Questions tagged [seizure]

Questions pertaining to a sudden attack of illness, esp. a stroke or an epileptic fit.

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What should I do if someone has a seizure in front of me?

What first-aid measures should be taken when someone is having a seizure?
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Can epileptic seizures become life threatening?

Is there any chance of epileptic seizure becoming life threatening or fatal if proper care is not taken?
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Why would a junkie have a grand mal seizure during withdrawal?

On the television show Fear the Walking Dead, one of the main characters is a heroin addict. After a couple of days without heroin, he goes into intense withdrawal, and either has a grand mal seizure ...
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Is possible that pain will start epileptic seizure?

In August of 2015, I have experience with something new, related to neurology and probably also cardiology. I described it in Neurosciences community on G+ (where you can read all text, together with ...
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Are any drugs approved to deal with drug-induced myoclonus?

I was reading about lamotrigine (Lamictal), an anticonvulsant, and came across a claim (which has been partially verified) that it can cause myoclonic jerks in some cases. Myoclonus can be treated ...
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Are flashing bike lights likely to cause a seizure?

I see warnings on a variety of things, such as video game, stating that A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights ....
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What steps can I take to prevent a seizure from occurring?

An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. - Wiley Online Library What can I do to prevent ...
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Who to go to for diagnosis of random seizures?

I don't have a history of seizures, nor does my family, but this started 4-5 years ago when I was asleep. They usually occur when I feel sick or have a cold or flu-like symptoms. An EEG test said ...
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What is aminorachia?

From Folinic acid responsive seizures: a new syndrome? (1995): This infant girl seized within 6h of birth. Seizures were ameliorated with high-dose multiple anticonvulsant therapy. CT scan, urine ...
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Can I take nootropics if I was on seizure medication 5+ years ago?

So as a college student, we need to perform mentally demanding work and I recently found out about "all natural" pills that can increase focus and alertness. So I decided I am going to try them to see ...
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How do epileptic seizures start? [closed]

The basics of epileptic seizures are pretty well known. Strong, uncoordinated neural activity spreads throughout the brain, causing symptoms like confusion, hallucinations, headache, involuntary ...
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Is Congenital Vitamin K deficiency due to phenobarbital preventable

I have done my research on phenobarbital during pregnancy and one thing I came across was that phenobarbital blocks vitamin K from getting through the placenta and into the fetus. Vitamin K deficiency ...
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Do seizures result from an excess of electrical current or electrical voltage in the brain?

It is well known that seizures result when the brain encounters more electrical activity than it is able to handle. Is the primary cause related to an excess of electrical current, electrical voltage, ...
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How to know if a person has seizures? [closed]

Could you please let us know if the following are symptoms of seizures in a 16-year-old: He goes sudden unconsciousness while speaking normally There were no convulsions. When it happens he start ...
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Understanding the use of medication from EEG

Recently I came across a study in which a group of people was trying to predict the medication ( especially anticonvulsants like Dilantin and Keppra ) a patient was using from his EEG. Does this have ...