic in type. Identifiable cause is often partial type seizures and more difficult to control with association with serious medical disease. Primary generalized is usually unknown cause. Secondary generalized is usually identifiable with bad outcome. ...Read more

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Hi,I have petit mal.does atypical absences seizures causes learning difficulties.

Hi,I have petit mal.does atypical absences seizures causes learning difficulties.

Yes: Having frequent absence seizures can interfere with being aware of what is being taught and interfere with learning ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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Could dextromethophan help prevent seizures in epilepsy?

"Sometimes": It mainly has a "down"/sedative effect, which while not treatment, might reduce likelihood of seizure in susceptible person. Risk is idiosyncratic reaction (which is a reasonable % of abusers, but not w/therapeutic use), who can get anxious / agitated ("up"/stimulant effect), which might reduce seizure threshold. For more info: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/forum/showwiki.Php?Title=dxm. ...Read more

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May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

?JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and i wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more

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Can photosensitive epilepsy symptoms worsen in high heat?

Can photosensitive epilepsy symptoms worsen in high heat?

Not likely: Extreme heat itself could make the possibility of a seizure more likely but I am not aware of it having any effect on photosensitive epilepsy. ...Read more

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Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Go to ER: Your symptoms could be signs of something serious. Go to the er or an urgent care clinic for further evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Do grand mal seizures cause death?

Yes, it's possible: Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low levels of medication in your blood. It is not clear if it is causes by problems with the heart rhythm or if it due to fluid in the lungs. ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Usually not: To call the seizure as a febrile seizure, the age of the child should be between 6 mo and 6 yrs, the seizure should be associated with the sudden raise of high temp, the sizure should be generalized and less than 15 mins, even if it is prolonged and it was purely a febrile seizure, it does not cause permanent brain injury. ...Read more

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