Can antibiotics cause seizures

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Avatar m tn They thought from symptoms we described it was acid reflux. Next night he had two more severe seizures and we videotaped it. They confirmed they were seizures then. We discontinued this med.
641243 tn?1235755684 My husband and I decided to skip it and let her live her life. My husband is a physician and he knew that seizures can be harmless. She had a few more seizures throughout the years. Usually the seizure consists of a bright yellow frothy vomiting beforehand, she tries to get my attention and I hold onto her while the seizure takes place. She had one just yesterday. Her little legs buckled and she shook for awhile. ( less than a minute. ) It is sad but not the end of the world.
486038 tn?1300066967 Not some drug induced wonderfulness. Just asking cause I really have no clue what cortisone is or does?????????????????? Thanks, talk to ya'll later when I can stop coughing...
Avatar f tn I will answer your question as the veterinary expert below. The antibiotic, metronidazole can cause seizures and other neurological problems at high doses in some dogs but, the neurological problems usually subside pretty quickly once the antibiotic is eliminated. I don't know if your dog was on metronidazole. Late seizure onset in a 10 year old dog can be caused by a metabolic disease, meningitis, encephalitis, or other neurological disease or infection, or a brain tumor.
Avatar f tn He obviously has an issue with that and low blood pressure can cause the dizziness and pre-syncope. You never really said what happened to him while having that test done, so we don't ACTUALLY know what is going on there. You might want to write on some of the nuerological forums, maybe they can help you over there.
Avatar f tn Do not want to start up any seizures. However, this UTI is hurting so badly!!! If It is too risky then I can`t take it!!!! Please help me. If the medication doesn`t go with my seizure condition, then please tell me what the safest antibiotic would be. Thank you!!!
962492 tn?1247458219 Is it common, to shout, when having seizures? Do the risks of Keppra outweigh the risk of seizures? Does anyone know why a person would have a circulation problem, beginning at birth, which causes more and more problems, from birth on up through adulthood? Thank you, in advance, to ANYONE who can help me. Even if you don't know what I have, but you share the same symptoms - that would be great, too. Maybe, together, we can conquer this.
Avatar f tn Every few weeks due to just normal circulation, it would cause a swelling in my brain which would result in mild seizures. For years I didn't even consider them seizures because usually they were so mild that they resembled migraines. I even considered "silent" migraines because they were normally painless. Over the years, MRIs, CT scans, etc were all normal.
1530171 tn?1448133193 Search under the title of this post, for the full article. “New research shows that low doses of silver can massively boost the effect of antibiotics on bacteria, making them up to 1,000 times more sensitive to the drugs. The researchers hope their discovery will give new life to old antibiotics, including those to which microbes have become resistant.
Avatar f tn I took a z-pak then and feel better but am left with sudden coughing fits that can cause larynx spasms and are very embarrassing in public. My voice is also raspy and I often have to stop mid-sentence to avoid triggering "the cough" (as my kids have dubbed it). I have my first cold now since then and it seems to have re-triggered the cough's severity. I have also seen a doctor who basically says it will go away with time and he sees nothing wrong!
Avatar f tn Other causes are anemia, GERD, hypoglycemia or low sugar and some endocrine problems. Certain types of epilepsies and seizures too can cause similar symptoms. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
280418 tn?1306329510 --This med can also cause some other meds to act too strongly on your body. ========================== Flagyl side effects (from the same website): * seizures (convulsions); * fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, flu symptoms; * numbness or tingling in your hands or feet; * white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; * pain or burning when you urinate; or * diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
Avatar m tn Went to the neurologist. He does not believe that these are seizures. They are mimicking some symptoms of seizures but certainly not for 5 to 7 hours. They are also escalating in duration. Don't know if the phenobarb helped to worsen her symptoms. She is very sensitive to everything. If anybody out there can help us out please do...our hearts are breaking...although she doesn't seem to be in any's a sad thing to hold her for hours on end hoping and praying she comes out of it.
Avatar f tn The vet couldn't find an overt cause for the start of seizures and given our dogs age (12 to 13) didn't feel epilepsy was the cause. The vet felt it was a brain tumor or something else neurological. At this point, I started thinking back to her health over the past two years. Almost two years ago she had a sudden severe onset of some sort of gastrointestinal bleeding. It was managed with antibiotics and fluids and resolved.
1734603 tn?1310425995 This comes on without warning and can be made worse by anxiety and agitation. It's always painless. It's worse on the left side of my body, but may affect my whole body.They last from a few minutes all the way to several hours (but that's very rare). I often feel the need to slam myself onto my bed and flail my arms/legs, but that has yet to prove helpful in relieving this. What I mostly experience are moderate twitches and wobbly moments: much like I have vertigo, but had not been moving.
Avatar f tn Hypoglycemia by itself can cause seizures and coma. Addison’s disease is not the only cause of sudden hypoglycemia, though. Other causes that could have occurred in your dog’s case include Insulinoma (a tumor of the pancreas that produces excess insulin) and overwhelming infection (possibly secondary to the surgery, in your dog‘s case). There was a sign of possible infection in your dog: “SQ emphysema” in the integument at the suture site, this can be indicative of infection.
960887 tn?1283485836 Can 4 drops of Rescue Remedy cause a dog to become gravely ill? Izzy is a 4 yr old Chihuahua mix that came into our emergency clinic last weekend with bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Her owner had put 4 drops of Rescue Remedy, a homeopathic flower extract, into some water and Izzie drank all of it. The next day, she was lethargic, not eating, and started to have severe bloody diarrhea. She was so weak when she got to our clinic she could not stand up. Poor Izzie’s owner was racked with guilt.
Avatar f tn What triggers this is unknown, but it may result from an autoimmune reaction, an allergy, an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, a blockage to certain structures in the ear, or a viral infection. Disorders of the vestibulocochlear nerve can cause vertigo, a hearing disorder, or both.
446963 tn?1205333997 Patients also have neurological deficits which can include bilateral optic neuritis, ataxia, paralysis, clumsiness, and seizures. It can be fatal and those cases progress rapidly over a few days. Other not so serious cases can last 2-4 weeks and this illness is just that - an illness. It's a one-time event. BUT, it can have lasting neurological events and some people 'develop' MS years later.
Avatar n tn It causes an inner ear incongruency between fluids that can cause ataxia (dizziness). I had to use meds in my 30's for that problem to increase the oxygen cuz I couldn't even drive in a car or even turn around while walking with out getting "sea sick". I've had periods of bloating but not so much now. My metabolism has slowed down so much that if I eat more than one meal, I gain weight. So I have to eat extremely small meals and only one that's normal.
Avatar m tn For example, paralysis (a primary symptom) can lead to bedsores (pressure sores) and bladder or urinary incontinence problems can cause frequent, recurring urinary tract infections. These symptoms can be treated, but the ideal goal is to avoid them by treating the primary symptoms. Tertiary symptoms are the social, psychological, and vocational complications associated with the primary and secondary symptoms. Depression, for example, is a common problem among people with MS.
Avatar n tn hey people: i'm just finishinng up a day from hell. last night, the scar on the autograph bone donar site (where they cut me open to get a piece of bone to fuse two ver. in my spine) had swollen up. sometime during the night it came open. now i'm talking about a wound scar from may of last year!! called my doc up. he told me to go to ER. went to ER, where they offered a script of pain pills, but was turned down for an anti- biotic!! let me get this straight, dope but no antibiotics. wow!
Avatar f tn It's also possible it's something pretty simple such as an inflamed sinus possibly from taking too many antibiotics at some point in your life, which can also cause a tooth or teeth to hurt because of that darned nerve that is in that area of the body. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn I am sorry, but most antibiotics can cause seizures as complications and some like erythromycin and related antibiotics affect the efficacy of seizure medications. But if you need to take antibiotic, augmentin should be ok, but please take a multivitamin B with it. There is no antibiotic (in my knowledge) which can be considered 100% safe, but like I said earlier, the incidence of seizures with augmentin is pretty low. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Avonex can cause serious liver damage, change in thyroid function, seizures,depression, heart problems, a drop in red or white blood cell levels. The side effects are fever, chills, sweating etc. Not to mention injections are intramuscular which can be painful and frequent monitoring of your liver is necessary because the doctors know it can damage your liver. How did this drug become approved by the FDA? It seems like my quality of life will go in the toilet if I go on this.
Avatar n tn The fact that your dog had a fever when she had the seizure leads us to believe that the seizure had an infectious cause. However, seizures themselves (if grand mal) can cause a dogs temperature to become elevated. Brain tumors can disrupt normal brain activity and therefore cause seizures. The problem is, if the Lyme disease is in the chronic stage it is very difficult to eliminate.
Avatar n tn MRI report also confirms swelling in brain. Can anyone suggest some treatment. She is not reposding to antibiotics and the infection has started spreading to Kidney.
Avatar n tn Since she has started the antibiotics ahe has had NO breakthrough seizures of seizure symptoms. What should I do? Do you think she may have something else and not epilepsy?