Seizure disorders elderly

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Avatar m tn Central nervous system and/or respiratory-depressant effects can be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs especially in elderly patients and patients with medical disorders. A patient needs to be monitored for CNS and respiratory depression while on these two drugs. You need to perform carefully activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination. If you are considering change in therapy do consult a neurologist. That might be helpful.
Avatar m tn They are most often seen in adolescents and young adults, but they also can occur in children and the elderly. They are three times more common in females. What do they look like? The seizures most often imitate complex partial or tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures. Family members report episodes in which the patient stiffens and jerks. Doctors rarely witness the actual event, so they are drawn toward the diagnosis of epilepsy.
Avatar n tn Persons 50 years of age Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities that house persons of any age with chronic medical conditions Adults and children with chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including asthma Adults and children who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes mellitus), renal dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression (includin
Avatar n tn (Antianxiety) The main uses for Ativan are anxiety, irritability in psychiatric or organic disorders, preoperatively, insomnia, and as an adjunct in endoscopic procedures. It's "unlabeled" uses are antiemetic prior to chemotherapy, status epilepticus, rectal use, alcohol withdrawal and seizure prophylaxis. Nowhere in any medical reference does it state Ativan is used for the treatment of depression.
2097395 tn?1333265790 i put the bottle on my headboard when i woke up i was at the hospital, the doctor told me to lay down and that i have had 3 seizure then i blacked out and woke up on my parents couch. my mom said that i fell down in the hallway and started having seizures my mom called the ambulance while my dad held me down, when my husband walked through the door i didn't even know who he was my mom had to tell me,when i got to my house i stayed away from my man cause i didn't recognize him.
Avatar n tn prior to an MI (heart attack) or other illnesses or episodes. It is more common in seizure disorders. Phantosmia, or olfactory hallucinations, involves smelling odors that are not derived from any physical stimulus. Phantosmia has many causes.though some are never identified. One of the most common and well-documented causes involves brain injury or seizures in the temporal lobe.
Avatar f tn Lyrica is prescribed for several conditions including seizure disorders, neuralgia or nerve pain and often for Fibromyalgia. Ogastro is a proton pump inhibitor which prevents the stomach from producing acid. In the USA it has very similar properties as Prevacid. I am not a physician. In my opinion your friend's mother may require opiates to control her cancer pain if the current medications are not providing her relief.
Avatar f tn He is diagnosed with seizure disorder/non-epileptic. He also has several other disorders. They started after he had his first seizure. He has severe asthma and used to take a lot of albuterol. Years later, when the National Asthma Association changed the asthma intake protocols for doctors and patients, the seizures did the nosebleeds. A few days ago, after an EEG, they came back severely. He is also diagnosed with a disorder called 'sinus disease'.
Avatar m tn Shrinkage of the Cerebellum, which I understand can cause issues with balance! Has anyone been through this before? I have not tolerated other meds well in past attempts to change to "newer" meds, and I'm being told I may HAVE to get off Dilantin. This may mean I will not have as good seizure control. Are these my only alternatives? Please help!
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 64 year old retired veteran. Earlier this week I was driving from home to the local grocery store, waiting at the traffic intersection when I became completely disoriented and could not remember where I was or which way I should turn to get to the grocery store. I made a wrong turn and only remebered where I was after a few minutes despite having driven to the store thousands of times before.
147426 tn?1317269232 •Asthma (even if it’s controlled or mild) •Neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury] •Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and cystic fibrosis) •Heart disease (such as
Avatar n tn Has he had an overnight sleep study in a sleep lab? I think he needs the help of a good sleep neurologist. I have sleep disorders that had been so long standing they caused my daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, even repetitive head jerking when I was awake, as the lines became blurred between sleep and wake. If he were my husband, if these things have not been done, the sleep lab would be high priority, followed closely by an MRA of the head and neck.
189586 tn?1297257661 But there is not enough scientific evidence to know if EMS is caused by 5-HTP, a contaminant, or some other factor. Until more is known, avoid taking 5-HTP.
633284 tn?1271718018 The fear of having no say in a matter. Look at the elderly. I have NEVER seen an elderly person scared to die. You will go through SO much in this life and remember it's not YOU thats going to die. It will be a a ready, willing, person that has experienced all life has to offer. You will have kids, your kids will have kids and you will age gracefully and get to a point that you will be ready. Death can seem overwhelming, but not when it's put into perspective.
959034 tn?1253675076 Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience loss of seizure control or symptoms of hydantoin toxicity (drowsiness, visual disturbances, change in mental status, nausea, or ataxia). carbamazepine ⇔ fluoxetine Applies to:Tegretol (carbamazepine), Prozac (fluoxetine) Moderate Drug Interaction MONITOR: Fluoxetine may inhibit the hepatic metabolism of carbamazepine. Carbamazepine toxicity is possible.
Avatar m tn Perlmutter, the rate at which a Parkinson's patient will decline perfectly correlates with the elevation of their blood sugar) Migraines, Seizure disorders like epilepsy, Autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Core Ingredients of a Brain-Healthy Diet Dr. Perlmutter emphasizes the importance of favoring above-ground colorful vegetables, as these contain less starch, which your body breaks down into simple sugars.
Avatar f tn Phenobarbital and Phenytoin Long-term treatment with either phenobarbital and phenytoin for seizure disorders may interfere with the body's ability to use vitamin B12.
Avatar f tn I have suffered panic atacks and severe anxiety disorders for the most of my life... Currently I take clonazepam and celexa for this.
Avatar m tn I'm having trouble getting to grips with such a diagnosis though, given I've been told it's normally something which predominately only happens in the elderly, who have some sort of underlying depressive condition. At onset of symptoms, there was no depression present whatsoever, and I was very happy and content in life!
Avatar n tn K and as a result our family feels very isolated and at a loss as to what the future holds.He lives with my elderly parents and is becoming increasingly depressed and isolated. Is there anyone out there with experience of the condition?Is there any research underway? Any help gratefully received.
147426 tn?1317269232 I know you are far from old but that is what elderly people, with their slowed up oesophagal tubes, were encouraged to do when I worked with them. If there is something compromising your passage of food to the stomach (lesion?), then maybe that's a way forward. Always feel so awkward giving health advice on your posts, as you know so much more than me, but gave my little effort any way.
Avatar f tn Keeping vaccination rates high protects everyone in the community. It protects our elderly parents and grandparents whose immune systems aren't as strong as they used to be. It protects newborns who haven't gotten their shots yet.
Avatar n tn Welcome Stacey and I am sorry to hear that you have been having so many problems and pain! I was diagnosed with MS in 1993 but thankfully have been in remission until this year. In October 2006 I presented with a sharp "ice pick" type pain in my right temple and my left eye was drooping and the left side of my face was numb. I was treated with solumedrol and prednisone and was fine until Feb. 2007. In Feb.
190559 tn?1280615967 The treatment forces your body into a grand mal seizure and can affect memory, cognitive function, and learning in the short term. Our daughter has displayed symptoms of both mild hyperthyroid and extreme hypothyroid states over the past several months, sometimes even fluctuating over a few hours or days. This fluctuation has also shown up on thyroid blood tests both in Philadelphia and Milwaukee, but so far she has not had a full thyroid panel done.
Avatar n tn Neither of the problems I mentioned have to include seizure activity. Both can be seen with what your describing without seizure activity.
Avatar n tn Neither of the problems I mentioned have to include seizure activity. Both can be seen with what your describing without seizure activity.
Avatar n tn Neither of the problems I mentioned have to include seizure activity. Both can be seen with what your describing without seizure activity.
Avatar n tn Neither of the problems I mentioned have to include seizure activity. Both can be seen with what your describing without seizure activity.