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3624179 tn?1347739267 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 Hello, My 2yr (7lbs) chihuahua mix had a seizure. I've think she may have had a simple focal seizure (per websites visited). Molly didn't fall over and seize nor did she expel urine or drool. She was upright with open eyes. My questions: What are the causes? (couldn't get a clear understanding from the websites visited) Can the seizures cause damage to her body? When should I have seen by the vet?
Avatar f tn In my teens was the first time I actually had a seizure and then vomited. 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...
Avatar f tn I began having episodes of what the doctors are now calling "Seizure Like Activity" on September 14th 2008. I have had an MRI both with and without contrast along with an EEG, all were negative. They have tried me on ativan, and several other medications; including neurontin. The medications lessen the severity of the "SLA's" but so far nothing has stopped them. They range from very mild to very severe with both tonic and clonic movements.
Avatar n tn For days she is without any episodes and then she has multiple episodes in a night, and now even while awake. However, she has NEVER urinated during her seizure NOR there is any frothing from her mouth. The local doctors have not been able to reach a conclusion. Three months ago they suggested she might have Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (Left Side). for the past 6 months, she is NOT taking any medicine for epilepsy, and for very odd reason the frequency of the episodes has reduced.
1363810 tn?1279229271 Hi Everyone, Somatoform, Conversion, and/or Functional Disorders (i.e. psychological causes of illness) are topics raised on many threads. I'm seeing many posts from forum members who say they not only found themselves in neuro limbo land, but were also unceremoniously dumped into the nebulous psych patient category. I'm not a mod for this forum, nor a long-term member of the community. I'm just one of you, an anonymous writer and fellow limbo lander with a curious streak.
Avatar f tn At this point I will pass out, and have what observers describe as a seizure, however I am not 100% sure what it is. It is definitely a convulsion or spasm, and usually only happens in my hands, or arms and legs, and lasts about 3 min or less. When that stops and I am responsive again, I am completely out of it, and I will start to heave and eventually vomit although there have been times when I never vomit, just heave. I feel sweaty, and I am extremely pale.
2030686 tn?1351692148 This is not exactly related to your question but there are a few anticonvulsants contraindicated with Incivek. Mostly the 1st generation ones (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin). I have been noticing Levetiracetam (Keppra) seems to be prescribed as a viable alternative given there is no CYP450 activity. ____________________ Keppra/Riba: You might want to ask your Neuro about the side effects of the Keppra.
Avatar m tn 3 days ago she had a seizure like a granmal. 1st one she's ever had. Blood tests were unremarklable however a CT and MRI showed lesions on her frontal lobe. Pediatric Neurologist explained that she has a larger space than the average person around the blood vessels in her frontal lobe; did not seem concerned about this. Doc said nothing on the mri showed she was in any danger. My daughter still has dizziness.
Avatar m tn I had a Seizure occur almost 3 months ago while on the Antibiotic Tetracycline. The Dr. said that was the most likely cause. All tests on my brain came back normal, but during the Seizure i bounced my face off what at the time seemed to be an extremely hard bathroom floor. I had fractured my nose, severely lacerated my upper lip and chipped 3 teeth. I do not drink alcohol or submit myself to illegal drugs.
Avatar m tn Could anxiety have caused my 2 gran mals and then go into remission manifesting in nothing more than a minor annoyance or are these ear ringing states a type of simple partial seizure? My EEG's come back normal, I do not see, taste, feel anything out of the ordinary during these "attacks" so are they dangerous? Other thing to note - I used to get horrific migraines before my accident, now have been migraine free for 16 years. Anyone else?
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486038 tn?1300066967 My mom's best friend and my dad both have epilepsy or seizure disorders so I know what life is like to live with them. Thanks muchly for posting, I love hearing from ya!
1603617 tn?1297833320 Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Well, not all teenagers sleep much. If you are sleeping too much, collapse once in a while, then it would be worthwhile to rule out postural hypotension, hypoglycemia, anemia, PCOD, mitral valve prolapse in heart, and thyroid disorders. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into.
Avatar n tn My little one had her first seizure last year. It was not a dramatic seizure...she just stared at me with this look like, "help me mom." CT scan and MRI revealed an aranoid cyst. An EEG,done within 24 hrs of this seizure, confirmed that the seizure came from tissue around the cyst. She has been on medication since and has had a couple of breakthrough seizures (lasting only about a minute), but none as bad as the first (over 20 minutes long).
Avatar f tn After a visit with her neurologist, we were told she has a seizure disorder. Her seizures are not noticeable to someone looking at her, they are not normal epilepsy. She has significant spikes in the left temporal lobe. The neurologist put her on anti-seizure medication. The next week she went to camp and ended up punching a girl. This past week, she was mad at someone and at the same time, disobeyed me and I grounded her. She went into a complete rage.
Avatar n tn My neurologist is not offering any info as yet, but I am assuming that the EEG is showing some type of seizure activity. Can you give me some insight? I appreciate any light you can shed on the subject. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Flo! An abnormal EEG can mean alot of things, but not all abnormalities indicate seizure activity.
975514 tn?1325001538 Hello and welcome to the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum on MedHelp. This forum is a place for people to come and share experiences with FMS and CFS. Some of you may have a diagnosis from your doctor, some of you may be seeking an answer for undiagnosed symptoms and some of you may be a relative or friend of one who is suffering. This is a great place to learn more and to gain support from others who suffer as well.
Avatar n tn ) as well as hyperventilation because they can sometimes produce certain EEG patterns which can help in the diagnosis of seizure disorders. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable while these procedures are performed. If you truly had a seizure during the EEG, there would have been some indication on the tracing itself that one was going on. Therefore, your neurologist (or the one who reads the EEG tracing) can answer your question directly.
Avatar n tn Dear Melissa, I'm going to defer on this and refer you instead to Med Help's Neurology Forum where the clinicians specialize in conditions like seizure disorders.
Avatar n tn I am not a physician, but I can tell you that a grand mal seizure in a previously healthy 3 year old child deserves investigation. See a pediatric neurologist if you aren't already. You don't know if it could be something VERY serious causing the seizure, and the next seizure could be worse. Sometimes people vomit and aspirate stomach contents during a seizure--which would put her life at risk.
Avatar n tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor. Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms are that your father is having. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Avatar m tn On July 4th i had a grand mal tonic clonic seizure that lasted approx 10-12 min I was unaware of surroundings for approx 1 1/2 hours. two days later i had left sided weakness, facial drooping(eye and mouth), the drooping and weakness subsided within 12 hours, however the sensation to my left outer calf, and calf area and facial area from forehead to chin remained for 4 days.
Avatar m tn Back in August 2009 my mother was reushed to the ER via ambulance due to uncontrollable seizure like shaking. She is 42 years old and has never been sick a day in her life. Now all of a sudden she has uncontrollable seizure like shaking that wont go away. The doctors at Kaiser say its her "subconcious mind" forcing her to shake. I personally dont believe it. If any one has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!!!
Avatar m tn If you go to see all in the ask the doctor forum there is a section for Children's Neurology and if you click that it will take you to Seizure Disorders. Just select what you have already typed here and Copy and Paste it to the Seizure Disorder area. I hope that you are able to get some help for your child...I have had seizure myself and they can be very scary but they can also be controlled with medication as a rule.
Avatar m tn After the seizure I am unable to use the left side of my body as well as the right and this last time i had partial paralysis in the left side of my face and issues walking. I have before been paralysed from the waste down for 3 months and many times been forced to wrk with a walker bc my left side is not fully opperational. Is there anything that you can tell me to ask my doctors to check for or any advice that you can give me. Please I just want to live a normal life again.
Avatar n tn Seizures of any type can certainly occur during sleep. There are some seizure disorders that are more likely to occur during sleep, others that do not necessarily correlate with time of day, and others that are more likely to occur in the morning on awakening, but there is no definitive rule, and any seizure can occur at any time. Myoclonic seizures, such as occurs in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, are of the seizures that commonly occur in the morning, but can certainly occur at night.
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Avatar n tn If you are concerned, see a specialist not a regular doctor but someone who specializes in seizure disorders.