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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My daughter has epilepsy, but her seizures last for a few seconds. Please explain the changes noted in the EEG reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has epilepsy and experiences seizures three times a day, but they last for a few seconds. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and blood reports were normal, but some changes were noted in the electroencephalogram (EEG) reports. She takes the tablet Epilim for epilepsy...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I suggest the tablet Levetiracetam 4.53 mg per lb twice a day for a week. If the problem resolves, you can continue the medication; otherwise, the dose must be increased to 9.07 mg per ...  Read Full »

Why did my 14-year-old daughter faint in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, My 14 years old daughter fainted three days back in the morning when she woke up to study for her test. Her pulse was normal during the episode. She is good now, but I want to know what could have caused it to prevent further occurrence.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope she is doing fine now. There are numerous causes for fainting (syncope), such as dehydration due to improper intake of water, anemia, or menstrual cycle may also lead to syncope in female adolescents. It can also be due to vasovagal, which is the emotional ups...  Read Full »

Can sinus infection cause seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to get a second opinion for my relative. He is a 19 year old male. He had a seizure last year and the second seizure was on last week. His electroencephalogram (EEG) was normal and also had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The doctors said that he has chronic sinusitis...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually recommend antiepileptic if someone has two seizures within 24 hours. In approximately 70% cases, we may not be able to identify any specific cause for seizures, for example - infection, stroke, focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and tumor, as in your case. Sinusit...  Read Full »

Will Oxcarbazepine for trigeminal neuralgia mess up with the effect of Lamictal?

Query: Hello doctor,I have complicated migraines and simple partial seizures which are controlled by Lamictal. I have a long time of pain from sound intake and it has worsened in my face. Other sensory triggers the pain. It has become just way too much to handle. I sought advice from friends groups and nur...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonam Patel Vasani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, we need to be sure if your pain is really Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) as there can be other causes of facial pain like idiopathic facial pain and post-herpetic neuralgia. Sometimes dental causes of facial pain can mimic TN. Trigeminal neuralgia has sharp...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to prevent a seizure attack.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a seizure patient. Please give me some suggestions to recover from this seizure. Also, how to stop further seizure attacks?  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient identity) and your current prescription. You have a primary seizure disorder with a history of febrile seizures in childhood. Your sleep EEG (electroencephalogram) is showing abnormal brain ...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old boy diagnosed with bradycardia recently and I have had seizures for the past three years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy and I weigh 119.8 lbs. My height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I was diagnosed with bradycardia last week. I went to the doctor since I am having frequent seizures for the past three years. I was said that there was nothing to worry but when I looked up at the condition...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Bradycardia is a common problem, and many patients visit my clinic for the same. It can cause you to have symptoms like dizziness, fainting, tiredness, and so on. When patients come to me with this complaint, I usually advise them to...  Read Full »

I started having multiple seizures after cyst surgery on the right side of my neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent cyst removal surgery on the right side of my neck. Unfortunately, I started having multiple seizures attack in a day after the cyst removal surgery. I consulted a neurosurgeon, but he did not solve my problem. What should I do? What could be the reason for my multiple seizu...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Kindly share your USG (ultrasound scan) reports of the neck. Usually, neck surgeries are nowhere concerned with seizures. Also, was your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain done? I hope this has helped you. Thank ...  Read Full »

Will DTwP booster dose cause any side effect in a baby diagnosed with seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, At birth, my son was diagnosed with a seizure. Now he is 18 months old. I am fearing about DTwP booster dose side effect. Earlier three doses had reaction of muscle stiffness and fever.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. Muscle stiffness and fever can occur after a DPT vaccination and is not a contraindication for vaccination. Contraindication for DPT vaccination are seizures, i...  Read Full »

I get scared while sleeping and bite my tongue. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have depression and anxiety and anger Issues. So, I used to get sleep paralysis a year ago but then it stopped happening itself. I never had panic attacks even with this severe depression. But a week ago I had my first panic attack and then I started having pain in my collar bone, left ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gayatri P Saraf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have anxiety attacks along with a sleep disorder. The anxiety can be treated with medications from a psychiatrist. For the sleep issues, there are tests such as sleep studies available which can help diagnose what exactly it is. Usually tongue bite in sleep is...  Read Full »

My 22-months-old daughter is having seizures. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,My 22-month-old daughter is having seizures. They started about eight months ago and I am not sure of the cause. When it happened for the first time, I thought it was a fever convulsion until I got her to another hospital because she got seizures thrice in a day without any fever. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In children, seizures can be caused by a variety of factors, including: 1. Febrile seizures: These seizures are triggered by high fever and are relatively common in young children. They often occur between the ages of six months and five years. 2. Epilepsy: Epilepsy is...  Read Full »

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