Are there types of migraine that produce non epileptic seizures? My 21 year old daughter has had unidentified non eplileptic seizures that begin with a severe headache that may last for days afterward. There is also vomitting and fatigue, and there is a family history of migraine.
Yes, there is one kind of seizure associated with Migraine, but I'm not sure your daughter fits the description. Here is is:
Migraine-triggered seizureDescription: A seizure triggered by a migraine aura.
Diagnostic criteria: A. Migraine fulfilling criteria for Migraine with aura B. A seizure fulfilling diagnostic criteria for one type of epileptic attack occurs during or within 1 hour after a migraine aura
Comment:Migraine and epilepsy are prototypical examples of paroxysmal brain disorders. While migraine-like headaches are quite frequently seen in the postictal period, sometimes a seizure occurs during or following a migraine attack. This phenomenon, sometimes referred to as migralepsy, has been described in patients with migraine with aura.
If you're not getting anywhere with her current doctors, I'd suggest a seizure expert to rule out or confirm a seizure disorder and a Migraine and heaache specialist. Headaches should not last for days; nor should Migraine attacks.
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