Determining whether or not you need to see a neurologist for your seizures can be a difficult decision. Neurologists specialize in treating and diagnosing many disorders that affect the brain and nervous system. Many seizure symptoms can be effectively managed by seeing a neurologist. The staff at Community Neuro Center recommends speaking to a neurologist if you have the following symptoms:

  1. Headaches and Migraines

Everyone suffers from headaches, ranging from mild to severe. This could be caused by a large number of things: staring at a phone screen for too long, not eating or drinking enough water, lack of sleep, and more. However, if you have the following characteristics, it might be time to see a neurologist:

  • Severe and disabling headaches
  • Taking medication daily for headaches
  • You wake up daily with a headache
  • Nausea, dizziness, or vomiting accompanies your headaches
  • You have sensitivity to lights and noise alongside your headache or migraine
  1. Vertigo or dizziness

See a neurologist if you experience any of the following:

  • Loss of balance
  • Feeling faint or like you are floating
  • Feeling like everything is spinning with no cause
  1. Unusual seizures

If you have not been diagnosed with epilepsy, but are having symptoms of a seizure, you should immediately consult a neurologist. A seizure can sometimes be a symptom of another serious condition.

  1. Memory issues

Occasional forgetfulness is common, but if memory issues interfere with your daily activities or work life, you should speak with a neurologist. Difficulty speaking, confusion, disorientation, and frequent memory lapses are also reasons to seek a consultation.

Here at Community Neuro Center, we focus on identifying all symptoms to evaluate the cause of your seizures and determine the proper treatment. There are many more signs and symptoms of seizures, and the list above is not exhaustive. Please contact us today at 813-684-5880 if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to speak with a neurologist today.