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401370 tn?1233328282 Seizures can cause temporary lack of oxygen to the brain, which is why anyone watching a seizure is supposed to note onset, whether or not the person lost consciousness, breathing (did it stop), and more. Someone in charge of other people should be versed in general medical care, say CPR, s/s of stroke (CVA), s/s heart attack (MI), seizure protocol, etc. Any idiot should know that causing harm to someone isn't helping them.
Avatar n tn 1) in the case of weakness due to the brain surgery, the EMG will not show much - maybe just some decreased motor unit actiivation. EMG is mainly useful in the evaluation of lower motor neuron abnormalities (ie from the spinal cord down). 2) Its difficult to tell without knowing more information, such as which areas were resected and did these include the sensory area for the face. If not, then other disorders should be looked into, especially if it persists or changes over time.
Avatar n tn Due to brain damage from surgery I have temporal lob seizures I was put on gabapentin and depression occurred. I am looking for something that would control the seizures without depression. Help with any idea! Thanks Would Dilatin help with this type of seizure?
Avatar m tn Can you tell me if conversion disorder is all over in the brain given that it is a motor sensory or central nervous sytem. Does it all extend back to one specific location in the brain like the brain stem?
1653487 tn?1303527762 On a final note, if you happen to know of a good pain clinic which helps people with chronic pain, especially resulting from brain surgery/craniotomy, pls. let me know. That is one of the impacts of my brain surgery I am desperately trying to resolve--the pain has been hell. Take care, and wish you all the best!!!
Avatar n tn Now, a few days ago, I woke up having a spasm, like I normally do, and then it almost seemed to crawl up my body and I had a seizure. Two people witnessed it. I was taken to the ER and had a ct scan, all ok. Now I am seeing a neurologist. I had an EEG done, also ok, but have a 72 hour EEG and a brain MRI scheduled. During the day, my calfs cramp up and I get tingling sensations in my legs, sometimes my arms a little.
Avatar f tn The surgery is indeed dangerous, in that anytime you go into the brain, which is a very sensitive organ to intrusion, the operation alone will sometimes affect nearby parts of the brain. Many people have tumors in their brains that physicians decide to leave there if they are not causing serious problems...altho your sister has had some significant problems. But anyway, these are usually slow-growing benign tumors, hence the waiting to see if her tumor changes in size.
Avatar m tn Go and see the Neurologist because alot of disorders with the spine or brain have no real pain symptoms. I just had surgery on my neck because of 3 herniated disc and the only symptoms I had was my arm and leg falling asleep my pcp dr couldnt diagnose me so he sent me to a neurologist who did an MRI and other test and found the problem. So it wouldnt hurt to go. It also maybe some kind of siezure disorder.
Avatar m tn A subdural hematoma the size of a golf ball was removed. Almost immediately after brain surgery I felt like my old self again. I went several more years with no cognitive or physical repercussions from my injury save some mild emotional swings and a nasty scar. However, I am now 33 and have had 2 gran mal seizures. One at 23 and the other at 26 and then none since. Preceding each of my seizures was what I describe as a tremor.
373137 tn?1208100283 My youngest daughter also has a G-tub and is on many medication, she is about to have her third surgery (hip surgery) and we just found out today that she has sleep apnea and she is only 2 1/2. So I know what you are going through times two, but you know what it does not matter cause they are my girls and I love them to death. It's like you said you don't have any one to help you take care of him, so think about it this way when those days get too hard, if I don't do it who is?
7948950 tn?1421656329 When I had my first Decompression I found it easier to just say that I have Chiari Malformation and that basically I needed brain surgery, I found that it was eiser for people to understand that way,and when they wanted to understand it better I just said that a part of the brain was hanging lower out of the scull ,and that need to be fixed..maybe it was not quite the rite answer but I thought it was close enough, just to get people to some what understand..
Avatar f tn Are there current studies regarding the occurrence of migraines after brain surgery? Besides the surgery itself is there any correllation between brain aneurysms and migraines? I am meeting with yet another doctor in a few weeks about my surgery and the migraines I am experiencing do you have any suggestions regarding additional questions to ask or therapy to consider? Thanks you in advance!!!
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Steve on March 08, 1999 at 16:51:45: : : : I have recently been diagnosed as suffering from partial seizure epilepsy by a consultant neurologist at my local hospital, following an extended episode of deja vu. : My problem is that while I accept that I may have experienced seizures, I have reasonable grounds for suspecting that they are induced by some kind of spinal problem.
Avatar n tn 13:40: : : : : I have recently been diagnosed as suffering from partial seizure epilepsy by a consultant neurologist at my local hospital, following an extended episode of deja vu. : : My problem is that while I accept that I may have experienced seizures, I have reasonable grounds for suspecting that they are induced by some kind of spinal problem.
Avatar f tn Oh, also Dad was supposed to be having seizeres and they gave him meds through IV and finally got them stopped. They told us that his brain was in a constant seizure for the 1st few days. Sometimes we could tell because it looked like he was biting his tongue or chewing. I know I have to hold on to the fact that Dad is in a better place, Heaven, no pain or sadness for him anymore. I just hate the thoughts that we listened to the doctors and their tests.
Avatar n tn Hello, Seizure disorders rarely start at birth. They usually start sometime later and may or may not be associated with structural changes in the brain. When the term white mater is used in reference to the nervous system, it means the part of the brain which is myelinated. Myelin is a fatty substance normally present in the brain and nerves and helps in proper functioning of the nerves and for proper propogation of nerve impulses.
724734 tn?1230944872 Hello everyone, 25/M About a year ago I began experiencing some strange sensations which I sometimes have trouble finding the words to describe, but their presence is definitely there regardless. In a nutshell my symptoms seem to be fatigue, lightheadedness, "brain fog", trouble focusing, numbness and generally just feeling disconnected. I'm "not there" so to speak, both physically and mentally.
Avatar n tn The seizures developed after the surgery. My question is, should I be concerned about the slowing in the brain or is this a typical part of seizure disorders? I am very fustrated with my doctor that this is the first I am hearing about it. thank you.
Avatar n tn I can have it removed but due to other cervical problems from a surgery done about 30 years ago, my vertebrea in my neck are calapasing forward. The only solution is for the plate to be removed and rods inserted front and back of the entire length of my neck. The Doctors (I have had consultations with 3 different specialists) say they cannot give my any idea if it would even work or what type of results I might have. The worse results are what are scareing me from going through with it.
Avatar n tn The anesthesia itself is non-narcotic. For a major surgery they usually premedicate with narcotics. With respect to the brain releasing chemicals in response to pain, although I have read about this I don't think it affects the way the addict's brain will respond to painkillers.
Avatar m tn Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) Dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease Traumatic brain injury Infections, including brain abscess, meningitis, encephalitis, and AIDS Brain problems that are present at birth (congenital brain defect) Brain injury that occurs during or near bith Metabolism disorders that a child may be born with (such as phenylketonuria) Brain tumor Abnormal blood vessels in the brain Other illnesses that damage or destroy brain tissue Epilepsy seizures usually begin be
1303966 tn?1296743610 OK, not exactly the same. Champaign sounds so much better than brain surgery. Does the pressure really go away after surgery? I will be perfectly honest. I'm freaked out of my mind about having surgery for my Chiari. But, with that said, I don't know how much longer I can stand the pressure. Can some of you please share your story about how surgery relieved the pressure feeling in your head?
Avatar n tn However looking at the medical advacment in the past 50 years is amazing even in the last 10 years. Robotic arms to do brain surgery, stem cells growing new teath, and posibly a new disc of my own cells could be mine. I took a leap of faith that this replacement will get me to my 40's and we will see what happens maybe it lasts 20 years or 30. Only time will tell. I bookmarked this page and I am willing to continue my progress and tribulations.
Avatar n tn My little brother was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor that apparently has been there since his birth as diagnosed by physicians at Cleveland Clinic. Does this mean that this tumor is definitely benign? He was previously reported to have petit mall epileptic seizures, however, and it was never discovered until now. Do all epileptics have a tumor of some sort or does this mean that my brother was improperly diagnosed and didn't have epilepsy at all?
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn Re: sleep problems after a brain tumor [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Neurology Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF Neuro MD on April 08, 1997 at 08:21:15: In Reply to: sleep problems after a brain tumor posted by Suzi on April 08, 1997 at 08:19:32: : This Message was posted by: suzi - 3/30/97 8:17:49 AM Message: Four years ago I had a left frontal parital lobe menengioma removed. I did leave me with epilepsy and it is controlled with Tegretol XR.
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn Lactimal causes slight rashes so I will have to stop it within the next two weeks. I want brain surgery, but no doctor will use it for my condition. What helps body jerks/tics,depression, and memory loss associated with my illness? Is it possible to have two types of seizures at once.?