Patient discussion about seizure

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Q. SEIZURE

what are the causes of a person having a seizure?
A1thank you for the link i will order it--mrfoot56
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It would be nice if you could share what you found out about his books. Thank you Mr. Foot56 for your questions.
A3Seizures may result from many disorders affecting the brain. It can be a disease characterized solely by seizures (i.e. epilepsy), or the seizures may be another sign of other diseases, e.g. metabolic disturbances (hypoglycemia, too low blood sugar), sodium and water abnormalities, calcium abnormalities etc. Seizures may also result from diseases of the brain, such as stroke, tumor, lupus, infection (meningitis) and others.

You may read more here:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/epilepsy/DS00342?

Q. is there ususlly strange feelings associated with seizures?

I am 30 years and i have just been diagnosed with absence seizures. There are some strange feeing that i cannot identify as fear or fustration or anxiety or depression or sadness associated with this new illness. Is it normal? Can it be identified? How can i get rid of all the conditions associated with this disease as well as the absence seizure itself?
Aany affect that the seizures have on your personality (mood change and such)can go away if the condition will be treated. treating epilepsy seizures require first of all a good neurologist. he will help you the treatment that will suite you the most. there are more then one line of treatments in epilepsy.

Q. what are the chances for a one time epileptic seizure?

I had an epileptic seizure a few years ago and after all the tests it appeared to be a one time seizure. I know having one indicates my tendency for this kind of seizures so should I be afraid now to do things that might bring it up again- like alcohol, drugs, being exposed to flashing lights or having lack of sleep? what are the chances of it to come back after 5 years? any help will be very appreciated....thanks!
AAfter 5 years with no recurrence of seizures after a one time episode, tha chances of having another one are low, almost exact to the general population. I would not advise you to start heavily drinking alcohol and doing drugs, because these things can certainly have an effect, however you need not be afraid.

Q. my nephew had a seizure. he is 8 years old, what can be the cause? could it be epilepsy?

he just fell and convoluted on the floor and vomited. after a while he woke up and didn't remember any thing from the event.
A1it could be a lot of things- could be fever, could be Diabetes and also epilepsy. whatever it is- if it happens again don't do things like put something in his mouth to bite on or try to hold him or anything- it could hurt him. just wait until it'll be over and then help him and come him down. take him to a Doctor. I'm sure that it's nothing serious.
A2it sounds like epilepsy to me. but don't worry! especially when it happens so early in life- could be temporary situation. but i saw a nice video with a Dr. talking about seizures in children. i recommend:

Q. Are seizure related disorders linked to bipolar disorder?

I sometimes feel that my brain seizes and afterward I sleep. I generally feel better overall (mentally) after the entire event is over. It doesn't happen frequently.
ASeveral type of seizures may mimic bipolar (e.g. complex partial seizures), but haven't heard about any specific association between the risk of bipolar and epilepsy. Do you take any meidcations for your bipolar?

Anyway, consulting a professional may be wise.

Q. if some one gets a one time epileptic seizure- he have to take medication all his life?

how do they decide if it's a one timer or it's going to continue from this day forth?
A1I had a one time epileptic seizure 5 years ago (due to lack of sleep- probably) and didn't have to take any medication though I did have some tests made like EEG and CT every half a year for some time. Like everything else in life- you can't decide it's not a one time till you get the second- which I hope you wont of course...
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A2my son got a one time seizure, the doctors said that he should be fine if he won't have another one. but that was after they did EEG scans and I kept close watch on him for the next month.never left him in a bath alone and things like that. they told me that it was probably won't come back, and it didn't. thank god.
A3i got my first seizure when i was 13. as i recall they checked me out and waited to see if I'll have another one. they said that if you are young there is a chance that it's a one time seizure. unfortunately i had couple of seizures later and i took medication up until i was 22. then i got lucky and it stopped- so now I'm off meds for almost 10 years without any seizure (touch wood).

Q. my sons arm started twitching in the mornings. is that normal?

it's scary, not every morning, but once in a while (twice a week maybe more) he's right arm just twitches without control for 2-3 minutes. can i stop it? should i try to restrain him? does any one know this situation?
A1was your son ever diagnosed for epilepsy? if this is the case, it's not dangerous (unless he holds a knife...) so don't restrain him - it can do only damage. but you should be aware that if the seizure does not stop after 3-5 minutes- you should call an ambulance. and don't panic, your son will be O.K :)
A2my dear- it sound like your son is having an epilepsy seizure that's called "Myoclonus". epilepsy can be general seizures or partial. in this case it's very partial and is focused on a small area in the brain. You should take him to the doctor for examinations. you can read about it in the "National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke" website, here is a direct link: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm
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