Seizure disorders in adults

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Avatar f tn I too believe that there is a link between childhood Ritalin use and neurological disorders in adults such as epilepsy.
Avatar n tn Hello and welcome! In adults the choice of an antiepileptic drug depends on several factors like type of seizure, associated medical disorders and use of any medications etc.Dilantin,carbamezapine,valproate can be used in temporal lobe seizures.Topamax,keppra,lamotrigine can be used as add on drugs with medications mentioned above.Dilantin doesn’t cause depression but can cause decrease in renal function,headache,dizziness,confusion,double vision etc.
Avatar n tn Every so ofton his head would tuck in and shake or jitter and he would make a sound like adults make when you have a chill up your back, his eyes go kinda kooky and this causes him to startle and do the Moro reflex, he dosent cry after but if he was playing before he will not go back to playing he just gets quiet and sucks his thumb.
911669 tn?1294102788 I told my MS Specialist because my PCP wanted me to and they did a sleep deprived EEG which cost me $700 dollars in coinsurance. If a Doctor thinks you may have seizure disorder they have to find out so they can tell the DMV who then can pull your license. It found nothing. I am not saying to not tell your MS Specialist in my case it was a waste of time except I am glad I did not lose my license. I bite my tongue and cheek and break teeth as part of the wrong signals of the MS.
Avatar n tn The inability to tolerate a change in routine is common in children, and adults, with mental retardation. She should be given notice of upcoming changes well in advance and then at intervals, so she has a chance to process the change and better deal with it. Does she show any autistic tendancies? rocking, repetitive movements that she does when stressed (called "stimming").
Avatar f tn If so, I would recommend that you see either a physiatrist (specializes in rehab medicine), a neurologist, or an orthopedist who treats adults with cp. If you have difficulty finding someone who specializes in cp, call a teaching hospital, talk with someone in a pediatric orthopedic office and ask if any of their doctors follow patients into adulthood. For example, our pedi ortho sees patients up to about age 30. If they don't, ask who in the community sees this group of patients.
Avatar m tn My two week old is presently admitted at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We came here after spending a night in the ER at a different hospital where we brought him in because he had a high-pitched cry, was lethargic and limp, pale and refusing to eat (he is exclusively breast fed), and then he gurgled up thick white curdled mucousy milk. (Lottie816- I noticed that his symptoms were the same as your daughters, which I found interesting.
Avatar n tn She is now age 31 and seemed to be in excellent health until April 2008 when she had a grand mal seizure out of the blue. Since then, she's had approximately 10 more. Does anyone know of other adults diagnosed with seizure disorder that had Kawasaki as a child? Just seems like there might be some connection between the seizures and Kawasaki. My daughter went to the seizure clinic at Barnes hospital in St. Louis back in August for an extended EEG.
Avatar n tn Cluster headache is a severe sharp pain that is more common in males, comes in episodes, often in the same time of the year, more commonly at night but also in the day, and is associated with eyelid droopiness, watery eye and runny nose. The pain is severe; treatment is with oxygen, calcium channel blockers, and other medications. Another cause of headaches that occur around the same time at night is hypnic headache. This typically occurs in older adults (60s).
Avatar n tn Is it possible that sports steroids can cause seizure disorders in adolescence or young adults?
Avatar f tn In June my 5 year old had a pea sized lump behind her ear but at the time she was having seizures due to a new Epilepsy diagnosis so it was brushed under the carpet and the lump eventually disappeared. In September My 5 year old had a blood test in hospital in September where her Lymphocytes were quite low 0.65 - they said likely to be caused by a virus.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if anyone who has taken Bendectin during their pregnancy in the 1970's has had a child with disorders looking like bi-polar or schizophrenia? I am concerned that my 32 year old son is suffering from mental problems that may have been as a result of exposure to Bendectin. I took it for about 7 or the 9 months of his pregnancy?
277174 tn?1189851979 Mediastinal adenopathy, however, is a prominent feature of lymphoblastic lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, entities primarily found in young adults). My report said that there was significant and mediastinal adenopathy??? Any opinion on that? Thanks for answering. I'm just not ready 2 leave at 44. I'm having some improvement w?
Avatar f tn L and the therapist did find she had low tone in her mouth which doesn't explain the loss of language but explains the difficulty in regaining the language. She is going in for a 48 hour EEG to rule out a seizure disorder that causes aphasia. No one really knows and we are hearing a lot of "wait and see.
Avatar f tn They did do a Cat scan then and more blood work and said everything came back normal. Since that awful day in June, the pressure in my head has NEVER left. It has certainly let up a lot so I no longer think I'm having a stroke but it has completely ruined my life. Since the ER visits, I've been to a neurologist, endocrinologist, my family doctor, a gastroenterologist, and an ear nose and throat doc.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
807420 tn?1238225628 It must be at the dosages I have suggested, as these are what have shown to be effective in the clinical trials. In fact, 400mg of B2 a day has shown similar results to many of the anti-seizure medications also used as daily preventative medications for migraines. Make sure to drink lots of water if you start taking this much vitamins though, you don't want to get an upset stomach! Hope that helps. :) Let us know how things go.
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 every day so that if it starts to climb, we immediately start around the clock dosing of ibuprofen/tylenol. We have to carry an emergency kit with us everywhere in case of seizure, because his seizures are complex and long and almost killed him. The pediatrician is concerned and follows him closely. Blood work shows low white cell count...but it's always during a "virus" which can lower the WBC count, so it's hard to know if his count is low when he's not sick.
707647 tn?1251492147 One study discovered that while some subjects showed significant impairment in daytime functioning after 36 hours of sleep deprivation, other subjects exhibited minimal impairment. In addition, because the study involved a group of young, healthy adults, the researchers believe that individual differences in response to sleep deprivation in the real world population of young, middle age, and older adults would be even greater.
Avatar m tn I personally know nothing about seizures, but I do know that Quix has said that MSers fairly often have abnormal EEGs, but do not have actual seizure disorders any more frequently than the general population.
1098760 tn?1266451497 I dont know if anyone else has trouble locating extensive or specific information on seizures, but I sure have. Its taken me a year and a half to learn the types of seizures I have as the neurologists frankly have pretty poor bed side manners, and my internet searches are often incomplete. I thought I might share this Article as maybe someone else has the same questions Ive had. So heres the link to the article and the article its self.
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.
Avatar f tn We’ve made an appointment to see a new neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders but am curious to know if anyone else might have or is experiencing these symptoms.
Avatar n tn some abnormalities that do not meet the EEG criteria for a seizure), which can occur during and out of an attack -prolonged monitoring can often not show anything as was the case in your daughter (2) Diastat is one of the main treatments used for prolonged breakthrough seizures in children (3) Lamictal has been used in migraine disorder and in some adults it is helpful though there is little research on its use in migraine and what studies that have been done have not shown it to be as effec
Avatar n tn When these occur in a young person, several disorders come to mind. The most common in teenagers and young adults is known as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, an often but not always inherited seizure disorder that begins with such jerks and then progresses to cause genralized convulsions (grand mal seizures) and sometimes staring spells also. Fortunately, it is usually readily treated with a drug called valproic acid (Depakote), which controls the seizures in 85%+% of patients.
510168 tn?1211331189 Within the last year I have been having issues relating to memory loss and flash backs including intrusive thoughts. I have been visiting with my Primary Care Provider at the Truman Memorial hospital in Columbia, MO, and am now schedueld for an EEG examination. My question is concerning what exactly would the Nerologist be looking for with an EEG result, being that I have been Diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Avatar n tn Although one manufacturer states that peak plasma concentrations may be higher with chewable tablets than with conventional tablets, a crossover study employing this manufacturer's tablets in adults with seizure disorders showed no such difference.