Seizure Disorder

Multiple episodes of unprovoked seizure are called a seizure disorder. Seizures that are caused by genetic factors or metabolic imbalance in the body are called an unprovoked seizure. Anti-epileptic drugs and a ketogenic diet (diet high in fats and low in carbohydrates and protein) are used in the treatment.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Rajyaguru

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

Even after taking Phenytoin, my daughter is getting seizures. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from cerebral palsy of right side since birth. It is also called seizure, hemiplegic type. Now she is 24 years old. Her right side of the body, right leg and right hand are not working properly. She walks with staggers with raised heel part of the right leg and ri...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter seems to have right hemiplegia and seizures. The way of walking with raised heel and right arm twisted is increased tone in right-sided limbs suggestive of spasticity and contracture. As you told that she is already on Tablet Eptoin (Phenytoin) 100 mg th...  Read Full »

Why did my son get fits without fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 7 years old. He had fits twice in the past 10 days. He got fits while sleeping, but without any fever. At the age of 2, he had high fever and fits. When I consulted his doctor, he said that the fits was due to high fever and I should take extra care in case of fever. We had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son had suffered from febrile seizures at the age of 2. Febrile seizures are seen in children at the time of febrile illness. They are usually benign and do not lead to neurological damage and long term sequelae. A small proportion of children who experience febrile ...  Read Full »

Even after taking Carbamazepine, why does my cousin have seizures?

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin has a history of epilepsy and using Depakine Chrono 750 mg twice daily. He used Allopurinol and got allergy and fever along with seizure. He was given Hydrocortisone injection and Carbamazepine 100 mg twice daily for 10 days and increased to 200 mg twice daily after that. But, s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. If your cousin was seizure free before Allopurinol, then I do not think Carbamazepine is the right thing for her. She should be given anti-epileptic such as Clobazam, which has immediate action. I think Carbamazepin...  Read Full »

What should I do to treat my extreme dizziness, nausea, and blurry vision?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, when I stood up to let my dogs out, I felt incredibly nauseous and sat down. I then started to vomit. I also felt like I was going to lose control of my bowels. I laid on the bathroom floor, in and out of consciousness, so dizzy I could not see anything straight. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to two different causes. 1. Basilar migraine. 2. Epilepsy seizures, although the duration of your symptoms is not suggestive of this disorder. For this reason, I wo...  Read Full »

How to treat long term cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a college student. Since last years, I feel cough all the time. Before two years, I had cold and fever and since that time I am having cough. I have consulted an ENT specialist regarding this, but nothing happened. I have attached the prescription as well. Earlier, I was able to visu...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail, the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and have the following observations: Chronic cough not responding to medicines, difficulty thinking (cognitive impairment), memory problems, periods of delirium or ...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of a seizure?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 5 years, I fell down backwards on the ground. My head collided strongly. Now, I am having some ill feeling in head and that is not a headache. Once, while sleeping on the floor, I became unconscious for a while. My EEG result says that I have a seizure. What is it? Shall I do furth...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A seizure is the manifestation of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizure can be caused by many reasons such as tumor, injury and vascular disorders. In the absence of any structural lesion on MRI, it might be epilepsy due to an unknown cause. Medicat...  Read Full »

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