Seizure disorders in children

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Avatar n tn My neurologist is in the process of raising the dose of Topamax to 200 mg, and gave me the precautions to take for seizure disorders, and said see ya in 3 months. And here's the Impression paragraph: This is an abnormal EEG monitoring. Mainly during wakefulness there are intermittent bilteral and shifting bursts and short trains of alpha and theta waves with sharp component and sharp waves, and intermittent delta waves seen, left more than the right, mainly in posterier regions.
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 n tn -How old is she now? -is there any history of seizure disorders or congenital anomalies in the family? -are there any remarkable circumstances surrounding her birth i.e. premature rupture of membrane -any recent infections,head injuries ? -how is your niece's level of development? Are her motor and social skills at par with others of her age? -any muscular spasms or loss of consciousness associated with the episodes?
Avatar n tn My 9 yr old grandson has a seizure disorder that may be linked to autism. He is on Depakot & Risperdal. The main problem is his inability to realize when he needs to use the toilet, resulting in having bowel movements. He can sit forever until someone notices the odor. It doesn't bother him & his doctors don't seem too concerned. Could the medication w or w/o the disorders have anything to do w/this problem. Or, is it some other reason?
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.
911669 tn?1294102788 Adults and children with certain chronic brain disorders often exhibit symptoms of dyskinesia. Movement can occur in the head, arms, legs, hand, feet, lips, or tongue. The dyskinesias can be categorized as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, and paroxysmal tardive (late-onset type). Other forms of dyskinesia include athetosis, ballism, akathisia, tics, stereotypy, and restless legs....
Avatar f tn Seizures are common in pediatric age group and occur in approximately 10% of children. Most seizures are provoked by body disorders originating outside the brain, such as high fever, infection, syncope, head trauma; shortness of breath for want of oxygen can also cause seizure, or cardiac abnormalities. What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure?
Avatar n tn My 6-year old was diagnosed with seizure disorders when he was two. Now he is in first grade and he is not listening in class, standing on top of desks, hitting other children and on Friday he hit his teacher and now has three days suspension from school. I have had several talks with his teacher and she doesn't know what to do so he pretty much does wait he wants in her class. He only does that in her class. He is the type of child that if you don't set boundaries he will push your buttons.
Avatar m tn My son is 3yrs he will be 4 in June, perfectly normal little boy with normal development, no seizure history in both sides of the family. His 1st seizure was feb 17, 2011 lasted about a minute, the night before he had a high fever and later that same day also. Both fevers were treated. On the first episode he spent the night at the hospital for observation because when they took his temperature in the emergency room it was actually low 96F.
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 n tn Physical stress and sleep deprivation may lower a persons seizure threshold, and make it more likely they will have a seizure. There are some benign sharp waves which can be seen in children. Otherwise sharp waves are described as being focal (coming from one area of the brain) or generalized (coming from all over the brain) and can indicate an underlying tendency for recurrent seizures. Without looking at the EEG I can not differentiate this.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, yes you should have an MRI, to rule out a pitutary tumor causing flucuations in your TSH AND seizure. You should probably see a neurologist, for the seizure as well. You should certainly document all of your symptoms, physical and mental (smells, tastes, fears, panic, etc.) for your doctor visits. I have one son with epilepsy, and lost my daughter to epilepsy. Neither child had or has thyroid or pituitary issues. I am the thyroid issue, lol.
Avatar n tn Children your daughter's age are difficult to evalute. They often have vivid imaginations and sometimes invent symptoms to gain attention or that have other secondary gains. The problem is that working up these from a neurological perspective is very expensive and time consuming and might involve see a neurologist having a MRI, EEG and other tests. I would discuss this with the pediatric opthalmologist and your pediatrician.
Avatar n tn Arching of the back and other bizarre movements occur in response. However, such children lose gains they have made in development. Your nephew is still making developmental progress. Seizures are not usually provoked by sudden sounds or movements although there is a form of startle epilepsy. From your note I cannot tell if he immediately returns to normal after these spells. If so, they are not likely to represent seizures.
Avatar n tn My daughter Alexa is a little over 7 and a half months old and just went through her second sudden partial awakening tonight. Her first one was one month ago. We rushed her to a well respected pediatric hospital in the middle of the night last time. No one there really knew what it was, they thought possibly a seizure, or night terrors but felt most strongly that it was a reaction to triaminic she was taking for her congestion.
Avatar m tn I am interested in the prognosis of other infants or young children that have survived an aneurysm through surgery. Any history or information you could share would be appreciated. He was admitted in hospital due to fever where aneurysm may have potentially ruptured,seized for 3 hours, lot of blood in his brain, went through coiling surgery, had 2 angioplasty to control cerebral vasospasm.
Avatar n tn Well, she has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder and hypothalamic dysfunction, and global developmental delays. Our current theory is that she is still having seizure activity at night, which is keeping her awake. We're going for a 24-hour eeg soon.
Avatar f tn I am just looking for some opinions. I have been doing lots of research in hopes of helping him in the interim year that we are waiting for an appt. and we do have another appt with the ped next week. I have also gotten him into a clinic that is funded by the Autism Alliance for an evaluation by them...although it will not be an official diagnosis it will help sort some things out, I hope. Thanks so much for reading and giving any input.
Avatar f tn which he did none of) We have no history of any sort of neurological disorders in the family. I am unsettled because being the mom of energetic boys, I have seen them spin around and play hard and never have I seen one of them shake. Could there be some other underlying issue that can cause this behavior?
Avatar m tn Cyclic smell distortions do not happen in your nose. You actually have a sensory seizure disorder, which is caused by a slight chemical imbalance in your brain. Unlike motor seizures, sensory seizures are partial seizures and they don’t manifest in a loss of motor control. Instead they affect how people perceive sounds or images, or in your case, smells. Your seizures are activated when you stimulate the nerves in your nose by laughing or talking.
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 You can consider further imaging with an MRI - which can be more sensitive than a CT scan in diagnosing some neurological disorders. If negative, you can consider optimizing treatment for migraine headaches - which can sometimes present atypically. Some of the symptoms you describe can be attributed by a migraine. If the neurological workup is non-revealing, you mentioned the sinuses.
Avatar f tn She started developing breasts at 7 yrs old and has started her period. She has Sever's in both feet and ankles, not an athlete. Father is going to Opth to check for Lisch.He has referral for dermatology as he has CALs and maybe freckling under arm. His family also has many cases of Fragile X syndrome which we have now been told he might be a premutation carrier.2 siblings and 2 nephews. I have 3 brain lesions , am on Keppra for PC seizures.
Avatar n tn As far as the memory issues, well. . .I am a mother of 6 and grandmother of 5 so far, and I AM in my mid-40's. I believe that children steal brain cells anyway! For Wuu108, I am all for any further enlightenment or spiritual awareness or whatever you want to call it. Over that past 2 years, I would say that I have much more heightened spiritual awareness, but I'm not sure it has anything to do with the dent in my skull. But I think I will contemplate what you posted.
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 My 2 1/2 year-old son has had so many fevers in the past 5 months. He was in day-care since he was born, but has been at home with his dad and sisters now instead, and was never sick this much then. His fevers run very high.
Avatar n tn I feel incredibly sad that one little med that I took ( when all else failed to help me keep food down in pregnancy) might prevent my daughters from having children. Just today my daughter told me she prays that God will let her have a baby. She and her husband want one so badly. ( Incidently Ladies, be very careful not to fall for "adoption scams"...