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Avatar f tn I discovered my 34 y.o. daughter had Chiari after returning from the ER and reading the brain scan report after a seizure on Sept.2011. I have spent all of 34 yrs. trying to figure out the many changing symptoms that has had our family so puzzled. The brain scan never really defined the problem; just mentioned the tonsillar ectopia, foramen magnum swelling and middle posterior cranial fossa thinning. Nothing was said during the drs. workup for the seizure.
Avatar m tn This uptick in severity sent me to the ER at Dupont with her. An EEG showed no signs of seizure activity (she did do it during the EEG), and the neuro said it did not look epilleptic in nature, and was likely benign. We are doing a follow up 24 hour EEG next week. I am wondering, though, if it could be related to an inner ear problem, such as vertigo? The fact that it is always associated with positional changes made me wonder. And if it is not vertigo, and not seizures, what else could it be?
544292 tn?1268886268 // Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
Avatar n tn First r u in the chiari forum or in ur home page....if in ur home page click on the My Shortcuts top right of ur is a drop down and then click on chiari ....u will then enter the chiari forum and u will see the top post is a welcome...please read this and to the left at the top just above the welcome post is a green button ...this is to post a question...that will start a new thread. If u have difficulties please let me know.
Avatar n tn on this issue because she does not specialize in blood disorders; so I had to do some research myself before I could see a specialist. From my research I found out that BT Minor causes mild anemia which leads to fatigue, therefore yes, it does have symptoms. My question to all of you out husband and I plan to get pregnant next year, do any of you know if Beta Thalassemia causes any complications during pregnancy or to the child?
Avatar n tn get detoxed which takes 7 days. You CAN NOT just stop taking the pills you could have a seizure... You could die... Now I feel GREAT! I see a counselor every week I take Wellbutrin too! It is a wonderful drug & it helps with cravings! I also take Inderal it is a medicine for my heart it beats too fast & that is from the drug abuse also I take Neurontin for my moods & I take Trazadone for sleep. They are all Non Narcotics & believe me they work.
Avatar n tn they know a seizure is coming on.) This is usually a feeling of lightheadedness and a drop in blood pressure. I can usually avoid the seizure by putting my head between my legs to get more blood to my brain. I have read that others have had a diagnosis of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) related to these events. I have been diagnosed with both in the past. I am sure that this is vasovagal fainting associated with valsalva.
363682 tn?1299492962 I have suffered from headaches my whole life and alcohol is a definite trigger. I had unsuccessfully seen many doctors about my condition and was only able to get the proper diagnosis of my problem a few years back. I now know that I get what are known as "cluster headaches". They are definitely triggered if I consume alcohol. I have been helped by taking a blood pressure medication called verapamil which minimizes the frequency and severity of the headaches.