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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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Is a seizure drug administerered post op? Does a neurosurgeon administer seizure medication through IV as a precaution against a patient having a seizure during or after brain surgery? Is this common practice?

Is a seizure drug administerered post op? Does a neurosurgeon administer seizure medication through IV as a precaution against a patient having a seizure during or after brain surgery? Is this common practice?

Administering : Administering anti-seizure medicine through a vein (IV) or by mouth after brain surgery is not uncommon, and usually depends on the neurosurgeon's personal understanding and experience of the risk of seizures given the patient and the surgery. In some cases, patients are advised to take anti-seizure medicine for weeks or months following a surgery.

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My baby have hb e /beta thalassemia and seizure disorder.Are both of they are related?

My baby have hb e /beta thalassemia and seizure disorder.Are both of they are related?

Probably not: According to the literature, beta thalassemia is not known to cause seizures. Ask your doctor to be sure. For information, visit http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/thalassemia-the-basics.

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On december 4th i had seizures, my neurologist has put me onlevetiraceta500mg and divalproex 500 mg for this what should I be aware of and what side e?

On december 4th i had seizures, my neurologist has put me onlevetiraceta500mg and divalproex 500 mg for this what should I be aware of and what side e?

Need to focus on:: Most neurologists start pts with epilepsy on one drug, or have you had additional drug added to enhance control? First, divalproex may cause hair loss, tremors, weight gain, ovarian cysts, pancreatitis, osteoporosis, liver problems, carnitine metabolism issues, birth defects with mental retardation. Potential levetiracetam, drowsiness, dizziness, depression, psychosis, etc. Hope you avoid all.

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What does seizure tendency mean?

What does seizure tendency mean?

Risk for seizures: I assume it means risk of having a seizure. I would need more information to accurately answer your query. Please re-phrase if want a more detailed answer.

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Can i break my back from a seizure?

Can i break my back from a seizure?

Sometimes: Sometimes, during a particularly violent seizure, such as a convulsion, a person can fracture part of the bony part of the spine, the vertebrae. This might be more common if you have weak bones (osteopenia) to begin with. If you have unusally severe, or long lasting back pain after a seizure, you should go to the doctor.

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How much should I worry about seizure?

How much should I worry about seizure?

Need evaluation: Seizure is a dramatic event and is not normal. You need to find the cause of the seizure to treat or prevent it from happening again. It needs to be evaluated so i would say, worry and go see your doctor.

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Can the strobe light trigger seizures?

Can the strobe light trigger seizures?

Yes: For some reason, in some people with seizures, a strobe light may stimulate the brain to have seizure activity.

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Why can flashing lights cause seizures?

Overstimulation: The part of the brain affected is overstimulated by the light flashes. This is abnormal, of course.

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How can I have only one absent seizure?

Yes, but...: During an absence seizure the person is not aware that theseizure has occurred. Therefore unless someone witnesses the spell, and do not have a loss of postural tojne, you might not be aware of otherepisodes like your first.

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Can a convulsion be non seizure related?

Can a convulsion be non seizure related?

Yes: They are called pseudoseizures. Of psychogenic origin

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Can I die from simple partial seizures?

Not as such: Status epilepticus can be fatal if untreated, & there is a phenomenon known as sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which is very rare. You DEFINITELY need to educate yourself about epilepsy. There are lots of reputable websites & LOTS of books about epilepsy for patients (check your local library and Amazon). Knowledge is power; arm yourself.

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Question about seizures vs status causes?

Long seizures: Status epilepticus is a convulsive state in which the usual mechanisms by which the brain terminates seizures fail to operate. Hence the seizure persists quite long and is often fatal or severely debilitating. Status can start just like any other seizure, but just keeps going.

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Seizures by coughing, need instant cure. ?

Seizures by coughing, need instant cure. ?

Neurology: Coughing which triggers seizures needs thorough evaluation by a neurologist. All the best!

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What can simple partial seizures feel like?

What can simple partial seizures feel like?

Depends! : Simple partial seizure occurs when focal electrical abnormality in the brain causes focal symptoms without loss of consciousness, so the symptoms depend on the area of the brain involved.

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Is one seizure a month considered "severe"?

Yes and no: It may make sense for the goal to have one seizure a month, if for example there would normally be ten or more. Some people have a tendency to have more of these than others. If you have tried 2-3 medicines, perhaps it is time to consider more closely what kind of seizures they are and what may be causing them.

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What can be done for breakthrough seizures?

Loads of choices.: Have no clue as to what meds you are taking, but the approach is to increase dosing until toxicity, cut back, and add additional medication. However, the third medicine has only a 3-4% chance of success. We often suggest vagal nerve stimulators if the meds have failed. Risk factors for break thru include missed meds, infection, sleep deprivation, recreational drugs, poor dietary habits, stress.

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