Faking seizure in er

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Mostly I do not loose contiousness however I am not always able to communicate depending on what part of my body is seizing. I have lost contiousness one time and went to ER doctor said it was a seizure but EEG's come back normal.....What could this be? With in the last week I have had 2 seizures and really would like some answers. I was also diagnosised with Chiari Malformation in 2001 and I had an MRI done last March of 10 and the radiologist said no signs of Chiari?
After 3 weeks he had only one absence seizure, but then he had his first gran mal seizure. That was in August 07, he was in the shower. He continued to have some absence seizures, but with exercise and showers he would have a gran mal's. We saw a pattern with the exercise and hot showers, we stopped his sports. Now he just has gran mal in showers or immediatly after . I am a nurse, and I just felt very concerned that this could be something else.
Perhaps working through your son's endocrinologist -- a person who *knows* your son's personality, the family dynamics, etc -- you'll find a doctor who'll do the necessary tests without the underlying innuendo of drug abuse. In fairness to ER docs, however, too many teens end up in the ER due to drugs, so it's not surprising that they think about drugs as they try to find the cause.
We had to get help to put her in our van. I took her straight to the ER, thinking she was “faking” or on drugs. After about 2 hours and a blood test and CT, she was still out. She was admitted to the PICU and had an MRI and EEG. All of the results were good and normal except the EEG. After a visit with her neurologist, we were told she has a seizure disorder. Her seizures are not noticeable to someone looking at her, they are not normal epilepsy.
We had to get help to put her in our van. I took her straight to the ER, thinking she was “faking” or on drugs. After about 2 hours and a blood test and CT, she was still out. She was admitted to the PICU and had an MRI and EEG. All of the results were good and normal except the EEG. After a visit with her neurologist, we were told she has a seizure disorder. Her seizures are not noticeable to someone looking at her, they are not normal epilepsy.
We had to get help to put her in our van. I took her straight to the ER, thinking she was “faking” or on drugs. After about 2 hours and a blood test and CT, she was still out. She was admitted to the PICU and had an MRI and EEG. All of the results were good and normal except the EEG. After a visit with her neurologist, we were told she has a seizure disorder. Her seizures are not noticeable to someone looking at her, they are not normal epilepsy.
to be offered the testing because some docs are not educated about the different, more subtle, seizure presentations - which can lead to unnecessary delay in diagnosis and treatment. Also, in regards to your normal EEG, sometimes EEGs can be normal in between episodes... so, more extensive EEG testing may be necessary.
I could not get out of bed in the morning I was in so much pain then started my whole ideal of what was wrong with me. About 3 months later I was pushing my girl through the bumpy grass after recess with one arm and trying to get another little girl with severe mental problems back into the building with my other arm when my neck popped. All of this was being done with my backbrace on because this is what they considered light duty.
I have epilepsy and it was completely controlled by medication for much of my life except every once in a while I wouldhave a partial complex seizure (I black out and end up crawling around the house.) I've come to find that their is definently a connection to the activity of the masturbation/ejaculation/orgasm though it feels so good and it causing me to have a partial seizure. I've gone for periods of time where I didn't masturbate, and didn't have a partial seizure.
I went to ER (because the neuro said he couldn't see me in his office for about 11 days), where they did a CT Scan and a level check on my anti-seizure meds (high-normal). Neuro #2 found out I went to ER and I was told to go see my gp and see if she can give you something to get your emotions under control...he felt I was being a hysterical woman because I went to ER because I couldn't see properly! 10 days later I was in neuro #2's office and he was looking in my file...
my tsh was just tested last night in the ER...135.89. I take 225 micrograms of levothyroxine. Have had too many sypmtoms to list. Feel horible ALL the time. My skin is in aweful shape, am covered head to toe with an itchy rash and sleep is the only thing I like to do. Is this gonna kill me??? I have taken my hypothyroidism too lightly I suppose but I I am beginning to suspect that it may very well be the root cause of all my symptoms including my mental health problems.
I totally understand what your saying I also have suto seizures and have been told by several drs I am faking it but had a head injury in 1996-1997 in a car accident hit by a drunk driver and hit the passenger window rearview mirror and back to the drivers side with a seatbelt on so when they start telling me I am faking it I start telling them well I guess you think i am faking my car accident and I have proof of it and I show them the accident report and all they dont know what to say then so
I was diognosed with MS in Nov.of 08. I have been having "seizures" for years. I am married with 2 children & 3 grandchildren.Every time I have a seizure, my husband gets mad & if I wind up in the hospital, he surely gets mad.He thinks just because when I went to ER a few time & they called them phsudo seizures, that I'm not having them. My nuerologist at Shepherd told him I could be having seizures & them coming fom my brain & it not show up on the MRI.
It is now Aug 8th and my right side is still partially numb, I am loosing the ability to walk normal or without a limp (though my coworkers think I am faking). I feel like in my face that it is like a residual novicane shot feeling but now I am loosing the ability to use my middle and ring finger on my right hand. I have had a Cat Scan, MRI, all normal. THey are telling me it is MS, they ruled out a stroke, a tia, I had a severe headache on the back left side of my head the day before.
Msczd, Hi. I'd gladly talk with you - because I went in status in 2008 after a year of uncontrollable seizures. Do you mind if I kvetch? Like you, I had arguments with my neurologist. She thought I was "faking" my seizures, until I went to her office and had a seizure right in front of her. My anger comes from her not believing me, and then subsequently, at the hospital, the doctors put me in a coma. When I came out of it, I had amnesia, memory issues, fear......
Then during that day I regained some strength, but my facial muscles and extremities were very weak. I went to the ER and the doctor thought I was faking the whole thing. My blood pressure is usually very low like 100/60, but was like 159/92 at the ER and he said I just wasn't trying hard enough to squeeze his hand. You see they gave a CT scan and it was normal and it made me look a fake and I still want to cry sometimes just thinking of my whole experience.
But it is all saying it is do to stress.Maybe so but I noticed when I was in the hospital with my daughter that 2 more kids came in with seizures.Both were girls and one was around 15 or 16 and the other was only 4.And they have not experienced them before.Sometimes I wonder if it has something to do with something that may be in all the school systems you know.Any way good luck and keep me informed I will do the same.
Why would he lie about it? Later I discovered in his notes that he thought I was faking the weakness in my right leg (faking spasticity??) During the next year I was dieting and lost 50 pounds slowly, but developed intermittent urinary incontinence. (Losing weight is supposed to help that!) I also became much more fatigued than I was before, but wrote that off to being so deconditioned by spending all day in my recliner.
When I met mom at the ER, she thought I was faking the speech thing; which I suppose is common, because you don't expect a 21 year old woman to be experiencing anything really wrong. Especially neurological. When she looked into my eyes and saw the fear, she knew something was wrong. I presented with stuttering, confusion, nausia, light and sound sensitivity. I also felt like I was walking in slow motion. Not dizzy or anything, but weak. Drained.
She takes a birth control pill for bad cramps and aleve for headaches. The ER doctor acted like he thought she was faking and needed to see a psychiatrist. I don't believe she was. I'm worried. Even more since she is starting to learn to drive. I know how helpless I felt yesterday when I was the only one there and didn't know what to do. I need to know what kind of tests she should take to find out what is wrong? Should she take the Klonipin .05 mg. ?The E.R.
I took excedrin migraine, motrin, advil and aleve... At one point I wondered if it was the addict in me seeking the drugs by faking pain??? Oh well - looking forward to moving forward and I kind of like this clearer head of mine! Whodda thunkit??? Thanks again and much luv to everyone! We can do this!!!!
When I was 17 I developed a seizure disorder out of the blue. I was in the hospital for what appeared to be an asthma attack when the seizure hit (hence witnessed by lots of medical personnel as I was rushed to trauma because I stopped breathing). couple months go by and bam, another one and a referral to my first of a long stream of largely incompetent Nueros.
I have come back to this forum several times in the last 6 weeks or so. Many aspects of your story have sounded very familiar to mine and it has helped to know that I am not completely alone in my experience. Although I don't know that I have MS, or even if that is a reasonable suspicion at this point, I hope it is OK if I hang out here with you for awhile. Until 2.5 months ago, I was a healthy, active 31-year-old mother of 2 young kids.
When I was 2 1/2 my mom put me down for a nap....but when I didn't wake up she went and checked on me. I was in full seizure. After over 24 hours and being sent to 2 hospitals .... getting a dx of Grand Mal Seizure and Bell's Palsy....the doctors told my parents "IF I lived, I would have permanent brain damage." They never did find out what caused that episode and I didn't have brain damage. (?
Hypo Gamma Chondria Brothers and Sisters~ There was an EXCELLENT article in the newest Discover magazine about a young woman who came to the ER with trouble moving her legs. She woke in the night not able to move them. She didn't have anything else wrong with her, just "the leg thing," as she called it. This was troubling to the specialist who was awakened at 2:00 a.m.
Having the right drs is key......and there is one in Ohio...but, research all drs in the chiari area of specialty to find one that is right for ur mom. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Chiari-Malformation/LIST-OF-CHIARI-SPECIALISTS/show/1293483 If there is ne way we can help, please let us know.
I was monitored and had repeat mri's in august 2011, then jan 2012, which showed slight growth. In Feb, I was hospitalized for VEEG testing to rule in or out seizure or seizure like activity. I started to zone out and lose time, the get lost in my lectures when teaching and forget what I was saying, and pretty much forget anything that was said to me, recently. My mood and behavior continued to change, for the worse...short tempered with manic and then isolation and depression.
I tried to sleep without it but got a nasty jolt in my head when trying to fall asleep. The ER doctor seemed very angry I came back and her words were "You can't keep coming back here like this" quote. ( i was there two times, my muscles shaking like an old man's at age 27) She flat out said they won't do anymore tests and that she could send over a crisis counselor to see me. I told her I wasn't depressed, suicidal or anything of the sort.
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