Hi! I am 23 years old and have had migraines for a while now. I have been getting odd sensations almost that resemble partial seizures. I had an eeg done and it was normal. I heard that can happen. My dr scheduled me for another eeg because I had seizure activity with lexapro.(anit-anxiety) has anyone had that problem with lexapro? My neurologist said I had Atypical migraines. Basically my headaches do what they want whenever they want. I can have the symptoms with no headache or the headache without symptoms or visa versa. Im basically scared that im having seizures too. I am also on a beta-blocker (INderal) for my heart rate (sinus tachycardia) I have been very healthy all my life and now i am having a fast heart rate and possibly seizures, or just atypical migraines. I just find it hard to believe migraines can mimic seizures. anyone have any advice or relative experiences.
In march when all my issues started I to had seizure like activity I would have one every few minutes and I did this for days. I haven't had one since April, but my Neuro is having me do a 72 hour digitrace EEG to make sure I am not still having them without knowing it. When I 1st went to the hospital in march I presented with stroke like symptoms, I couldn't really use the left side of my body, I couldn't speak and I was twitching really badly. It is hard for me to imagine as well that Migraines could cause what I went through but my Neuro really beleives I am suffering from Complex or Complicated migraines with neuro symptoms. Hopefully you will get more answeres soon and be on your way to dealing and treating it!!
How are you?
Migraine headaches are sometimes associated with seizures. The seizures may occur either before a migraine attack or after. The two are not directly related and are separate entities.
Generally there is an increased incidence of seizures with Lexapro in people who have a history of seizure disorder.
Is there anything that triggers the headaches that you are experiencing?
I honestly have kept logs and can not find any triggers to headaches. I have changed diets so many times and no matter what I do they come and go when ever they want. I just get like upper body contractions followed by hot tingly sensations and a rapid heart rate. I know whats going on when the episodes occur and i havnt lost full consciousness. all my seizures have been simple or complex not grand Mal. I have developed anxiety/ panic from all this and all the drs want to put me on a preventative but im afraid of having more seizures since im so sensitive to seratonin reputake. The only thing i can relate any of this to is falling on my neck a few years ago during gymnastics practice> Thats when all this started.....i have had negative mri's and Ct's though. I am just so frustrated. So what happens if i keep having normal EEG's.
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