Can anyone have a seizure for no reason? Or do u have to have epilepsy, brain tumor/trama. Etc? And do most people survive seizures?
Seizure. Any number of things can lead to a seizure. Having a seizure does not imply epilepsy, but it is part of the diagnostic spectrum. Any seizure is a medical emergency and should be followed up immediately by a call to your doctor, and if the first time, with no diagnosis, to the emergency department. Most people, indeed, survive seizures.
Always a reason. We can't always uncover etiology but always some logical answer. Epilepsy means more than one seizure, and many people have but one seizure in their entire lives. There is a 60% chance of a second seizure in one year. Yes, virtually all people survive even multiple seizures, but if frequent spells, absolutely must treat to prevent harmful events.
Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.
Brain tumor. An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. Read more...