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    cas1971 posted:
    My 20 year old son fainted and seemed to have a seizure while at lunch yesterday. He's not had a history of seizures- has fainted two other times in the last year. He works 13 hour days in construction, doesn't eat we'll, sleep much and probably not enough water. Would this cause seizures?

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    hawiian_girl11 responded:

    Yes, it can.

    LAck of sleep, nutritional problems, and dehydration can all cause szs. They are all big triggers especially lack of sleep.

    The fainting is probably due to the dehydration not szs.

    There is something called Convulsive syncope, where the body goes thru convulsive like movements after someone faints due to lack of 02 to the brain. You see this a lot in runners who do not drink enough water before during or after they run. THey get dehydrated and pass out and display the fainintg then convulsive like movements. Not szs.

    He probably does not drink enough water while working in the hot sun and passes out then faints from the dehydration and goes thru Convulsive Syncope.

    IT can look like szs.

    But remember I am not a doc I can only offer up advise and suggestions only. I can not dx anyone on here.

    I can only go by what the books say and by my own experience as an RN, but I am not a doc.

    I do not work anymore due to my epilepsy.

    I worked from 92-05. so I ihave not worked in 9 yrs.

    Iwas dxd in 03 but was still able to work for 2 yrs before it got bad.


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