Diabetes and seizures

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Avatar n tn Could it be possible that if your having seizures that it could be caused by low blood pressure which is a sign that you are diagnosed with diabetes?
Avatar n tn I am confused about why his reading are normal when I check it. I don't want to blame this on diabetes and have it be something else and let it go untreated.
Avatar f tn hes always been in good health,but a week and a half ago he got stiff and couldnt control his body he was shaking and his eyes kind of glazed over he has done this about 5 times.i took him to the vet today she thinks its seizures and took some blood. his liver test came back twice more than normal she said it might be liver failure.im so upset i dont know what to do next. any advice anybody can give me i would appreciate.
Avatar n tn My concerrn is parkinsons or epilepsy but these seizures have increased over time and when they started they were just shaking hands that when away after eating. He's been tested for diabetes, anxiety, parkinsons etc; and all of them have come up as negative. I'm really concerned about him and if anybody has experienced this and knows what it is or has any information about it please, please let me know.
Avatar n tn I was reading about different comments and questions of diabetes. My diabetes has been in and out of control for the past 3 years. I was diagnosed with being epileptic at the age of 14. I am now 43. I have been seizure free for 3 years. August of 2006 I have had 16 seizures and 12 of the 16 were grand mal seizures. From what I have read from others my out of control blood sugars could be the cause of these seizures.
Avatar f tn My son is 18 years old and was diagnosed with Diabetes Type A 10 years ago. During the past 10 years we have been through some highs and lows (literally). Tonight at about 2 a.m. my son experienced a seizure. He was crying out, had muscle convoltions,was foaming at the mouth and totally unresponsive. As I was about to administer glucogen, he came to, but was vague and had no recollection of the incident. At that point I helped him check his blood sugar level, and to my surprize it was 4,1.
16199931 tn?1446052801 My Boston Terrier is 15 y.o and has been having seizures for the past 18 months. She has also been pacing and barking every few hours throughout the night for the past 18 months. Since she has been on PB she has a seizure every 6 weeks, but the pacing and barking are exhausting us all. She gets Valium twice a day to reduce the barking and pacing, but I really don't know that it helps. I started using Bach's Pet Rescue Remedy for her pacing/"dementia" symptoms.
Avatar f tn Yes, extremely low blood sugar can cause seizures. You need to see your doctor and have him help you change your diabetes regimen so you are not having this dangerous problem.
Avatar n tn I hope that they can get to the bottom of this as I agree, it must be very scary for both you and your granddaughter and the whole family! Please keep us posted if it is a diabetes related situation and perhaps we can help you out with that. Good luck.
Avatar f tn One week later, he started eating, then just sat there motionless and glassy eyed, I picked him up, he peed and pooped and then started panting and his heart or breathing was very rapid and irregular. Took him to vet, he was totally back to normal in less than 20 minutes. Is he having seizures or heart arrythmia? Is it bad reaction to lantis?
Avatar n tn ifficulty in thinking, confusion, eadache,seizures, and coma. Ultimately, after significant coma or loss of consciousness, death can occur.
Avatar n tn none of us have a lot of experience although my husband has type2. I suspect his BGL was extremely low causing a hypo and seizures which resulted in what must have been a horrifying scenario.
Avatar n tn you mentioned how long.I have had diabetes for 27 years. and this was a first , and hope last time.thank you so much for your feedback. it is scary and you feel out of control or having no control. i saw a doctor but not my regular. she has me taking my insulin so weird that i dont know when to eat or anything ,or what to eat.she is afraid of it being so low that now it is extremely high. thank you for your support. it is nice to know i have someone to reach out too.
Avatar n tn My husband has had diabetes for 10 years and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital for severe hypoglycemia with a seizure. This is the first time this has ever happened to him. It has now been 5 days since the seizure and he still can barely get around due to extremely sore back muscles. I'm assuming this is due to the muscle spasms that occured during the seizure. He's taking ibuprofin and a muscle relaxant prescribed by the doctor.
Avatar f tn Stress can be one cause (??) Has he been unduly stressed? Dehydration can be another....kidney failure and Diabetes can all cause seizures. But then again, the bloodwork would have shown if those things were happening to him. Another cause can be Cushing's Disease. But usually the dog displays other symptoms such as hair loss, great thirst, great hunger, and a pot-belly. Also I am sure the vet would have tested had he suspected Cushing's might be the cause.
Avatar f tn Secondly do you have such spasms throughout the day as well as night, even when you are resting and not using your hand? I would like to know whether you have concurrent illness like diabetes, high blood pressure etc? From all that you have said its really difficult to tell you what you are suffering from. To be on safer side, I think you should better get in touch with a physician who would examine you neurologically and then opine. I would be happy if you keep in loop. Regards.
Avatar n tn Nonetheless, we're all very experienced with diabetes and have boatloads of compassion and empathy for your struggles. During a seizure, folks sometimes injure themselves by hitting something, biting themselves, or by inhaling fluid. I have found a few reliable sources of info about complications from grand mal seizures.
Avatar m tn Microvascular ischemic disease could be considered particularly if the patient has a history of diabetes, hypertension and/or smoking. Vasculopathy could be considered. The pattern and configuration are not typical for demyelinating disease. I am really worried and I cannot get in with a neurologist until 9/9/08. I am not sure what this MRI means and no one will tell me anything. Please help.
Avatar n tn My concern is that I have a history of partial seizures and even though I haven't been on medication in 3/4 years I'm worried that the zolft might lower my seizure threshhold due to it's effects on seretonin. Have any of your patients with epilepsy who take SSRIs had problems with re- occurring seizures after being seizure free for years? I'm doing well and am not willing to risk loosing my independence by having seizures again. Thank-you for your help.
Avatar n tn I am 21 years old and have had diabetes for nearly 20 years, and I have experienced two severe seizures (one in 1998 and one in about 2002), after both of which I suffered muscle aches, temporary memory loss, and general exhaustion. During my seizure in 2002, I was held down by about 8 nurses, paramedics, and police officers, so there is a possibility that your pain could be the result of the seizing and being held down as well.
Avatar f tn It is possible to be hospitalized for several days to be hooked up to an EEG so they can monitor your brainwaves. (I had that done at St. Joseph's hospital in Phoenix) Have you been tested for Diabetes and your Thyroid checked? Also, your medication may be wrong for you. Hope they figure out what is going on.
Avatar f tn There is no direct connection between diabetes and a very low blood count unless you have autoimmune diseases that cause both(quite uncommon). People with diabetes can tend to have lower counts than those without, but not terribly lower. Many things can affect how your Mom's body handles her diabetes medication, and possibly many of them are not quite normal right now, including her kidney functions and liver functions, as well as medication interactions.
Avatar n tn Certain disorders such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus,and Addison's disease can increase the excretion of urine and thereby lead to dehydration. Because people with Type 2 Diabetes produce some Insulin, ketoacidosis does not usually develop. However, the blood sugar levels can become extremely high (often exceeding 1,000 mg/dL). Such high levels often happen as the result of some superimposed stress, such as an infection or drug use.
489891 tn?1209062386 My question is y are you taking byetta and actos+met... and I'm on topamx, but for seizures... I'm also on actos plusmet 15/500 just once a day, with a insulin pump ( i take apidra in my pump)... byetta and actos plus met are very similar drugs doing the same thing.. the actos+met will make you gain weight very quickly. How many shots of byetta are you taking a day a long with the actos plus met? and what dose of actos are you taking and why...
Avatar f tn I have learned how notice when he is having low blood sugar and usually can notice the signs and help him out before anything major happens. I am very concerned about him though. He is 32 and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. I am sure he knows more about this than me, but I still worry. He smokes and drinks alchol weekly with friends.
Avatar n tn Ok ive had diabetes for 5 years this coming week and i am 15 years old. Diabetes has deffinently changed the way that i go out with friends and i relieze that i cant do all the things that they do to have fun, like drink alcohol. I know that alcohol and diabetes doesnt mix but im curious to know if marijuana has any other side effects on a person with diabetes or if it is still the same as a non diabetic.
Avatar n tn He was put on anti-seizure medication. His seizures always happened in the morning and often left him limp and lethargic. He is now 20months old and continues to take seizure medication. There have been mornings in which he doesn't actually have a seizure, but is very limp and "bug-eyed". A few days ago, we took his blood sugar during one of these limp morning episodes. It was 43. Since then, we have taken it every morning and he has been as low as 37 and as high as 75.
Avatar n tn is fanatical about diet and exercise, yet it gets worse and worse and we are desperately worried. She can no longer drive due to the sporadic nature of the disease. Is there anything that can be done to help regulate this, before she does serious damage to other organs or through falling? Also, we are frightened by the amount of time that lapses before medical help arrives - I'm sure any amount of time with blood levels severely out of whack is not good . . .