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What is the difference in a seizure and a migraine ?

What is the difference in a seizure & a migraine , in the neurological sense? What if your partial sensory seizure does not fit any of the prementioned symptom? What part does anxiety play in the onset of the numbness that travels from the foot to the head & is diagnosed as a seizure? What do you do if the medication side effects feel worse than the seizure?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your queries.

Migraine presents with headaches, whereas headache is uncommon in seizures. Migraines last for more than four hours, whereas seizures last for a few seconds to minutes.

Your symptoms are more like sensory seizures, which are partial. MRI brain should be done to look for a structural brain lesion.
If side effects are more, then the medication should be stopped, and another drug should be tried. The best drug for partial seizure is carbamazepine.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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