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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 m tn I was home alone and seizure so bad I tipped over in the recliner. I remember having the phone in my hand but that is all. I don't know who I was talking to or who called the EMT's. I don't remember having an IV shoved in my arm, put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to the ER. I don't remember being in the ER. or walking to the truck or coming home. Listen, I haven't had the blindness although my vision is blurred and I see multiple images of the same thing.
Avatar n tn Due to brain damage from surgery I have temporal lob seizures I was put on gabapentin and depression occurred. I am looking for something that would control the seizures without depression. Help with any idea! Thanks Would Dilatin help with this type of seizure?
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 This condition was corrected through surgery nearly 8 months ago. This has improved her learning since then. However, her motor functions remain poor and the seizures continue in nights. Even 4 - 5 episodes a night. For days she is without any episodes and then she has multiple episodes in a night, and now even while awake. However, she has NEVER urinated during her seizure NOR there is any frothing from her mouth. The local doctors have not been able to reach a conclusion.
1653487 tn?1303527762 I have not made an appointment as of yet to see an epileptologist because so far my neurologist has been really great and very informative. He doesn't specialize in epilepsy but he does see a ton of patients with seizure disorders. I am so far confident in his abilities but am not totally closed off to seeing a specialist. I will keep my head high and stay strong... Again, thank you!!!
Avatar m tn A subdural hematoma the size of a golf ball was removed. Almost immediately after brain surgery I felt like my old self again. I went several more years with no cognitive or physical repercussions from my injury save some mild emotional swings and a nasty scar. However, I am now 33 and have had 2 gran mal seizures. One at 23 and the other at 26 and then none since. Preceding each of my seizures was what I describe as a tremor.
Avatar m tn We went to our regular vet and she couldn't detect anything when listening to her heart, but mentioned several possibilities (incl. heart disorders, vagal syndrome) and suggested we wait-and-see if it happens again. Her stools still weren't normal (this was at day 6 of flagyl rx), so we did 10 more days worth of flagyl and sent stool for testing. Results showed giardia, so we did 7 days of panacur, which has resolved stool issues.
7948950 tn?1421656329 Hi guys! So I'll be scheduling surgery soon, and when I do, I plan on telling people about what I'm going through. My experience is, people don't understand how serious this is, and how much it affects me because I've become very used to hiding how I'm feeling or staying home when it is really bad. Lately though many of my symptoms have become much more prevalent and harder to hide. (I started drooling on a date, and went paralyzed. It was kind of a wake up call.
Avatar n tn Craniotomy 4 months ago for right convexity meningioma. Pre-op sensory seizure involving entire left side numbness. Dilantin pre-op and 2 months post -op. EEG normal before weaning dilantin in late June.. Another EEG 8-17-05, Normal. 1. Had profound left arm weakness post-surgery. This improved but still have constant numbness and occasional weakness in wrist/lower arm/hand. Neurologist scheduled EMG this coming week.
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Steve on March 08, 1999 at 16:51:45: : : : 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.
Avatar n tn 13:40: : : : : 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.
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 f tn Approximately one year ago, my husband was put on tramadol after fracturing his hand. He had a grand-mal seizure that his neurologist attributed to the tramadol allergy. During the seizure, he fractured T3 (severe) T4-T5 moderate compression. His prognosis was good and he returned to reduced normal activity (with pain). He's now on Oxycodene, Methocarbamol, Ibuprophen and recently diagnosed with OSA.
Avatar n tn I can have it removed but due to other cervical problems from a surgery done about 30 years ago, my vertebrea in my neck are calapasing forward. The only solution is for the plate to be removed and rods inserted front and back of the entire length of my neck. The Doctors (I have had consultations with 3 different specialists) say they cannot give my any idea if it would even work or what type of results I might have. The worse results are what are scareing me from going through with it.
Avatar n tn Steve, What are the things an opiate addict should be telling the doctor or oral surgeon if surgery is needed ? What substitutes should be used for the anesthesia and also prescribed for the next few days of pain? My daughter must have her wisdom teeth removed after she comes home from rehab and I am worried sick. How about other more major surgeries later on ?
Avatar n tn I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I am not sure what tests u may have already had....but have u tried going to a dr that specializes in seizure disorders to rule it out as a primary issue?
Avatar n tn Finally, I am smart enough to realize that this procedure to remove the tumor is not routine, however, because it was determined that this tumor was operable and lying in the left temporal lobe, what are the success rates of this procedure, and what is the probability that he will lead a seizure free life or furthermore what are some common repercussions produced by other recovering patients from this procedure?
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn He has continued to have seizures and is now on a low dose of tegretol and Higher dose of Neurontin. He just completed and evaluation for possible seizure surgery. The PET scan revealed there is tumor still present but its not doing a whole lot. He also seemed to pass the Wada test although he had a bad reaction because he was given the adult dose. I'm not totally comfortable with the findings because of this fact. Anyway, The doctors then came back after epilepsy conf.
Avatar n tn I was finally diagnoised as having complex-partial epilepsy. I have tried just about every type of anti-seizure medication with minimal effect. Lactimal causes slight rashes so I will have to stop it within the next two weeks. I want brain surgery, but no doctor will use it for my condition. What helps body jerks/tics,depression, and memory loss associated with my illness? Is it possible to have two types of seizures at once.?
Avatar f tn Im schedueled for sinues surgery july 9 and on july 1 i go for my post op the dr is going to put me on an antibotic and predisone to clear infection and taked own the swelling..im scared to death of meds and i have servere anxiety and i am being tapered of my anxiety meds,,,,,,,,,,,,,is predisone a safe med..i am scared of the surgery but if it will help my right sided face and head eye and ear and neck pain i guesss it will be woth it..
Avatar n tn Hello, Seizure disorders rarely start at birth. They usually start sometime later and may or may not be associated with structural changes in the brain. When the term white mater is used in reference to the nervous system, it means the part of the brain which is myelinated. Myelin is a fatty substance normally present in the brain and nerves and helps in proper functioning of the nerves and for proper propogation of nerve impulses.
1311202 tn?1273655491 I was suffering from seizure, however it is not often. First seizure is in 1992 January. After this i take medicine for this that is tegrital (medicine for fits) for one year. After that in 2000 December again seizure attacked me, but this time I complete the course tegrital i.e. for 5 year. Presently I m normal, no seizure no pain nothing is abnormal with me. But some thing is not good with me, my behavioral pattern is not normal in social life.
Avatar m tn Would like to use a TENS unit to manage pain in hip/leg until his surgery in May '11, but all indications caution it's use in persons with seizure disorders. What is your experience with this in your patients, especially since it will be used in the hip/leg area, not near the neck/head? Thanks in advance for your responses!
Avatar f tn Nbarnett, Do you have a neurologist that specializes in seizure disorders or do you see just a normal neurologist?
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.