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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

No. There can be petit mal attacks =catatonic state. There can be isolated movements of certain body parts as well. Read more...
Epilepsy. is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine. Read more...

I have epilepsy but have been symptom free for 13 years but I'm starting to notice my old non seizure symptoms coming back. Should I be concerned?

Hard to say. Likely, you will be seizure free in the future as many of the childhood epilepsies tend to remit as one grows older. But in some cases, evolving problems may re-present. Suggest you see a neurologist and maybe get an updated eeg, just to be safe. Read more...

Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Sometimes. The patient may seem "out of it" or have some developmental delays if seizures have been hard to control. Read more...
Usually not. For the typical idiopathic epilepsies (those not due to a stroke, tumor, or other brain lesion), there are no symptoms between seizures. That being said, the psychological and societal impact of having epilepsy (no driving, work limitations, etc.) are very large, and affect people even when their seizures are under relatively good control. Read more...

Are these symptoms of a type of seizure disorder or are they of epilepsy?

Need more info. Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a risk for seizures. A single seizure event may occur due to a cause that can resolve. Recurrent seizures with or without cause become epilepsy. Epilepsy may be cured if seizures stop occurring and medication is stopped. Read more...

Hi Dr. Is it possible that one has a disease other than epilepsy if he had symptoms of simple partial seizure in 2012 then in 2014 and then now in 20?

Epilepsy. It certainly sounds like mild epilepsy but the treatment would be the same whether you call it epilepsy Or anything else. Read more...
Possible. There are multiple causes for seizures. Epilepsy is one, but vascular, metabolic, traumatic, and hormonal reasons too! Talk to hour neurologist or doctor. Read more...