Seizure disorders names

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Avatar f tn In my teens was the first time I actually had a seizure and then vomited. It picked back up in my mid-20's around 2000 and was more fainting then throwing up with one time being escalating to a petit mal seizure. Originally, they thought it was neurological... years later they said it was a heart condition. I've had the EEG's, EKG's, MRI's, and a couple others I can't remember the names of...
1653487 tn?1303527762 It is generally known that generics simply are not as effective regarding seizure meds brand names. Multiple studies have shown this. The active component may be the same, but the "inactive" ingredients--and there are many--will affect the effectiveness of the active ingredient, how well it is absorbed, for example, although drug companies will deny it. Generics are not tested the way brand names are.
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 n tn Your doc can give specifics-- you may need to be very careful in the case of some other illnesses, particularly seizure disorders. A 'slow taper' would be to reduce by about 0.25 mg per night every few days.
Avatar n tn Not everything that looks like a seizure is a seizure. There are many psychiatric and medical problems that can result in a sudden alteration in consciousness. These include: • migraine headaches • sleep disorders (eg sleep walking) • staring episodes • obsessive-compulsive disorder • hypoglycemic episodes • cardiac syncope • "psychogenic seizures" Nonepileptic "psychogenic seizures".
Avatar m tn There are several metabolic disorders that can present with carnitine deficiency including mitochondrial disorders, disorders of amino acid metabolism, disorders in the urea cycle, and other errors of inborn metabolism. Problems in the liver can also affect carnitine metabolism Dietary deficiencies in carntine can also lead to carnitine deficiency. Certain vegetarian diets can lead to deficiency, but well-balanced vegetarian diets may not necessarily.
Avatar n tn My son had his first seizure in Dec 07. He is 7 years old. He had a grand mal seizure in the morning while he was sleeping. He had another at the ER in which he would just turn blue and his oxygen would drop. They started him on Tripletal, but after about 4 days he wasn't doing good at all. He had another seizure where he would just lose bladder control and be out of it. We went back to the ER and they went from 100mg of Trileptal to 350mg in one dose.
Avatar n tn Recently I had a grandmal seizure and was put back on anti-seizure med. I feel great overall and was told - maybe I don't have bipolar afterall. So...did I go through all that for nothing?
Avatar f tn I would like to be directed as to where to go from testing of an EEG. I had an EEG after the neuro wanted to rule out seizure activity. During the EEG, at the time to induce hyperventilation, I was asked to breathe in and out. A cascade of strange symptoms followed that I never experienced in full consciousness. Also, I was fully awake the entire length of the eeg, but the results "stated I was asleep.
Avatar m tn i've had a few MRI's; can't remember the exact names but essentially of my eye, neck and brain. eye and brain with and without contrast.they came back normal. i also had an EEG and a TEE study, both normal. however i've noticed what i'm assuming are seizures occurring in my legs every night. it begins as a normal tingly twitches i get, this time in my left calve, but they suddenly feel very persistent and strong, almost painful at times.
Avatar n tn If the EEG is normal while you're having one, then it's probably not a seizure. There are also some psychiatric disorders that can cause similar symptoms, but let's make sure we're not missing a neurological problem first. Finally, for your own safety as well as others, I would strongly recommend NOT DRIVING until a doctor clears you to drive. GOod luck.
Avatar m tn 1 Interestingly, people with migraines are more susceptible to epilepsy, and they also suffer from other disorders of immunoexcitotoxicity, such as depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. In addition, the same drugs used for treating epilepsy also improve migraines. Yet they differ in that seizures are a spreading of cortical electrical activity while migraine is a spreading depression.
Avatar f tn yes ive had tilt table tests, eeg, ekg, sonagrams, x rays, mri, sleep studys, blood workups and about a dozen more i cant even remember the names of all came back normal even my thyroid levels are in the norm range sometimes but they are different every time i get them tested so my doc decided to test them every 2 weeks and they were different every time
Avatar f tn Brie1976, It seems funny to talk to people with numbers but I realize the implications of giving an using our real names, I also have an aneurysum that actually ocluded itself meaning it clotted itself and healed itself, however, I have suffered from that day on over 22 years ago from seizure disorders and migraine pain every day, doctors are not very understanding of this because they say no one can be in this much pain, but I say if they can't feel the pain themselves then what do they know t
Avatar n tn Lights have halos and looking at white writing on a black background (like the names after a movie's credits) are strange. It's very hard to focus on things, especially a computer screen and things that require you to process a lot of visual stimuli, like looking for spices in the grocery store among a long line of similar bottles, actively searching for someone or something. Does this sound familiar?
Avatar m tn Some patients do feel tired and fatigued after an attack.But patients with seizure disorders may present similarly. About 5-10% of posts in this forum tackle complex migraines.They usually refer to them as basilar, hemiplegic, occipital or ophthalmic migraines. Keep us posted with regards to your results.
Avatar m tn there is a drug called klonopin which is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety disoorders or seizure disorders. I think you are referring to clonodine which is used for high blood pressure or opiate withdraws.
Avatar m tn Shrinkage of the Cerebellum, which I understand can cause issues with balance! Has anyone been through this before? I have not tolerated other meds well in past attempts to change to "newer" meds, and I'm being told I may HAVE to get off Dilantin. This may mean I will not have as good seizure control. Are these my only alternatives? Please help!
Avatar n tn When you mention a muscle specialist, would that be a neurologist who specializes in muscle disorders or a rheumatologist? And, how would I go about finding the best one in NYC?
Avatar n tn He was having about 5 a day then he started to wonder around when having a seizure. He had an EEG done and had a seizure during the EEG,since then his seizures tripled one night in 1 1/2 hours had 10 seizures took him to the hospital and he was put on Tegretol 100mgx2 a day then increased to 12.5ml (liquid)still had seizures one after another so changed him to Topamax 3 weeks ago.
Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for your question. For persistent headaches, possibilities like migrainous, cluster, tension, pinched nerve in cervical spine and refractive errors that need to be evaluated thoroughly with the help of a neurologist here. Migraine like headache can be throbbing, one sided of face & head and preceded by aura (starts with blurred vision). Cluster headache may appear as burning, explosive in nature and tear appears from eyes.
1896811 tn?1323981959 Causes •Diet deficiency •Drug overdose (caffeine) •Drug side effect (such as from diuretics, corticosteroids, or estrogens) •Exercise •Twitches not caused by disease or disorders (benign twitches) ◦Often affecting the eyelids, calf, or thumb ◦Normal and quite common, often triggered by stress or anxiety ◦Come and go, and do not last for more than a few days Nervous system conditions that can cause muscle twitching: •Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease) •Damage to the ne
Avatar f tn Sjögren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and pernicious anemia. (I have heard that being anemic will cause joint and bone pain) About 3% of people with a positive TPOAb test show no evidence of disease. The chance of having a positive TPOAb test is greater in females and increases with age. What are other names for thyroid peroxidase test?
Avatar f tn His head size has gone up 7 percentile points since his last check up to the 97th percentile. He also had a seizure while there. He did not have tonic-clonic or grand mal seizures but his eyes rolled to the back of his head while we were changing his diaper and he got all floppy. He didn't try fighting us like normal while changing him. He never tried to get up.
Avatar f tn Quix and supermum (I think) especially, you two and several others whose names I can't remember are pretty funny in the face of all this and have really helped me to not "freak out" and stay positive. BIG Thank you! So a little about me: I am 34 and the mother of a beautiful 4 year old daughter. I own and operate several businesses, the largest in 11 states and growing. Oh one more relevant fact, I lost my dad due to complications from MS 10 years ago.
Avatar n tn SHAME on them go to under Seeking a Doctor. These folks will give you names of doctors who are educated in lyme disease! Like a neurologist, lyme docs will diagnosis you on both testing and symptoms.....My neuro did this for me years ago. The other thing is this: lyme disease can cause lesions in the brain and spinal cord,,,,just like MS. After years of thinking I was faced with a disease that has no cure, I am now getting better each day because I have lyme disease,,,,and MS.
Avatar n tn It looks like John Hopkins hospital may be one of them- LAPAROSCOPIC GI SURGERY EVALUATED IN MARYLAND February 9, 1994 Media Contact:Joann Rodgers Phone: (410) 223-1731 E-mail: ***@**** A Johns Hopkins study has found that after the introduction of a new surgical technique, more Marylanders elected to undergo surgery to relieve gallbladder pain.
Avatar n tn Mood, anxiety and personality disorders often accompany DID. Be supportive and encourage your husband to have a psychiatric evaluation to clarify his problem. It is then that specific recommendations can be made. I hope this was helpful.
Avatar n tn it is very mild though and CPAP doesn't help ** catatonic seizure like episodes *syncope like collapsin (but i seem to mostly remain concious..I jsut collape **frequent urination **disorientation *some vision problems - takes a second to focus and seems slightly blurry *floating spots and sometimes slight peripheral yet nonexistant movement ** horrible brown scarring around simple cuts and acne - to the point where I can't wear dresses anymore ******very difficult time breathing...