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Headache near brain stem, shaking, brightness in vision. Family history of seizures. Serious symptoms?

I was at work today feeling a little cloudy with a slight headache in the back of my head, by my brain stem. Then my vision got really bright. As if the sun was in the room. I felt a little shaky and then became sick to my stomach . I had the same symptoms three Weeks ago and think I might have had a seizure. I m really concerned. Considering the fact my mother has high blood presser and seizures. Please let me know if this is serious.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Yes definitely it could be seizure. Since it came 3 weeks ago also, you must get evaluated for this. Visit a neurologist and he will advice you the tests like MRI, EEG etc. Are your mother's seizures are of the same type? Apart from seizure, other thing tht I can think of is aura of migraine which is less likely in this case without a history of migraine.
Good luck.
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
Hi Star,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
Your symptoms are quite alarming, they can be due to a drastic surge in BP or something more serious like some brain pathology, infection, tumor, malformation or a sensory seizure.
You should get physically examined and suitable investigation eg EEG, MRI Brain to rule out something really serious.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
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