Seizure disorders down syndrome

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Avatar n tn like this post of mine), cognitive perseveration (sticking with something forever and a day), non-linear thought processing (getting off track/going off on a tangent), obsessiveness, sleep problems, appetite problems, irritability, and depression. There are overlaps with ADHD and OCD, Asperger Syndrome and personality disorders. It gets confusing. What makes things more confusing is that tests like EEG's are not fool-proof.
Avatar n tn I have 2 children, a 17 year old with Down syndrome and autism and an 8 year old with an IQ of 139 and severe ADHD. Just 2 weeks out of radiation therapy for breast cancer I moved from Illinois to Texas and bought a house with my in-laws, supposedly to split the responsibilities and bills.
Avatar n tn My 7 year old son has Down syndrome. He is a joy to be with. He does have impulsive behavior. His behavior isn't always impulsive, but when he is, he is uncontrollable. Has anyone had any success in diet or natural medicines to help with impulsive behavior? An MD prescribed risperdal for him, but we don't feel comfortable giving an antipsychotic med to a 7 yr. old.
Avatar m tn Developed serve covers ion syndrome after an unprovoked assault. Difficulties in finding diagnosis, specialist expertise and treatment. Visited world renowned Institute of Neurology The National Hospital in London UK.An made great improvements from paralysis to been able to walk again with a stick with unsteady gate. However since I have been cared for as a disabled person in the community I have made no more progress with less skilled doctors.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I started having seizures last february (2011). I don't have epilepsy, as far as they can tell I have toxic encephalopathy. Which means toxins were building up in my brain from the combo of meds I was on. My reg dr said "serotonin syndrome" is another possible dx. The definition of a "controlled" seizure disorder is no seizures for 6 months. I've been going more than 6 mos between seizures.
Avatar n tn They are excruciating, not like what I hear about restless leg syndrome. 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 n tn The EEG is most likely to pick up any small seizure activity in the brain. Looks like a partial seizure. Also check your blood minerals and calcium.
Avatar m tn We went to our regular vet and she couldn't detect anything when listening to her heart, but mentioned several possibilities (incl. heart disorders, vagal syndrome) and suggested we wait-and-see if it happens again. Her stools still weren't normal (this was at day 6 of flagyl rx), so we did 10 more days worth of flagyl and sent stool for testing. Results showed giardia, so we did 7 days of panacur, which has resolved stool issues.
Avatar f tn I don't know what to do to calm him down and I'm scared he may have another condition that is being mistaken with autism. Is it possible that he has epilepsy or other 'problems' that are making him have this reactions? I feel really lost, thank you so much for any answers you can give me!
Avatar n tn Another thing you may want to look into is Long QT Syndrome which is often misdiagonised as epiliepsy or other seziure disorders. Please note I am not a doctor and the above is just my opinion and from medical reports I have read online.
Avatar n tn 16:54: Dear Doctor The diagnosis of epilepsy and seizure disorder are not mutually exclusive. True seizure events are abnormal hypersynchronous firing of cortical neurons. These events are induced by extracellualr IPSPs or EPSPs. These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic. This type is called pseudoseizures. The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons.
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Stuart on March 05, 1999 at 07:55:47: : Dear Doctor The diagnosis of epilepsy and seizure disorder are not mutually exclusive. True seizure events are abnormal hypersynchronous firing of cortical neurons. These events are induced by extracellualr IPSPs or EPSPs. These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic.
Avatar n tn Tegretol is one of many anti-convulsnant agents that may or may not be helpful for treating different seizure disorders. I also want you to realize that a negative EEG does not rule out a seizure disorder. I strongly suggest that your wife be seen by a neurologist for further evaluation and treatment as they are the experts in this area. Good luck.
Avatar m tn That's important to evaluate because any time we take medication, there is a trade off of good with bad. If our mental health disorders are on track and we are managing well with that, then the trade off is side effects of the medication. And you aren't even sure either of those two things are related. Now, I'm not sure about the combination of medications you are on. We aren't doctors and shouldn't second guess your medical team treating you.
807420 tn?1238225628 worse when laying down to sleep, or in a recliner! When I lay down in bed prone, I begin to get a headache. It is Not the pillows, not the position. When I wake up my head is in horrible pain., bad headache. The same when I sit back in a recliner. When I get up to walk, it subsides. But does not go away. I have been to all the test. MRI, Cat Scans, x-rays' you name it. All negative, brain scan, neg also.
199177 tn?1490502134 Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections).
508033 tn?1211893077 Clusters of events can easily be combined into a disorder or syndrome encompassing the paroxysmal disorders. Spell is defined is paroxysmal and delineates the episodic nature of the illness and is particularly valuable considering our other suggested related classification of Paroxysmal Neurobehavioural Disorder. Spells imply that these are happening as single discrete episodes in time and moreover a series of spells of may ultimately lead to a diagnosis of a syndrome or disorder cluster e.g.
1415174 tn?1453246703 abnormal EEG (migraine or seizure pattern), this EEG was the type where you stay up all night. I was getting uncontrollable shakes/shivering, for about 10 minutes then severe vomiting all night long with stomach pain. No aura and no migraine at the time. Blood work all normal, immunnoligy testing was normal and all GI testing normal. The closest my symptoms were was cyclic vomiting syndrome but I got this at around 23 years old.
Avatar f tn I had a complete histerectomy 2 years ago and was doing fine until this and i was diagnosed with severe hypoglycemia which i am managing great but i truly need help i fell down my steps this morning and i am becoming scared because of the toll on my nervous system.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry to hear that you are having sleepless nights. Could this possibly be related to Restless Leg Syndrome? It can not only happen in the legs, but also in the arms. This called also be caused by Peripheral Neuropathy. I wish there was more that I could do to help you. It's sounds like you are in agony. Maybe others' on the forum can offer you more insight than I can, Try to have a GREAT DAY...
Avatar m tn 4) Lately I've noticed I move my toes a lot. I am wiggling them when I wake up and other times. Usually when lying down. 5) Sharp pains or shivers run through my body. 6) Ear ringing at times or buzzing like there is a bug in my ear. This is very infrequent. I am not diabetic and all of my blood work is perfect. I've had CT scans, MRI's etc that are always returned clear, in fact usually get perfect. I am 41 y/o male.
Avatar f tn With no past history of TIA, heart disease, and no provocation he became dizzy, weak, confused, staggering and eventually falling down and went into a seizure that lasted 3-4 minutes. After CT scans, MRI/MRA of brain and neck, EEG, Holter monitor study, doppler ultrasound of neck, upcoming Angiogram, and possible endarterectomy, these were the findings. Cardiologist diagnosed Bradycardia from the Holter Monitor study results and recommended a pace maker.
Avatar m tn Medications used to treat seizure disorders and anti psychotic drugs can cause elevated liver enzymes. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn at some point withdrawls are inevetable and you will suffer at some point just depends on how low a dose you can get down to. it is always eaiser to quit at the lowest possible dosage. i wish you all the best and keep working at it and posting to let us know how it goes.
Avatar m tn There are several metabolic disorders that can present with carnitine deficiency including mitochondrial disorders, disorders of amino acid metabolism, disorders in the urea cycle, and other errors of inborn metabolism. Problems in the liver can also affect carnitine metabolism Dietary deficiencies in carntine can also lead to carnitine deficiency. Certain vegetarian diets can lead to deficiency, but well-balanced vegetarian diets may not necessarily.
1337425 tn?1278177587 stinkin' tramadol is what got me hooked 6 years ago!!! my bf and i used to drive down to mexico, buy a bunch of bottles, empty em' in plastic bags and duct tape them to our crotches. suffice it to say we were young, stupid and HOOKED. i had a terrible experience and terrible withdrawals with tramadol. i personally say, stay as far away from it as possible. good luck! i've been reading your posts btw...they are very inspiring.
Avatar f tn So if you were seizing whilst having an EEG the results should be abnormal if causation is from abnormal brain activity, and normal if its not. Absent seizure and psuedo seizure may sound or seem the same but technically and visually they are very different, absent seizures just like epileptic seizures, usually generate the telling spike and wave pattern on the EEG.
Avatar n tn My body either is emitting heat or cold in places, im never comfortable temperature wise. Also reynauds is related to mild seizure disorders. I was just wondering if you have any of these symptoms. Also my skin hurts sometimes in places. Are you on meds for the reynauds? Does it help? I looked it up online and they said for minor reynauds you can take ginkgo biloba, and I took it for a couple of months and it dident do anything. Can you relate to any of this?
Avatar f tn Well only some. My situation is very complex. I have 14 brain abnormalitites, disorders, and disease process. One of them is Adult Onset Obstructive Hydrocephalus. I suffered a seizure black out spell mid 2002 and my life was turned upside down. I began to have horrible head pains, aches, and symptoms every day. Prior to, I rarely remember even taking tylenol for headaches. Many of the things found as abnormal are considered to be birth defects that laid low until this spell.
Avatar n tn Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure. Suicide Risk •Do not prescribe ULTRAM ER for patients who are suicidal or addiction-prone.