Seizure disorders knowledge

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401370 tn?1233328282 You'd have to be suffering from severe, repeated, constant seizures, and with no medical attention. Some people who have seizure disorders often stop breathing during a seizure but it's such a short period of time. In severe cases, say an E.R. and someone's seizing badly, oxygen would be applied. You do not have brain damage.
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.
1653487 tn?1303527762 I have not made an appointment as of yet to see an epileptologist because so far my neurologist has been really great and very informative. He doesn't specialize in epilepsy but he does see a ton of patients with seizure disorders. I am so far confident in his abilities but am not totally closed off to seeing a specialist. I will keep my head high and stay strong... Again, thank you!!!
Avatar n tn A work up of the latter two possibilities needs to take place having some knowledge of metabolic disorders. I would see a neurologist first, someone who is aware of these type of disorders.
Avatar f tn It's all kind of a blur, as I get so focused on this tense, numb(?) sensation. I've already speculated that it could (or is) some type of seizure. Can anyone give me a more clear understanding? I have terrible social anxiety, and I always think the worst every time I think of going to a doctor. -- Extra information: Mid-to-end of 2017 was the beginning of my senior year.
1223598 tn?1289972059 My allergy made me twitch and seizure every time I took a swig. Back in the day, (I’ve been in sobriety for two months, and hell yess I celebrated, the sober way!) I was capable of getting completely smashed off of only two sips of seven percent cider. I used it as a bragging right of course, because I only drank to get drunk, which means completely immobile and walking like a retard and performing embarrassing stunts in which I am surprised I am still alive to this day.
Avatar f tn Wait, so you have been diagnosed with: PTSD Anxiety Disorder, Bi Polar Schizophrenia "Stress Disorders" and Panic Disorder Have you been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder? Sometimes, if bipolar AND schizophrenic, the patient will be diagnosed schizo-affective disorder, because BPD is a mood disorder, while Schizophrenia is an identity disorder- and it has been noted that the two maladies have similar traits as far as dissociation, psychosis, etc.
Avatar f tn Gabapentin, is distributed for dozens of medical disorders, however has only been approved for treating seizure disorder (epilepsy). there is a law suit against the manufacturer for aggressive marketing to doctors to prescribe this drug for uses other than what it has been approved for by FDA.
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 n tn I agree with the workup thus far, including the neurology referral and seizure specialists. It seems that the majority of organic disorders have been ruled out, and I cannot think of further tests that can be done. Another neurology referral can be sought at an academic medical center. If the tests continue to be negative, I continue to recommend a psychiatric referral. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn Meaning that if an EEG is done during an attack (such as the convulsion you describe above) and the EEG shows the seizure in the brain waves, then the seizure can be confirmed. In other people, convulsions occur but these are due to stress and not true seizures coming from epileptic activity in the brain, in which case the EEG will not show epileptic activity during the convulsion.
Avatar f tn Honestly I joined this group to try to find someone with some similar problems as mine. I have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder that affects my ability to speak and reason and leaves me severely disoriented. In minutes I can turn from a normal person to someone who appears mentally retarded. The affects of the so called seizure can last from hours to days and when it wears off I am fine again. It has been happening so frequently it's disrupting my life and my work.
Avatar f tn Honestly I joined this group to try to find someone with some similar problems as mine. I have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder that affects my ability to speak and reason and leaves me severely disoriented. In minutes I can turn from a normal person to someone who appears mentally retarded. The affects of the so called seizure can last from hours to days and when it wears off I am fine again. It has been happening so frequently it's disrupting my life and my work.
Avatar f tn Depersonalization also might be a symptom of other disorders, including some forms of substance abuse, certain personality disorders, seizure disorders, and certain other brain diseases. Depersonalization disorder is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness, awareness, identity, and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result.
Avatar n tn (Currently available) antipsychotics can cause permenant movement disorder such as tardive dyskinesia. However, they must wait a period of time for withdrawl dyskineis to pass. From my knowledge atypical antipsychotics can increase the seizure threshold but this effect is generally not permanent. It would be best to see a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist and have them do full follow up including an EEG (the specific kind to try to set off seizures) and an MRI.
Avatar f tn My daughter has generalized seizure disorder. She had a seizure in 9th grade (age 15), 11th grade (age 17), and this past August(age 20). Then, this past February she had another one and this finally made us realize that all along her 'fainting' episodes were actually seizures. This last seizure was only 6 months apart from the seizure in August that I mentioned. She is now taking her first medications for the seizure disorder and is extremely tired. She's on 250 mg once at night.
Avatar n tn To prevent ovulation in the other one she was put on LoestrinFE24. Last month she had her fist seizure, generalized tonic clonic. EEG was abnormal so she is now on 50mg of Lamictal 2x day. Pediatrician checked out the combination and said that the pill made the Lamictal process more quickly and she might have to take a higher dose to get the desired level and that would be determined by blood tests for level.
Avatar n tn Also how can you destinguish between migraine and seizure? Could this be considered seizure even if there is no confusion with the episodes? She did have one EEG 48 hr that did not show anything although I understand that the activity may or may not show on EEG for simple partial seizure. How common is abdominal epilepsy? Is there a center in the US that is well known for this?
Avatar f tn But my main question as I stated earlier is whether or not anyone who has finished treatment has had ANY type of seizure disorders that they previously didn't have? And of course, blessings to all, keep the faith no matter what your treatment choices are, keep hope alive and share.... because yes, people out there who don't have this disease either don't care to understand it, or don't want to deal with it...
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to the Chiari Community :) I find that all my symptoms cycle and can last for days or weeks, weather seems to influence this as well. Most here have been told our HA are migraine or tension headaches, even after a DX of Chiari.
Avatar f tn I'm On Keppra which may contribute to the mood issues but I think since it started before being diagnosed with a seizure disorder I think Its not a huge factor in the mood changes . I feel bad with my angry reactions to small stressful situations Its like I'm possessed at the time an don't feel bad up to days later upon reflection . Sometimes I have memory loss for days or hours unable to focus my attention to even watch tv or listen to a conversation.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son has fluttered his fingers for 4 years( i think). When he does it he opens his mouth very wide and "zones out" The finger fluttering is very fast and seems to sometimes tie into visual stimulation. He has been tested 3 times. the first 2 tests we were told it was a soothing comfort thing and he would outgrow it due to peer pressure. The last time she said my son had "No knowledge or concept of danger and didn't listen well.
Avatar n tn While seizures are not listed in the side effects for stimulants. It also clearly says don't give to people with seizure disorders. That makes it kind of scary. There are non stimulant meds that might work for you, but they take a while to work if I remember correctly. When you say psyc - do you mean a psychologist or a psychiatrist? I think a psychiatrist's recommendations would be better.
Avatar f tn 43PM I originally posted this in the wrong area. Tags: disorders, conversion, stress We are in need of finding a qualified doctor who can review our sons medical records and determine if there is something else going on besides NES/Conversion Disorder.
Avatar f tn I was just assured that it wasn't a seizure because it didn't fit the qualifications. (The dr. said that he would have had to go unconscious, eyes roll back, lasts longer, usually will pee on themselves, etc.. 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.
Avatar m tn - I have eyes disorders, it's hard for me to keep focusing something, it's like a convergence and it's really annoying.Need to move my head sometime to get rid of this and be back to normal. - Since 1 month, when i wake up, i want to vomit, i have headache, always the same part of my brain. When i have my eyes problems, it will trigger my headache more seriously. - I also have diarrhea since a while. - I feel like not being part of this world when i look around, touch things ...
Avatar f tn My 53 year old sister, who has a known seizure disorder, has had two bouts of very low BP, rapid weak pulse, fainting, after riding a bus for 1-1 1/2 hours. She has shown steady deterioration for about 5 years - bowel and bladder incontinence, memory. Her hands are always cold. Has seen several docs and no one seems to be able to help her. I wonder if she is suffering from some sort of autonomic disorder. Which specialty of medicine usually deals with this disorder?
Avatar m tn Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure. Suicide Risk •Do not prescribe ULTRAM ER for patients who are suicidal or addiction-prone.
Avatar n tn But I'm not a dr so knowledge is limited. Someone suggested having someone else hold your pills. Great idea because withdrawal is the worst and so easy to take a pill to help you feel better. Taper and have someone hold your pills. Shouldn't be too bad.
Avatar n tn If there are abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain, it can indicate the presence of seizure disorder, the possibility of lesion (depending on the nature of the abnormal electrical activity), etc. But in reality an EEG taps very little, relatively, of the total mass of the brain. Your description indicates that your son's condition is acquired apraxia, not developmental. It would surprise me if the EEG contributes much, if anything, to the knowledge about your son's apraxia.