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Having stomach ache, faintiness followed by seizures. No convulsions, but body stiff, rigid. Reason?

My 18 year old daughter had a seizure this morning. She has had four in the past 1 1/2 yr ago. First she complains of stomach ache then she faints but she is not completely unconscious, her eyes are rolled up and she body is stiff and rigid. She doesn t convulse but you can tell she is having a seizure. Why is this happening? And what can be the possible reasons why she started having this problem?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I wish to appreciate you for recognizing these symptoms as seizures.

These symptoms are suggestive of COMPLEX PARTIAL SEIZURE, a type of epilepsy. It commonly occurs due to problems in temporal lobes of brain.

As of now, your daughter requires evaluation by a neurologist, MRI scan of brain and EEG.

Medications likely to be helpful in her include carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, etc.

She would do well with treatment.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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