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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 s coming back negative or clear, please do not worry about it to much. Where your seizure activity is located could be deep within your brain and a normal EEG might not pick it up. The best thing for you to do is to avoid anything that you know of that can trigger a seizure and stay on your meds. Also you will also most likely have to stay on some type of seizure medication throughout your life. I know that is not what you wanted to hear but, it is what it is.
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 (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 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 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 Make sure you see a neurologist. He specializes in seizure disorders.
Avatar n tn While both disorders involve electrical changes within the brain, diagnosis are not the same. Seizure disorders are often caused by the infection, brain tumor and other organic causes while migraine have no specific cause. People with migraine have an increased incidence of seizure disorders or epilepsy and vice versa. Also, symptoms of particular types of seizure may be the same also as symptoms during a migraine aura. Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
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 n tn The tongue biting could be due to seizure activity, only an EEG (electroencephalogram) can help confirm this. This is done under the guidance of a neurologist. So, please consult your primary care physician, he may refer you to a neurologist if needed. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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 n tn Lamotrigine was mentioned as an antiepileptic which is sometimes given for Movement disorders. Since I have both a seizure disorder and Movement disorder, could this help both? "Killing two birds with one stone", so to speak! Could you tell me a little bit about this drug. Also, is it common to have both seizures and a movemnt disorder, or is it possible this is something else with these simply being symptoms? I appreciate so much what this forum does.
Avatar f tn almost every one in both families knows. still not sure how im going to do this if he doesnt come around.
401370 tn?1233324682 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 f tn Hi there, A detailed history and evaluation is necessary for correct diagnosis and treatment of your condition. The common causes of foot drop are nerve injury, brain or spinal disorders and muscle disorders. Diabetes mellitus, stroke, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies are few common causes. Foot drop can be a sequaelae of severe intractable seizures. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. Consult a neurologist and get examined.
Avatar f tn There is no simple, definitive test for a seizure disorder. Often, seizure disorders are diagnosed based on patient history and observation of a seizure. If your daughter had a seizure lasting 30 min., that would qualify for a diagnosis in the minds of many clinicians. I'm sure you'll follow up with the diagnosing doctors and others as necessary. I hope the seizure turns out to be a one-time event.
Avatar m tn How long has it been since the Neurologist known that head injuries most of the time leads to seizure disorders? Traumatic Epilepsy is a terrible way to get Epilepsy. In the 1970's I went to the doctors allot complaining about having seizure activities every month and sometimes once a week. The doctors all told me there was no connection between head injuries and seizure disorders. Even, during the 1980's the doctors all said the very same thing.
Avatar f tn What other studies has he had done? There are many different types of seizures and seizure disorders. He may have a more subtle type of disorder. Is he on seizure medication?
Avatar f tn Im taapering off xanax and klonopin the xanax since april 23 adn i am soa fraid i have had a seizure i have a terribke head face pain for 3 days now and my eye,,,,can u have a seizure and not now it,,,,i also have chronic sinusitis,How common is it to have a seizure whike tapering off benzos been on them 18 years
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.
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.
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Stuart on March 04, 1999 at 13:27:14: I have recently been diagnosed as suffering from partial seizure epilepsy by a consultant neurologist at my local hospital, following an extended episode of deja vu. My problem is that while I accept that I may have experienced seizures, I have reasonable grounds for suspecting that they are induced by some kind of spinal problem.