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296 Possible Causes for Confusion, drop attack, Narcolepsy

  • Syncope

    It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[bestpractice.bmj.com] Syncope must be separated from seizures and other states of altered consciousness such as dizziness, vertigo, coma, and narcolepsy.[healthcentral.com] The overlap of these clinical conditions leads to confusion regarding syncope classification that can hinder evaluation strategies, and pose challenges for diagnosis and treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[bestpractice.bmj.com] Narcolepsy, cataplexy. Drop attacks. Dizziness or vertigo without loss of consciousness. Alcohol/drug abuse. Transient ischaemic attacks / stroke.[patient.info] As soon as there is a slow-down in heart rate, the resulting lack of blood to the brain brings about fainting and confusion.[symptoma.com]

  • Epilepsy

    Atonic seizures, also known as drop attacks, drop seizures or akinetic epileptic drop attacks, may involve a sudden loss of muscle tone, a head drop or leg weakening.[uchospitals.edu] Narcolepsy type 1 and focal epilepsy was diagnosed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He did indicate episodic confusion pointing towards possibility of more occurrences.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Migraine

    Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks.[mayoclinic.org] Episodic cluster headache and narcolepsy: a case report. Cephalalgia. 1991; 11(3) 113-115 94 Schürks M, Diener H C. Cluster headache and lifestyle habits.[oadoi.org] A middle-aged man presented with intermittent episodes of a brief sensation of explosion in the head, visual flashing, vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, confusion, ataxia,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    This case study highlights the need to consider psychological factors when evaluating otherwise unexplained drop attacks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Four patients with comorbidity for narcolepsy type 1 and idiopathic generalized epilepsy are reported: in three cases the onset of epilepsy preceded narcolepsy type 1 appearance[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early onset of seizures and later recognized episodes of mild confusion before meals together with persistent atypical EEG features and unexpected learning difficulties led[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Narcolepsy

    attacks).[americanaddictioncenters.org] The exact cause of narcolepsy isn't known. Narcolepsy has a genetic component and tends to run in families.[symptoma.com] Initial manifestations can sometimes be as subtle as only partial drooping of eyelids leading to confusion with a myasthenic condition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cataplexy

    His recently developed "drop attacks" on laughter were recognized as cataplexy and led to the diagnosis of Niemann-Pick type C disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Narcolepsy affects one in 2,000 Americans.[livestrong.com] Cataplexy is a strange neurologic condition, occasionally confused with epilepsy.[drhull.com]

  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome

    Cataplexy - may mimic drop attacks, syncope, seizures/epilepsy, transient ischaemic attack, periodic paralysis (channelopathies), psychiatric disorder, or cataplectic-like[patient.info] The narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome is a condition characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, fragmented night sleep and attacks of sleep (narcolepsy) accompanied by sudden[symptoma.com] It must be taken twice a night (once before bedtime and again three or four hours later), but can cause numerous side effects, such as headaches , nausea, dizziness, confusion[articles.mercola.com]

  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome

    He was noticed to have frequent movements of legs during sleep, but had no history of aura, snoring, sleep paralysis, vivid dreams, sleep fragmentation, or sudden drop attacks[neurologyindia.com] KEYWORDS: Kleine-Levin syndrome; MRI; Narcolepsy; PET; SPECT[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The episodic disorder was characterised by excessive sleep, voracious appetite, irritability, confusion and electro-encephalographic changes. Remission was spontaneous.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Parasomnia

    Diagnosis Sleep paralysis should be distinguished from a number of other conditions which may mimic it such as atonic seizures, cataplexy, hypokalemic periodic paralysis,[web.archive.org] Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive sleepiness and daytime sleep attacks.[bpac.org.nz] Sleepwalkers may open their eyes while asleep or be confused when they wake up.[somnique.com]

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