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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...
Avatar n tn Now, a few days ago, I woke up having a spasm, like I normally do, and then it almost seemed to crawl up my body and I had a seizure. Two people witnessed it. I was taken to the ER and had a ct scan, all ok. Now I am seeing a neurologist. I had an EEG done, also ok, but have a 72 hour EEG and a brain MRI scheduled. During the day, my calfs cramp up and I get tingling sensations in my legs, sometimes my arms a little.
Avatar n tn dx with parietal l. epilepsy. depression and amotivational behaviors. recommendations as to polypharmacy of seizure meds combined with antidepressant? meds of choice?
Avatar n tn Persons 50 years of age Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities that house persons of any age with chronic medical conditions Adults and children with chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including asthma Adults and children who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes mellitus), renal dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression (includin
Avatar f 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 your doctor. It sounds like your daughter has been diagnosed with a neuronal migration disorder.
Avatar n tn Primary headache disorders are headaches without a direct cause. Secondary headache disorders are due to an underlying problem, such as a tumor, medication side effects, central nervous system infections, clots in the veins in the brain etc. There are several primary headache disorders, over 50 different types. For example migraines, which usually a pulsating throbbing one-sided pain with nausea and discomfort in bright lights that lasts several hours.
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 m tn The connection between Alzheimer's and depression has been known for years. The big mystery, though, is exactly how (and if) one affects the other. "Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?" asks Robert S. Wilson, PhD, neuropsychologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Avatar m tn Tramidol is not recommended to be given in dogs with a history of kidney disease, liver disease, seizure disorders and lung problems. Tramidol side effects may include sedation, anxiety, bloating and gas, constipation, convulsive movements, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, hallucinations, indigestion, itching, nausea, nervousness, tremors, vomiting and weakness.
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.
192332 tn?1189759428 kolonopin is an anti-seizure medication often used to help various mood disorders, like severe anxiety. xanax is a bezodiazapene. may I be so bold to suggest that your biggest fear here should be the fact that both are highly addictive and could very well be the "gateway" meds that take you back to the type of using you've been working so hard to end?? just be careful, roof, seek out the experts, and remember, this is your life and you deserve the best. take good care.
1252074 tn?1271545309 He's officially diagnosed me with epilepsy first off, also said many of my symptoms could be related to side effects from Dilantin (my anti-seizure medication, although some of my symptoms started before I was prescribed Dilantin), not sure if he overlooked that or just assumed.
Avatar n tn For any state of altered consciousness, (fainting, seizure, confusion, lathery, etc.), test her again. Not during a seizure, but after she is settled, providing she is calm, and not combative. A reading that is again below the point she had felt well, proves that this low of a heart rate is simply too low for her. Lastly, I would recommend taking her to see a Pediatric Cardiologist at an academic teaching hospital.
Avatar f tn Welcome! One thing I wanted to make clear is..the fainting episodes and apparent seizure like acitivity you report is NOT due to depression or anxiety, or even panic attacks. Even the worse panic attack, while it may cause dizziness, will not cause someone to actually faint. Have you been tested for orthostatic hypotension? That's where your BP drops significantly with position changes (lying to sitting, sitting to standing, lying to standing).
760547 tn?1234292834 As someone who weaned off xanax very, very slowly and have now successfully been off of since August 08, I'd suggest reading everything that you can on the withdrawal process, make sure you are following your physician's recommendations, and look on this site for tips on how to make it through it. You can definitely do it with determination and lots of distraction.
Avatar n tn We have been working on getting him settled on a seizure medication, knowing that we needed to consider something for anxiety, but feeling like we were managing things pretty well and there was not a huge rush. The day before Thanksgiving its as though a switch got flipped and we lost our son.
406957 tn?1203000500 So the deal is, as I understand it, WendyStarr, is depakote, for example, treats the same area of the brain that experiences seizure disorder. Which i've always found to be fascinating because that means my brain is suffering from a seizure when i'm wacko. Who knew? And that's why it's important to get on meds asap because the longer you wait, the harder the bp is to treat.
Avatar n tn Then you need to consider that if it was acute hepatitis, the ALT might be 10 times the reference range; chronic hepatitis something like 4 times, but some liver disorders will see this number look normal. So, it is only a clue, and if you have an explanation (the statin med).... it might be just fine to remain at 72. The med recommendations do say if the ALT remains >3 times the upper limit, then the Lipitor should be reduced or discontinued. So, you should be fine.
Avatar n tn She also has a speech problem, sensory integration disorders, fine motor coordination problems. We have been to a pediatric neurologist. It was a waste of time in my opinion. He made her walk down the hall once, brought her back in the examining room and preceeded to tell us that he could help her, got our hopes up. He gave her a pill for her speech problem ( a muscle relaxer that was supposed to loosen up her muscles) it started with a b baclofen I think.
Avatar n tn She also has a speech problem, sensory integration disorders, fine motor coordination problems. We have been to a pediatric neurologist. It was a waste of time in my opinion. He made her walk down the hall once, brought her back in the examining room and preceeded to tell us that he could help her, got our hopes up. He gave her a pill for her speech problem ( a muscle relaxer that was supposed to loosen up her muscles) it started with a b baclofen I think.
Avatar n tn There are different types of learning disability, including academic skills disorders, developmental language and speech disorders, coordination disorders, etc. There is no apparent single cause of learning disabilities. We know that the general cause involves problems (sometimes quite subtle) in the structures and functions of the brain. Can these be inherited? Yes, it's possible. Can the problems occur during pregnancy or delivery? Again, it is possible.
Avatar n tn There are different types of learning disability, including academic skills disorders, developmental language and speech disorders, coordination disorders, etc. There is no apparent single cause of learning disabilities. We know that the general cause involves problems (sometimes quite subtle) in the structures and functions of the brain. Can these be inherited? Yes, it's possible. Can the problems occur during pregnancy or delivery? Again, it is possible.
1516809 tn?1345086364 Today, when I visited my father, I observed that my father experienced some type of seizure as they were taking him for an MRI. I think this new neurologist is missing the boat, and I need to bring in another. The primary is hoping that the MRI will find something which in turn can change his admittance status. In the meantime, the primary reiterated again today that it was the hospital that changed the admittance status of my father.
Avatar m tn Perlmutter, the rate at which a Parkinson's patient will decline perfectly correlates with the elevation of their blood sugar) Migraines, Seizure disorders like epilepsy, Autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Core Ingredients of a Brain-Healthy Diet Dr. Perlmutter emphasizes the importance of favoring above-ground colorful vegetables, as these contain less starch, which your body breaks down into simple sugars.
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 In people in their 50's thru 80's, problems with the heart, blood vessels, brain (tumors, abnormal blood vessels, atypical seizure disorders) need to be ruled out. These problems are more common in smokers, diabetics, hypertensives (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, family history of neurological and cardio-vascular disease.
Avatar n tn However, there are other possibilities-mainly, a seizure disorder. Recent studies have found that there are countless parallels between various seizure disorders and panic/GAD. You're going to have to come up with some convincing evidence for this, however. MRI's/MRA's of the brain will run about $3100k a pop. That's a big number to the insurance companies. Thankfully, however, requesting the far less expensive EEG might be an option for you, too.
Avatar n tn Yes it is an anti-seizure medication but also prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders though not meant for use for more than 6 weeks. I was on it for 9 years :-( If he is taking it for epilepsy or something like that then he should not stop but if it is for anxiety/panic/sleep problems or transient pain it is far preferable to deal with the sometimes awful stmptoms of those than it is to deal with the heroin like withdrawals.
1548028 tn?1324616046 More than likely the neuropsychologist will have some very good educational recommendations that should be shared with his teachers. Mnemonic devices, digital recorders, writing down assignments, graphic organizers, oral testing accommodations, extra time on tests, oral testing, physical accommodations like assistance with now taking, testing accommodations, are just a few things that could be helpful.