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 my daughter have epilepsy?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help! I am so upset. My daughter had a seizure. She had one 7 months ago too. We thought it was syncope, but now we think it is a seizure. She had CAT scan, blood work, and EKG and all the reports are fine. We saw a neurologist, and he said everything seemed all right. He gave ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your daughter's comprehensive medical history written by you. Tongue bite and urination indicate that these episodes are seizures. The probable diagnosis would be epilepsy. Tongue bite is not seen in syncope, though urinary incontinence may be rare...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for epilepsy who has had it for the past 22 years?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a patient of epilepsy for 22 years. Earlier she was diagnosed as GTCS (generalized tonic-clonic seizures) and CPS (complex partial seizures) and given Eptoin 100mg BD at first, then Zeptol CR 400mg BD with Cloba 10mg for fits, convulsions, and senselessness. But still, it...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother's situation seems to be very complicated. I would like to explain that it is true that Carbamazepine (Zeptol) can have no good effect or even worsen idiopathic generalized seizures. I would not recommend Topiramate for this type of epilepsy, because it is ...  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 Carbamazepine shoul...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with an abscess at the end of my septum. Can this cause seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have had seizures since my childhood. EEG was taken five years back, and I have been taking tablets Depakote, Keppra, Lamotrigine, and Topamax for the past five years. Seizures were under control without a breakthrough. But I fainted five days back and got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to know some details about your present symptoms and the seizures you had since childhood. Kindly answer the following questions. 1. Have you had any different feelings or sensations just before and during those previous seiz...  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 ...  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)...  Read Full »

MRI brain shows some white spots. What does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My patient is suffering from constant conversion. Her head is poking, salvia is coming out of the mouth and eyes are open for few seconds without any moment. Every now and then she used to get conversion type, but from yesterday the saliva is drooling continuously and the conversion too....  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your description very carefully. The rolling of eyeball with deviation of mouth and hand is actually suggestive of seizure. It is not conversion disorder. These seizures are coming because of the white spots in brain scan. It is a common term used by ne...  Read Full »

Can you explain, based on my history, what my problem is?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had migraines all of my life as long as I can remember. A year ago, I suddenly fainted, hit my head on the wall and received a concussion. Right before I fainted, I was feeling like I had to burp and I had lots of saliva in my mouth. My head was hurting and I felt dizzy. Then, I fel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have seizure for sure. The EEG (electroencephalogram) suggests (attachment removed to protect patient identity) localization more in the left temporal, but also generalized activity in both sides of your brain. There are two possibilities. First, yours is a pri...  Read Full »

How can we manage seizure disorder and a learning disability?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been suffering from a seizure disorder from her birth and has been taking AED. She is 13 years old now and at present she has been taking Valparin Chrono 500 and Levipil 750 both twice daily. She attained puberty before two years and presently studying in sixth standard. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter has two independent medical problems. The seizure disorder needs management with medications. Her learning disability needs appropriate assessment and remedial work. I do understand that most schools do not offer remedial teaching and they leave the parent...  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 »

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