Seizure causes drug withdrawal

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401370 tn?1233328282 Lots of drugs have effects from taking them and from stopping them, some of them have nothing to do with the purpose of the drug at all so you'd never guess (lowering seizure threshold is one). W/D can do that, so can the drug Wellbutrin. I encourage all who get any prescription to get an info sheet from your pharmacy. That way you'll be more informed.
Avatar m tn I looked up the drug and found it was an anti epileptic drug. This was the first seizure she’s ever had with no family history either and she hasn’t had one since (it’s been about a week.) My concern is that this is a highly toxic drug and I wonder if after just one seizure she should be taking it. I told her to get a second opinion. What do you recommend?
Avatar n tn Please understand that you will most likely experience severe withdrawals from Paxil. The post below explains further... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil? It's as agonizing as coming off of heroin..and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects!
Avatar n tn If you've been on klonopin, or any other benzo, for more than 3 weeks, your body will go through withdrawal if the drug is abruptly stopped. Your body is physically addicted to the drug. Your doctor should have an answering service, even on Sunday. I would call now a leave a message that you have run out of a medication that needs to be taken daily and ask that the scrip be called into your pharmacy today.
Avatar f tn A seizure happens when there is an abnormal electrical activity in the cortex of the brain, and suddenly there is synchronization of discharges leading to the occurrence of the seizure. There are multiple causes for seizures, and certainly a alcohol intake or withdrawal can trigger a seizure but usually in a patient who is susceptible to seizures, does not happen in every patient.
Avatar n tn Well, four days into my Ativan abstinence, I had a benzo withdrawal seizure in the middle of the night. A peculiar thing about benzo withdrawal seizures: They can make your chest and stomach muscles go into violent contraction, basically causing you to curl up in a perpetual sit-up. I was left in this contraction for what could have been the entire night, until my wife woke up and noticed what was happening.
Avatar n tn I had to have one of all of these every day to keep down the shakes.I was seizure prone and finally HAD to go into the hospitol to get off of these.If you have been taking these meds for 20 years then you must detox from these on an inpatient basis.Since you have been taking these for 20 years your body needs them to function, and if you go cold turkey for more than a couple of days you could have a life threatning withdrawel seizure.I speak from expierence and it is not fun.
Avatar n tn My 11 year old son suffered a local seizure in left leg followed by a general seizure in 3 hrs. he was suffering frm high fever and was on malaria drug along with doxycycline. his reports like MRI, veinography, CFS, EEG AND OTHER BLOOD TESTS R NORMAL.what could be the reason of seizure? will it repeat. what r the precautions to be taken.
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar n tn As a result, I have collated as much information I can about this drug, including side affects and withdrawal symptoms and posted them on my new Web site 'Withdrawing from Paxil - An Experience'. I hope you find it useful. The URL is:
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar n tn With my own research, I am reading that my symptoms may well be withdrawal from my scopolomine patch. My question is whether this sounds like what may be causing my problem and if so, now what? What is the best course of action to get through the incapacitating symptoms and get off this patch?
Avatar n tn But it doesn't do a whole lot for the more extreme bone pain, vomiting, convulsive leg-kicking, etc., of serious withdrawal. The only drug that really does enable you to withdraw from opiates totally pain free is Buprenex, which is expected to get FDA approval probably sometime this year. It's a"partial" opiate -- meaning, you can't get high from it, but it "fills" your opiate receptors so you don't feel any pain when withdrawing from heroin or hydrocodone.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Simplest causes of seizure are high fever, hypoglycemia and electrolyte imbalance. Withdrawal of certain drugs can precipitate seizures. Other serious causes are brain tumors, Alzhiemer’s, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, infections of brain, and transient ischemic attacks. Proper investigations will need to be carried out to diagnose the cause. It would be wise not to drive until then and operate heavy machinery.
Avatar f tn It's been 12 days since I stopped taking codeine cold turkey. After an 11 year addiction where I was taking up to 30+ a day( 30mgs). I slipped up on day 4 and downed about 9 pills, which is still a lot less than I was use to. I have no idea why I took those 9 on that day because I don't think my body had even started going into withdrawals by that time.
Avatar n tn The sad reality is that most drug abusers have to suffer alot before they finally decide they need to change. This is because the drug causes powerful cravings that make it seem impossible to quit. They generally go on and on until they end in jail, an ER or lose families and careers. If this were not so then we could all use drugs for a little fun and put them down when we wanted to. This young man is living in a distorted reality and your gentle caring is very valuable to him.
Avatar n tn I am a 20 female in Miami, Florida.... I dont have a drug habit but i do tend to use cocaine about once a month and i always over do it... I am leaving into the Navy in October so I hope that will help me alot... if I use cocaine again and i feel my heart racing and etc.etc.etc.... can you PLEASE reccomend something to help when im experiencing this? Is there a special remedy? ANYTHING... please name a few things. Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn Last year I suffered my first grand mal seizure. At the time, I was taking Phrenalyn (similar to Fioricet but without the caffeine) for migraines. There was still barbiturates in my blood when I was hospitalized for the seizure. Since then, any time I go for several days without taking Fioricet, which is what I take now, I get a seizure. They're happening about once every two months now. I do take more fioricet than I should. Sometimes fifty tablets in a week.
Avatar n tn Depending on how much a person starts on, it can be done in 4 days (I personally never like to push it more than 5), and when done right, dosed at the right times, it IS in fact painless (and I can testify to that one too). After around 10 days, suboxone causes withdrawal that I just might compare to my old 50mg of methadone cold turkey- and even at the lowest doses. Like in that example from above, I also did a long taper and stopped at 4mg. But, then the catch hits..
757597 tn?1315805412 mil, Tramadol 50mil w/tylenol every6 hrs as needed. I hear the drug is addictive and causes seizures and SSRI syndrome. Is anyone else taking it ? If so do you have side effects? I'm really afraid. I was happy I felt better but I don't want to die because I was taking the wrong drugs. I don't have anly side effects right now. Also besides the Fibro my rheumy "thinks" I have RA or some other auto-immune disorder hence the anti-inflammtory drug(melox) and the predisone.
Avatar f tn No it will not be easy, BUT this is a very powerful drug. Understand that and take control. I went through the withdrawal of 50mcg. it has been almost two years for me so I don't remember too many details. I took Melatonin for sleeping and eventually asked my doctor for anxiety medication. He gave me a weeks supply and taken ONLY as needed. Vitamins is the next step. Build your system up for the fight. Eventually, I got off the other opoid's in the months time but one thing at a time.
Avatar n tn Some docs believe that you can't get addicted to it AT ALL, while others say that Klonopin, this drug in particular, can cause very serious, if not outright dangerous withdrawal symptoms, even after just a couple of months of use. It will be interesting to see what type of response you get. Good luck to you, ma'am.
Avatar n tn The kicker is that in 1996 at the age of 23 I had a seizure while I was driving - noone was hurt thank God - but it was from trying to come off of Esgic Plus (Butalbital) cold turkey. It is NO JOKE that you can have a seizure from trying to come off of these medications cold turkey. But this did not end my story. In 1998 I discovered F#3 - and it became my BEST FRIEND.
Avatar m tn But if you take it at the correct time, it is a miracle drug! You will feel NO OPIATE WITHDRAWAL and be given energy and be feeling mostly normal, although if you are an addict you will be disappointed at how boring normal is at first and may have to adjust. You usually take about 5-7 days worth of this medicine (acitve ingredient: buprenorphine) and taper last two days. Then you are normal. It is expensive. I have a supply always at the pharmacy for in case I get addicted again.
Avatar n tn I truely believe that opiate addicts must go on vitamins and supplements to help repair the brain chemistry damage the drug use causes. The best and most comprehensive suggestion was developed by Thomas and that is the receipe often discussed. It can be found on the ezboard New Addiction Forum, I put the address on a thread further down. To his credit he has helped alot of people and I suggest anyone detoxing try it.
Avatar n tn I, too, am very disturbed at the dr.s and drug companies for never explaining the withdrawal symptoms. If I knew how hard this was going to be, I would've thought twice about starting it for anxiety and post-partum after the birth of my 2nd child. Anyway, I hope this one thing offers a little hope. The brain "zaps" have stopped, but I still feel dizzy and when I move too fast, it feels like my head didn't go with my body. It's so unsettling.
Avatar m tn I have been clean from Vicodin 5/500mg and Tramadol 50mg for about a week now, and I'm in a long term tapering of Xanax.I have not experienced any discomfort from the Xanax withdrawal due to the slow tapering process but since two days ago and today is the worst, I have been feling severe migraines and severe pain in the muscles of my back and neck, specially arund my shoulder blades, where some " knots" are forming and are very painful to the touch.
Avatar n tn Also, I am wondering if the length of the withdrawal symptoms depends on the amount of the drug you take. Since I wasn't taking a whole lot, does that mean it won't last as long or won't be as bad as if I was taking more than I was? I'm trying to see what I'm in store for here...Thanks for any help, and good job and best of luck to all.
Avatar n tn Matter of fact, nobody should just quit taking ANY narcotic without a doctor's involvement. Withdrawal causes anxiety, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, generalized pain throughout the body, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, muscle cramps, high blood pressure (sometimes very dangerously high) and probably some other things I can't think of right now.