What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

Various. Moderate to severe closed head injuries. Also, any injury which penetrates the skull/brain.

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What to do if I have head injury that causes epilepsy?

Medication first. Start with seizure meds prescibed by a doctor. There are many good ones out there (meds and doctors) some people might do best with epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation or combinations of meds with or without surgery to abort or modulate break through seizures. You also need to monitor blood levels, get an eeg. Check calcium, sodium and magnesium levels. Talk to the doctor about restrictions. Read more...

Can you give me advice with head injury that causes epilepsy?

If this is you, Need to start an anti-epileptic medication, so that further seizures are prevented. Also, get a neuro-psych assessment regarding cognitive and/or emotional problems from the injury. Meds to help cognition and seizure control are easily accessible, and advised. Read more...

What kind of head injury must one have so that it would cause epilepsy?

GREAT QUESTION. You are 42 so my impression is seizures might be new or worse after head injury. A wide range os injury to neurons seen in special brain studies, eeg's can cause it. Reik reported increased seizures with one tick infection. Low intracelluar mag has helped them and rarely promoted. Nt factors are brain fat--it is unclear if they stabilize brain fat on nerves. These are a very few ideas besides meds. Read more...

Eeg normal. Had facial and limb twitching during eeg. History of convulsion after head injury. No history of epilepsy so far. Any ideas of cause?

Myoclonus or tremor. Most likely either a tremor on myoclonus. If it's rare in frequency, then you have nothing to worry about. Read more...
Can not say. Go see a neurologist. He/she can find the cause and prescribe medication. You need to make sure you are not having seizures again. Read more...
Not epilepsy. If the EEG was normal during the movements you described, they do not represent seizure activity. Pseudoseizures are triggered by anxiety. You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist to get help. Read more...

I have never had a head injury. What can white spots on my frontal lobe indicate on an mri? I was diagnosed with epilepsy but think this is wrong

White spots, eh? Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility and made an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, & for a reason. The MRI isn't the patient, you are. The MD who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to interpret the scan results & correlate them with YOU the whole patient; or, if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. Ask to see the actual images & review them with your doctor. Read more...

Can you give yourself a gran mal seizure? Is it mostly hereditary epilepsy or head injury

Grand mal seizure. Seizures can be caused by a lack of sleep, hunger, poor nutrition and stress. It is important to live moderately and closely monitor your seizure medication. Seizures can occur after head injury but epilepsy is uncommon after head injury. Likewise, inherited seizures or epilepsy is very uncommon but is seen in some genetic disorders. Read more...