How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Carole Your Own Question
Carole, Nurse
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 371
Experience:  20+ years professional experience in emergency nursing, skilled, HIV Certified educator
Type Your Health Question Here...
Carole is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Migraine headaches since 1999 and just when I think they are coming

Resolved Question:

Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I have had Migraine headaches since 1999 and just when I think they are coming close to treating them, I get moved to a different Doctor. I ended up just saying heck with it!   Anyway, I do suffer from liver disease, but right now (knock) my G.I. physician says everything looks good. Shortyly after this though, I did get a Seizure and this was't my first.   My question is what are Seizures and please don't tell me what causes thme. Things are very serious for me, so I'm told; but I can assure you that I do not drink alcohol. My chest(heart) races at times and when I lay down this becomes worse, among everything add severe anxziety, and well just confusion in my head. My sister questioned if I was tested for Metanephrined and I just said "NO", but I have no clew as to what this is.   My wife and I were just blessed with a baby y-------two-girls and now the boy, and now the surgeon. Fun Stuff Thankyou           David
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Carole replied 7 years ago.


Seizures can effect and/or alter changes in consciousness, alertness, awareness, cause confusion, muscle spasms, involuntary muscle/motor movements, and others. This is caused by a sensation which is brought on by electrical disturbances within the brain. There are different types of seizures, as well as varying degree's of severity, causes, types (classification), and symptoms which accompany them. Epilepsy is a more common condition which can cause seizures. With this condition, there is a tendency for the brain to release electrical energy's which thus disrupts the other brain functions. So a seizure is ultimately a "symptom" to some other underlying condition, and there are a multiple of conditions which cause these.

I would suggest that have further testing obtained in order to determine what may have caused the seizure. I would recommend that you communicate your concerns with your primary care physician, as he/she may obtain further testing and/or studies, or refer you to a specialist (neurologist) if need be. They may better test specific in order to diagnose and treat as if necessary.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank You,


Carole and other Health Specialists are ready to help you