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Avatar m tn I was home alone and seizure so bad I tipped over in the recliner. I remember having the phone in my hand but that is all. I don't know who I was talking to or who called the EMT's. I don't remember having an IV shoved in my arm, put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to the ER. I don't remember being in the ER. or walking to the truck or coming home. Listen, I haven't had the blindness although my vision is blurred and I see multiple images of the same thing.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn The most common specific form of epilepsy it is seen with is known as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, typically starting in the teenage years and often it runs in families. As a first time seizure sufferer in midadulthood, the chances of there being an underlying structural cause such as a brain tumor or scar on the brain. In your case, if your MRI was normal as well as your EEG, it is unlikely you have a tumor.
3163121 tn?1343781349 I am wondering if there are any other families out there with children with this rare genetic disorder
462332 tn?1208418391 My neurologist explained that the lab report findings were of changes in the hippocampus and that such findings were normal in patients who have seizure disorders. (BTW, I was diagnosed with encephalitis at about 13 or so but my doctor was pretty poor and I highly doubt that's what it was.) However, he did find that my blood work came back with a positive reading for ANAs. He has since recommended that I speak with a rheumatologist.
Avatar n tn I have adult ADD and have taken ritalin for a long time, it can be a lifesaving drug for those suffering with ADHD or ADD -- it is only dangerous if someone takes it who does not have these disorders. There is an awful lot of misinformation out there about it, but testimonies from thousands of families whose children are functioning at a much happier, higher level than when unmedicated would lead one to assume that this can be a very useful drug.
Avatar f tn But, strep infection has been implicated in some cases of tic disorders and I personally believe it may be a reason why tic disorders develop. There aren't any great treatments for tic disorders. Getting enough sleep and alleviating stress are two things that help keep tics at a minimum. Sometimes, medications like antidpressants or seizure meds are prescribed to help with tics. But, these come with side effects and aren't necessarily going to give 100% relief.
Avatar n tn The are a number of causes of Action/intension tremors. One common cause is benign essential tremor. This condition runs in families, but also occurs sporadically. affected patients have a fine tremor that is increased by stress or embrassement. A portion of the patients also has tremor that affects their head, causing constant fine head motion. Other causes physiologic tremor also affect by stress and lack of sleep and vigorous exercise.
Avatar f tn If it is episodes of vigorous shaking associated with loss of consciousness, one possibility is a a seizure. If it is sort of a continuous fine, high frequency (fast) tremor that occurs particularly if you hold your arms up or try to use your hands, one possibility is called essential tremor. Essential tremor is a type of tremor disorder that very frequently runs in families. The exact cause is not known. It often worsens with stress or anxiety and it improves with some alcohol intake.
Avatar f tn His maternal uncle had his 1st seizure at 2 years old causing him to be mentally challenged throughout his life; he just passed 2 weeks ago at 49 from a seizure that killed him. This friend also has a 10 year old son who had a few small seizures as a young child & still lives with a TIC that he takes medication for. I am very concerned for my friend & I know he will be too ashamed to seek help for these conditions.
405614 tn?1329147714 It also seems to run in families, from what I am told. Doctor's do not really understand the cause. All I know, is that is drives me NUTS. I am already a little on the nuts side, so I don't have much further to go, to completely get there. I am currently on Klonopin at night for the RLS. It may or may not work. All I know, is if I am going to have a "spell" of it, it happens whether I take the medication or not. It's one of those disorders that literally drives you up the wall.
Avatar f tn When it comes to seizure disorders, there are really no reliable natural methods to control them. It's extremely difficult to determine exactly what it is that triggers the seizures and, since your dog has had several in a short period of time, the phenobarbital is really the safest route you can take. You can HELP to minize seizures by avoiding feeding him treats with dyes in them. For some reason, food dye seems to be one of the triggers of epileptic seizures.
Avatar n tn All lab work ruled out liver disorders (or disorders effecting the liver, e.g., Hep). I continue to have slightly elevated CK levels (approx 750+). A recent swallow study supports my claim of swallowing difficulties (involuntary spasms in throat)and a recent Echo indicates mild regurgitation in the Mitral & Tricuspid valves. I thank you in advance for any insight you may provide...Sincerely.....
Avatar f tn mind you, most insurances will not cover the testing, and it is highly expensive. Autism has also been linked to people with a history of Epilepsy and other seizure disorders. A woman with Epilepsy will have a chance to conceive a child with Autism. Other things such as environmental, auto immune, nervous system disorders, and certain genetic disorders such as downs syndrome have all been linked to Autism. I have slight Epilepsy, and was not diagnosed until I was 23 years old.
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?
Avatar m tn There is no history on either me or my husbands side of his family of any types or disorders, No sicknesses, we both are very healthy and come from health families as well. This is our third boy, and out previous two are healthy. One of his neurosurgeons seems to think that this all happened due to the brain being "pushed" up against the skull during delivery. I had a normal healthy pregnancy with a vaginal delivery and 20 min. of pushing. He had high apgar scores at 1 and 10 min.
Avatar m tn Sometimes, I get random thoughts about getting ready for a heart attack or I feel like maybe a seizure is coming. I just keep pushing though it and I always seem to make it. I have stayed in my bed for multiple hours before thinking I was going to die or something. I really want my normal life back. I have been tested for numerous test like blood sugar, diabetes, and multiple different blood test. One doctor had me wear a heart monitor and thought that he had seen some problem with my heart...
Avatar n tn And there appears to be a greater incidence of autism, autistic-like disorders, and other neuro problems (e.g. ADHD) in families with one autistic child. Don't allow yourself to be pushed away with the blanket statement that your daughter's speech is "silly", trust your instincts. Especially given your older son's situation - I believe the family history is very significant. You may need to pursue independent testing outside the school district.
Avatar f tn A commonly overlooked cause of ADHD behavior is the absence seizure. During an absence seizure, the brain's normal activity shuts down. The child stares blankly, sometimes rotates his eyes upward, and occasionally blinks or jerks repetitively, he drops objects from his hand, and there may be some mild involuntary movements known as automatisms. The attack lasts for a few seconds and then it is over as rapidly as it begins.
4534339 tn?1356044507 Well, I know there's been some recent discussion in the psychiatric community that some rage disorders in children can actually be seizures - and this drug is used to combat seizures. But I'm not sensing she has a rage disorder - do you? I've seen kids who suddenly fly off into unpredictable complete rages and are very sorry afterwards - and that looks like possible seizure activity to me. Again, I'm not a doctor, just kind of thinking this through.
Avatar n tn In people in their 50's thru 80's, problems with the heart, blood vessels, brain (tumors, abnormal blood vessels, atypical seizure disorders) need to be ruled out. These problems are more common in smokers, diabetics, hypertensives (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, family history of neurological and cardio-vascular disease.
Avatar n tn Posted by Suzanne on June 01, 1999 at 11:11:27 My son Christopher was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms at the age of 19 months. He is now 28 months. He was initially on ACTH inject able, then prednisone and for the past four months he has been on Vigabatrin (Sabril) and at first it has helped; he had gone as long as three weeks without a seizure. Then they became more frequent and his doctor increased his dose of Vigabatrin. This seemed to make the seizures more frequent. The dr.
Avatar f tn As a health provider I am astounded that there isn't more physician education and collaboration with specialist to help families like mine. We live in a remote area of Alaska so travel to be subjects is not an option. We need a conclusive diagnosis.
287246 tn?1318573663 You see Michele, that is one of the things that the Bible says will happen in the last days , families will be divided, look for it in the Bible. It tells us that and we know that some of those things are coming to pass. We are not supposed to be jealous of one another in this life, nor are we supposed to be envious, but right now that is one of the things that I am facing is being envious of people who have something in their life I don’t have any more.
Avatar n tn Many of the reactions are gastroentestinal, but I also experience eye darting sensations, seizure-like incoherence, and rage episodes the day following consumption of foods that I'm sensitive to. I'm just now seeing a gastroenterologist and my diagnosis is leaning towards Crohn's. But we'll see. I had been previously diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, but that diagnosis is now in question.
Avatar n tn IF she is suffering from either of above disorders mood stabilizer like lithium (or some anti-seizure medications) can help with her symptoms. Try to address this possibility with her psychiatrist. Many psychiatrists who take government insurance like Medicaid are pretty good and well trained, in fact some of them prefer to take Medicaid over private insurance. Many these psychiatrists see patients in city or state hospitals, on inpatient and outpatient bases.
Avatar n tn Why are you seeing a neurologist? Seizure disorders can run in families. How was the diagnosis of neurocardiogenic syncope made? Have the beta-blockers helped? Beta blockers can be used safely in pregnancy. Of course, there are potential risks to the fetus. Any woman with heart disease on medications should be followed in a high-risk OB practice. I would advise waiting on the pregnancy until a diagnosis is certain and an effective treatment plan has been laid out.
Avatar f tn encephalitis, encephalopathy, neurological disorders, seizure disorders, convulsions, learning disabilities, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) demyelination of the nerve sheaths, Guillain-Barré syndrome (paralysis), muscle incoordination, deafness, panniculitis, vasculitis, optic neuritis (including partial or total blindness) retinitis, otitis media, bronchial spasms, fever, headache, joint pain, arthritis (acute and chronic) transverse myelitis, thrombocytopenia (blood clotting disor