Seizure frequency

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Some seizures can be out-grown, meaning they would usually disappear upon puberty, or as the child gets into adulthood, while some seizures are chronic and long lasting. Withdrawing the drug can cause the seizures to become active and might lead to increased frequency of attacks. I suggest that you continue the medications until advised otherwise by his doctors. I hope that his seizures will be out-grown, and by that time, be also medication-free. Regards and God bless.
My cat had a seizure roughly a year ago and the Vet told us just to monitor him nad if it happened again, to take him in. Fast foward to this weekend. He had another one. But after roughly a year of no problems at all. What should I do?
Wearing dark or polarized eyeglasses sometimes helps with the problem. In a seizure center they test you by having you view a light source that varies in wavelength and then in frequency while keeping you wired to an EEG. Keep us posted.
Does anyone know if a dog (like a human) is aware when having a grand mal seizure?
I'm not sure if seizure disorder and epilepsy are the same these days? I'm a 43 year old female, no history of seizures, 2 year survivor of breast cancer, which made the discovery of benign cysts in my left temporal lobe. 6 months ago I started having severe headaches with almost stroke like symptoms with neurological deficits associated with them as well as an elevation in my stress levels. All my doctors tell me I have more stress in my life than they've seen in a while.
An eight year old boy with an intractable seizure disorder has hada trachestomy. This has improved his respiratory condition, but his seizures have detoritated signicantly in terms of frequency, type and severity. For approximately four weeks post op his seizure control was good. The seizures have since become much much worse. Any views?
I was so disoriented when I posted yesterday that I forgot to mention I think I had a seizure while having an early morning migraine yesterday morning. My eyes rolled back into my head and my whole body stiffened. I thought I was going to pass out, but was aware. This question is for the doctor and others. I am a 46 year old female with a history of head trauma, migraine started at age 40. I take Verapamil and Topiramate. My neurologist diagnosed me with migraine with aura two years ago.
Today she was having pre-seizure symptoms, so I gave her Lorazapam and was able to successfully stop a full-blown seizure. She is 20 and not able to tell when she is going to have a seizure. She never remembers having seizures either. I have two questions. Is it safe to stop a seizure when you know one is emminent, or is it better to let it run its course?? Also, she woke up with a headache after sleeping all day.
Does sound like a genetic abnormality as both twins have similar seizure patterns. Type of seizure is important (generalized or grand mal vs focal or partial) as to treatment and cause. Full workups whould be done including specialized MRI protocol specifically for epilepsy to look for any tiny malformations that could potentially be removed or structural lesion that needs further evaluation. WIth the recurrent seizures, they willl likely need to be on long term therapy.
The seizure usually starts as a partial one, then spreads to be generalized seizure. The partner usually wakes up when you are having whole body movements. They generally miss the initial part of the seizure. Menstruation is the time when the estrogen hormone is in excess. This hormone is known to increase the frequency and severity if seizures. You will benefit from progesterone during such times. You should get a video EEG done.
Dilantin is a good medication for focal seizures, but it has its side effects and there are medications with less side effects for long-term treatment of epilepsy.
There is nothing that truely points to a seizure in the report. The background is of normal frequency. The focal slowing seen in hyperventillation is a normal finding. The only mild abnormality is the "mild left sided emphasis". I am not sure what that means, either focal slowing on the left or lateralized slowing on the left? This does not mean seizure activity or epilepsy, it is as the report suggests a possible cerebral area of dysfunction.
It might be that you are developing mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and your seizure frequency might be on the increase.
She is extremely skittish now when we do get home from work. I am wondering if she is having a panic attack or some type of seizure. Any insight is appreciated.
My primary school aged son who has a severe seizure disorder has had a very significant increase in seizures in terms of both frequency, type and severity following surgery for a trachestomy. For a few weeks immeidately following the surgery he had far fewer seizures than previously, but after approximately a month the seizures deteriorated significantly. Following the trachestomy he no longer requires O2 when he has infections, but nothing else has changed. Any views welcome.
says when a h/a occurs with these other symptoms it is a migraine, not a seizure. I am reluctant to accept that, as she looks the same to me-seizure like, whether she has a h/a or not. How do we sort this out?
-occaisional intermittent slow wave activity in the lower theta frequency band over each frontocentrotemporal area questionable left side prodominance. - background activity consisted of a not well regulated 8-10Hz alpha over both parietoccipital and posterior temporal regions -hyperventilation increased abnormality 1 -intermittent photic stimulation evoked a moderate driving response over both occipital region at the end it says that this could have been caused by a head injury.
I remember the gastro saying I needed to be seizure free for so long b4 I can tx. Does anybody know why this is? Will the medications lower my seizure threshold even more? My reg dr put in a call to the neuro after I had a few seizures this weekend and she put me on Keppra.
I know I also have IC (chronic bladder inflammation) but have lost my insurance and cannot treat it further but the increase in frequency recently is concerning me. Could this be associated with FM or IC and are these (as one person I know said happened to them) be the early symptoms of mini seizures, as the other person now has. I have had single ones a few times a week for years but in the recent past they have quickly changed to a few times daily (say past 6 months).
Also have been down the Maryv dark night path several times and that is a dark, dark light incomprehensible phenomenon!!!! I can tell when I'm having a seizure by either a lowering or raising of the frequency of the brain – you too? Were you the first to suggest TLE by reading my symptoms? Finally a doctor suggested "Temporal Lobe Sz" and I am going for an MRI to determine what is in the brain acting abnormally!! How are you, your son, your friend!!!!
Certainly anxiety or high stress can trigger seizure or increase the frequency, but can not cause seizures if there is no underlying neurological reason for the seizures. Seizures are a separate issue, with no cause and effect relationship to mental illness. If a person has seizures, they may have trouble coping with the fact of the seizures, but that is not mental illness.
Depending on the type of seizure disorder you have, there are various ways to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Anti-seizure medication (Keppra, Lamictal, Trileptal, etc.) are commonly used. Avoiding seizure triggers, which for some people include bright or flashing light, is helpful. Talk to your doctor about these and other options, and check with the Epilepsy Foundation (epilepsyfoundation.org) for more information.
have had a long history of headaches with increasing frequency. 5 days ago was speaking with husband on phone and developed a "weird"feeling in head (for lack of better words). It spread down my neck and into my arm. I felt like I couldn't breathe. My arm holding the phone involunatrily shot out and dropped the phone. Days have gone by and now I remember too that my jaw became clenched very tightly and I couldn't open my mouth.
I checked with my sister in the morning and I hadn't had a tonic-clonic seizure After that I went 2 weeks without a seizure, then had a cluster of partial seizures where I would suddenly feel sick, my hands went ridged, I went very pale and during some of them started dribbling and lasted 30 secs to 1 minute.
Headache frequency increasing posted by Kelly on October 19, 1998 at 23:16:09: Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and information!
It started about 10 days ago where he just started doing this little bunny hops this moved to a lower body jerks and now within the last 24 hrs his head jerks and his face sort of twitches. the intensity and frequency have gradually increased. We will be seeing a Docter within the next 8 hours. However my concern is could he be seixeing and does he need immediate medical attention? His motor function and speech has not changed neither has his diet. He appears to be tired and a little pale.
Cluster headaches are very severe unilateral orbital, supraorbital pain lasting 15–180 minutes, if untreated, and the attack frequency of one to 16 attacks in 48 hours.
We are waiting on an MRI scan, ENT and Neurology appointments but expect these to be 5 months away and the 'turns' are increasing in frequency. If this is vertigo I know that no serious damage can come to him but if it is epilepsy I worry about the delay. Any thoughts? Does this sound like vertigo especially in someone so young?
) that effort is depends on the neurologic examinatoion the veterinarian does and its findings, your willingness to pursue and pay for advaced testing and the history of seizure frequency, progress and other factors. Epilepsy is therefore a diagnosis of "exclusion" which means after nothing else that can be treated is identified, the seizures are treated as the primary problem. Even with treatment, epilepsy induced seizures cannot be fully eliminated in all cases.
The hyperacussic world right outside my door is inaccessible and the last time I tried to go to my neurologist for an EEG the sounds of the outside world were too loud to step outside – so I cancelled the appointment and of course this is now equated with having a seizure so I am close to having a seizure I think – everyday – and simply can’t get anywhere near close to the right med!
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