Seizure

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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What can be the cause of high Phenytoin level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Phenytoin (Dilantin) 300 mg or 350 mg every alternate days for 4 years and 250 mg and 500 mg Levetiracetam in the morning and evening respectively. I was diagnosed with generalized seizure before 8 years. Then, I had one seizure before 4 years. I am seizure free for up to 4 year...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. Phenytoin level of 140 is really high. In our practice, in such a scenario, we do correlate the laboratory test result with the clinical picture. When the level is really 140, the patient cannot stand steady. He will have a severe imbalance wh...  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 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Gayatri Saraf

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.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 u...  Read Full »

Will Depakote taken for seizures cause liver failure?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 19 years old and has Pitt Hopkins syndrome plus many other diagnoses. Five years ago, he started to have partial seizures that would end up going into generalized seizures. He has a long history of medical issues. However, his liver enzymes went up recently the past couple o...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. These anti-epileptic drugs, as well as anti-depressants like Sertraline and Olanzapine, are known to cause liver dysfunction. So we need to be sure that these drugs are the culprit or some other cause is there. I would recommend testing for Hepatitis B and C with an...  Read Full »

How to prevent episodes of partial seizures?

Query: Partial seizures. Sudden scream at night while asleep, funny smell, shortness of breath, jerking of hands and legs. Same symptoms since 12 years ago after the death of my father. I currently take Tegretol cr 400mg in the morning,600mg at night Folic acid 1 daily. Started taking the drugs 5years ago ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You are one of the best medication for partial seizure. You must continue it. You should also follow below guideline to prevent seizure episode. 1) you must not miss dose your medication. 2)you should take enough sleep, do not keep awake late at night. ...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to prevent a seizure attack.

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


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

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

Why does my mother feel one side of her head to be heavier and has other symptoms?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am asking for my mother, aged 60 and from sometime now (around three months) is experiencing following symptoms (Please note that these were present before lock down started and are Not related/developed in/due to lock down): - Feels as if her brain/head is going on...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello the initial symptoms u have mentioned are relatively non specific except that she was stunned for few seconds and uttered min specific words... that is actually a symptom which may suggest transient episode of seizures or TIA (transient ischemic attack)/ reversible stroke like effect in Simon...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of simple partial seizure with normal brain MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am having simple partial seizures. I get a very weird sensation in my left trap like tingling, rising feeling in the abdomen, feeling of extreme fear, weird smells, deja vu at times, and weakness. Does this sound like a partial seizure to you? I have been told for three yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that based on your description of these episodes, partial seizures cannot be excluded. Anyway, it is unusual to experience all these symptoms together, as they are part of different seizures, based on the re...  Read Full »

Please give me your opinion regarding my CT scan.

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, the patient had seizure and fits. I have attached the preliminary observation report, which was done by a neurologist. Then, we started the medication as per the prescription. During the course, the patient reported intermittent light headache. A week before, the patient had...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The latest CT scan done shows a mass lesion in the right parietal lobe. To find out the nature of this mass and to decide the course of treatment, we need to do an MRI. If...  Read Full »

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

Query: My 14years 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 okay now but i want to know what could have caused it and prevention of further occurence.  Read Full »


Dr. Hardika Kothari

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, I hope she is doing fine now. There are numerous causes for fainting (syncope). 1. Dehydration- improper intake of water may lead to dehydration Anemia/ menstrual cycle may also lead to syncope in female adolescents 2.vasovagal- emotional upset, anxiety , sudden standing from sitting pos...  Read Full »

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