Common "Seizure" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Sudden and uncontrolled changes in the brain's electrical activity are called a seizure. Some of the symptoms include confusion, staring spell, jerking movements of the arms and legs, loss of awareness, fear, and anxiety. Seizures can be caused due to high fever, lack of sleep, low sodium in the body, head injury, stroke, brain tumor, alcohol and substance abuse, and some medications (antidepressants).

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How do we treat the effects of brain injury and grand mal seizures? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has a history of TBI and grand mal seizures. A few months ago, she complained of feeling dizzy and "cabin pressure" in her head that bloomed into a full-on migraine. She does have a history of migraines, but these are so different. She gets confused, shutters, and seems physically...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Although every test was normal, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) pressure of 28 is never considered normal, and most of her current symptoms can be explained based on increased intracranial pressure (ICT). The other point that strongly suggests improved ...  Read Full »

Do I have to fear if my child has seizures following a tonsillectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few questions about my child, who was very ill nine months back. At the beginning of his illness, he had two short seizures within 20 minutes. These two seizures did not have jerking motion, and he was not incontinent. A month later, he developed a peritonsillar abscess which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The first two seizures your child encountered could be related to the infection. As they occurred within a short span, we can consider them as one clinical seizure. The EEG has a clinical significance for genera...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old baby gets seizures even after taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is of 9 months, and he is having seizures. Doctor has recommended him medicines like Omnacortil forte 3 ml four times a day, Valparin 3 ml twice a day, and Lonazep once a day. After taking this for almost 20 days, the seizure episodes are still not yet stopped, and recently we...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that children with periventricular leukomalacia do have a lot of seizures and also suffer from reflux. It is very important to distinguish between these two. I would suggest the following changes. 1. Please take a video of the seizures while they are h...  Read Full »

My baby is experiencing weakness and brisk reflexes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 16-month-old presents with intermittent limb weakness, hemiplegia, gait disorder, dysphagia, intermittent ataxia, brisk reflexes, seizures, and intermittent hypotonia. There are sudden bouts of alternating limb paralysis. There is sudden difficulty with balance and walking with fal...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images which you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are a fluid signal intensity and a short segment abnormality in the cervicothoracic part of the spinal cord which is likely representing a syrinx between C7 ...  Read Full »

I recently underwent a 48-hour electroencephalogram and have been diagnosed with non-convulsive epilepsy. How can this affect my cognitive skills?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent a 48-hour EEG (electroencephalogram) and received a report stating that I have non-convulsive epilepsy. I would like to have a better understanding of how this condition is impacting my cognitive skills and overall awareness. While I am satisfied with the diagnosi...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to gather some additional information about your condition: When did you first notice the onset of your symptoms? Could you please provide a detailed description of your symptoms? Have you experienced any seizures in the past or had episodes of...  Read Full »

Are medicines needed after epilepsy is 80% cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to start by thanking you for the advice you may provide. This is regarding my sister, who is 16 years old. When she was younger, we noticed she would have these moments where she would just blank out. There were no body movements or other concerns, she would just zone out for...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I like to inform you that 100% seizure control is the norm and no neurologist will sit back calmly when there is just 80% improvement as said by you. This is because every instance of seizure damages some part ...  Read Full »

What causes eyes to go around as if spun on a chair?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is four years old. He was diagnosed with vertigo. It started when he was playing on his gadget. When he plays an action game, we have found that he becomes extremely scared and points to his head. When it first started, I saw his eyes going around and around as if someone spun h...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your son's symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. If this diagnosis is confirmed, this situation may last for some years, depending on the possible causes. For this reason, I recommend performing an EEG (electroencephalogram). Starting an antiepileptic drug m...  Read Full »

The doctor changed my wife's seizure medicines. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 43 years had fits (seizures) five years back. At that time, the blood reports, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electroencephalogram (EEG) were normal and the doctor advised Epilex Chrono 300 mg twice a day. She used it for three years and then there was no episode of...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She had a recurrence of seizures after stopping the medications. Usually, it is continued for five years after the second episode. If the previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was normal and if it was a 3T MRI, then there is no need for any further investigations....  Read Full »

Kindly prescribe antiepileptics for seizures in autistic patient.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an autistic and hyperactive person in my family, who is around 19 years of age. He has been having epileptic seizures for more than a year now. The medication he has been prescribed by the doctors right now is Tegretol (Tegral). However, we think it has may have side effects. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to You are absolutely right that there may be side effects of prescribed medicine. There are many more alternative anti-epileptic medicines available. But every medicine has possibility of its own side effects. Consideration to change to alternative medicine is done if so...  Read Full »

My 15-year-old child experiences seizures on and off. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-year-old child experiences seizures on and off. He has been having seizures and I am too worried about it. I am in need of guidance on how to handle this situation. Can you provide information on the types of seizures, their potential causes, and any warning signs? Is there any m...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. When seizure attacks occur two times or more, without any clear trigger (such as fever, serious medical conditions, or taking some drugs), it is called epilepsy. Everyone with epilepsy needs to take anti-epileptic drugs. Therefore, your c...  Read Full »

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