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Avatar m tn Some people are able to get control using only a low dose, for others it takes a higher dose or more than one med. If you look on the Epilepsy Foundation website, or the American Epilepsy Society (AES,) I’m sure you can find more information about the medications. The list of side effects can sound extreme, but don’t let that intimidate you too much. Everyone is different, and many extreme side effects are associated with higher doses.
Avatar f tn There are epileptiform seizures (i.e.: epilepsy) and seizures from other causes, as well as "seizure-like events" that occur for various reasons. An EEG is useful for evaluation but unfortunately not all that reliable. A 24-hour video EEG or even a 72-hour ambulatory EEG may be necessary in the case of your son. A brain MRI, ideally 10T with contrast, is something many neurologists would also likely consider.
393986 tn?1303829575 I just don't think they have it right yet. According to the Epilepsy Foundation Generalized tonic clonic seizures (grand mal seizures) are the most common and best known type of generalized seizure. They begin with stiffening of the limbs (the tonic phase), followed by jerking of the limbs and face (the clonic phase). Myoclonic seizures are rapid, brief contractions of bodily muscles, which usually occur at the same time on both sides of the body.
1098760 tn?1266451497 I dont know if anyone else has trouble locating extensive or specific information on seizures, but I sure have. Its taken me a year and a half to learn the types of seizures I have as the neurologists frankly have pretty poor bed side manners, and my internet searches are often incomplete. I thought I might share this Article as maybe someone else has the same questions Ive had. So heres the link to the article and the article its self.
Avatar f tn htm As far as your history of epilepsy goes, you may have a touch or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, but I doubt it. That form of epilepsy is associated with the hallucinations that you have experienced. You definitely don't sound crazy even if you think you do :) It all sounds like some acute anxiety over, well you probably know. Something triggered it and it's snowballing. Talk to a therapist, a psychotherapist (no, not cause your psycho).
Avatar n tn I sleep for hours, am nauseaus all the time, and the light hits me and causes me to either have a slight seizure, or a migraine headache. Is there anyone out there who goes through somehting similiar, and if so, could you share with me how you are doing?
1663135 tn?1310008963 Have you contacted you local Epilepsy Foundation and maybe start going to their support groups. They really can help. I know that sometimes it feels like there is nothing you can do. And I know that you may feel like your not a good mom at times but just remember things few little things. God chose you to be their mother. Because he knew that the love and help you can give them will make it easier for them to get through these hard times. There is also one thing that you can do.
Avatar m tn com/epilepsy/guide/epilepsy-symptoms-types and also I am sure the National Epilepsy Foundation has brochures. And for an informed answer post in the neurology forum for an answer from the staff neurologist as each person is different in what they may be experiencing and only a medical professional could tell the difference between what is neurological and psychiatric. If anything is every suspected a psychiatrist would refer a person for further testing from a neurologist.
14471348 tn?1434691192 I only miss on purpose when I'm so sick that I know I'll throw them up (this happened when I had epilepsy, and medications are expensive, so I don't want to waste them). Luckily, I don't really have to worry too much about being that sick. I've only thrown up over the past week, and have never lost my meds in the process (sorry if this is TMI). Also, my Aunt self-medicates and often takes too much medication/doubles her dose when she shouldn't. I've never done that.
Avatar n tn During these periods, I also get anxious, so I'm not sure if its anxiety or the paresthesia that's the cause. What could this be? I also have epilepsy and panic/anxiety attacks. I am currently on Tegretol and Paxil.
Avatar f tn Post-traumatic subclinical seizure disorder causes episodic temper explosions. These fits of temper come out of the blue for no reason. Some of these seizures can be too subtle to detect without a twenty-four-hour electroencephalogram (EEG). * Temporal lobe seizures can cause inappropriate behavior. That's why conducting brain scans is a must when trying to figure out behavior problems.
Avatar f tn It is possible that he has epilepsy and has had silent seizures in addition to the one known seizure. But, she cries and worries every moment is her last with him, she thinks he's terminally ill. She worries constantly about my kids. She's worried I was bipolar or had schizoaffective disorder. She's worried my eight year old had schizoaffective disorder. She's worried my kids had allergies.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed at Children’s in Vancouver, and I’d had them since I was six (I used to have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I’m not a stranger to doctors. As well as epilepsy before that. Both are in remission) and I had incredible trust in them. They basically put me on Amitriptyline at 25mg, told me to play with the other little kiddies, eat right, and exercise. Nothing worked. My dose of Ami was upped to 50mg (triple the amount my Principal, who also by some fluke had FM) had at the time.
Avatar f tn Complex migraines are certainly a consideration, but another possibility would be a seizure. If you haven't already had one, then you may want to consider getting an EEG, perhaps even a prolonged sleep deprived EEG just to make sure that the diagnosis wasn't missed. But reading over your story, the visual changes that preceded the neurological problems sound like they could have been an migrainous aura. The dull headache afterwards also help make migraine a strong possiblity.
Avatar f tn severe pain behind my right eye and vision issues that come and go with sinus pain/pressure - I have 3 brothers and a sister - sister is diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease with sceraderma being her most pronounced issue, one brother has epilepsy, severe joint pain and stiffness and joints that pop and grind like mine - he tested positive ANA and lupus specific, but the Rheumatologist that I took him to wouldn't even work him up - I too have had a positive ANA many years ago - but not
Avatar f tn I myself have dealt with many symptoms and am still trying to rule out physical causes. The tendency you'll notice by reading this message board, is to automatically feel there must be a physical root cause to physical symptoms. I spoke to a psychiatrist friend recently who told me he has "seen it all" when it comes to anxiety symptoms. Good luck and GOD bless you and I hope you get better and are able to enjoy life. I mean that sincerely.
748543 tn?1463449675 What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD. The article went on commenting that MRI and CAT scans are among the biggest advances in diagnosis of TMD, that is just ludicrous.While those are valuable diagnostic tools they do not show what is the underlying cause of the misalignment. I frequently find that to be the malocclusion.
Avatar n tn even though I am staying very hydrated I am just not hungry/ am afraid to eat for fear of triggering skips. I notice more pvc's when I have eaten a banana-conincidence or something more?What causes muscle spasms in the chest(never no pain just see the skin)? Is it possible that I have had pvc's for most of my life&not know until I became hypervigilant to my body? My holter recorded more pac's then pvc's. any signifigance? why do I get chest pains when I have gas,belching?
Avatar n tn I do know, however, that if you have lyme, that it is highly unlikely it will spontaneously remit on its own. Borrelia burgdorferi (the spirochete shaped bacteria that causes Lyme diseae) is an infuriatingly clever, adapative organism. If you had it for any length of time, 3 weeks of doxycycline probably won't cut it (particularly if your dose was merely bacteriostatic rather than bacteriorcidal).
Avatar n tn Someone else on here said their symptoms get worse with their period-- I have read that women with epilepsy and other neurological disorders experience significantly more activity when their estrogen is up. I know my symptoms are more active during that time. It makes perfect sense. You may have trouble getting your doctor to test you. If they don't believe in it and just want to sell you expensive drugs, go somewhere else. Don't waste you time.
Avatar n tn What causes olfactory hallucinations? Q. What causes olfactory hallucinations (phantosmia)? A. Many people are sensitive to certain smells, but in an olfactory hallucination (phantosmia), you detect smells that are not really present in your environment. The smells detected in phantosmia vary from person to person, but may include foul odors such as rotting food or pleasant odors such as fresh flowers.
Avatar n tn I have been told that at the amount I was taking there is no danger of seizure if you go cold turkey. However, not all doctors are that knowledgable about this and I would not advise you to do that. I have gone cold turkey once and did not have a seizure but became very depressed and had extreme anxiety for about 3 weeks. I was given trazadone to help me sleep because I had such insomnia. Once I started the trazadone I started to feel better.
Avatar n tn One night I had a grand mall seizure and that at least got people looking for something wrong instead of blowing it off as I was crazy. I take medication every day, but have had a few more seizures and the Dizzy, feeling tired, getting all worked up while driving continues. Sometimes worse than others. For along time driving five miles to work was something I worried about all day.(worked nights) I finally (after 5-6 years) refuse to be controlled by this feeling and it does help...
Avatar n tn I can't believe all you guys. Yeah, we all have personal vendettas against the DEA. Put that **** ASIDE. What if he was a barber? Would your advice change? I REALLY THINK IT WOULD. And that's pathetic. She has kids with this guy. All he's guilty of is not knowing about true addiction and withdrawal! Like I said - that's most of the world people! So, don't be so damn flippant and tell her "Yeah divorce that *******" just because of his job. That's just poor.
Avatar n tn ,,, we give it to him, he settles down, the bug reacts with it and causes him to vomit. We will try a period without milk. thanks again.
Avatar n tn It was pretty bad for a while, so shell0726, just hang in there because it will get better in time. I think the more stress and anxiety we feel, it causes the body to tighten up. Also, reading too much about the shot can really make the symptoms worse. This is a supportive environment here where we can all relate to the symptoms and offer positive advice. To: clgleaves, my husband didn't get it either, since he was against the shot in the first place.