Seizure disorders signs and symptoms

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Avatar n tn Drug or alcohol abuse is common in persons with bipolar disorder and can mask the symptoms, thus complicating diagnosis and treatment. Recognizing and treating any drug abuse is a priority, since it is a strong predictor of suicide, especially in men. Before treatment begins, the patient receives a careful physical exam, and blood and urine are tested to detect conditions that could put medical constraints on the choice of treatment.
Avatar f tn * Obesity * Medications such as tetracycline, tamoxifen, lithium and corticosteroids * Too much vitamin A * Cushing's syndrome * Underactive parathyroid glands What are the signs and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome? Signs and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome vary, but most people with the disorder have upper body obesity, a rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and relatively slender arms and legs.
Avatar f tn The best thing to do is to go to a seizure specialist and have him view the tape obtain a good history, and conduct an in-person evaluation. Find a hospital that specializes in seizure disorders.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, yes you should have an MRI, to rule out a pitutary tumor causing flucuations in your TSH AND seizure. You should probably see a neurologist, for the seizure as well. You should certainly document all of your symptoms, physical and mental (smells, tastes, fears, panic, etc.) for your doctor visits. I have one son with epilepsy, and lost my daughter to epilepsy. Neither child had or has thyroid or pituitary issues. I am the thyroid issue, lol.
Avatar n tn Neurologic signs and symptoms sometimes can be brought about by cardiac disorders. For instance, an "irregular beat" can cause a host of problems. Consider making a cardiologist your next stop.
Avatar f tn As of three weeks ago they finally said he has epilepsy, but he also has some symptoms that they can't explain. A week before his seizure that started it all, he had a state of aphasia, couldn't remember our home number, then later that night developed a stutter. Later in the week the stutter worsen and he woke up on the floor, urinated on himself and lost track of time in the shower, believing he seized I took him in, they just perscribed medication, and the ct scan was clear.
Avatar f tn This is due to an inflammation in the temporal artery and other arteries in the body. Symptoms include one sided headache pain in the temple and jaw that may be triggered by chewing. This condition can be diagnosed by a blood test called an ESR and a biopsy of the artery. It is very important to rule this diagnosis out as it is highly treatable and if left untreated it can lead to vision loss. It is exceedingly rare in people younger than 55, and is more common in even older age groups.
Avatar n tn I have been on medication for a few months and still have these symptoms off and on. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn These symptoms can not be localized to one particular area, and therefore more systemic disorders should be evaluated. Broad areas to have evaluated include connective tissue diseases, inflammatory conditions, and vitamin B12 dysfunction. A MRI of the brain may be reasonable to help exclude structural lesions. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Abnormal eye signs include poorly reactive or unresponsive pupils, reduced visual acuity, optic disc hyperemia, retinal edema, an enlarged blind spot, papilledema, and eventually optic atrophy. GI symptoms are also very common and include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to gastritis. The abdominal pain can be severe and mimic an acute abdomen; pancreatitis can develop and also produce abdominal pain. Permanent neuro-visual deficits may follow recovery from severe methanol poisoning eg.
Avatar n tn I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim). I took the antibiotic which seemed to clear up what I thought was a sinus infection but I still wasn't feeling better and my glands were very swollen (they still are too a degree).
Avatar n tn What compounds this is the symptoms often mirror a more serious problem (ie, on-set of heart attack, full-blown stroke, etc) and there is probably more stress in trying to ignore it as just symptoms of the TIA and yet questioning myself, what if I am wrong and I do have the big one. Ironically, I would want nothing more than for it to all just GO AWAY!
Avatar m tn As a result of the severe chronic stress that started in childhood, my brain did not learn to shut off and instead when I try to rest of go to sleep these two disorders kick in and start my brain screaming to wake up non-stop. My fight or flight response goes into overdrive and I cannot fall asleep, stay asleep or get into the deeper, restful stages of sleep. They suggested that the severe chronic exhaustion combined with the constant adrenaline have resulted in adrenal fatigue.
Avatar f tn I also had involuntary body movements and seizure like activty, I was like this for about 3 weeks and started to slowly get better. Over the past year I have improved but on a daily basis I still don't feel good, I have issues with my speach small but still there. I also have been having weird sensations in my arms and hands, from tingling to painful. I drop things for no reason, my balance is HORRID I am tired ALL the time no matter how much sleep I get.
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Avatar n tn i now have more and more symptoms every day and i just cant get over ttelling myself that theres nothign wrong with me. I love working on cars i always have but i have no willpower anymore. I want to go out and do something i lvoe, so i sit in the house and say to myself "Ok let go c'mon i gotta do this" but then i just think to myself "Why? Whats it matter?" and sit there watching tv.
Avatar n tn U have already had the worst of it and now, they will begin to taper off and get better and better. The irritability may last a little longer, but not much I imagine. Anyway, congrats. U took the meds like u should and didnt ever get into trouble w/ them. That says a lot to me. Anyway, that makes a difference during all of this, in my opinion. Stay positive and by the end of the weekend, I bet they are a memory, distand I hope. How is your pain now? Do u have another way to manage it?
445286 tn?1205134504 I was at church and our class had just started when I noticed my vision had changed so I went home and the symptoms followed the path that they did before. since it was sunday I had to wait untill monday to go to the doctor. he wasn't able to tell me much except that a few of the signs sounded like optical migraines. so that was the end of that. I continued to get them about once a year almost on an annual occurance.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm 22 and also have many of the same symptoms. I'm aways tired and have been through major depression due to my constant fatigue. I also have some trouble breathing after exercising and feel dizziness. I've been through many tests but doctors have told me that it's all in my head. I wish something could be done to provide more awareness about the symptoms of thalassemia minor. I think more research needs to be done.
Avatar n tn It is not at all uncommon to find folks who have been misdiagnosed initially with a psychiatric disorder, given that the signs and symptoms of certain forms of epilepsy are often vague or non-specific in their presentation, and are often misinterpreted as anxiety neurosis or panic. A 24-hr EEG is of value to exclude such a possibility, but it is not 100% flawless. Consider consultation with a neurologist and try to describe the symptoms in great detail. The greater the detail, the better.
Avatar n tn and shares most of the same symptoms and long term effects! While researching an answer to all of the awful symptoms I experienced during my Paxil withdrawal, I was unable to find any medical resources listing Paxil as a source of these particular symptoms we all experience. Guess where I kept finding my search results directing me to? Heroin withdrawal.
Avatar f tn My Dr has been upping my meds. I did ok on effexor xl 150mg and lamtical 100 for 2 weeks and then crashed really bad. So my dr upped my effexor to 225 mg and for 2 weeks felt normal for the first time in a year it was a relief. Then I had a international gift show to work, this was working 12 hour days for a week and then I started my period. Then I had to leave this job and go on a family vacation the very day. I've been having anxiety and bouts of depression.
Avatar n tn Patients with SLE can develop different combinations of symptoms and organ involvement.
Avatar n tn Carbamazepine should be prescribed only after careful benefit-to-risk evaluation in patients with a history of cardiac, hepatic, or renal damage or adverse hematologic reaction to other drugs or who have had interrupted therapy with carbamazepine. Close attention by the patient and clinician to signs and symptoms of the possible development of hematologic toxicity is important in patients receiving carbamazepine.
Avatar f tn I began seeing doctors for neuromuscular symptoms, vision problems, fatigue and shooting pains (among other things). I've had numerous tests looking at possibilities of MS and even ALS, now the thought is myasthenia gravis... but some things just don't fit. Here's some info that may or may not be pertinent: I tested negative for AChR and MuSK antibodies (usually present in MG). But positive for ASMA (usually indicative of autoimmune hepatitis). There was an MRI finding of a 1.
Avatar n tn Many people today initially self diagnose through internet, and once one sees twitchin and als we all rush to neurolgists, in 1990's and bvefore minor cramps and twitching was hardly a reason to be sent to a neuro, and in many cases an emg was done after other als symptoms appeared, and in rerto people reported that they had cramps and twitches before.
667078 tn?1316004535 All this uncertainty and symptoms and watching others do so easily what I took for granted as being able to do myself just a few short months ago...heck ya, I'm depressed, bummed out, angry and struggling...but I'm slowly learning, that , although I'm not to the point I feel I need medication..the person I really need to "stop from punching" is myself!! Trying to grant myself a little grace as I go about my day in a new and different manner...
Avatar f tn The replacement dose should not be as suppressive, but I know I am immuno-compromised just from no adrenals and other auto-immune disorders. I take my list of meds in and get a professional opinion - you should too!
1488245 tn?1288212864 Your symptoms are suggestive of multiple sclerosis. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs.
Avatar n tn I am so worried I have deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. I keep checking the symptoms and forums over and over. I almost went to the ER tonight because I started to have trouble breathing and felt like I was wheezing and the back pain started right at the level of my lungs. The acute attack has gone away but I'm still having chest pain and back pain. I'm freaking out that I have blood clots in my lungs! I don't know what to do anymore because these episodes are taking over my life.