Fainting vs seizure symptoms

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Avatar n tn She doesn't remember what happens after she comes out of it, but during that time she doesn't have any type of jerky movements. Is this a seizure? What should I do for her when this happens? Is there any support groups or place where I can get more information? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Since that diagnoses we have discovered an interesting family history. Three family members with a history of fainting droped DEAD with unexplained heart atacks. Could my husband have Cardiogenic Syncope? His halter monitor showed no abnormalities, but does that mean there aren't any?
403399 tn?1201836695 Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Avatar n tn Hi Ryan, Why did you write to Ellen that Klonopin could worsen her depression? I have been on Klonopin for about a month and a half and I have noticed an increase in depression (I am NOT on any anti depressants). Overall I just roll with it and try and stay positive and I started to get acupuncture along with talk therapy. This week I will see my p-doc and I'm sure all of this will come up in my visit. Do you think Klonopin causes weight gain as well?
746058 tn?1248348265 Overall, how are you feeling? Have you had many fainting episodes, or other POTS symptoms? Even your anxiety could potentially be a symptom of uncontrolled POTS. Florinef is a very common treatment in POTS, and other forms of Dysautonomia. It's generally well tolerated, (although I couldn't tolerate it myself), and has had good results in stabilizing blood pressure. It seems that beta blockers are less tolerated, but they too are a common treatment in most forms of Dysautonomia.
Avatar n tn I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
914634 tn?1243088512 A certain amount of people who had epilepsy in childhood may be seizure free for sometime and then have their seizures recur. However, some may be seizure free for life.
494976 tn?1302714301 hi there, this is serious, I was told that the main signs of a seizure vs. simple fainting is the jerking and incontinence. PLEASE tell a neurologist ASAP!!! I have possible seizures too but am undiagnosed right now.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a fainting disorder (now they are not sure), I have posted several times about syncope vs. seizure. I believe and so does one of the cardios that the zoloft caused my seizure like episode. I had the burning in my arms, too,but it was after the zoloft. It felt like I was sunburnt real bad, but if someone touched me sometimes they could feel it and sometimes not. I was put back on zoloft awhile later for a couple of days and again experienced the burning after I stopped.
Avatar n tn August 2006:I had a seizure. I was unconscious for approximately 10 mins. I felt odd before I passed out but not like, I was going to pass out. I have a history of fainting. I have fainted 16 times before and this was the first time that my body went stiff and my face contorted. I had been diagnosed with vasovagal syncope. A neurologist sent me for an MRI, EEG, and an ANSAR (computerized autonomic nervous system evaluation). All came back normal except for the ANSAR.
Avatar f tn Then the symptoms migrated all over my body and developed into these seizure like episodes which I have come to know as syncope and I now struggle with, shortness of breath. I am trying to rest in knowing God is in control but my symptoms are often frightening. Does anyone know is this something that will improve? Or is this a chronic condition I'll struggle with for the rest of my life? I am new to the forum. I'm a little scared and would appreciate any help or advice.
Avatar n tn I do not think the epidural is in any way connected to any of the symptoms you are experiencing, nor do I think that all your different symptoms are due to one diagnosis. Sotalol is a reasonable medication for atrial fibrillation, and I would not expect it to cause anxiety as a side effect. I agree with seeing a neurologist, especially if seizures seem like a possibility.
544292 tn?1268886268 Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
Avatar f tn s, you name it and not one of my specialist can give me any answers. Apparently my lesions and symptoms do not fit for MS, but they don't enhance like tumors. I have terrible headaches, fatigue, some minor loss of balance, and have had a history of fainting spells with no known cause. My question is, are brain tumors hereditary? Is there some genetic test that can be done?
Avatar n tn Especially in someone with risk factors of other mimickers such as stroke/TIA (mini stroke), or seizure. Depending on your age, seizure or ministroke can produce very similar symptoms. Headache however is uncommon in either one. In light of possible lupus or lupus diagnosis, vasculitis is a good possibility. As I mentioned earlier the gold standard for diagnosis of vasculitis if angiogram, some even had biopsy. At any rate treatment is with steroid.
Avatar n tn It helps tackle the root prob and not just the symptoms like prescription meds. I want to know what has helped others and has anyone gotten pregnant with this condition and can your body handle a pregnancy with NCS? What did you experience? Does it make you worse? How did you handle childbirth too?
969132 tn?1249327851 Find a doctor that will take you seriously, Your symptoms need to be evaluated by a specialist. There are several possibilites and only a doctor can say for sure. But I would not wait, a heart rate of 165 bpm needs to be looked into.
Avatar f tn Wish there was a test that could determine the true cause of the symptoms...medication related vs something else. Anxiety disorders are tough. Many times I wished for an actual serious physical illness so I could just get some relief. I remember how awful that was! I'm hoping your day treatment helps...let us know! Sounds like a good program!
Avatar n tn have you had a cardiac work up...some of those symptoms may be related to an arrythmia.........
Avatar n tn Two weeks ago around 6pm I had an episode of multiple symptoms that precipitated very quickly, within about three minutes, without warning. These included feeling very weak, shaking all over, light headed/dizzy,numbness/tingling on fingertips and toes, slight shortness of breath and chill. I felt like passing out, flushed. I figured it was from not eating so I grabbed a burger and it seemed to alleviate the problems. Well, it happened again around the same time of day a few days later.
Avatar f tn I usually get these chills down my spine, and it often spreads to my arms, legs, and chest. It ***** so much and it often kills my day. I have a feeling the symptoms have to do with a problem with our immune systems, in which our bodies produce extra antibodies and white blood cells to act like our body needs to fight off some sickness when we really don't have have one. Has anyone tried getting a blood test while experiencing the chills?
147426 tn?1317269232 areas of the brain, it is not always possible to make a specific correlation between what is seen on the MRI scan and the patient's clinical signs and symptoms. In addition, with advancing age (probably over age 50), there are often small areas seen on MRI in healthy people that resemble MS but are actually related to the aging process, and are of no clinical significance." http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?
480448 tn?1426952138 and that what I was experiencing were very common panic/anxiety symptoms.
551343 tn?1506834118 Thanks for starting this new group, Mrs. Aristotle!! I have been suffering with symptoms on and off for 20 yrs, but since 2006 they have been constant and worsening. I think it was around 2001 or 2002, when I knew that something was terribly wrong, due to extreme fatigue. Went to a neuro this Jan and was dismissed because I am without health ins and could not afford all the required testing.
Avatar n tn Hi, Caffeine Allergy Symptoms Caffeine allergy symptoms range from a minor rash to life threatening seizures. The severity of the reaction depends on what the person is actually allergic to and to what extent a person is allergic. Some of the reactions associated with caffeine allergies include difficulty breathing, shock, tongue, and facial swelling.
748543 tn?1463449675 I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment. As one who treats patients with most severe TMD symptoms, I can assure you that my patients are unable to manage the pain associated with these conditions by simply receiving counseling on their habits. What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD.
Avatar n tn I went to the Dr. today he said to take prenatal vitamins .vs. multi-vitamin.