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Can Seizures Cause a Stroke?

I understand that having a stroke can leave a person with scars and that those scars from oxygen deprivation can in turn cause a person to end up with a seizure disorder.


But can is the converse true?


Can a person with epilepsy have a stroke because of their numerous seizures?  Are they at higher risk for a stroke?  What kind of damage to the brain and body does status epilepticus cause?


hi there,

well get this with all the mri and eeg's i have had the dr's have said that there shows a sign of three strokes.  Im only 37 this was discovered 5 years ago so I do know I have only been Epileptic for 24 years and I have not had a stroke to my knowlege unless it was during a sz....but hey that is how my cards have been delt and im ready to play!!!

`Christina Vargas

so if I am understandin you correctly, it appears that your seizures may have had some connection to the sign of three strokes?



well thats a tough one ...kinda like which came first the chicken or the egg.

the way the dr explained it to me is that it may have been a result of the sz because those hadnt been detected the prior year or the strokes could have caused some of my sz so it was kinda hard to determine

I also get a lot of migraines so that may be a reason and strokes run in my family so its kinda like which one do I go with ...or should I worry about it ...or should I just keep on truckin at least thats how I see it

whats done is done and there is nothing I can do to change that

`Christina Vargas

I suffered a mini stroke a few years ago but have had TLE all my life.  In my case the E came first.

but still I there is no official "causality" when I google that nothing comes up.

 only that strokes can leave a person with a seizure disorder 


thanks pam

My mom had her second stroke along with her first epilepsy. It is very hard for me. Its like another person. As if my mother is not there. I wish to GOD that she will be the same as way she was before. I miss her alot. :(((

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