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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Why do I have random leg spasms during hiking?

Query: Hi doctor,Lately, when I am climbing up rocks during a hike, my leg randomly gets spasms. I limp often and fall forward. I have recently had a seizure (after the leg issue started). I am 39 years old with no previous seizures. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you regularly hike? Do you exercise regularly? Did you do all investigations for your seizures? Your pain may be because of myalgia (muscle may be exhausted due to it) or some vitamin or mineral deficiency. You can take vitamin supplements like Vitamin E, Methyl Coba...  Read Full »

I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. Am I at a risk of developing fits?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking antiepileptic medicine Selzic 300 for three years now, and I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. My doctor suggested Clonazepam along with Selzic, to control this thumb movement. From the last three years, I am fits free, and at the age of 5, I had meningitis. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are saying that you are fits free for last three years. I need more detail. Since when you started to have involuntary thumb movements? Is it on one side or both sides? How long does it last? Were you not able to control it? And how frequent does it happen? What ...  Read Full »

Why does my 7-month-old baby twist his wrist all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months old. He keeps on twisting his wrist (left arm) all the time. Whenever he is excited, angry, crying or if he wants to reach out for anything or just focusing. His development is on track. He makes great eye contact. He plays, laughs, tries to imitate sounds, sits on hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Such abnormal movement can be non-specific or also can be some seizure. But, it is not possible to decide its nature based on your description.I suggest you make a video of hand twist or twirl for a better understanding of the event and judgment.Also, you can consult a...  Read Full »

Will Cannabis trigger anxiety and cause seizures when taken to reduce pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially had acute gastritis that produced a lot of mental strain (anxiety) and physical pain. Cannabis was taken to help with the pain. It instead increased the anxiety to the point I had a seizure. Since that seizure, I have been dealing with chronic anxiety that manifests itself main...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Cannabis (Dronabinol) use results in precipitation of acute psychosis, and sometimes this results in precipitation of severe anxiety, which might persist for long. You had an episode of seizure and then developed anxiety. If we consider tr...  Read Full »

My kid suffers from a developmental delay. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid has a developmental delay. He is missing his milestones. He is 1 year 10 months. He does not walk or kneel or speak yet. His TMS and GC-MS reports showed negative. We started Levi Pil syrup (Levetiracetam) based on the attached EEG report.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the prescription of Levetiracetam, it is completely right as there is evidence of absence seizures indicated by EEG (electroencephalogram). Regarding developmental delay, there is a need for MRI brain. As mentione...  Read Full »

I suffer from a seizure disorder. Kindly suggest after seeing my MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from the seizure disorder. I am seeking a neurologist help on my MRI report. I had two episodes of seizure before three years and then, no episode. I had Folic acid 150 mg and Sodium dilunte 300 for the last three years. For the last two months, I am not on any medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed your MRI brain report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It suggests that there is damage to your brain in the anterior basal (front-base) part. In medical terms, gliosis (central nervous system damage) and encephalomalacia. The other condit...  Read Full »

My mother is unconscious with high BP and sugar. Is it possible to do MRI now?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She is suffering from high blood pressure and high sugar levels. As a result of this, she fell unconscious and her brain has some small blockages and damages. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I examined the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and clinical assessment. My findings are: On CT scan, I noticed that your mother had 5x4 cm infarct (stroke). The reason for her to fall unconscious might be because of nonconvulsive status epi...  Read Full »

How to know if my seizure occurred due to a tumor or trauma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an epilepsy patient. I got seizure before three weeks. There was a brain trauma nine months back. The CT and MRI showed only tumor and no other problem. Last week, the EEG report showed normal. How to find whether the seizure is caused by the tumor or by the trauma or both?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The establishment of the cause depends on the clinical history and location of the tumor as well as trauma. The nature of seizure varies from different areas of the brain. After identification of the affected area, ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for fainting episodes despite having all cardiac tests normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep having episodes of near fainting. What triggers it is talking on the phone and yawning. The symptoms will also happen if I purpose to take a deep breath and exhale hard. While talking on the phone at the end of a sentence, my vision gets fuzzy, and I see spots all over, and I almo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of any cardiac disorders. As there were no changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure values during the episode, I would exclude any possible cardiac issues or vaso-vagal syncope. ...  Read Full »

Is there any abnormality in my cousin's reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking query for my cousin. He met with an episode of syncope and head injury a month ago. He was in ICU for a week. He had this in the early morning while he was in the bathroom. Also, he had a high fever at that time. There is no previous history as such. Only he used to take medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer my questions as I would like to know some details of the problem. What was the patient doing while he had syncope? Was he simply standing or sitting on the commode or passing urine in the standing position? Did he felt anything wrong in his body before ...  Read Full »

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