Absence seizure in kids

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401370 tn?1233328282 In status epilepticus, the most serious seizure disorder and a medical emergency, the seizure does not stop. Electrical discharges occur throughout the brain. The discharges produce a generalized seizure lasting more than 15 minutes or recurring seizures between which the person does not completely regain consciousness. The person has convulsions with intense muscle contractions and cannot breathe adequately.
Avatar n tn I had my first grand mal seizure a few months ago. A couple of days ago, I had a a second grand mal seizure. The first lasted around 4-5 minutes and the second lasted for around 2-3 minutes. I had an EEG, CT Scan, blood work, and a holter monitor for the heart, and all of my results came back normal. My neurological exam was also normal. I had the aforementioned tests 1-2 days after my first grand mal episode. I had several aura episodes, and I had many panic/anxiety attacks.
Avatar f tn and that looks like a seizure.....also I would think the spasming of the diagram would cause the body to move in seizure like motions.....the lack of oxygen can cause an altered mental state. I had a different type of incident when I was 10 and deprived of oxygen, it affects your ability to move you limbs.
Avatar n tn Could it be possible that he does this during an absence seizure? When he was a baby he had some seizure like activity, when he would cry hard, he would tense up, grit his teeth, pass out and then wake up. His pediatrican said he was just being stubborn, holding his breath, and I should not be concerned about it. But now I am beginning to wonder if I should have been concerned. I have no medical history as I was adopted, so we are figuring things out as we go.
Avatar n tn And that type of seizure does not cause a change in consciousness according to this one website. A seizure is a charge of sudden electrical activity in the brain that affects a way a person feels or acts for a short time. This makes sense in light of what I had learned about the neural-misfiring from my EEG. Another clue is the Tachycardia. Tachycardia often precedes a seizure and frequently persists throughout a seizure.
Avatar f tn hey guys jus want to tell that acoording to my dr seizure can be cause at the time of puberty.i had 2 seizure at the age of 14 one in school and the other in my uncles car.then 3 day past and i was sleeping when i wake up i had sperm all over my boxers i have had 4 years without getting another seizure.they did all the test the eeg i stood in the hospital for 4 days it was normal and the otheres where normal to. but they had put me on kepra.my question is can i get anothere seizure?
Avatar n tn His teachers said today that he appears to be in his own little world a lot of the time and they can't engage him sometimes. They said its great that he is able to entertain himself for long periods of time but that they want to draw him out of his world at his age. I notice this at home too - he is able to play on his own for long periods of time and he doesn't always listen or respond when we talk to him. I just thought it was normal behavior for his age, but I guess not.
Avatar n tn I'm looking for the name of the drug that was prescribed for anti-nausea in pregnancy in the 70's and 80's that was subsequently banned because of problems it would cause female children. Also any information about the effects to the child (22)attempting pregnancy.
Avatar n tn The thinking, which sounds logical to me, is that opiates replace the brain's natural endorphins and the brain stops making them in favor of the opiates. You stop taking the opiates and there's no endorphins waiting in the wings to step in and make you feel OK. So you feel like **** instead. The Lysine is what your brain needs to make more endorphins and other neurotransmitters; the B6 is a catalyst in that process.
Avatar n tn If you recently underwent a CCK- assessment of gall bladder contraction, then you had a test which is very sensitive for the diagnosis of gall bladder disease, even in the absence of gall stones. If the CCK test is normal but you still beleive that the problem is the gall bladder, then removal of the gall bladder would be needed. If the pain persisted , then a problem in the gall bladder was not the cause.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that your son is displaying a variety of seizure disorder called 'absence seizures'? Yes, it is possible. Call the behavior to the attention of your son's pediatrician; see what he/she thinks.
Avatar n tn Boy, that sure sounds like a form of a seizure, doesn't it? I had a seizure (first and last ever, hopefully, from water intoxication last summer) and it started exactly that way. I was seated, and frozen and my kids were trying to get me to react, and immediately called my husband on the phone and he was talking to me (while my son held the phone) and I could hear and understand, but couldn't move or speak. Then I went into an actual seizure.
Avatar n tn Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and hold your head steady. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently. Do this for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes.
Avatar n tn It felt like tiny bubbles were popping all up and down the backs of my legs- especially in my thighs. It does not hurt in the least. In fact, it's actually a pleasant feeling. I stretch well before and after exercising. It is during the stretching that I notice the feeling, but I think it starts when I'm running. I'm just too busy to notice it then. Should I be concerned about this?
Avatar n tn The pediatrician should be able to point you in the right direction. This behavior almost sounds like a seizure. But again, it would be wrong for me to second guess.
Avatar n tn You can see blinking, lips/tongue, and when it's quiet enough (I have 3 kids in my house and a dog!) you can sometimes hear his vocal tic if you turn the speakers up. Here he is: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/ives6797/?action=view&current=MVI_1274.flv http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/ives6797/?action=view&current=MVI_1277.flv http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/ives6797/?action=view&current=MVI_1278.flv In the middle video, we notice he has some eye rolling.
Avatar n tn had seizurs on all the new drugs.i live in ky ,where do you live?in ky you can drive as long as you havent had a seizure in a year.does the state you live in offer this?i would call and check on this before i took him off his meds.my doctor told me i couldent drive because of my seizures.but he was wrong.
Avatar f tn When she was younger she had two grand mal seizures (prior to 2 1/2 years of age) and 1 absence seizure at 3 1/2. With a cat scan and EEG no cause was ever determined. We took her to her pediatrician last year because she sometimes has problems not being aware of what is going on around her. One time, she was riding her bike and ran into the lawn mower that had been sitting in the driveway for a half an hour. Nothing was really determined with our visit with the pediatrician.
Avatar f tn She was diagnosed as having atypical absence seizures and partial complex seizures in sept. of 2006. They mentioned that her seizures were generalized and stronger in her occipital lobe, but they seemed puzzled about it all. She was also diagnosed as having left pulmonary stenosis in 2006. The cardiologist insists, after many tests, that her stenosis was not severe enough to cause her any symptoms. Her seizures are not really noticable to those who don't know her like my self.
412409 tn?1212108961 No I haven't because they seem to only happen at school. Our kids get out of school in a couple of weeks, here in Canada.
Avatar m tn absence seizures only last about 10-30 seconds. They are a form of generalized seizure. They are in the same catagory as atonic, tonic, myoclonic and they are real seizures. Short duration, not always eye movement....But they are a real thing! I am not saying t hat either of these sweeet babies have epilepsy, obviously, I DO NOT KNOW!! I am just passing this info on so that you will know that not all seizures are the clonic tonic kind that most people identify as epilepsy!
Avatar m tn Since then, when I have seizure activity going on, it manifests itself as a headache rather than as an absence seizure or a grand mal seizure.
Avatar n tn Doug, You are describing a seizure. You should see your doctor, who can determine if this is an absence seizure, a partial seizure, or other. Please, please do not drive until your doctor has you on medication to control it. You might lose control of the car and injure yourself or others.
Avatar f tn A lot of children that seem to be daydreaming are actually having absence seizures which causes problems in keeping up with work. My son went to therapy, and believe me, it always gets worse before it gets better. Hang in there. Do not take the therapist word for it that it is all behavioural, trust in your gut reaction. Go online and due research into the symptoms-contact your social services health department for Oklahoma for resources, or to the national health home page.
Avatar f tn He spiked a fever and starting vomiting out of no where and would jerk every once in a while. I am not sure if this was a seizure or not. I am in the process of finding him a neurosurgeon to see where we moved to. If someone could shed some light and let me know if they think he had a simple complex seizure I would greatly appreciate it. Another question is my 9 yr old son is now complaining of head, neck, back, and leg pain.
887324 tn?1241733637 sounds like a easy solution to something he doesn't understand. My daughter lives in Sacramento and in Los Angeles they have the Childrens Hospital and they have some great dr's there. We are going to keep an eye on him an see if they increase or diminish over the next few month.
Avatar f tn A commonly overlooked cause of ADHD behavior is the absence seizure. During an absence seizure, the brain's normal activity shuts down. The child stares blankly, sometimes rotates his eyes upward, and occasionally blinks or jerks repetitively, he drops objects from his hand, and there may be some mild involuntary movements known as automatisms. The attack lasts for a few seconds and then it is over as rapidly as it begins.
Avatar n tn I dont want to alarm or scare you but I would ask them about if it could be a seizure. There are many kinds including absence seizures, which can be short and include a blank stare. But please know that lots of little odd behaviours like this can be just a tic or a passing thing that is nothing serious. It is still best to get anything that seems unusual checked out, and follow your mom/dad instinct. Try and catch it on video (difficult I know!
Avatar n tn My son is eight going on nine in a few weeks. Ever since he started elementary school his teachers have always told me that he kind of zones off while doing independent work. By zoning off I mean that he just sits and stares into space. He also humms a lot in class and sometimes when I am disciplining him he just hums but I aks him to repeat everything I just said and he does with no problem.
1740498 tn?1328966185 Hello all, I have questions about two things that I think are quite different. I believe one is related to my MS but want to check in with you guys. Sometimes I forget conversations or minor things that happen. This is the thing I think could be related to my MS. Here is an example: I was at work, and a colleague expressed how sick she felt and explained that her blood pressure had been dropping for no apparent reason.