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im saying this to state that my doctor has had notice of me asking about sleep disorders... well the other night i was scared out of my mind.... i usually can remember details of my dreams every night so the fact that i rememver the dream so vividly isnt unusual... its the fact that in my dream i was seizuring... i was on the floor tucked up in a ball and shaking and breathing uncontrollably, screaming and crying! it seemed all to real... even when i woke up i felt out of breath and anxious.
Approximately one-third of people with seizure disorders are photosensitive, so they should avoid flashing or strobing lights, particularly at 3 Hz. Stress, reduced sleep, illness, and other life events can trigger seizures, too. All this makes working with a physician to achieve good seizure control important. I hope the neurologist can clarify what is going on and provide good treatment/management for your brother.
Since birth, she has trouble sleeping and starting having seizures during sleep. A wide spectrum of medicines have been used over the years without any lasting progress. Her EEG, MRI and Sleep Apnea test and even extended Video EEG are all clear. She started walking at the age of 2.5, but still has problem climbing stairs. Only one step at a time. Holding small plastic pans or pouring from a mug is difficult for her. She has only now started to carry her things to the rack for stacking.
A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.You should go in for physiotherapy and continue with the medications.You can try lyrica .
Yes, very hard to believe. I have had only 2 grand mal seizures in my life and I"m 58. First one was age 22, nothing done...went back to sleep. 2nd one 10 years later, different state. Have had 2 positive EEG's....different places. My bladder has been bad since age 17 (now kidneys) but much worse now w/ some intermittent incontinence.
Hi Tim, I just want to tell you that you are not alone. Seizures are very scary part of delaing with too much insulin in the body. I was diagnosed at 14 and starting having seizures at the age of 20 also. My first seizure I woke up in bed not realizing I had walked to the bathroom fallen hit my chin on the sink and bit through my tongue and lip. Low blood sugar reactions can be extremely dangerous, if you had been driving a car the risks are very high! Please consult your doctor immediately.
Five years ago I was diagnosed with sever conversion disorder with psuedo seizures . My eeg was normal as well as all other tests as you know. Lately, I my seizures are getting more frequent and breathing problems is now involved. constant pain in my head with strange visual disturbances. sometimes my seizures are associated with pain in my stomach. Well, last week they did an other eeg and compared it to mine from five years ago.
There have been reports of sleep disturbances and sleep disorders in children with epilepsy. A recent done to explore sleep disorder in children with epilepsy showed that many children with epilepsy had obstructive or central sleep apnea and that they were sleeping less. This results in excessive daytime sleepiness. I guess your son has some sort of a sleep disorder. You should discuss this possibility with his neurologist.
___________________________________________________________________________________________ I'm not really sure what I should be asking, but I need some information on TIC disorders and the differences between those and Tourette's. As long as I can remember I've had these "nervous habits" (that's what my Mom always referred to them as). Things like making noises or twitching my head, tensing abdominal muscles in a certain, repetitive way. blinking my eyes, crossing my eyes, etc.
The first thought of things to cause such tiredness would be anemia, diabetes, thyroid, and sleep disorders. If you don't find a medical cause for your fatigue, consider checking your sleep to see if it can be identified why your sleep isn't restoring you.
Hallucinations that may occur prior to sleep may be caused by both sleep disorders or complex partial seizures usually of the temporal lobe due to the formed images. The most common of these visual hallucinations are those of people walking around the room .Narcolepsy may also cause this, however this doesnt seem to be your case. REM related sleep disorders may cause vivid dreams that makes one act out on them in the state of sleep.
The possibilities include mitochondrial disease, muscle disorders, or metabolic disorders to name a few. A muscle biopsy would be helpful in the evaluation, however it needs to be done properly and analyzed very careful. My recommendation would be to make sure your child is being treated at a large academic center by a pediatric neurologist, and perhaps a pediatric epileptologist. If you are in the area with have an excellent department at the Cleveland Clinic.
i have had 2 bad nose bleeds and both ended with seizures. now my son is starting to have nose bleeds alot. im worried he will have seizures to. i have granmal seizures , i have them without nose bleeds. the nose bleed is just how my first seizure started. i have two other kids and there nose dosent bleed . does my sons nose bleeding mean he will have seizures to? im worried about my son. could nose bleeding be a sign of epilepsy?
Hi How are you doing? Melatonin is a hormonal supplement available for the treatment of sleep disorders and other conditions. The exact dose is not established as there is not much information available for supplements as opposed to medications. The common side effects of melatonin may include daytime drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, abdominal cramps, irritability, nausea and vomiting, tremors. Some infrequent but serious effects include depression, anxiety, confusion, seizures.
And are there sleep disorders that are combined with night time seizures in children? The neurologist doesnt seem to think that these spells are dangerous to him but of course is very concerned about getting the tests right away to get a diagnosis. What do you guys think?
We see myoclonic movements in basal ganglion disorders, diencepalon disorders, mitochondrial disorders, so may be the etiology of your myoclonic movements are becoming progressively worse. I would recheck with your neurologist about your worsening symptoms and see if there are things that might help you.
http://www.drdonnica.com/fastfacts/00004292.htm I dont know if anyone else has trouble locating extensive or specific information on seizures, but I sure have. Its taken me a year and a half to learn the types of seizures I have as the neurologists frankly have pretty poor bed side manners, and my internet searches are often incomplete. I thought I might share this Article as maybe someone else has the same questions Ive had. So heres the link to the article and the article its self.
getting lost or going to the wrong place Aggressive behaviour or impulse violence Obsessive-compulsive behaviour Bipolar disorder, manic episodes Schizophrenic-like states Personality changes Depersonalization Increased suspiciousness, paranoia Hallucinations Suicidal thoughts Feeling as if you are losing your mind Eating disorders, anorexia Difficulty falling or staying asleep, too much sleep, or insomnia Cognitive symptoms Forgetfulness, memory loss (short or long term) Confusion, difficul
She has been on Lamital since she started, They once gave her Keppra to try to help her from having so many seizures but she had a bad recation to that. Some days she will have the petimal seizures then there will be the grandmal, and then somedays she just has the one where she gets stiff amd stares into space. They tried a new medince last week called Depakote, and she also had a bad recation to that one. Well I was wondering if Anxiety was settng her seizures off, and I'll tell you why.
Well His sleep seemed to be ok for the most part, although from time to time he would twitch, starting with his hands and then his head and then he would wake up instantly. As the time progressed he instantly goes into a seizure like activity the moment he closes his eyes, he begins with his hand waving close to his head or chest almost like Tarzan like, then his legs begin to move like he peddling a bike as they are brough up closer to his chest almost fetal position.
It appears to have some use against other circadian rhythm sleep disorders as well, such as jet lag and the problems of people who work rotating or night shifts. Taken 30 to 90 minutes before bedtime, melatonin supplementation acts as a mild hypnotic. It causes melatonin levels in the blood to rise earlier than the brain's own production accomplishes.
One odd thing, after his first MRI-could it be because he was put to sleep?? he stopped having seizures totally for 2 months. When they started back up the doctor was ready with his first prescription. In an 8 week period we weaned him onto depakote. Since then he has had a few seizures along the way as he outgrows the dose or type. I hope all goes well for you. Let your son know that this is not a "bad" thing, and he should not feel bad about himself.
got so scared my heart started racing and I got sick!! I read about stress seizures but not alot about it. I don't want to die from panic attacks!!!! >.< I don't have them everyday but when i do I get paniced. I never had anything so scary told to me before and to tell you the truth that just further increased my already stressed outself. BLEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even make out HOW to start treatment since I have no money to get meds to help or councling!!! and i can't go to the er.
The study confirms an increased risk of epileptic seizures in MS patients and concludes that seizures may be the first observable symptom in MS. I presented with seizures prior to being diagnosed with MS but the seizures have been under control for many years with Tegretol. Are there any others out in our forum that has had seizures related to their MS? Just wondering... Lots of Hugs.
Stage 1 21.5% stage 2 and delta normal no Rem sleep sleep onset delayed (278 mins) sleep efficiency 26.3% No apneia /hypopnea Impression: Technically this is a very poor EEG due to restlessness and frequent arousals. While the patient did exhibit abnormal movements (my note: running like movements) it does not appear that there were paroxysmal abnormalities seen on the EEG. Patient was awake during these episodes. psyscological evaluation is recommended.
There was a lesion in the left temporal lobe. My seizures still occur but they are not as common. Also, the seizures I now have affect my sense of smell (during the aura or simple-partial stage). The seizures I had before my surgery did not affect my sense of smell. I did not realize that many auras/seizure can can a person to imagine odors (olfactory sense) when I had my first post-surgical seizure. If I did, I could see an argument that my post-surgical seizures are pseudo-seizures.
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