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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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 los...  Read Full »

My friend had a seizure once during childhood and is suffering from it again. Pleas help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is a chef and he had seizure once during childhood. Now again he is just feeling the sensation of it. You have taken the pills after three months. Just wanted to know how it can be treated with his daily routine. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Before deciding treatment course, first I need to know the detailed history from I wanted to know the detailed history of the patient. I have the following questions. 1. What activity was seen happening in the ...  Read Full »

I am currently pregnant and taking Versitol retard tablet due to my history of seizures. Is it safe to take the drug while pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a history of seizures for five years, but I do not get them regularly. The last seizure I got was before three years. I am on Versitol retard 200 mg tablets, and currently, I am pregnant. So is it safe to take this drug?  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Tablet Versitol contains Carbamazepine, and if consumed during pregnancy (especially the first trimester), this drug is known to cause congenital disabilities (neural tube defects) in the fetus. Hope this helps. Thank ...  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 »

Are there epilepsies that do not cause physical seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a wide array of mental symptoms for around nine years. Some years ago, I went to see a neurologist. He took an EEG, and found "epileptiform activity", I think in temporal lobes. So he said I have epilepsy and prescribed Valproate. He said my depersonalisation...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. EEG (electroencephalogram)is not a diagnostic tool in itself. EEG can show abnormality in a normal person and also can be normal in epilepsy patients. Few EEG changes can be seen in normal and abnormal conditions. As you mentioned that your symptom is psychotic like, t...  Read Full »

My husband fell out of the bed and his entire body was shaking. Was it a seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband fell out of bed after sleeping for 4 hours and was unconscious. He recalls waking up and looking at the clock and seeing that it was 4 am and was confused about why he was awake, and he said the next thing he knew, he was on the floor. When I found him beside the bed, he was...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know details about the incident: 1) At what time did you find him on the floor? 2) Was he conscious and responding to your commands during full body shaking? 3) Was he continuously shaking for those 2 hours? Or was he shaking intermittently during ...  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 »

Kindly go through the MRI report of my father-in-law taken after the accident and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My father-in-law had a motorcycle accident two days ago and has injuries all over his body. He had his CT done today. I am attaching his report with this query. Kindly help me interpret it.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI brain report of your father-in-law is suggestive of a soft tissue injury on the right side of the head. But, there is no evidence of injury or bleeding inside the brain. I would like t...  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 »

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