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I’m having what seem to be partial seizures, just had the second one in two days. Things will go strange for a moment, before I get a couple sharp headache pains, and then an inability to speak full sentences and a bit of twitching. I went and saw a neurologist last year about it, had a few tests and nothing came up on scans. I currently take two anticonvulsant medications, but for Bipolar 1 disorder. Mom has migraines, her mom has bipolar 1, and her sister has extremely severe epilepsy. Not sure how I should interpret my symptoms.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But the doctor also said there is a good chance I have these partial-seizure/migraine hybrid things, also not a high risk for evolution of these to grand mal, but I’m not sure if there’s anything I can do.
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female?

you need a brain EEG to know for sure if these are seizures or not. these may not be seizures. you are not describing a post-ictal phase.

if you have bipolar disorder, these symptoms could be side effects from your bipolar or your medications.

if your EEG shows you are having seizures, there are anti-seizure medications like keppra which can help

but these don't sound like seizures

let me know if you have questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’m a female, 25, don’t drink or do drugs besides my bipolar medicine, I see a psychiatrist, I had an eeg, the neurologist said what he found was “inconclusive” and I don’t know what you mean by that post whatever phase but it does take me time to recover from these little episodes. I’m extremely dissatisfied with this response because your suggesting this could have anything to do with a mood disorder comes across as extremely stigmatizing. Oh and i just looked up a “post-ictal phase” and that’s why I’m on this site. I literally just had one of these things, and when I recover I have a migraine-like headache and just...off. And they happen more often when I’m tired anyways.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

post-ictal phase after a seizure

is severe fatigue and sleeping after a seizure episode.

you may benefit from anti-seizure medications like keppra which could help prevent you from having these seizures.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Please don’t charge me any more money. You don’t have to answer if it’ll cost more. I don’t think that any type of answer is possible if an in-person neurologist shrugged at me, what can you do? I should have known; I just wish sometimes doctors would admit to patient’s faces, especially when it comes to the brain, the extent to which the medical field is still in the dark with concrete explanations of how things work. I apologize for wasting your time. I just hoped to be pointed in any direction but the dark it is.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Like I said I’m on TWO anti-convulsants already, THREE if you count klonopin as needed, which is a benZodiazepine used as an anticonvulsant. Thank you for your time.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

you are welcome

thanks for using JustAnswer.com

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