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Seizure and migraine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have a question.I have had at least 360 gandmal seizers never was physically hurt in my entire life. I just recently had another seizer yesterday, and i have a bruse on my shine and it hurts to walk on, as well as small areas around my head that hurt. Can seizers change that much? What is the diffrence between Epileptic and non epiletic seizers?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i had a question about seizers
Doctor :   You may have sustained minor injuries during the seizure.
Doctor :   It does not have to do with the characteristic of the seizure.
Doctor :   In simple terms epileptic seizure are true seizure which are caused due to abnormal electrical discharges from the brain,
Doctor :   while non epileptic seizures are false seizure, meaning one is faking a seizure.
Doctor :   It could be due to psychological causes.
Doctor :   Have you followed with what i said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any queries?
User :   can some one have a non epileptic seisure that can change to an epilpptic one
Doctor :   To an ordinary man, it is difficult to differentiate the epileptic seizure and a non epileptic seizure, hence if you have two seizures, you may not be able to tell if both the seizures were of the same nature or
Doctor :   if the second one was an epileptic seizure.
Doctor :   However practically speaking, there are chances that the second seizure that the second one may be the epileptic seizure provided
Doctor :   there is history of epileptic seizure in the past and a doctor or a trained person(trained in epilepsy) has witnessed these events.
Doctor :   Have you followed with that?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   how do headaches go when it comes to seizures?
User :   it is more of a mirgraine now
Doctor :   Headaches can occur following a seizure, if there is history of migraine headaches, these headaches can start off following a seizure.
Doctor :   Other than this there is no other relation ship between them.
Doctor :   However, persistent headaches, vomitings and seizures can indicate presence of other neurological conditions which include tumours or meningoencephalitis.
Doctor :   Both these conditions may have to be ruled out if one has persistent headaches, vomiting and seizures.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have said?
User :   i have had a history of migraine headaches, but then they went away far a year, that time i was having seizures and no migraines. this last one the migraine came before the seizure and has not gone away
User :   yes
Doctor :   In a very few people headaches can precipitate seizure.
Doctor :   But I would suggest you to see a doctor if the headaches are severe , or if you have fever along, or if you develop recurrent vomitings, or if you headaches have not been similar to those headaches in the past.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   should i be concerned if i have slight blured vision when my right forehead hurts?
User :   it does not last long at all
Doctor :   One can have transient neurological disturbances following seizure.
User :   how long is that time period last?
Doctor :   They are not of concern, but if these symptoms are persistent than you may have to see the doctors.
Doctor :   The time period may vary.
Doctor :   There are reports of people coming with paralysis of the limbs which can last for half a day or more.
Doctor :   However such episodes are uncommon.
Doctor :   On an average, these symptom can last for few minutes to few hours.
Doctor :   You need not worry much on these.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   so far
Doctor :   Do you have any further queries?
User :   are chills normal?
Doctor :   Since chills can indicate presence of fever, you need to check your body temperature to see if they are normal.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   I tipically never run a tempeture it is usualy lower that normal
Doctor :   Chills occur when the skin temperature is much lower than the core body temperature.
Doctor :   This means that you may feel cold externally but in the inside you may be having temperature.
Doctor :   So it is necessary to see if you are running a temperature by checking with a thermometer.
Doctor :   If there is no temperature recorded in the thermometer, then it is probably related to the external environment rather than a problem with your body.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any further query that I can assist you with?
User :   no
User :   thank u
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