Patient faking a seizure in er

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195469 tn?1388326488 I kept falling in the hallway, and another patient came out and insisted someone get a wheelchair for me. In the hospital, I was seen by my neuro's partners, because he was out of town. I was put immediately on Solu-Medrol in the ER after they examined me and heard this was not my first attack. My reflexes were very hyper and I had clonus in one ankle. This was documented by the ER doc.
Avatar f tn and could not move my arm for pain. Went to the er yesterday. The doc said tendinitis,and gave me a shot of toradol which helped a little. I asked if this could be coming from my neck and they said they did't think so. I was doing some more reading today and read somewhere that certain discs could make it seem like there was problems with the rotator cuff. I also have a bulging disc at L4-5 that gives me severe pain in my buttocks and leg where I can't move my leg, feels kind of the same.
Avatar m tn I have epilepsy and it was completely controlled by medication for much of my life except every once in a while I wouldhave a partial complex seizure (I black out and end up crawling around the house.) I've come to find that their is definently a connection to the activity of the masturbation/ejaculation/orgasm though it feels so good and it causing me to have a partial seizure. I've gone for periods of time where I didn't masturbate, and didn't have a partial seizure.
Avatar f tn We even moved from Florida to Louisiana to give him a new start in a new school with smaller classes, a house with a yard and his own room and maybe the chance to get involved in some extracuricular activities. Well that bit me in the butt. We spent our savings to move and he just got worse and worse. Then I found out that I was pregnant, so now we have 2 boys and 1 income. I can't work because of his behavior and the baby gets to suffer.
Avatar n tn After being in Florida for a about 6 weeks, the symptoms continued and escalated. I saw a specialist there and was told my best option was surgery. The RAI can cause the eye problem to manifest and I have enlarged optic cups on both eyes and do not want to make the problem worse. My blood levels were checked and my TSH and the others were out of range to the hyper side again so they put me back on the Methimazole.
147426 tn?1317269232 I was almost bedridden for a good portion of the first 4 years suffering from daily dizziness, nausea, poor balance with a lot of falls, and the worst fatigue I had ever sufferd. Remember I had trained in a huge county hospital and regularly spent 36 hours straight on my feet. The fatigue with vertigo is worse!! Two and a half years ago one morning I was putting on my shoes and socks and realized I couldn't lift my R leg onto the other to put on my socks.
2126606 tn?1346348724 The most effective and safest way to remedy the condition is to decrease the dose or detox and eliminate the pain medication altogether. While it can be scary for a chronic pain patient to imagine no longer taking medication, we’ve actually seen patients suffering hyperalgesia realize they were pain-free once they relinquished their pills.
147426 tn?1317269232 Why would he lie about it? Later I discovered in his notes that he thought I was faking the weakness in my right leg (faking spasticity??) During the next year I was dieting and lost 50 pounds slowly, but developed intermittent urinary incontinence. (Losing weight is supposed to help that!) I also became much more fatigued than I was before, but wrote that off to being so deconditioned by spending all day in my recliner.
220917 tn?1309788081 Hypo Gamma Chondria Brothers and Sisters~ There was an EXCELLENT article in the newest Discover magazine about a young woman who came to the ER with trouble moving her legs. She woke in the night not able to move them. She didn't have anything else wrong with her, just "the leg thing," as she called it. This was troubling to the specialist who was awakened at 2:00 a.m.
Avatar f tn The medication just aggravated a pre-existing condition. You also may have had a seizure as well. Topamax is an anti-seizure medication as well as a migraine preventive. The neurologist is full of crap!!! Find another one who will listen to you. If you can't find a good one call 1-800-HEADACHE. You will get the Diamond Headache clinic in Chicago. They are the best in the country. Look them up on the internet if you want info. They will find out what is wrong with you and help you.
Avatar f tn That's how it all started, completely innocently enough. I ended up in the ER after a 3 day headache that turned out to be a migraine - and the attending physician gave me a 2 prescriptions - one for the fiorinal with codeine and the other - the ergotamine that was vile and sat under your tongue and dissolved... but i will never forget the feeling of euphoria after taking those two pills - one, my headache pain went away and two, i felt so freaking amazing!
Avatar n tn I was sent straight to an MS specialist at UCSF and I had a diagnosis in 4 months. Which is pretty fast actually. There are a lot of diseases that mimic MS and they to rule out everything else before they have a proper diagnosis of MS. And it could be one of the other ones too. I just know MS. I am sure you will get more better, i know that's improper, but its what I said in my mind and I liked it. It made me laugh...
544292 tn?1268886268 You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
Avatar f tn It is still very bad and I am so mentally exhausted I feel like taking a low dose opioid just for a brief break in it. Is that a bad idea? Thank you all who reply to this. Any words of advice, wisdom, encouragement, or kindness are all very greatly appreciated!
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
Avatar n tn Sometimes sharp noises trigger them (wood, plastic cracking), but it only happens when I'm sleepy, accompanied by my vision going from black to bright gold. 3. Constant ringing in my right ear for about a month and a half. The tremors started occurring about one month before the ringing. About two days after the ringing started the head zaps began. They occur on average of 2-3 days a week. During the worst episodes I cannot sleep for 36 hours, and one time for 48.
Avatar n tn Her EEG resulted in a diagnosis of Primary Generalized Epilepsy, and her second MRI resulted in a diagnosis of a 10mm (1cm) Chiari I Malformation. She is on Keppra for the Epilepsy, and I am unsure whether there is a correlation b/w the Chiari and her seizure. One well known Ped Neurologist in town defines Epilepsy as: A chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures that are caused by abnormal cerebral nerve cell activity.
Avatar f tn Some dysautonomia specialists (many of the docs at Mayo and Cleveland Clinic, from the ancedotal evidence we've heard here) keep their patients off these drugs as a rule. Others decide on a case-by-case basis (mainly if the patient has been able to tolerate the drugs previously without event since the onset of the autonomic dysfunction). The problem with drugs in this class is their lack of "selectivity.
220917 tn?1309788081 I still get breakthrough migraines and had a simple partial seizure in April, though. And I'll tell you something that 'makes me anxious:' there are days when I sometimes have to actually write on my phone "Good morning Dr. Brown's Office" (alias) so I don't forget what to say when I answer the phone at work. I am the clinical study coordinator for our office. The surgeon is the principal investigator for 3 studies.
Avatar n tn I also had several tests including a LP(which I got a severe spinal h/a and had to have a bloodpatch). Well in May of 2000 I had a h/a that didnt seem like my normal ones. it was on the right side of the head. It progressed through out the day to the point I was in tears that evening. Then all of a sudden the right side of my face went numb and I was told it was drooping. I called my pcp and was told to get to ER asap.
335728 tn?1331418012 Oh my...I have to start by saying thank you to all of you for your support! I sort of think of myself as someone that helps others but I need to back off my high horse and get some help from all of you and I DO appreciate all of it!! Quix statement "Your docs are all sitting back watching you become progressively disabled" really brings it home but I feel so lost and abused and defeated and I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN!!!
Avatar n tn Lots to relate...been researching on the web. First, shotsy, like you, I had a blood test when I was about 43 and it came back normal. I didn't have any symptoms at that time, just wanted to check it. My periods were so regular I figured I'd know when it started. My diagnosis was made by my symptoms as I have hot flashes and irregular periods now. Also, the mood swings and insomnia and the forgetfulness. I think for most women it's dramatic enough that you know.
Avatar f tn They wouldn't be saying that if they were in your shoes, lol! What a bloody shame! I participated in a Lyme's fundraiser a couple years ago for a local person, which brought in enough money to get treated by an LLMD in New York. Independent small town stations and papers don't depend on big corporate clients for their business, so they're usually game to expose injustice, as they got very little to lose and lots to gain.
429700 tn?1308011423 The thing is, it doesn't go around me like a hug at all. It's just in that one place. I know the hug can be experienced in a lot of ways, but how can one be sure that's what's going on? Is this, like MS, a process of elimination?
Avatar n tn There was a patient in our addiction unit last week who was taking 20-30 Ultram a day. I have a patient in my own practice who was taking 8 Ultram a day when he ran out. He went into withdrawal that is typical of opiate withdrawas. Although Ultram is not structured molecularly as an opiate it binds to the same receptor in the brain and thus has the same addictive properties as a typical opiate.
Avatar f tn I am a 43 yr old professional woman, highly educated who has had a fantastic career. I resigned from my position 2 years ago to stay at home and raise my two step-children. I began taking hydrocodone 4 years ago, using them responsibly at first, but then taking more and more and more. Now, despite my education, career, what have you, I am nothing more than a junky. My prescription was for 180 per month, which I filled religiously.
147426 tn?1317269232 Last June I went back in desperation to the first neuro I saw about these problems, who did a whole new patient exam since it had been a while and then came to the conclusion that I had "hypersensitive nerves." At that time, the two neuros I had seen said I had idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. Six weeks after being told it was just hypersensitive nerves, I saw a PN specialist who did more tests and eventually turned around and said I didn't have PN, I have MS.
10623623 tn?1414295689 From now on go in as a human deserving of respect...not as a victim okay? You are a human being who deserves to be treatment with respect~ One other thing you can do is ask your husband and family to join the Addiction: Living With An Addict forum. There they will learn about how what you have is a disease, they will learn what they need to do to support themselves and how to support you without becoming an enabler. If you could get them there...which I won't say will be easy.
551343 tn?1506834118 It is prescribed for PPMS and has shown some positive results in slowing down the progression of MS. I just take it a day at a time and pray for good things. I try not to let my health consume my every waking moment, but as is human nature, I long for a dx, as much for validation as for peace of mind.
Avatar n tn I have ended up in the ER a few times because of the severe pain. They also have given me a shot of Torodol that worked great. I went in barely able to walk on my own and left without pain. I had these shots a few times. They really can help. I was told to never take the oral medication of this though because it will tear up your stomach really bad. It is a good medication in shot form only. It is worth a try. I have gotten alot of relief from this. hope it helps.