Seizure disorders disability

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Avatar f tn I am wondering if there are any Canadians out there that receive CPP Disability. I applied and was denied. I have put in a second try. They said I should be able to work somewhere even if I can't go back to my work. I can't use my hands for more than about 15 minutes and they start to throb like an infected tooth. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes and then my back feels like it is going to break. I can't sit for more than maybe 45 minutes.
486038 tn?1300066967 My mom's best friend and my dad both have epilepsy or seizure disorders so I know what life is like to live with them. Thanks muchly for posting, I love hearing from ya!
1223598 tn?1289972059 My allergy made me twitch and seizure every time I took a swig. Back in the day, (I’ve been in sobriety for two months, and hell yess I celebrated, the sober way!) I was capable of getting completely smashed off of only two sips of seven percent cider. I used it as a bragging right of course, because I only drank to get drunk, which means completely immobile and walking like a retard and performing embarrassing stunts in which I am surprised I am still alive to this day.
Avatar f tn Honestly I joined this group to try to find someone with some similar problems as mine. I have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder that affects my ability to speak and reason and leaves me severely disoriented. In minutes I can turn from a normal person to someone who appears mentally retarded. The affects of the so called seizure can last from hours to days and when it wears off I am fine again. It has been happening so frequently it's disrupting my life and my work.
Avatar n tn When I talk to my mother, she said, she was told by doctors that my father's seizures are stress related. My father does not have any history of seizure disorders and never had seizures in the past. Additionally, according to my mother, father suffers from some kind of short-term memory lost as well after he had mutiple seizures(about 5 to 6) in the last past 20 days. According to my mother, the doctors had necessary tests done and had ruled out strocks and tumors.
Avatar f tn Depersonalization also might be a symptom of other disorders, including some forms of substance abuse, certain personality disorders, seizure disorders, and certain other brain diseases. Depersonalization disorder is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness, awareness, identity, and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result.
585414 tn?1288944902 If anyone wants to know my story I am on glycine, a glutamate antagonist. It is in FDA study in Phase II and part of a new class of medications that unlike the current anti-psychotics don't cause tardive dyskanesia or diabetes and are much more effective. I have had a full recovery. I am working with my psychiatrist to advocate within the system to get these new medications out. If someone is unfamiliar with these medications feel free to e-mail me.
Avatar n tn Recently I went to a sleep clinic where I have begun working with a PhD specializing in sleep disorders. He stated that it is possible that I have a sleep disorder called PLMS; however, he stated that the jerking while I am awake is abnormal for most sleep disorders. He said it appears more symptomatic of a neurological problem. He has advised waiting to see a neurologist until sleep disorders have been eliminated; however, his comments have left me wondering and concerned.
Avatar f tn I used to have seizures but it has been a yr. seizure free so they are slowly (250 mg) a month withdrawing it from me. Question is, what will happen to me without the Depakote? As in depression wise? I take Depakote, Dylantin & Abilify, Lamictal & Cymbalta?
585414 tn?1288944902 A person who has epilepsy is rational but isn't during a seizure. You would think of them as rational. Well the difficult is my disability is "unknown". That can be changed. It will take a fair amount of research to determine the understanding of tardive psychosis, tardive dysphrenia and tardive dysmentia as a whole. Sure. But since they understand them in me then with proper documenation people will know what to do when spasms emerge.
Avatar f tn I looked up those particular medications and I believe they can cause tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disability that is a form of Parkinsonianism. I have tardive dyskinesia and the treatments that have been most helpful to me are Zofran, the natural remedy as identifed in clinical studies rhodiola and Clonidine. I don't know if the first two are used in children but the Catapres (Clonidine) patch is and it can be very helpful.
277174 tn?1189851979 Medical conditions, seizure disorder, herniated disc repai, nausea vomiting, unexplained pain beh, behind eyes, would like to get be, get better A little about me:I am a 42 yr old female with lots of health problems that have been hard to diagnose and some are unusual for my life consists of taking pills, undergoing medical tests and procedures trying to find the root of the problems, recently its been nausea and vomiting for 18 months.
Avatar f tn I'm still having seizures cause of the inflammation which seems to have gotten worse in type so now increase in seizure meds as well as well as ativan at night. Too many pills!!! The plan is to possible start me on methotrexate and hopefully not get to cytoxan which I really really hope we dont get to. I guess they weill see how I do clinically as far as my cognition goes, they will repeat neuropsych at some point as well as EEG and other diagnositic testing.
Avatar n tn 2) Less likely if focal seizures arising from the area of the stroke - this can be evaluated for by an EEG - a neurologist could tell by looking at it whether it is a seizure or clonus also. 3) Seizure of course should be treated with medication but clonus treatment depends on the degree of pain or disability associated with it. treaments include muscle relaxants (perhaps just at bedtime) such as baclofen, xanaflex etc or botox injections. 4) probably not 5) see 3.
Avatar m tn After all of these test went down I ended up having what the EMT's stated was a seizure, and that I was clonic tonic after. The neurologist since has referred me to a psychiatrist to check for psychosomatic seizures. The psychiatrist is stating that this is not the issue, and he thinks it's neurological and referred me back to my neurologist.
Avatar n tn Well about 5 minutes later she had a seizure. So i'm wondering if her seizures are caused by Anxiety.
585414 tn?1288944902 But for people without a psychiatric disability people can still act out of hatred. And yet the act could be right. How can we eliminate hatred as a motive in our life? Anger is a normal emotion. To act on it, especially on a higher level as a motive is wrong. I had to think about that myself with some ongoing legal issues (which I cannot discuss but are rational and more importantly are not contesting the medical or mental health system) as to motive.
585414 tn?1288944902 As stated in the last entry I did call my neurologist. He was away today so I spoke to his assistant. The Dantrolene had been raised to 4 pills and caused muscle collapse (the respiratory distress and accompanying hallucinations mitigated, those are because it "depresses the central nervous system" as do many muscle relexants) so I had to lower it to 3 pills. This is ultimately not very successful as the dystonic reactions are coming back.
Avatar n tn There are a few good books I would encourage you to read. They are Partial Seizure Disorders by Mitzi Waltz; A Guide to Understanding and Living With Epilepsy by Orrin Devinsky, MD; and Epliepsy and the Family, A New Guide by Richard Lechtenberg, MD. I checked these out of the library. Also the Epilepsy Foundation has a comprehensive website with loads of information for anyone have seizure activity as I was originally diagnosised with. The website is
Avatar m tn i was adopted later and joined the Marine Corps after high school in 1992. while in Corps in 1995 i had a seizure (pseudo-seizure) as it was described and i went thru some tests one, of the tests was an MRI in aug. of 1995. It revealed three to for brain lesions, i had the lumbar puncture twice to determine if i had MS. the test was negative, so it was determined that there was no physical cause for the seizures or loss of ability to walk and stand without assistance.
Avatar n tn There's no need to confine yourself to concern about any one type of learning disability - learning disability screening can be done to cover an array of possibilities and help focus the investigation.
1225331 tn?1333369369 I went to talk to my neuro about possibly going on long-term disability. He didn't agree with me. He says that I am not 100% disabled - physically or mentally. I do agree with him, but I have long term disability that is specific for my job - which I am unable to perform - cognitively and because of fatigue. With long-term, you do not need to be 100% disabled - you just have to be unable to perform your current occupation at a certain level. Nope - still won't approve it.
Avatar f tn My previous symptoms included Optic Neuritis 2007 confirmed via OCT scan 2008 which showed optic nerve lesion on right side, facial numbness 2007, seizure like activity eeg 2007, fatigue, pain/numbness/tingling in hands/arms, episode of banding pain in upper abdoment/chest, lumbar puncture 2008 elevated myelin basic protein. Recently I've developed hand tremors and balance issues. I was seeing a neurologist at shands neuroscience institute in jacksonville, but moved out to texas in 2010.
Avatar n tn However, if at any time the movements occur through the day and are random and do not go away then you should be referred to a movement disorders specialist to rule out tardive dyskinesia.
Avatar m tn She has taken meds on and off all of her life, and has not taken any meds at all for close to 5 years now. She has also been seizure free for 5 years, and feels great. She gets occasional migraines, and has fatigue (probably from lack of exercise) but all in all is a healthy woman.
Avatar n tn he was born healthy, my husband and I are in great health and there is no history of any seizure disorders in either of our families. This did not develop in our son until very late & his MRI shows no structural abnormalities, physically he is fine, he does have learning disability issues, nothing dramatic. We are wondering are there other drugs to suggest to our neurologist? Is depakote safe to use on a child this young?
568456 tn?1222039662 They give you seizures and kill off parts of the brain and results very widely and mostly temporarily. But when treating mood disorders with medications they treat you with ANTI-seizure medications.
Avatar f tn As with other quinolones, levofloxacin should be used with caution in patients with known or suspected central nervous system disorders that may predispose them to seizures or lower the seizure threshold. Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with the use of nearly all antibacterial agents, including levofloxacin. If diarrhea occurs, evaluate for CDAD and treat appropriately.
483814 tn?1214315080 Tendon ruptures that required surgical repair or resulted in prolonged disability have been reported in patients receiving quinolones, including levofloxacin, during and after therapy. This risk is increased in patients over 65 years old, and is further increased with concomitant corticosteroid therapy. Discontinue in patients experiencing pain, inflammation, or tendon rupture.