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Coughing and felt lightheaded, bad headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 35, never ever had a fit, just a few hours ago i started coughing and felt lightheaded, next thing i know is i feel weird with a bad headache, my partner said i flopped into chair and me eyes went up into back of socket, then i suddenly stiffened up and started shaking all this happend in around 20 seconds, all i was doing when this happened was having a cig and watchin tv, just wondering if anything serious or this can happen if never fitted before
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   i am 35, never ever had a fit, just a few hours ago i started coughing and felt lightheaded, next thing i know is i feel weird with a bad headache, my partner said i flopped into chair and me eyes went up into back of socket, then i suddenly stiffened up and started shaking all this happend in around 20 seconds, all i was doing when this happened was having a cig and watchin tv, just wondering if anything serious or this can happen if never fitted before
Doctor :   Do you remember any of the event that happened?
User :   bo
User :   no
User :   sorry
Doctor :   For how long were you unconsious?
Doctor :   Have you had history convulsions in the past?
User :   20 sec roughly
User :   never happened before
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Its very odd to have convulsion for a brief period lasting for few seconds, unless its a focal episode.
Doctor :   You will need evaluation and tests, which includes an EEG of the brain.
Doctor :   You will also need evaluation of the heart, to make sure that the event was not an arrhythmia.
Doctor :   I would suggest you not to take this episode lightly.
Doctor :   Consider visiting the ER, as this may be an emergency.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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