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I have epilepsy. I had a seizure this morning and I am now throwing up. This has never happened before. Should I go to the doctor?

Safest thing. To say is yes. You may have a virus that caused your body enough stress leading to a seizure, but there could be more to it, ie metabolic issues that may gave occurred and the safest thing to do is get checked out by a physician, especially if you are still throwing up. Were you in a safe place? Avoid hitting head? One of the worries would be some form of swelling (rare) leading to increased icp. Read more...
Not necessarily. Sometimes a seizure can trigger a migraine and hence result in vomiting. Or you may simply have a virus. Read more...

My doc put me on risperdal. I have epilepsy (absence seizures). Is it still ok to take it?

Generally yes. It is uncommon for that drug to worsen absence epilepsy. Can happen, but not too frequent. Partly depends upon what drug you use for epilepsy. Read more...

I have epilepsy, but my doctor prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for sleep. Why would he if seroquel (quetiapine) causes seizures?

? Only thing i can think of is that he feels lack of restorative sleep is a major risk factor triggering your seizures, so quieting down your frontal brain lobe and improving your sleep quality will decrease your seizure episodes and their severity. You need to have this conversation with your doctor and a neurologist. Read more...
Seroquel (quetiapine) Seroquel (quetiapine) does not necessarily cause seizures but in a sensitive patient with epilepsy or in high doses could in theory lower seizure threshold. Also it may have been prescribed for sleep given that poor sleep patterns and sleep deprivation often lowers seizure threshold more than seroquel (quetiapine) would. Read more...

Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

I am just about. Ready to eat my hat. I had indicated earlier that an acupuncture mat does not cause seizures. I found one site 'heavenly acupressure mats' which stated '”do not use an acupressure mat, or consult with your health care practitioner before using an acupressure mat, if you:….. Suffer from epilepsy”. None of the other sites i reviewed alluded to this. I will try to research this ; get back to you.'. Read more...
What?? Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma. Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures? Read more...

My son has two cafe au lait spots and possible epilepsy (nocturnal seizures). Doctor mentioned genetic disorder. Is it possible?

Confusing question. Cafe au lait spots are often part of neurofibromatosis, a disorder that can arise as a new mutation in the genes or be passed from a parent. Kids with > 6 spots > 5mm in diameter or adolescents >15mm diameter may have the disorder, but the spots are randomly found on normal people.Discuss with your pediatrician. Read more...
Yes, it is possible. Whenever a child has more than one thing going on, or one thing (e.g. Seizures) and additional physical findings (e.g. Cafe au lait spots) the possibility of a genetic condition behind findings increases. Both seizures and cafe au lait spots separately are relatively common. Combination increases, but does not diagnose, a genetic cause. I would recommend formal evaluation by a clinical geneticist. Read more...

Had second seizure this week. Er doc diagnosis me w/ epilepsy said low k lowered my threshold. I think it was caused my low k & don't have epilepsy?

Neurologist. Hacking 2 . Having 2 seizures in a week is very concerning and you need to be evaluated and treated by a neurologist as soon as possible. Read more...
See neurologist. To get a proper diagnosis you should see a neurologist who can carry out a full assessment, including an EEG. Read more...