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My name is Adam. I'm 26, a full time student at Texas A&M. Yesterday, January 22 2014 I passed out while coughing. I was seated on the couch and my girlfriend said that I coughed real hard three times then had a seizure where my left hand shook violently.mi woke up after 10 seconds and was white as a ghost. It took about 30 minutes for my brain to start working quickly again and I felt drunk during that time(I don't drink and did not drink prior to this attack). I went to the ER and the doctors did a blood test, EKG, CT scan of Brain ANC neck, chest x ray , ultrasound of heart and ultrasound of carotid artery. After all of that the doctor said that it was not a stroke since I had no risk factors and stroke like after symptoms were absent and that I probably just had a syncope as I was coughing when it happened and I fit all the risk factors for syncope. I'm muscular and obese 5'9 273 lbs and smoke, also have post nasal drip and deviated septum.


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replied January 25th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

In case, your doctor has got your complete history, he might have ruled out the episode being a possible seizure related episode.

In such a event, if all other examination , lab tests and imaging studies are normal, then you need not be worried.

In case, the the description of your seizure like tremor of your hand is not clear, then a seizure disorder needs to be ruled out. This can be done by consulting a neurologist and if needed a EEG can be done.

This will help to rule out if you need Anti-Seizure medications to prevent any further recurrance of such episodes.

I hope this helps.
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