Pediatric seizure disorders symptoms

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Avatar n tn I am wondering if it is possible to have cortical dysplasia without clinical symptoms? What types of symptoms should I be looking for? Any information would be helpful as this has been a very overwhelming and confusing situation.
Avatar n tn 2MG (1 TABLET 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BEDTIME) His Psychiatrist had him on the following and added Abilify, Then, on 1/19/08, his Doctor changed the medication as follows which caused a problem Dystonic Reaction and he ended up in the Pediatric ICU two days later from the Abilify. DEPAKOTE ER 1000MG (BEDTIME) ZOLOFT / SERTRALINE 100MG (1 ½ TABS) EACH MORNING CLONIDINE HCL 0.
Avatar f tn Seizures are common in pediatric age group and occur in approximately 10% of children. Most seizures are provoked by body disorders originating outside the brain, such as high fever, infection, syncope, head trauma; shortness of breath for want of oxygen can also cause seizure, or cardiac abnormalities. What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure?
Avatar f tn You will need to have her examined by a pediatric endochronologist. Begin keeping a journal of symptoms and dates now to bring with you. I wish you good luck with this, as I can relate to how it feels to have a child who does not feel well.God bless and don't give up! Our little girls are counting on us!!!
Avatar f tn Did they tell you what was the reason for your high blood pressure? High BP in people of your age group can be due to kidney problems, hormonal disorders, some medications like steroids and oral contraceptives, overconsumption of alcohol. You need to take regular medications to control your BP and do regular monitoring of BP.The underlying cause of your high BP at this age has to be identified. Please wait and see if something comes up in your ECG examination.
Avatar n tn and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects! While researching an answer to all of the awful symptoms I experienced during my Paxil withdrawal, I was unable to find any medical resources listing Paxil as a source of these particular symptoms we all experience. Guess where I kept finding my search results directing me to? Heroin withdrawal.
Avatar f tn Many people with abnormal EEGs never have any symptoms of it (me,) or have 1 seizure their entire life. On the other hand, many epileptics have completely normal EEGs (my son.) However, since there has been a seizure and an abnormal EEG, the risk for another seizure is a bit higher than if the EEG had been normal. You'll want to monitor your daughter carefully with it in the back of your mind. She may very well never have another seizure in her life!
Avatar n tn 27:27: My 2 12 year old daughter has mosaic trisomy 16, an extremely rare (only 8 reported living children) chromosome abnormality. She also has maternal uniparental disomy for chromosome 16. Up until last fall, she had been doing very well. Then she had a few epsiodes of awakening from sleep and being almost unrepsonive for 1-2 hours, plus 6 "freezing" episodes that lasted less then 1 minute each. She went on Tegretol and all this stopped.
Avatar n tn I would discuss this with the pediatric opthalmologist and your pediatrician. If she has no other symptoms they may advise "watchful waiting". If there is a family history of migraine or seizure disorders then these may need to be ruled out.
1573842 tn?1295912170 He has a low grade temp ranging anywhere from 99 degress to 102 degrees. Been to 2 different pediatric docs and get the same answer "viral". On Jan. 15th, 2010 he has a seizure and they ordered all of these tests including a CAT scan and MRI. Larger than normal adenoids were noted. TODAY I FINALLY had his pediatrician recommend me to ENT. Should this have been addressed sooner? Anyone with similar experience?
Avatar n tn The main criteria that establish a diagnosis of abdominal epilepsy include episodes of GI complaints that are unexplained by complete evaluation (which it sounds like your daughter has had), and a sustained abolition of symptoms on anticonvulsant medication (such as lamotrigine). While seizure activity per se is not a diagnostic criteria, many children with abdominal epilepsy will have EEG abnormalities.
Avatar n tn Dear Ms. Rose, Your son's physical symptoms may be related to his anger, but this is by no means a certainty. Some types of seizure disorder can result in volatile angry outbursts. It would certainly make sense to continue to pursue neurological studies, and to obtain a second opinion if you wish. You also may try posting your question to MedHelp's Neurology Forum, where you can take advantage of their expertise.
Avatar n tn Not only absence seizures or ADD as a possibility here. Also discuss sleep disorders with the pediatrician. The combination of symptoms you describe (short attention, dozing in class, anxieties) fits very well with pediatric sleep disorders. My son has this and is completely sleep deprived if he goes without treatment. It makes a huge difference in his ability to cope, although when untreated doctors originally thought he was highly-anxious, atypical ADHD.
Avatar n tn childhood migraine, atypical seizure disorders, heart/brain circulation disturbances. Again not to worry you, your child is not typical of these problems. The most likely causes for children with these complaints are usually: 1. hyperacute awareness of entopic phenomena 2. vivid imagination/conscious or unconscious manipulations of the child-parent-physician relationship by physical complaints. Hope this helps you.
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Avatar n tn If there are other manifestations, sometimes undiagnosed cause of abdominal pain is something called porphyria, for which specific testing exists. Also, if there is suspiscion based on multiple other symptoms, mitochondrial disorders can present with neurologic abnormalities along with GI symptoms. Conditions such as Cyclic vomiting can also present with episodes of vomiting with no underlying cause.
Avatar n tn I would recommend getting another evaluation from a neurologist or an epileptologist (a neurologist with extra training in seizure disorders). If you are interested, we have several at CCF, including Dr. Wyllie and Dr. Kotogal (both, pediatric epileptologist). To schedule an appointment, you can all 1-800-CCF-CARE. Ask for the pediatric neurology appointment secretary. Also, if these "spells" turn out to be "pseudo" (false).
Avatar f tn It is not compulsive, as it does not provide her with a sense of relief at the behavior's end, and the behavior does not have a beginning and end in that way. It is not a seizure, the neurologist said. We are completely stumped by this. Since our daughter wll be starting pre school in the fall, we feel that it is important for this to be controlled before then, as it interferes with her performance and activity. What is it?
Avatar n tn If I cook 100% all my food with no possible exposure to gluten these symptoms are 95% controlled. I am wondering if anyone has heard of these symptoms with Celiac Sprue?
Avatar f tn These two conditions could be the cause of many of his symptoms, but not knowing what all he is dealing with it is hard to really say, but many with this can and do have seizure disorders.... As for the need of surgery....the fact he has a CSF obstruction is y he has a syrinx, and left untreated a syrinx can continue to grow and could lead to perm nerve damage even paralysis.
Avatar m tn I'm a 33 year old female and the symptoms you are describing are IDENTICAL to how my symptoms presented when I was 16. I ended up dropping out of high school in my junior year, at 17 years old, due to my inability to overcome my symptoms. After LOTS of tests I started doing my own research on sleep disorders because I was very tired during the day, but was also not sleeping well when I was asleep.
Avatar n tn 2 years ago my 6 year old daughter had what was agreed by ped and neuro to be a nocturnal Seizure. She had an ear infection at the time. Three days later she had another sleep disturbance. This has continued since, approx. 3-6 times a month. In response to the first she had a sleep deprived eeg which was normal, then a 3 day veeg during which no events hapened. She then had an overnight sleep study which was uneventful. We were told this was probably some type of parasomnia and not to worry.
147426 tn?1317269232 No, I do not think (though I am not sure) that CVS is a form of seizure disorder. There is an entity, which I do not know much, about referred to as abdominal epilepsy. Typically the pressentation is with nausea and abdominal pain. It is not common. I do know, from my experience in pediatrics, is that many kids vomit in response to ANY type or degree of abdominal pain. A seizure can present with almost any symptom you can think of. Your doc's were wise to do an EEG.
Avatar n tn This was her second time having a seizure. She's always having this kind of seizure after her fever went away. She seizes without a fever. After that, we went to her pediatrician and she referred me to a pediatric neurologist. We're having an appointment at Friday, 8 am. I hope that everything's fine and she just seized because of fever. And by the way, how is your child now?
Avatar n tn But from what I read and from what 5 doctor's tell me, those are not symptoms for a seizure. Also, tkh, please explain to me your symptoms. I would like to hear what they feel like.
Avatar n tn ACTH should help her in getting her symptoms down. If the symptoms are not coming than we need to add the child on prednisone. We follow a certain regimen while prescribing prednisone. You need to ask your doctor regarding this. Tell Hi to your daughter.
Avatar f tn The first one I had only looked at the heart, and for the second one I had an EEG at the same time as the TTT, to make absolutely sure their wasn't a neurological cause in my case. Everyone is different, and there are a lot of disorders and syndromes that can have similar symptoms, so a lot of times you have to go to several doctors and through multiple tests before someone can say for sure what is happening.
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Avatar f tn He suggested that we go to the head pediatric neurologist in the region who was dedicated to childhood seizure disorders. Between the pediatric neurologist and our GP, they formulated a great plan and my son got the treatment that he needed. (Actually, I think my wife and I got the treatment we needed...) We were informed of what the treatment was going to consist of, and any potential side affects. 10 years later, our son is seizure free.
Avatar n tn Dear Dee, It is not unusual for children who display seizure or tic disorders to also display aggessive behavior and generalized disinhibition. While such behaviors are not, in and of themselves symptomatic of neurological disorders such as those listed above, and should not be considered (partcularly with Tourette Disorder) part of the condition, they are often seen side-by-side in epileptic or Tourette patients.