Epileptic seizure video games

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Avatar m tn So I am epileptic (not photosensitive), I am under a treatment (I didn't do a seizure for more than a year), and my doctor prohibited video games, but I want to know why and if I can still do animations using Garry's mod (a tool that looks like a game but that I wouldn't really call a game, it looks like this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM2MA6xOXzk ) thank you !
Avatar m tn Under certain circumstances this can precipitate an actual epileptic seizure. Or a medical condition somewhat short of a complete seizure. The same thing can happen from the flickering of sun through an aircraft propeller blade. Certain animations and CRT configurations exacerbate this phenomena. The "flicker" affects the brain. How exactly a seizure is induce is not clear. This medical problem has been well-documented and researched.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am the mother of a 16 yr daughter who has been having seizures for several months. I had her evaluated in Albany medical center where she was monitored on a video EEG. They have come to the conclusion this is NOT epilepsy. I was quickly referred to counseling for her. We have started counseling and even the Psychiatrist has already mentioned that she is puzzled becasue she is not presenting with any trauma, or issues.
Avatar m tn watch her around flashing lights, video games computer screens and tv shows with a lot of flashing. Sometimes these can trigger a seizure.
Avatar n tn When I was in college I had to have the University library change the refresh rates of all their monitors because I couldn't look at any of them for more than a few minutes before having a seizure. It is very plausible that he could have seizures from playing video games for that amount of time if he is photo sensitive.
Avatar n tn These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic. This type is called pseudoseizures. The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games.
Avatar n tn These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic. This type is called pseudoseizures. The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games.
Avatar n tn These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic. This type is called pseudoseizures. The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games.
Avatar n tn I have heard about seizures from overplaying of video games; this was a problem in Japan. Apart from that though, there are some forms of seizures where conscious or awarenes if retained. I was just reading about partial seizures. What they need to do is a video-taped EEG, where your cousin would be admitted to a special epilepsy unit in a hospital where he would be monitored constantly.
Avatar m tn And i have witnessed this behavior not just during studying/learning/reading times but also while she plays video games and on the soccer field in action. She'll just stop and leave reality for a few seconds followed by a few seconds of disorientation before figuring out where she is. I've asked her what she remembers or imagines during her episodes. She remembers absolutely nothing. I'm getting concerned the longer this continues and worsens in frequency.
Avatar n tn My son, 15, has had two seizures, a year apart and due to unusual conditions...first was staying up all night and playing video games, and the second was 6 weeks after he suffered a concussion in football...he played a game after 6 weeks off and then the next day had a seizure Since he now had two seizures, albeit a year apart, his neurologist says he is epileptic and was placed on Dilantin (in the ER) and continued. It seemed he was having some side-effects from the drug...
Avatar f tn The doctor felt that puberty, hot dogs, tv, videos games all could contribute to the seizures. He may have a seizure once a month ( I believe males go through the once a month also) or if he eats hot dogs other than turkey and if he is on the computer for more than an hour or so. There are so many different things that can cause them so don't rule out puberty. Make sure you keep a log book with the times he has seizures, what he did, the activity he was doing, etc. Hope that helps.
Avatar n tn I took a week long video eeg and had 1 seizure and they saw it come up and disappear on the screen and really could not see where it went and what effect that is causing the seizures and I have to do it all over again for another week
Avatar n tn Also, my son has an egg timer next to him whenever he is on the computer or the playstation or gameboy, we limit his time on, followed by a break.... I think video games, played a big part in his seizure activity. Good luck, keep positive thoughts, and everyone be safe and healthy... ((((((hugs))))) Brenda s.
Avatar n tn I am 50 and have been having what I thought were pain-triggered seizures since I was about 10, when I was diagnosed as epileptic after a grand mal seizure that was triggered by a classmate slapping me on the back. I had several seizures from 10-14, all triggered by some kind of sharp pain, e.g., biting into very hot food, swallowing wrong, hitting my funny bone. Was put on phenobarbital and then dilatin. In late teens, was seizure free and weened off of the drugs.
341190 tn?1295470725 its has all the signs of seizures.shaking-eyes rolled back-and seizures will make you lose your bladder.do you bite your tounge or jaw to? the good thing is you have a warning before you seize.the dizzy-sick feeling is your warning.so when you get your warning try to get to a safe (soft) place.are you taking meds?have you had a eeg test?that would dx you.find a good neuo and tell him your symtoms and ask for a eeg.meds can get seixures in control.
Avatar f tn I am epileptic and it's called an aura/simple partial seizure. I didn't know what they were for a long time and didn't tell anyone. I started having them everyday and that lead to 3 massive seizures. I'm not saying that's what it is for everyone but if you are concerned go see your doctor.
Avatar n tn I stayed home and relaxed... no working. Just me at home doing the things I love to do. I baked and sewed and played alot of video games. But there has been no improvement. I have a cane to walk with for the really bad days... days like the day I collapsed in walmart while grocery shopping, or like the day I ran a red light and nearly caused a 3 car pile up when my right leg seized up on the gas pedal. I guess some of it has been a blessing in disguise.
Avatar f tn 123que double posted this thread and on the twin thread someone comments on it claiming it to be a "simple partial seizure". I've since read up on SPS's and the symptoms are only vaguely similar and seeing as all three of us have the exact same symptoms I doubt it is a simple partial seizure. The symptoms are much to specific to simply be pushed into some vaguely similar preexisting disorder.
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced any seizure-like activity? Not actually a grand mal but almost like your brain is having misfirings and they all the sudden catch up w/ each other. I hope this makes some sense. I have been having this for a few days now. I am worried because it seems like everyone here is having a slow-down of symptoms and I feel like mine are doing the opposite. I have tingling everyday and now this.