Fainting or seizure causes

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Children who have fainted need to be seen by a health care professional to rule out serious causes and to recommend therapy to limit or eliminate further fainting events. You should see a Pediatric Cardiologist and Neurologist at earliest.
micahgirl 11/20/07 My 16 year old daughter has experienced 4 fainting spells this week, 2 within 20 minutes of each other and the second one resembling a small seizure(she went stiff, eyes wide and blank, laughing hysterically but eerie like and then cried and then "came to". She was admitted overnight for observation. Yesterday morning, the school called to say she had fainted again while sitting at her desk. This morning she fainted again while in her bed.
I didn't think much of it. This had been the first episode since a fainting in church in 2nd grade(8 yrs. old). He then fainted again 10 days later and I was not present in church. Again, he knew he felt sick and informed his teacher. He passed out and They said he did not seem to shake however his eyes flutted and rolled around a little. He was able to walk out shortly after with the help of a couple of teachers. I was told it was hot in church.
Hi, For the first episode, it could have been a seizure or you could have fainted since showering involves standing in a hot environment for a long period of time. For the second episode, this sounds more seizure-like due to you striking your head repeatedly and the confusion. There are many times of seizure, and not all of them involve losing consciousness. Did you bite your tongue or wet yourself (I realise this would be hard to tell since you were in the shower)?
Some alcohols cause severe acidity and acid reflux or GERD. This can also cause fainting attacks. “Vertigo can be caused by disorders of body parts that are involved in maintaining balance: • Inner ear • Brain stem and cerebellum • Nerve tracts connecting the brain stem and cerebellum or within the brain stem Inner Ear Disorders: Most commonly, vertigo results from motion sickness.
It is used there for neurocardiogenic syncope. I am wondering what about my syncope or seizure episode post made you think of dysautonomia? I ask this because my last neuro told me he suspects that I have it. I would, also, like to know what does it mean to have it? Is there a course it usually takes? Oh, and in another recent post (...crazy little things...) you said something about a deep breathing test,can you tell me about it?
Not sure if I fainted or had some form of a Seizure as I understand there are several types of Seizures. If anyone could give me their opinion, that would be greatly appreciated. I was laying down on couch watching tv. I was doing nothing abnormal or different throughout the day. I got up from couch walked in the kitchen and collapsed on floor face first, with a slight cut above my eyebrow with my right cheek pressed against floor. I was unconscious for approx 1 minute.
My mother has had bouts of fainting and light headedness. Sometimes they come weekly and other times not for 2 months. This has been going on since 2007. She has been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions but each time they have not come to any conclusions as to a diagnosis. These attacks of light headedness last 2-5 minutes. She slurs her speech, gets pins and needles in her arms, and sometimes but not always faints.
Some other things to note that might help are that I am anemic, and also that I suffer from migraines (though not so frequently to interrupt my life; about once a month, give or take a migraine if it's a good or bad month). The times that these spells have happened I was NOT currently, previously, or subsequently suffering from a migraine, and only one of these times had it been after getting up from a resting position.
That is a big question. Fainting is generally caused by low blood pressure. This in terns causes oxygen deficiency, or ischemia. Surpise. Ischemia can induce siezures! If you take an ordinary cabin full of passengers in an airliner at 30,000 feet, and decompress the plane, many of them will experience epileptic siezures. So siezures are commonly thought of as having a neurological etiology, but ischemia is another possibility.
If the brain does not get enough blood, the brain may not get enough oxygen and sugar, causing fainting. Or if the level of oxygen or sugar in the blood decreases, the brain may not get enough of them. Many disorders interfere with getting enough oxygen and sugar to the brain and thus can cause fainting. A less common reason for fainting is temporary interruption of consciousness by a seizure.
Since the beginning of February I have been suffering fainting and near fainting spells. Sometimes I can feel it coming on (tinitus like sound in my ear, blurred vision, can't hear or speak properly and headaches), sometimes it comes on so fast I can't tell till it's too late (One time I was talking normally to a friend and was feeling fine, then turned around and fell feeling horrible). This happens all the time at work, outside on the street, in the mall, etc.
Most conventional doctors do not and it's just too much trouble to try to educate them or convince them. The issue with all your symptoms could be related (or not) to under-regulated thyroid function. Postural hypotension would co-relate also with adrenal fatigue. Migraines are another tough one to explain, but undermethylation is one of the primary and overlooked causes. Why?
might not be the same as yours. Exactly what were you doing the night before, drinking? or something else? How many drinks? Do you take any prescription meds or over-the-counter meds? If so, did you take any of them last night? Sorry so many questions, but it may help me find you an answer or point you in the right direction. Keep in mind, I don't know you and this is pretty anonymous, K?
However, I would also consider some medical causes for the fainting. Testing the heart for arrythmias or structural abnormalities can be considered. An EKG and echocardiogram would be reasonable tests to consider. Neurological causes can be evaluated with a CT scan. If a seizure was suspected, an EEG can be performed. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
I have heard of urination syncope, where the vagal nerve (10th cranial nerve) gets over stimulated during urination and causes reduced heart rate, sweating, flushing, nausea, and even fainting (a vasovagal response can be triggered by several different things...take a look at Wikipedia's page on Vasovagal Response.) also, you might look up urination syncope... It is usually benign, but it can also have an underlying medical condition that needs to be looked at.
Been researching this exact thing tonight. Look up vasovagal syncope. It's basically fainting or becoming faint after pain or similar stresses. They can resemble seizures, but from your description, it seems to fit this exactly.
Both episodes started with a clawing of her left hand, light headedness, difficulty speaking then followed by collapse or fainting and momentary loss of consciousness (1 to 2 minutes tops). This time she hit her head on the floor fairly hard resulting in a large goose egg and minor bleeding. In both episodes she speaks and thinks clearly within a few minutes. Blood pressure immediately following is just slightly elevated.
Hi. I'm 17, and I've been to enough so-called "specialist" to last me a lifetime. As they all say the same thing, they ought to be called "conformists," but thats beside the point. I've been most recently to a cardiologist and an endocrinologist. Both said pretty much the same thing, "I don't think I've ever heard of anything quite like this.
I didn't take it seriously because my daughter can be dramatic but now I think that may be very true. She never used to be squeemish. I ma just concerned that it wasn't just fainting but a seizure. Could being weak and seeing blood really cause a seizure. I am concerned about it happening again. Should i be worried?
My son is 3yrs he will be 4 in June, perfectly normal little boy with normal development, no seizure history in both sides of the family. His 1st seizure was feb 17, 2011 lasted about a minute, the night before he had a high fever and later that same day also. Both fevers were treated. On the first episode he spent the night at the hospital for observation because when they took his temperature in the emergency room it was actually low 96F.
Have you ever had seizures or seizure-like episodes resulting from your faints? I know it's rare, but I was just curious. My doctors have told me that taking seizure prevention medication would be useless since the seizures were a result of less oxygen in my brain, rather than any kind of electrical misfiring.
Dear jay, The medical term for fainting is syncope (or near syncope if one dosen't actually pass out). This is a common but complex condition that has many causes. The most common cause is the common faint (neurocardiogenic or vasovagal syncope). This is the typical faint caused by strong emotional factors (i.e. the sight of blood) and is usually brief in duration. The person almost never harms themselves and the precipitating factor can usually be identified.
You need to consider other causes that may have lead to the seizure and now, the twitches. I suggest you get a physician's reference and also get an EEG (Electroencephalogram). The EEG is a sensitive way to detect seizure activity in the brain. How has your blood sugar been ? And did you get any fainting attacks before ?
What my husband neglected to tell me until tonight is that when he came to and before the doctor got to him, the nurses asked if he'd ever had a seizure before (he hasn't) and told him that in addition to fainting, he'd also had a convulsion! I asked him what the doctor said about it, and he said he didn't ask the doctor and the doctor didn't mention it.
He still also feels slight pain around the heart area, not sure if it is the heart because the tests did come back fine. No more fainting or anything of that sort. So he is doing much better but still no idea what caused the episode. He is a totally calm person and assured me this was not stress related at all and he had plenty to drink that day. He did exercise slightly more than he usually does but was still very light exercise.
He had a fainting or black out spell Friday while eating lunch. My mother said he just slowly passes out and he thought he was telling her he needed help but no words were coming out. He is only out a couple of minutes but we are worried. Could these spells be TIA'S and he not know it? He just saw his heart doctor and a complete stress test with pictures of his heart was done and everything was ok. He has had his esophagus checked out by a specialist and everything was ok.
Doc said that also since it had been a few hours since I'd eaten AND it was very hot in the car that those things probably contributed to the vasovagral related seizure. A soccer ball to the stomach (my son also plays) causes sudden intense pain and inability to breath which prbably caused his blood pressure to drop vasovagral episode.This in turn caused a seizure.Doc told me that it probably wont happen again.Hope all is well for your son.
org/forums/Diabetes---Adult-Type-II/show/46 While there is some degree of variability among people, most will usually develop symptoms suggestive of hypoglycemia when blood glucose levels are lowered to the mid 60's. The first set of symptoms are called adrenergic (or sympathetic) because they relate to the nervous system's response to hypoglycemia.
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