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Avatar n tn It was awful so I do understand how brain chemical disorders and electrical disorders can make you appear healthy but in reality you are as ill as anyone else with a problem. just believe in yourself and ignore the jerks and realize most people understand.
Avatar m tn http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn It's been roughly 20 years, since my only documented epiletic seizure. My treatment has been 300mg. of Dilantin. Not long after the seizure, the left side of my face became somewhat paralyzed and I was told it was Bell's Palsy. I was never told that there were meds or exercises to help repair the damage, so I still suffer with the paralysis. A year and a half ago one of my vocal cords became paralyzed. I went through the usual tests with inconclusive results, and was told to wait appx.
Avatar f tn This dog accidentally got 37.5 mg of Deramaxx meant for another dog yesterday. Could this be related to his seizure? He just had another seizure 6 hrs. after the first one. Going to the vet for a blood draw this afternoon. *Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard.
Avatar f tn She's on Depakine caps(200mg) at the moment and although she hasn't had a seizure since she's on medication, she has minor episodes of excessive salivation, dizziness and oral disorders leaving her with a horrible headache. Please tell me what could cause these "minor" symptoms?
Avatar m tn after EEG report treatment was prednisolon it was ok.again he got myoclonic seizure when he was 6 months old. MRI scan was normal. again the treatment was prednisolone .but he has same jerks after awaking.then treatment was sodium valoporate,conezapam and levator.but still has same attacks.i want to know the condition of the this situation.Is that progressive myoclonic epilepsy ?or Lennox Gaurt Syndrom?
Avatar m tn Conversion disorders are disorders in which the patient suffers from symptoms of diseases that he does not actually have. The symptoms of a pseudoseizure are almost same as those of an epileptic seizure, but their origin is psychological, not neurological. One of the characteristic differentiating feature of an epileptic seizure is that there is an abnormal discharge of electricity from the brain during the seizure whereas there is no such electrical discharge during a pseudoseizure.
Avatar f tn My daughter has generalized seizure disorder. She had a seizure in 9th grade (age 15), 11th grade (age 17), and this past August(age 20). Then, this past February she had another one and this finally made us realize that all along her 'fainting' episodes were actually seizures. This last seizure was only 6 months apart from the seizure in August that I mentioned. She is now taking her first medications for the seizure disorder and is extremely tired. She's on 250 mg once at night.
Avatar f tn If I can help you understand any factors of epilepsy, I'd be glad to help, as I've had epilepsy for 69 years.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure if seizure disorder and epilepsy are the same these days? I'm a 43 year old female, no history of seizures, 2 year survivor of breast cancer, which made the discovery of benign cysts in my left temporal lobe. 6 months ago I started having severe headaches with almost stroke like symptoms with neurological deficits associated with them as well as an elevation in my stress levels. All my doctors tell me I have more stress in my life than they've seen in a while.
Avatar n tn I am a 43 healthy female. I had a gran mal seizure in 2004 where I fell backwards stiff as a board and cracked my head open on concrete. I lost all consciousness and could not tell where I was when I came to. I do not remember falling. God blessed me that day as I was about to drive my husband and 2 children home from vacation from San Antonio to Houston. I could have killed them and another driver.
Avatar f tn Thyroid dysfunction can impact neurological problems and may aggravate seizure disorders. With the increasing TSH, most likely you have Hashimotos - the thyroid antibody blood tests and ultrasound will likely support htis. Would consider treatment to see if there is any benefit given your history and symptoms.
Avatar m tn Would like to use a TENS unit to manage pain in hip/leg until his surgery in May '11, but all indications caution it's use in persons with seizure disorders. What is your experience with this in your patients, especially since it will be used in the hip/leg area, not near the neck/head? Thanks in advance for your responses!
Avatar n tn If your daughter only has seizure during a fever, it is more likely that it is associated with febrile seizures than other types of seizure disorders. The fact that she has had several episodes in the past are evidence enough of her proneness to this condition which is why she still presented with this recently. Knowing that your child is prone to febrile seizures, it would be best to try and treating fevers earlier than usual to prevent such seizures from occurring. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn dx with parietal l. epilepsy. depression and amotivational behaviors. recommendations as to polypharmacy of seizure meds combined with antidepressant? meds of choice?
Avatar n tn If your daughter only has seizure during a fever, it is more likely that it is associated with febrile seizures than other types of seizure disorders. The fact that she has had several episodes in the past are evidence enough of her proneness to this condition which is why she still presented with this recently. Knowing that your child is prone to febrile seizures, it would be best to try and treating fevers earlier than usual to prevent such seizures from occurring. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I also have the same type of epilepsy). He has informed me that he might have had a seizure during sleep. I understand that this is quite rare, but he did wake up with a slightly bitten tongue. Is it possible for seizures to occur during sleep with this type of epilepsy.
3624179 tn?1347739267 Someone speaking to me sounds like they are distant and it's hard to comprehend whats going on. Is it a type of epilepsy or other neurological problem? Also, I am Manic Depressive, have Anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, and Major Depression. Can my mental disorders have a link to a possible neurological problem? I also get really bad migraines followed by auras that come from the base of my skull and can last for 1-5 days. Can that be related to a possible neurological problem as well?
Avatar n tn She did have one EEG 48 hr that did not show anything although I understand that the activity may or may not show on EEG for simple partial seizure. How common is abdominal epilepsy? Is there a center in the US that is well known for this?
Avatar f tn A month after my daughter was born I had a grand mal seizure. They have done an MRI, CT, EEG and still have found nothing. They put me on medication but I still don't think that it is epilepsy. I am really wondering if it has to do with my thyroid getting removed.
Avatar n tn I do know that good weed might even help certain seizure disorders, so unless you live in Texas or some other troglodite state, don't fight it, switch! I have 12 years now of stories, some would make you laugh and others scare the whatever out of ya. I'll try to remember some of the ones that might be pertinent to your situation.
Avatar n tn Hi! Epilepsy and pregnancy are a difficult combination! Your wife is lucky to have a supportive spouse to help her through. I'm glad to know that you notified her doctors right away--that is definitely the right thing to do! Sometimes the dosage requirements for seizure medications changes during pregnancy, and most doctors are usually walking the tight rope of trying to keep the dosage as low as possible while also keeping the seizure activity to a minimum.
Avatar m tn Hi there! Polytherapy is indicated in epilepsy when treatment with the different drugs individually has not had sufficient effect .It is usually recommended in those with severe epilepsy, or those who have several types of seizures and refractory seizures. 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.
Avatar f tn I am not a proffesional at this far from it finding out I had epilepsy after a witness grandmal a year and a half ago. I get upset before having a seizure. sometimes off and on in the evening when i start settling down and then after going to sleep i have a big one. Sort of like people with pms. I pretty much get all the symptoms. I just finished (2 days ago) a video eeg that lasted 8 days.
Avatar n tn I am betting that you need your seizure medications because you have epilepsy. I also bet that the heart problem is related to your weaning off dilantin too fast or maybe it was a finding that is distinct from your heart. You should be further evaluated for the heart problem and whether it is related to your seizures needs also to be evaluated. But, I think I am in the same thought process as your heart doctor who doesn't buy the heart-seizure concept.
488498 tn?1215073859 I have been doing some research on the internet about epilepsy and mental illness and what I have read is that there are a lot of similarities in the formation of the brain between the two - does this mean that a person who has epilepsy is more likely to suffer from some sort of mental illness - also many of the anti seizure medications are being used / the professionals have found that they also work as mood stabalizers, is this true.
Avatar m tn that won't stop while we are on this long flight. I would like to know if you are as conviced that this is epilepsy as I am. And what the chances are that her 8 - 10 "attacks" will become continuous. Is there anything I can so to prevent this? I thank you for assistance.