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

The typical scenario of a seizure is: loss of consciousness uncontrolled movements recovery The conduct to adopt during each of these phases follows: During 1. and 2. The person will fall on the ...
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Can epileptic seizures become life threatening?

Yes. Most seizures are brief, resolving spontaneously within 1-2 minutes.1 These are rarely fatal. On the other hand, status epilepticus is not infrequently associated with death. Status epilepticus (...
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Why would a junkie have a grand mal seizure during withdrawal?

It's not really medically accurate, unless there are other drugs of abuse present, or some other disease etiology. The quote that you reference is correct, heroin addiction by itself shouldn't produce ...
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What steps can I take to prevent a seizure from occurring?

I have found following peer-reviewed paper which provides a review of the nonpharmaceutic conservative interventions for the prevention of seizures: Wolf P. The role of nonpharmaceutic conservative ...
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Who to go to for diagnosis of random seizures?

I'll be answering this question in the way @DaveL edited the post. The specialist you should go to is a neurologist. They are the ones who are most qualified when it comes to seizures. In the mean ...
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Is possible that pain will start epileptic seizure?

There are several parts in your question. Does pain trigger epileptic seizure? To answer this question, it is essential to understand what is an epilepsy. An epilepsy arises when the normal ...
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Are any drugs approved to deal with drug-induced myoclonus?

Treatment of Myoclonus Caviness JN. Treatment of Myoclonus. Neurotherapeutics. 2014;11(1):188-200. doi:10.1007/s13311-013-0216-3. ...
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Are flashing bike lights likely to cause a seizure?

Note: Part of this answer comes from personal experience. Judge as you wish. I have a condition similar to epilepsy, that has caused me to experience a number of seizures over time (ranging from ...
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What is aminorachia?

"Rachi-" is a prefix associated with the spine, as in Rachischisis. "Amino" is a bit more familiar: it refers to the amino chemical group, or in biomedicine, amino acids. "Aminorachia" seems to be a ...
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Do seizures result from an excess of electrical current or electrical voltage in the brain?

Here's a brief overview of the types and characteristics of seizures: Epileptic Seizure: Is characterized by "torrents" of electrical discharges by groups of neurons. This temporarily blocks any ...
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How to know if a person has seizures?

What are we to say? This is a very delicate issue, and misjudgements from us could lead to severe consequences. Let's assume that the person does in fact suffer from seizures and the SE-Community ...
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Can I take nootropics if I was on seizure medication 5+ years ago?

You would have a history of seizures even if they occured 5 years ago. Histories of disorders go back decades(your lifetime), especially if there is risk of recurrence as in cancer or seizures. ...
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