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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My daughter had fever and seizures. Should I be concerned about leptomeningeal disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.5 years old. She has been suffering from fever and seizures since yesterday. She became conscious after giving first aid. We visited a hospital for consultation. The doctor advised me to take a CT scan and get an opinion from a neurologist.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Some children tend to get seizures with fever. Your daughter is suffering from febrile seizures, meaning that a seizure has been precipitated by fever, and she has recovered on her own. It lasts for five minutes and does not recur. Give syrup Paracetamol for fever. If the ...  Read Full »

Can I give Benzodiazepine along with Carbamazepine to my 6-year-old son during multiple convulsions?

Query: Hi, My 6-year-old son has multiple convulsions, and he is under Carbamazapine medication. I used to have convulsions when I was a kid too. We had an EEG done about a month ago. Can my son have Benzodiazepine to reduce convulsions during seizure clusters? Or is there any contradiction? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You can give him Benzodiazepine when he has convulsions, but you must ask your psychiatrist to increase the dose of Carbamazepine or add another anti convulsion medication. I suggest you can add tablet Valproate (Sodium V...  Read Full »

Does Alzheimer's disease cause sudden jerking of hands and legs?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother aged 85 years is taking drugs for Alzheimer's for over six months. She suffered sudden jerks of hands and legs. She was admitted to the ICU and is now shifted to a room. She was treated with antibiotics and given sedation drugs. Will the jerks come back? She is taking medicin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Although it is not clear whether she suffered myoclonic jerks or seizure episodes (jerks along with a loss of consciousness, frothing at the mouth, unrolling of eyes) as both of them can present in late Alzheimer's disea...  Read Full »

Can the recurrence of childhood epilepsy be prevented?

Query: Hello doctor, I have epilepsy since childhood. It had disappeared for a while, but it has resurfaced now. My doctor has given me tablets of Lactum 500 mg and 250 mg. How can I prevent it? Are there any precautions? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I am sorry to inform you that currently, medications are the only effective option to prevent further occurrence of seizures. I am glad to note that there is a response with medication. So, you need to follow the advic...  Read Full »

What could cause epilepsy and arachnoid cyst in a 30-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My 30 year old brother has an arachnoid cyst displacing his hypoglossal nerve. He has no tongue problems, but he has epilepsy since the last 10 years. If I send over his MRI report, can you tell me what causes his epilepsy? Thank you in advance for your time. Due to his new medicine Epi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached MRI report. As per the available MRI report, it appears that your brother suffered some ischemic (blood circulation related) damage during his early part of life, especially around his birth. It is possible that the same dam...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for seizure episodes in my 15-year-old sister?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has been having seizures. So, we consulted a doctor, who said she has abnormal brain activity. Her EEG showed abnormal spikes. Currently, she is taking Levipil 1000,  twice a day. What is going on with my sister? No one is explaining anything, and the medication is affecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding seizures, Levipil (Levetiracetam) is a good option for treatment of seizure disorder, and I think your doctor has taken the right decision. Now regarding the behavioral changes that you mentioned, I woul...  Read Full »

Are my episodes of dizziness and seizures related to neurological disorders?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had periodic episodes of dizziness with lower extremity numbness or tingling off and on for the last few weeks. Some limb heaviness happened last night, and my husband and medical practitioner found me in what sounds to be a seizure and was alert and oriented (A and O x2). I have no...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I would like to explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to any severe neurological disorders. Thyroid gland dysfunction or orthostatic hypotension may lead to this symptomatology. For this reason, I would suggest measuring your blo...  Read Full »

How to cure the severe leg pain for the last six months?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy due to a heart attack. Tracheostomy has been done. He is in a coma. What are the options available now?  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, there is some permanent brain cell damage due to transient decreased blood flow in the brain. To be frank, there is no specific treatment available for it on a long-term basis. If the episode been few days prior, few neuroprotective ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from episodes of auras. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old man, who has lived with epilepsy since I was 13. I have had very few seizures, maybe one every 4 or 5 years. The last one was four months ago. After I had that one, I recovered and was fine, but about a month ago, I started having what seem like auras. They are differen...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed the symptoms you described in the query. The appearance and pattern of aura are actually suggestive of the fact that the electrical activity of your brain is out of control. Though it is not a full blown seizure, it is surely an early phase of seizures....  Read Full »

I have seizures for the past three years. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having seizures for three years, and the doctor I have seen has done an EEG and said it only had mild fluctuations. My mother and her sister have epilepsy, and I want to know if I have it too. My seizures are the same, usually lasting 1 to 2 minutes, and I am stiff through...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would explain that it is essential to investigate the low glucose levels as it could cause seizures. For this reason, I recommend consulting first with an endocrinologist and performing further tests to investigate possible insulinoma...  Read Full »

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