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54 Possible Causes for Amnesia, Apnea, Lip Smacking

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip[epilepsytalk.com] But there is mental illness in my family as well as sleep apnea. I took Dilantin, then Phenytoin, then Tegretol for my seizures.[epilepsy.com] Blue skin color After the seizure, the person may have: Confusion Drowsiness or sleepiness that lasts for 1 hour or longer (called the post-ictal state) Loss of memory (amnesia[medlineplus.gov]

  • Epilepsy

    […] and stop gradually rather than abruptly Last longer than 10 seconds Are more likely to cause falling May include automatisms such as blinking, eye fluttering, lip smacking[verywell.com] Co-morbid sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and the parasomnias, occur frequently in people with epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the second case report a 21-year-old female was referred with a typical history of narcolepsy type 1, but also with atypical episodes of gazing and automatic behavior with amnesia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    He also had intermittent lip smacking movements, suggesting seizure activity.[karger.com] Other signs, which can occur singly or in combination, include temperature instability, lethargy, hypotonia, respiratory distress, apnea, and seizures.[msdmanuals.com] Amnesia in temporal lobectomy patients: historical perspective and review. Seizure 1998 ;7(1):15–24.[pubs.rsna.org]

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Motor or movement disturbances (called automatisms) may include the following: Rhythmic muscle contractions on one side of the body or face Abnormal mouth behaviors (lip smacking[webmd.com] Highlights Photo Credit Gracia Lam Personal Health Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which[nytimes.com] Defining the phase of memory processing most relevant to this form of amnesia, and the roles of physiological and structural pathology, requires further research.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[gpnotebook.co.uk] We report a 37 year-old man who had central apnea as the initial manifestation of partial complex seizures associated with oxygen desaturation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some people describe a feeling of vacancy after their auras, and they seem to lose time and experience short-term amnesia.[livestrong.com]

  • Stroke

    Jäkälä, Juha Töyräs, Sami Myllymaa, Esa Mervaala, Katja Myllymaa ERJ Open Research 2017 3: P79; DOI: 10.1183/23120541.sleepandbreathing-2017.P79 Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea[openres.ersjournals.com] […] of the limbic system, and stroke is the only etiology of amnesia that can delineate the entire pathway of memory and critical convergence points. (3) Stroke also impairs[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Those kinds of episodes can be accompanied by behavior that looks intentional but is not (such as lip smacking, picking at clothes, etc.).[urmc.rochester.edu]

  • Status Epilepticus

    Breathing: Hypoxemia may result from respiratory depression/apnea, aspiration, airway obstruction, and neurogenic pulmonary edema [41]. • All children with SE should have[indianpediatrics.net] Amnesia is common, but this may be punctuated by short patches of recall. Prolonged seizures or clusters of seizures require fast and effective action.[epilepsyqueensland.com.au] (particularly when this is uncommon for the child) Features include altered mental state, confusion, unresponsiveness, abnormal (often subtle) motor movements, twitches, lip-smacking[dontforgetthebubbles.com]

  • Postictal State

    smacking chewing.[lopezdonado.bandcamp.com] Sleep apnea in pregnancy may also cause placental hypoxia.[practicalneurology.com] We suggest that "epileptic" transient global amnesia is postictal in nature.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Schizophrenia

    This includes lip smacking and chewing movements. About 25-40% of patients who take antipsychotic mediations for several years develop these side effects.[faculty.washington.edu] Highlights Photo Credit Gracia Lam Personal Health Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which[nytimes.com] […] and Cognitive Deficits" Electroconvulsive Therapy Causes Permanent Amnesia and Cognitive Deficits[schizophrenic.com]

  • Jacksonian Seizure

    An example of a focal ( partial ) seizure would be rhythmic muscle contractions in one area of the body: lip smacking, mouth movements , drooling, head turning, eye movements[biology-online.org] I have known people who sleep alot during the day to have sleep apnea and develop seizures from lack of oxygen during the night...[healthquestions.medhelp.org] There may also be loss of memory (amnesia) surrounding the seizural event.[en.wikipedia.org]

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