Seizure disorders fainting

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Avatar n tn My 14-year-old daughter has been fainting off and on for the past few years. Her most recent episode was this morning. The same thing occurs each time these episodes happen. She gets up from sleeping and comes into my room complaining of getting a cramp in her calf. Meanwhile, she seems very distraught and uncomfortable and wants to lie down. Next, she says she needs to go the bathroom and goes to sit down on the toilet. She was leaning forward stating her chest hurt. She sat back up again.
Avatar f tn It picked back up in my mid-20's around 2000 and was more fainting then throwing up with one time being escalating to a petit mal seizure. Originally, they thought it was neurological... years later they said it was a heart condition. I've had the EEG's, EKG's, MRI's, and a couple others I can't remember the names of... After having a table test, which didn't reveal anything really, the doctor said he thought it was Syncope. However, I've never been officially diagnosed with no real proof.
Avatar n tn But then a few nights ago it happened again. Only this time I seemed to have some sort of seizure before passing out. Both times this has occurred I have become very nauseated and dizzy before passing out. The second time this happened however, he said I was twitching for a couple seconds before becoming limp, and also that my eyes never closed. After doing some online research, it seems that I may have had an absence seizure. Do you think this is possible?
Avatar n tn Yes, I would keep pursuing this with an Electrophysiologist (cardiologist that specializes in heart rhythm disorders). Fainting with exercise is not normal. Regular cardiologists often overlook electrical heart problems in young healthy people. These diseases can be overlooked on ECGs unless looked at by a specialist. There are several different heart conditions that should be ruled out on your son. Our family has Long QT Syndrome and my son fainted with exercise before we were diagnosed.
Avatar f tn Many disorders interfere with getting enough oxygen and sugar to the brain and thus can cause fainting. A less common reason for fainting is temporary interruption of consciousness by a seizure. Fainting can result from overstimulation of the vagus nerve, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Stimulating the vagus nerve causes the heart rate to slow and blood pressure to fall. This type of fainting is sometimes called a vasovagal attack or vasovagal (neurocardiogenic) syncope.
Avatar f tn Hi....I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 years ago buthave never been confident that it was really what I had. I dont think my episodes are seizure like, I basically jsut "faint" and if i sit down I can come out of it....Anyway...the past week I have had very high blood pressure, like 140/100 ish. and my heart rates been fast too..between 90 and 120.
Avatar m tn It could be something else mimicking a seizure like fainting, breath holding spells, night terrors, migraines and psychiatric disturbances. You need to look into other possibilities like meningitis, any head trauma sustained while playing and missed by caretakers. Febrile seizures are the most likely cause. You need to check the site of temperature monitoring, usually must be axilla and taken properly without the kid moving and add 2 – 3 degrees F to it since it is the core temperature.
Avatar n tn Neurologic forms of syncope include autonomic nervous system diseases and seizure disorders. These are diagnosed with tilt table testing and seizures with an EEG. Tilt table testing is a simple test that is pretty much what it sounds like. The patient is placed on a table and ECG and blood pressure monitoring are attached. The table is then tilted upright so the person is in a vertical position and the heart rate and blood pressure are monitored.
Avatar n tn I do get diarrhea with bad cramps maybe 4 or 5 times a month, but not to the extent of fainting. Both times the fainting/diarrhea attack happened to me, I had just finished eating. The diarrhea lasted about 3-4 days, with some minor rectal bleeding. Also, I've noticed that when I get the "milder" diarrhea attacks, they're usually in the morning, anywhere from 5 min. to an hour after drinking my morning cup of coffee, or after eating lunch.
Avatar n tn Other less common cardiac causes are carotid sinus irritability which is due to an abnormal structure in the neck that results in syncope when pressed upon. Neurologic forms of syncope include autonomic nervous system diseases and seizure disorders. These are diagnosed with tilt table testing and seizures with an EEG. As you can see the diagnosis is somewhat complex. Therefore, I would recommend that your father see a specialist in the area of syncope.
Avatar n tn How frequent are these episodes? Is there any activity that triggers these fainting spells? One possibilitty is a seizure disorder. However, your symptoms might be more likely related to syncope which is temporary loss of consciousness and posture, often described as "fainting" or "passing out." and is usually related to transient insufficient blood flow to the brain.
Avatar m tn My stepson was diagnosed with ADHD. He was given Risperdone & Intuniv. Every since he has been on the medications, he has had excessive weight gain, fainting spells & just the other day he had a seizure. I am very concerned about this medication since I have a family member (brother) who takes this for schizophrenia. I am just looking for an outside opinion.
Avatar m tn The first time it happened at 3 I had a temperature. Since then I've had a seizure at least every year, apart from once when I went around 2 years without one. Since 3 I've had seizures randomly. However have also had one whilst running (twice) one was a seizure one was a faint, when I was on a trampoline, when on a bouncy castle, whilst sat on a bus, whilst sat eating a meal.
Avatar f tn Depakote or divalproex sodium is used to treat various types of seizure disorders, bipolar disorders, and to prevent migraine headaches.
647830 tn?1223808263 but I am at a crossroad in treatments. I use my faith intensly to overcome fear of seizure disorders and with the fainting from syncope. my worst times are when i am sick with a stomach virus. I spent many years inside because of fearing what would or could happen out in public but in time I have learned the life is too short to be afraid and that people really care more than i had given them credit for and we all need other people.
Avatar m tn in the typical seizure manifestation. But it remains to be confirmed by the EEG. Even a small fainting has to have a reason. I believe the reason is something beyond seizures. Another possibility to mention here is pseudo seizures. Her symptoms are typical of conversion disorder, even with the choking sensation in the throat. I would suggest you read about conversion disorder. The necessary things on travel include a dextrose / glucose vial, in case she has a fainting due to hypoglycemia.
Avatar f tn complex partial seizure disorders, present this way. Make certain to find a neurologist who specializes in the brain and central nervous system as opposed to one that works on neuromotor issues. The Epilepsy Foundation ( should be able to help you find one locally. Hope you can get through the evaluation quickly and find a resolution.
Avatar m tn My question is, when I brought him into the emergency room, he went into some type of seizure. It was just me and the nurse. His eyes rolled into the back of his head and his tongue was hanging off to the side. He did not respond to us at all. He came out of that after a minute. He was in the ER for approximately an hour and 15 minutes. The heart attack continued the entire time and did not resolve itself until he was in the helicopter and almost to the heart hospital (a 15 minute flight).
Avatar n tn Sometimes fainting is confused with having a psychogenic-seizure. Muscle jerking is very common during a fainting or near-fainting episode. It is also common for people to faint after a meal. If she continues to have these episodes, then I think you should inquire about having a tilt table test. You can find out more information about this here: Goodluck.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had a seizure as a result of a migraine? Or because of stress?
Avatar f tn 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. Next week we will add 125 mg to her mornings.
Avatar f tn Since November 2007, I have had a handful of random episodes of near syncope (fainting). I have always been a migraine sufferer, but from August 2007 through June 2008, I was taking Topamax as a preventative migraine medication (50mg once a day). Topamax, in higher doses (about 200mg), is mainly a seizure medication. I had not experienced such episodes until I began Topamax, but it did its job in preventing my daily headaches.
Avatar f tn I have read that sometimes the syncope will bring on a seizure if it lasts too long. We're trying to figure out if the seizure was brought on by the syncope or if it is epileptic in nature.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have fainted several times per year since I was a very little girl. More seizure like than faint, told not epilepsy, but "just phrone to fainting". I learnt to have high salt diet and reads the signs of when one was coming on, often laying down with feet up seemed to help...but not all the time. Was told I'd grow out of it, which seemd to be the case when started to happen less (ie only once a year)....but during my late 20s I started to get them around every 4-6mths.
Avatar n tn Depending upon the exact mechanism of the patients symptoms, a pacemaker may help to eliminate some fainting episodes. Though, I wouldn't expect it to eliminate all symptoms. It could, but it won't necessarily because the patients blood pressure could still crash. Dysautonomia Specialists:
626605 tn?1302524071 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.
990354 tn?1307136486 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 39 years old and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006. I believed I was in remission for almost a yr until after a viral infection my symptoms came back this time with migraines (never had them before) and what I thought were fainting spells,but after having one in a doctors office was told I had a grand mal seizure. Weird thing is I have had the "fainting spells" since I was 6 yrs old and now after investigating them found out they were also seizures.
Avatar n tn For any state of altered consciousness, (fainting, seizure, confusion, lathery, etc.), test her again. Not during a seizure, but after she is settled, providing she is calm, and not combative. A reading that is again below the point she had felt well, proves that this low of a heart rate is simply too low for her. Lastly, I would recommend taking her to see a Pediatric Cardiologist at an academic teaching hospital.