Originally Posted by janicepowers
This happens to me every time I am sick. If I am fixing to throw up due to a headache, or a virus, or even when I had food poisoning,.....Does this sound like a seizure?
In the conditions you listed there are other factors that cause the onset of the "episodes", if they are true neurological seizures or not. Perfectly healthy people (no known ailments) can have seizures due to high temperature.
IF a person has a very mild neurological condition and medication isn't needed to control seizures (rare, but it happens) it may be the stray item, such as being sick, pregnant, (bad food!), or any abnormality in the body that the immune system is fighting off that can cause a seizure.
You also must remember "seizures" and "epilepsy" are two different terms. Epilepsy is REPETITIVE seizures that often are caused by something (a percentage is unknown) and are controlled by medications in most cases.
A seizure (that anybody can have) can be caused by drinking too much, food allergy, diabetics can have them, reaction to foreign substance, (in other words, not always relating to electrical activity in the brain). As well if a person has a seizure, they may not have have another. IF they have another then it's a good idea to go in and be checked out to see if treatment is needed.