5 doctors weighed in:

Can weight loss be a sign of a seizure?

5 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

True seizures involve alteration of consciousness, and rare to have weight loss due to epilepsy.
However, if you are taking topamax, (topiramate) and are also thin, weight loss is a side effect. Most other anti-epileptic drugs cause weight gain.

In brief: Not really

True seizures involve alteration of consciousness, and rare to have weight loss due to epilepsy.
However, if you are taking topamax, (topiramate) and are also thin, weight loss is a side effect. Most other anti-epileptic drugs cause weight gain.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors