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Can heart rate increase during seizures?

My heart rate went up to 167 while sitting hooked up to EEG.  I felt strange, not sure if I was going to pass out.  I did not.  Some mild tingling and weakness while this was happening.  Can the heart race during seizure?  
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1780921 tn?1416842066
A short answer is yes. Since your brain is not firing correct at the time, your brain and your emotions can cause your heart rate to go up.
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What were your eeg results?  Did you mention to the eeg tech that you felt as though you had had a seizure?
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Sorry this took so long.  I have never had a seizure during EEG monitoring, but my sleep deprived EEG's and ambulatory EEG showed abnormal discharges in the left temporal lobe.  These abnormalities did not show up during EEG monitoring when I can move around more.  I have read that these abnormalities if partial seizures can be hidden in all the activity.  Makes sense since the abnormalities show up while I'm mostly completely still or sleeping.  My spells start with a tingle in a finger/arm/foot and travels.  I know something isn't right and then I feel like I'm falling and twitch/shake and talk slow and after I mix up my speech.  I did tell the nurse when I was feeling this weakness travel and apparently my heart rate jumped, I didn't notice this and maybe because I was more worried about losing consciousness.  Some of these spells lasted a long time and sometimes they would come back within minutes.  My memory has been affected from whatever these spells are.  My local neuro says epileptic discharges on EEG, and I'm wondering if this is from my mild Chiari Malformation or the complicated migraines I experience.  These happen even without headache.  Went off one of my medications that was also causing hair loss and my heart problems stopped.  I think it was from the meds.
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