Seizure causes in adults

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Avatar f tn Hi, age is no barrier for seizures; there are plenty of causes related with fits. Usually in adults or young people seizures are related with epilepsy or non epileptic like psychogenic seizures. “It can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, and various other psychic symptoms. It is caused by a temporary abnormal electrical activity of a group of brain cells.
Avatar m tn What causes seizures? In general, seizures may be caused by many conditions, diseases, injuries, and other factors.
Avatar n tn Hello - I've just been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy confirmed through MRI, CT Scan and presence of Hoffmann's sign. My symptoms began after a seizure in late 2004 (my first and only) while recovering from my second shunt revision within 1 year. Symptoms at first were very gradual but now progressing. Is there a possible cause/effect between the siezure and the myelopathy. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn Every so ofton his head would tuck in and shake or jitter and he would make a sound like adults make when you have a chill up your back, his eyes go kinda kooky and this causes him to startle and do the Moro reflex, he dosent cry after but if he was playing before he will not go back to playing he just gets quiet and sucks his thumb.
263988 tn?1281957896 Tiredness or insomnia may trigger a morning headache in children as well as in adults.' What is your age? Is this the first time you had such symptoms? Did you sleep well? Is there any triggering factor for your symptoms like stress, etc? Do you have any problems with your vision? Let us know about the above details and read up the following link -
911669 tn?1294102788 I told my MS Specialist because my PCP wanted me to and they did a sleep deprived EEG which cost me $700 dollars in coinsurance. If a Doctor thinks you may have seizure disorder they have to find out so they can tell the DMV who then can pull your license. It found nothing. I am not saying to not tell your MS Specialist in my case it was a waste of time except I am glad I did not lose my license. I bite my tongue and cheek and break teeth as part of the wrong signals of the MS.
Avatar m tn it is most often seen in people with HIV or in HIV negative but immunosuppressed or those with low T helper cells. Also, those with leukemia and lymphoma. HIV negative normal individuals in Japan can also get this. Have you been tested for HIV? If HIV negative have you had a complete blood count? If so you would see very high red blood cells too. The diagnosis can be supported by the finding of eosinophilia but a skin biopsy is necessary to establish it.
Avatar f tn He was also still lethargic and somewhat altered approximately 4 hrs post arrived to the ER. Since, He continued to question whether he had a GM Seizure or not and was still in a "Daze." He was sent for a catscan to rule out head injury and/or a possible brain tumor. Strangely, after so many hours had passed since arriving at the ER, he started throwing PVC clusters. They were occuring approximately every 15 minutes or so and he was oblivious to the alarm.
Avatar f tn So, my only guess is either , not enough research has been done on CP , and it does 'progress' or get worse as age sets in , or that , its not that the CP itself progresses at all - but that our bodies and functions are slowing down just as they do in individuals without CP , so that's the exact same thing that happens to us , but that it also causes our CP to APPEAR worse , when it's not the CP itself that causes such loss in balance , motor skills , functioning , but it's just our bodies doin
Avatar n tn look into whooping cough. It seems to be more of a problem in adults than most doctors think.
Avatar f tn just put me on 25mg of topamax for headaches due to a car accident that i was in back in Aug. My Son was on topamax after he had a seizure and was in a coma for 7days. We took him off the topamax because he was so loopy. I havnt started taking it yet iam soooo..... scared. I hate that loopy feeling! As for the tingling i already suffer for tingling in my fingers due to the accident as well. I wonder if this will make it worse? At what dosage did you guys start feeling these side effects?
Avatar n tn The Lyme disease spirochete...was detected in 12.9% of I. scapularis adults collected from domestic hosts with no history of out-of-province travel.... Moreover, our findings...reveal that people and domestic animals may be exposed to Lyme disease vector ticks, which have wide-ranging distribution in eastern and central Canada. For more information, see the Canadian Lyme Foundation, at www.canlyme.
Avatar n tn Neurologist diagnosed migraines and wanted me to go on anti-seizure meds. I chose not to as the pain was not every night. In fact, I have gone 2-3 months at times without the pain. Recently, the pain is back and now it is also in my left ear. It has been waking me now around 3-4 a.m. every morning for about a month. I have made an appointment with a EDT physician. Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn In adults, MNDs occur more commonly in men than in women, with symptoms appearing after age 40, that doesn't mean it never happens in women in their 30's because it definitely can but it is one heck of a giant leap to connect something that only lasts 1-3 seconds with anything like an MND. Q:Anyone know what this could be? A: I double checked all the physiological explanations i'm aware of and what you've described isn't suggestive or consistent with anything serious...
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar f tn In June my 5 year old had a pea sized lump behind her ear but at the time she was having seizures due to a new Epilepsy diagnosis so it was brushed under the carpet and the lump eventually disappeared. In September My 5 year old had a blood test in hospital in September where her Lymphocytes were quite low 0.65 - they said likely to be caused by a virus.
163305 tn?1333672171 For some reason, the law that every action causes an equal RE-action is not taught or modeled or even acknowledged anywhere - not in the media, not int the home, not in the schools - it's terrifying. I've seen adults blackmailed and fired by kids who at the age of 7 up know the system inside out and know how to milk it. Right before I went on leave for TX, the PE teacher in my school was up on DYFS charges because a couple of fifth grade boys had decided it would be a lot of fun to make MR.
Avatar n tn I'm looking for the name of the drug that was prescribed for anti-nausea in pregnancy in the 70's and 80's that was subsequently banned because of problems it would cause female children. Also any information about the effects to the child (22)attempting pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Recently he doubled over in pain and we ended up rushing him to the ER- we had a great DR that took an actual history and he said that with his past and his bm's he diagnosed him with IBS - irritable bowel syndrome - it is a functional disorder meaning that it can't be fixed and that his large intestines either squeeze the food to fast or not enough and it causes a lot of pain.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar f tn ) Every symptom you describe can be triggered by Lyme Disease and possibly Bartonella. (Bartonella often causes the burning sensation in the skin.) The combination of these two usually results in a lot of neurological symptoms. Bart can also cause a variety of GI symptoms. My Lyme+Bart mimicked MS and IBS. They require different medications, and you can't recover from Lyme if Bart is raging unchecked. Lyme often has about a 4 week cycle to it where symptoms get worse.
Avatar n tn It is causing us some concern We showed her to the Ped who checked her and found no problems. It happened 2 days in a row now in the evenings.. the pain is sudden and it goes away in 30 secs..very strange. Have their been any improvement with your kid? Just curious. Any information will be appreciated. Mudundi Family.
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar f tn L and the therapist did find she had low tone in her mouth which doesn't explain the loss of language but explains the difficulty in regaining the language. She is going in for a 48 hour EEG to rule out a seizure disorder that causes aphasia. No one really knows and we are hearing a lot of "wait and see.
807420 tn?1238225628 It must be at the dosages I have suggested, as these are what have shown to be effective in the clinical trials. In fact, 400mg of B2 a day has shown similar results to many of the anti-seizure medications also used as daily preventative medications for migraines. Make sure to drink lots of water if you start taking this much vitamins though, you don't want to get an upset stomach! Hope that helps. :) Let us know how things go.
Avatar n tn I experience severe pain and numbness in my arms (especially my elbows) and hands when sleeping. Sleeping is difficult as a result. I can sleep as little as 15 minutes before the pain wakes me or sometimes a couple of hours... (this is when the pain is the worst). I usually just change positions and feel relief after a minute or two allowing me to return to sleep. This happens repeatedly all night... every night. This has been happening for several years. I am 44 yr.
Avatar n tn every day so that if it starts to climb, we immediately start around the clock dosing of ibuprofen/tylenol. We have to carry an emergency kit with us everywhere in case of seizure, because his seizures are complex and long and almost killed him. The pediatrician is concerned and follows him closely. Blood work shows low white cell count...but it's always during a "virus" which can lower the WBC count, so it's hard to know if his count is low when he's not sick.
Avatar n tn I also sleep on my right side with my arm up under my pillow to cradle my neck as i have severe neck arthritis from a car accident 6 or 7 years ago. i don't know if that is a factor in my numbness. i also notice that it goes numb more often on the days i do wear my bra. i would appreciate any advice or if you also have had a numb mid back, any suggestions.
707647 tn?1251492147 One study discovered that while some subjects showed significant impairment in daytime functioning after 36 hours of sleep deprivation, other subjects exhibited minimal impairment. In addition, because the study involved a group of young, healthy adults, the researchers believe that individual differences in response to sleep deprivation in the real world population of young, middle age, and older adults would be even greater.
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.