What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Seizures. Epilepsy can cause seizures which are involuntary loss of muscle control, loss of attention, or just "blanking out".

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy in children under 1?

Complex question. Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. Read more...

What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Many symptoms. Infants can present with eye deviation, lip smacking, bicycling motions, extremity twitching.....Older kids can present with school problems, staring episodes, or bite marks on inside of cheek from nightime seizures. Read more...
Seizures in children. Seizures vary; little stares that stop them during "preferred" activities, sudden yucky smell / taste , or convulsions. Convulsion maybe whole body or stiffening or jerking of arm or leg or 1/2 face. Other signs: newly wetting the bed, changed personality, worse @ school, having to relearn. Video: YouTube channel: AskDrStein may help. Yes, doctors often miss diagnose epilepsy. . Read more...

What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

Cognitive decline. If seizures continue or are poorly controlled, may have side effects from meds, may get better on their own if no seizures for 2 years or so. Read more...

What are the symptoms of photosensitive epilepsy?

Pretty rare. It's actually pretty uncommon, but does occur. Flickering lights can trigger abnormal brain discharges which can result in seizures on such people. . Read more...

What are the symptoms of myoclonic epilepsy?

Muscle spasms. Seizures usually have a stiff tonic phase followed by rhythmic jerking or clonic phase. Myoclonic spasms can be isolated and independent. Infants may have a series of painful spasms especially upon awakening. Adolescents may have morning spasms and even drop or throw their toothbrush. Lennox-gastaut patients may have massive spasms or drop attacks that are myoclonic. Difficult to treat. Read more...

What are the symptoms with history of epilepsy?

Symptoms of epilepsy. Many epileptics are not aware of their seizures. Characteristic will be repetitive, stereotypical episodes of non purposeful actions. There may be a history of falls and injury without knowing why, a feeling of familiarity with a place where you have not been before, finding yourself in a place but not know how you got there., episodes of confusion clearing in minutes to 24 hours. Read more...