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22 yr old, very healthy girlfriend has "sporadic hemiplegic migraines" and had her 1st seizure today--lasted 3 minutes. That normal for her condition?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine

In brief: Nope. Go to the ER

Seizure activity is never a "normal" side effect of a chronic headache condition.
She needs to get evaluated asap. It might be the meds she is on, or other metabolic problems (low sugar, potassium, etc).

In brief: Nope. Go to the ER

Seizure activity is never a "normal" side effect of a chronic headache condition.
She needs to get evaluated asap. It might be the meds she is on, or other metabolic problems (low sugar, potassium, etc).
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist Agrees

In brief: Co-morbidity

Complex migraine events can rarely be associated with small strokes, especially if bcp's and smoking are added.
Even a small brain lesion could act as a focus and result in a seizure. Would carefully review MRI of brain, to see if stroke has occurred, and consider anti-epileptic med. Work closely with your neurologist, as she is complex and needs comprehensive approach.

In brief: Co-morbidity

Complex migraine events can rarely be associated with small strokes, especially if bcp's and smoking are added.
Even a small brain lesion could act as a focus and result in a seizure. Would carefully review MRI of brain, to see if stroke has occurred, and consider anti-epileptic med. Work closely with your neurologist, as she is complex and needs comprehensive approach.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist Agrees
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