Seizure symptoms memory loss

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Avatar f tn Hi there, the various side effects with keppra or levetiracetam are dizziness, irritability, tiredness, fatigue, severe allergic reactions, extreme dizziness, drowsiness, weakness or tiredness, memory loss, behavior changes like aggression, panic attacks, restlessness, new or worsening seizures etc. in the period immediately after a seizure attack, it could be the post ictal phase or confusion. Consult your neurologist for your evaluation and change of anti epileptic medication. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Hi. How old is your mother now? Has she recently experienced emotional distress or very strenuous physical activity? Does she have a history of migraines? What about cardiovascular disease? There is a condition called transient global amnesia wherein there is a sudden onset of loss of memory with retention of one's personal identity in spite of the amnesia.
Avatar n tn If I hit my elbow, knee,fingers and or stub my toes bam! Lights go out! I started to lose loss of temporary memory when I was a child. As I got older in my teens the pain inflictions started and then i'd passout from the pain. Sex made me passout if gone to far. I would have to be put into a bathtub to help me come out of it. My first marriage on my honeymoon I had a gran mar seizure bit completely through my lip and had bowel movement. I can't give blood I will have a seizure.
Avatar n tn In 2007 he had a hip replacement done and ended up having 3 operations within one week because of complications. My question is could the buildup of medications etc cause him to now have memory loss, language skills loss and tremors in his right hand. He walked in to the hospital on crutches and now is dependent on a wheelchair.
401370 tn?1233328282 If you have very few symptoms of a seizure, but didn't endure the full blown effects (silent seizure perhaps?), can an EMG still detect it? Just wondering, because I have Lupus, and sometimes I will notice SEVERE dizzy spells for like 5 seconds,along with numbness or tingling feeling of my teeth WHILE the dizzy spells are taking place, then a weird jolt down my left arm.. (I had tests performed by my doc and they stated it wasn't heart related). Very strange..
Avatar n tn when people have dysfunction of the temporal lobe they can have seizures, memory loss, aphasia (language problems, such as naming, reading, repeating, articulating) and personality changes. When people have repeated seizures in the temporal lobe this often causes chronic problems (atrophy/gliosis) in the hippocampus and memory problems are common.
Avatar n tn I was put on plavix and lamictal but the seizures keep coming, however, each one is less than the other. With each seizure, I suffer short term memory loss. My memory eventually comes back but a little still remains lost. Also it seems that every time I've had one of these so-called seizures it comes early in the morning and after a night of stressful sleep and I feel a headache pain in my left temple. My MRI of all the blood vessels in my head show no signs of an anurism(spelling?
1328714 tn?1294581863 I think to be honest check your tegretol leaflet and see if any of the symptoms are listed on it.If memory loss is on it I would recommend trying Keppra (Levetiracetam), it is quite new and has virtually no major side effects. I have been on it since just before christmas, and I feel better and my memory is improved. The frontal lobe is actually the memory part of your brain, so unfortunately it is inevitable your memory is a tadge unreliable.
Avatar m tn It is used for treatment of Alzheimer’s, but is helpful for short term memory loss. There are website discussing about this medicine, you can visit one of them and discuss with your neurologist about it. Hope this helps you. Bye.
Avatar n tn The symptoms of repetative blinking and unresponsiveness that is followed by disorientation and memory loss are common in temporal lobe seizures (but can be found in other seizure disorders as well. I share your doctors concern that possible infection in the spinal fluid due to the fevers and mental status changes (that is why they did the lumbar puncture), and I am glad that it did not show anything abnormal. I would recommend that you get an EEG (electroencephalogram-or 'brainwave' test).
Avatar n tn My daughter is a 17 year old, physically healthy,moderatly mentally retarded child with some autistic characteristics.A week ago she had an episode of sudden memory loss,she didn't even know her own name, or the day, time,date,which are her'strengths'.Her dr.admitted her immediatly to the hospital.Her condition worsened over the next few days.Hallucinations,not able to sleep,not knowing where she was.It was very scary to se her in this state!
Avatar f tn Since taking this medication she seems to have memory loss under stressful situations, mainly exams and her grades have dropped by 30 percent. She was always a good student and studies a lot. Nothing else explains the change and her understanding during lesson time is great according to her teachers. Is there an alternative to tegratol which does not have these side effects, or do all anti epileptic drugs cause these problems?
Avatar f tn except for the lingering memory loss/confusion (I had gotten lost while driving around, in a familiar place, couldn't remember how to use my phone to get help, & was confused by everything). I have a hard time with timelines, I can only remember bits & pieces of things, & what I DO remember, seems like it happened several weeks ago. My thoughts get "jumbled up" & I don't know what's what sometimes. I usually can't recall the things I've done earlier in the day...
Avatar n tn If there is evidence or a strong suspician for drug use but he denies it, talk to him about going for a urine drug test. More information is needed regarding the nature and timing of his memory loss before anyone can definitively say these are not types of seizures. If he's staring off into space or doesn't respond for a few minutes/seconds and then is confused afterwards, this could be a seizure. Again, talk to your son and then start with a primary care doc.
Avatar m tn I have been taking Tegretol XR (carbemazipene) for several years now to treat partial frontal-lobe seizures. I have noticed an increase in memory loss. It has been remarked on at work where things have been brought up by my supervisors and co-workers that I have absolutely no memory of. Does Tegretol have an effect on memory? If so, is it reversible?
Avatar n tn My main question is can a seizure, series of seizures, or a seizure disorder cause permanent short term memory loss? I am a 29 year old white male. I had 3 spells of seizures and blacking out that put put me in the hospital on 3 seperate occasions about 2 years ago. On one of those occassions, I spent a week in ICU having over 30 seizures in one day. I had numerous test run and they found electrical activity proving seizures but not in all cases.
Avatar n tn When aneurysms bleed they cause devastating symptoms including sudden death. The symptoms you describe are not related to any bleeding aneurism. Other causes should be investigated.
Avatar m tn BUT upon seeing my new doctor (6th one now) for my shoulder pain she went over the symptoms of my other pains and memory loss issues. She said she may have an idea and sent me to the lab for blood work, all the other doctors had just gone off of the Fibromyalsia diagnosed by the previous doctor. My T4 cells came back "very concerningly low". Turns out that I have hypothyroidism and no other doctor ever checked for it.
684343 tn?1231434440 But I have been clean a year now an yes I have had some memory loss the hardest thing was spelling some of the easy words and writing neat. I can only explain it as if my brain had to learn simple processes again like my brian was asleep. Now after a year its all good I think fast again an pretty much am back to normal....
612876 tn?1355518095 I'm 29 years old, and the onset of the brain fog/mental confusion/memory loss coincided with the onset of the dysautonomia at age 27 (with my first syncope/seizure). It has gotten much worse over time, and now has many of the characteristics of dementia with old age. Other examples: -Called 911 in an emergency. Couldn't remember own street name to give to operator. Had to go look at the sign. -When I forget things like my own address, they aren't just on the tip of my tongue.
Avatar f tn Hi, It may be a severe manifestation of Dementia . There is complete loss of short- and long-term memory and the affected individual may be unable to recognize even close relatives and friends . Please consult a physician and neurologist for the management of the symptoms . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar m tn In October of 2009 my son suffered what we believe was a seizure related to Benign Focal Epilepsy. He fell when he had the seizure and suffered a severe concussion causing memory loss. It took almost a month for him to be able to function and remember things. He suffered seizure like symptoms again in September 2013 while serving in basic training US Army. He was promptly given a medical release He is suffering from short term memory loss.
Avatar n tn This sudden loss or lapse in memory can signify conditions such as post-migraine symptoms, post-seizure confusion, or can be due to an early manifestation of Alzheimer's form of dementia. Metabolic causes such as changes in blood sugar levels can sometimes be the culprit. I suggest that you have yourself examined by a neurologist and probably undergo some tests just to be sure that there is nothing anatomically wrong (like strokes, atrophy, etc).
Avatar n tn From a simple syncope with rapid return of consciousness memory should not be affected. With more prolonged loss of consciouness (like no breathing or heartbeat for a few minutes) or form chronic seizuers, there can be memory difficulties. Stress could also cause all of these symptoms. Have this checked out by your army neurologist when you can.
1830047 tn?1321671393 Hello to All! I too have had short term memory loss of things(brain fog)and then later it may come back and sometimes only with step by step of remembering what was said or done to bring it back to mind but a few things I couldn't get but I try not to stress or cry too much because I've always been known for being organized,spelling queen and remembering things and dates well not so much anymore! Sad.:( Wishing us all better days with our memories but! Wishing you all blessings and happy days!
Avatar n tn Please make sure that he takes complete bed rest. Temporal lobe epilepsy usually results in memory loss. Anxiety, stress, high BP, low blood sugar, sleep deprivation can cause dizziness and loss of memory, since all the neurological causes have been ruled out. Please schedule an appointment with his neurologist and discuss these issues with him. Keep us posted!
1433517 tn?1283444890 HISTORY: 56 yr old female w/short term memory loss, personality changes; tonic clonic idiopathic seizures; seizure free since 1989. A focus of increased FLAIR and T2 signal is appreciated in the left perifrontal/periventricular white matter measuring approximately 7.5 millimeters in it's maximum dimension. Smaller lesions are seen in the anterior aspect of the left corona radiata subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe.
Avatar n tn For the last week and a half I have been experiencing what I consider to be a great deal of short term memory loss. Such as beginning a conversation and completely forgetting what my point was. The thought is totally gone as if I never had it to begin with. I can't seem to be able to verbally complete a thought. This happened to me yesterday while teaching at least 8 times. It is very frustrating and scary and I am concerned about what is causing these problems.
Avatar n tn Lack of glucose energy to the brain can cause symptoms ranging from headache, mild confusion, and abnormal behavior, to loss of consciousness, seizure, and coma. Severe hypoglycemia can cause death. Symptoms of hypoglycemia occur at different levels of blood glucose in different patients. In most healthy individuals, symptoms of hypoglycemia may not occur until the glucose level drops below 45 mg/dl.