Absence seizure

What is Absence seizure?

A seizure characterized by impaired awareness of interaction with, or memory of, ongoing events external or internal to the person; may comprise the following elements: mental confusion, diminished awareness of environment, inability to respond to internal or external stimuli, and amnesia. (The term absence was first used by Louis-Florentin Calmeil [1798–1895] to introduce the concept of epileptic absence for the brief loss of consciousness or confusion seen in epileptic patients.)

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Hi I have ongoing problems with my son who suffers from dizziness and feeling sick he was diagnosed with absence seizures but they gave now changed...

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I really appreciate your concern and looking to the history given here I could say that this is nothing to worry just...

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hi i am taking epilim 200 chrono release (1000mg per day) as my medication for absence seizures now but it is no longer available in my country. i...

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I had gone through your query and understand your concern.

Yes,Epilim and Valparin are the same drug.They are produced by different...

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I have heard that a hcg diet can be beneficial in treating absence seizures. My daughter is 5 and has recently been diagnosed with petit mal. We...

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1. Since Epilepsy is mainly caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain, thus prior to opt for any alternate system of medicine, make...

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Hello doc,I m suffering frm epilepsy.At start, doctor advised me to take levera 500 2per a day.day by day it became 4 per a day.sevior seizures are...

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I have what I call concious blackouts I think some people call them blank outs. I have no idea this happens. Someone has to tell me. No pre idea no...

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