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Unconsciousness, stressed, jaws get locked. Is that a seizure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:I have a query..
User:My mother has problem of fainting..
Doctor:Sure. Please proceed.
User:Her teeth usually get stuck in such cased
User:The problem usually occurs when she is in stress..
User:What would you suggest for this?
User:If you need further information..please lety me know
Doctor:Is it that she has seizures?
User:yes.. it is like that only..
Doctor:I mean does she have fits?
Doctor:Since how many years does she have that?
User:2-3 years..
Doctor:Is she on any medications?
Doctor:May I know them?
User:the doctor suggested gave some medicines to relieve stress, Headache Tablets etc..
User:He said she should not take stress
Doctor:Is it that she is taking any antiepileptic tablets?
User:I am sorry but i am not very sure about that. That i have to check..
Doctor:let me ask a few questions about this fainting episodes, so I would be able to assume whether it is seizures.
User:yes please
Doctor:Does she get shaking of the limbs while having an episode?
Doctor:Doesh she fall on the ground while having this?
Doctor:Does her limbs go tight while having this?
User:Sometime she falls
User:No limbs doesn't go tight
Doctor:Does she pass urine or stool during the episodes?
User:But her teeth gets stuck..
User:No Urine or stool
Doctor:Teeth get stuck, in the sense, the jaws get locked in an open position?
User:yes.. The jaws get locked..
User:problem in breathing starts..
User:We open the jaws and try to feed her water
Doctor:Does she remain unconscious?
Doctor:For what duration does the unconsciousness stay?
User:upto 1 hour soemtimes..
Doctor:Was any EEG, CT scan brain, MRI done?
User:CT scan was done.. but it was fine..
User:I can have a MRI and EEG done if you recommend that
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
Doctor:With the history I have got, it seems like she is having seizure activity.
Doctor:To check if it is seizures, an EEG may be required. If it is seizures, she need to be checked for lesions in brain. for that a CT or MRI brain would be sufficient.
Doctor:But, these all is required only after a neurologist examines her.
Doctor:During seizures, as you said, locked jaw can occur.
Doctor:This can be prevented only by preventing the seizures.
Doctor:For that first we need to diagnose seizures, and then take medicines accordingly.
Doctor:Sure. I will help you with that.
Doctor:One of our customer care executives will assist you further in finding a good neurologist
Doctor:Can you please confirm your mobile number?
Doctor:Soon you would receive a call with guidance for the appointment with a neurologist.
User:Thanks for your time and help Dr.
Doctor:You are Welcome.
Doctor:Hope I was helpful.
Doctor:Is there anything else I could help you on?
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:thanks a lot..
User:rest is fine
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Good night
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