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What causes difficulty in breathing?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar


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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I was awoke to my whole body tensing up, my fingers were curling in I couldn't speak and had difficulty trying to breathe. This episode lasted for about 30 seconds.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get investigated under a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
The episode seems to be a seizure episode.
You need to get examined and evaluated by a neurologist.
Brain mri is required.
EEG testing is required.
Blood reports like blood sugar, liver function test, renal function test, serum sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium should be checked.
Any cardiac illness, fever, previous episodes?
Antiepileptic drugs should be started after evaluation.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Dr N Kumar
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