Seizure disorders management

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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 f tn Now to my question, I am in the process of being referred to a pain management doctor. Is they going to cause them to turn me down and not see me as a patient?
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.
486038 tn?1300066967 My mom's best friend and my dad both have epilepsy or seizure disorders so I know what life is like to live with them. Thanks muchly for posting, I love hearing from ya!
1302779 tn?1287408629 Hi, Clonazepam or Klonopin is usually indicated for seizure and panic disorders. Although some antiseizure medications, including klonopin have been found to prevent migraine attacks. Avoidance of triggers also help prevent recurrences. Talk to your doctor about this for proper management. Take care and best regards.
568343 tn?1217866260 com/epilepsy/seizure_secondgeneralized Pregnancies in patients with seizure disorders can be complicated by a variety of maternal and fetal issues. Patients can experience higher rates of seizures because of the lower serum plasma levels of their AEDs. The fetus is likely to be at increased risk for congenital abnormalities, most notably facial clefts, cardiac anomalies, and neural tube defects.
Avatar m tn The symptoms described may normally be associated with seizure disorder without the presence of other neurological disorders such as strokes etc. Management in such cases should be aimed at control of seizure disorder and correction of electrolyte abnormalities or metabolic issues if any are detected. Also the possibilities of strokes, metabolic issues, psychological issues would need to be ruled out in the situation.
Avatar n tn Other symptoms include waking up very tired and with headaches. Like other seizure disorders, this can be treated with anticonvulsants. It is best that you check with your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn This Forum addresses questions about child behavior, social and emotional development, emotional and psychological disorders, parenting, behavior management, etc. It is not within my realm of expertise to address the questions you are asking. Perhaps you could post your question on the NEUROLOGY FORUM.
Avatar n tn My tramadol used to work rarely, but I found I have Celiac and figured I wasn't absorbing the meds. Only percocet or other narcotic would help...along with valium and baclofen helping a bit. The valium helps more for the spasm but also for anxiety as the baclofen onlyhelps a little so I take both of them. I am 99% gluten free and some of the small intestinal damage (thus, my body's ability to absorb nutrients, meds, etc.) has improved, I think.
Avatar f tn Hi....I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 years ago buthave never been confident that it was really what I had. I dont think my episodes are seizure like, I basically jsut "faint" and if i sit down I can come out of it....Anyway...the past week I have had very high blood pressure, like 140/100 ish. and my heart rates been fast too..between 90 and 120.
Avatar n tn Not necessarily cause, but they may be related, as there is a higher prevalence of migraine sufferers in the epileptic population than the general, and vice versa, higher prevalence of people with seizure disorders in the migraine-suffering populace than the general.
Avatar f tn There may be others on the Forum that have experience with seizure disorders. I do not. I would be cautious taking any advice or change medication without consulting a Vet. Good luck and please update.
Avatar n tn Dear PetPete, Potassium Bromide is considered a very safe long term management tool for epileptic seizures in dogs. The initial loading and induction phase is often characterized by sedation of the nature you describe. If the dog can eat, get up to go out and move about, then the sedation is likely acceptable, if your primary goal is to limit seizures, rather than side effects. Let's not forget that limiting seizures is the primary goal and doing so can be life saving.
1080243 tn?1262978963 They have found, like ess said, that many other drugs that are used for other neuro disorders can help with pain. Antidepressants - several of them - work well for chronic pain, though not so much for acute pain. Also, Carbamazepine is used for the severe pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin (lyrica), and several others we use were developed as anti-seizure meds.
Avatar m tn Approximately one-third of people with seizure disorders are photosensitive, so they should avoid flashing or strobing lights, particularly at 3 Hz. Stress, reduced sleep, illness, and other life events can trigger seizures, too. All this makes working with a physician to achieve good seizure control important. I hope the neurologist can clarify what is going on and provide good treatment/management for your brother.
Avatar n tn There's a feeling that there's probably some type of connection between migraineurs and people with seizure disorders, or perhaps a lower threshhold, or who knows what, but there's just no clarity as to what that might be.
Avatar f 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.
1045176 tn?1253407047 Also, it is possible to lower the chances of getting kidney stones by increasing your intake of water while on the seizure medication, especially while taking a dose of the seizure medication (like, drinking 2 cups of water when you take the seizure medication). Now, if someone who had seizures and responded incredibly well to this specific medication took it, the probably would never get kidney stones.
Avatar n tn These sound as though they may be what we call olfactory aura which is in fact a very small seizure (simple partial seizure). The overwhelming fear sensation may also be a type of aura. Auras are sometimes helpful in giving us clues as to where your seizures may be coming from. An olfactory aura may suggest that your seizures are coming either from the amygdala (part of the temporal lobe) or from the frontal lobe; both are common areas for epilepsy.
Avatar f tn d/c Depakote and Keppra added. Meds making Trinity floppy, sedated. Had two episodes of staring seizure. Readmitted to hospital, CT brain, nothing seen. Meds adjusted, 2nd EEG videotaped with slow wave and peak, and during sleep. Neuro giving Lennox Gastaut Syndrome as dx. Meds increased, still 30 seizures a day when awake. Still wakes every 2 hours. Rolling, cannot pull herself up to sit, but can sit unassisted for 5 minutes, but will fall if not lowered to ground.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you describe could be seizure activity, but seizures cannot be diagnosed based on history alone. Also, there are movement abnormalities that occur during sleep that are not seizures. For example, parasomnias are abnormal movements or behaviors that occur during different sleep stages. There are multiple types of parasomnias. Some of these parasomnias may be mistaken for seizures. Cymbalta can rarely cause sleep disorders.
Avatar n tn ) Uses Seizure Disorders Carbamazepine is used in adults and children in the prophylactic management of partial seizures with complex symptomatology (psychomotor or temporal lobe seizures), generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures, and mixed seizure patterns that include partial seizures with complex symptomatology, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, or other partial or generalized seizures.
Avatar n tn There is a high incidence of autoimmune disorders in the family but no immediate clotting disorders. Regardless of the cause of her clotting, the doctors say she will be on Coumadin the rest of her life. I have found very little information on Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis and its affects on young people. Does anyone know of any current research on this subject? Are there any online support groups? What are the long term effects of Coumadin?
Avatar f tn Primary headache disorders are much more common than secondary ones. There are several primary headache disorders, migraine being one of the most common. You refer to your headaches as migraines; these are usually a pulsating throbbing one-sided pain with nausea and discomfort in bright lights that lasts several hours. Some patients have visual aura, such as loss of vision in the periphery or flashing lights in the peripheral field. This is termed migraine with aura.
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.
1162610 tn?1262832616 I have Ultram for the aches and I DID have clonidine for the cravings, but they put me to sleep, so I can only take that at night. I'm out of Clonidine, but if I call my pain management specialst, he would probably renew that for me.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms are worrisome for a certain type of seizure called a complex partial seizure. Although you don't lose consciousness, it becomes impaired and you are unable to communicate effectively throughout the episode. A TIA is also a possibility as is complicated migraine, but these are less likely given the fact you just had a seizure couple months ago. Talk to your neurologist ASAP for appropriate management.
Avatar m tn I have severe abdominal adhesions due to numerous surgeries required over the years to correct small bowel obstructions that occur every few years. This started from a childhood accident and has left me with a history of bowel disorders caused by massive adhesions having formed in the abdomen which cause daily severe spasms and chronic pain 24/7...
959034 tn?1253675076 In addition, propranolol and other beta-blockers may reduce the CYP450 hepatic metabolism of theophylline, and serum theophylline levels may be increased. MANAGEMENT: Oral and ophthalmic nonselective beta-blockers (e.g., carteolol, carvedilol, levobunolol, metipranolol, nadolol, oxprenolol, penbutolol, pindolol, propranolol, sotalol, and timolol) are considered contraindicated in patients with bronchospastic diseases.