Seizure disorders types

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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 n tn My neurologist is in the process of raising the dose of Topamax to 200 mg, and gave me the precautions to take for seizure disorders, and said see ya in 3 months. And here's the Impression paragraph: This is an abnormal EEG monitoring. Mainly during wakefulness there are intermittent bilteral and shifting bursts and short trains of alpha and theta waves with sharp component and sharp waves, and intermittent delta waves seen, left more than the right, mainly in posterier regions.
3624179 tn?1347739267 Also, I am Manic Depressive, have Anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, and Major Depression. Can my mental disorders have a link to a possible neurological problem? I also get really bad migraines followed by auras that come from the base of my skull and can last for 1-5 days. Can that be related to a possible neurological problem as well?
Avatar m tn It is usually recommended in those with severe epilepsy, or those who have several types of seizures and refractory seizures. Central nervous system and/or respiratory-depressant effects can be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs especially in elderly patients and patients with medical disorders. A patient needs to be monitored for CNS and respiratory depression while on these two drugs.
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!!!
1363810 tn?1279229271 Hi Everyone, Somatoform, Conversion, and/or Functional Disorders (i.e. psychological causes of illness) are topics raised on many threads. I'm seeing many posts from forum members who say they not only found themselves in neuro limbo land, but were also unceremoniously dumped into the nebulous psych patient category. I'm not a mod for this forum, nor a long-term member of the community. I'm just one of you, an anonymous writer and fellow limbo lander with a curious streak.
Avatar f tn At this point I will pass out, and have what observers describe as a seizure, however I am not 100% sure what it is. It is definitely a convulsion or spasm, and usually only happens in my hands, or arms and legs, and lasts about 3 min or less. When that stops and I am responsive again, I am completely out of it, and I will start to heave and eventually vomit although there have been times when I never vomit, just heave. I feel sweaty, and I am extremely pale.
778872 tn?1243744053 The Post-Polio (if indeed that is what this is) has added a cane, leg braces bilaterally, and a power chair as additions to my mobility since the diagnosis of PPS was made, due to the muscle weaknss of both legs. I've also developed several sleep disorders including "Alpha Wave Intrusions", a big problem with Restless Legs and sleep apnea due to weak diaphragm muscles. The worrisome thing is that these (TIA?) episodes are continuing.
911669 tn?1294102788 Last night while asleep I think I might have had a small seizure. I must have bit the end of my tongue very hard. I remember it hurt so bad I thought to myself I did some damage, but I was really still asleep. There was no injury, but I am concerned that I might be starting with some type of seizures. I do tend to sleep with my mouth open sometimes I know, but for my tongue to be protruding out suggests something more sinister to me.
Avatar n tn I have worked in the field of mental retardation and related conditions, including Rett's, for over 20 years. What specifially have you tried? What types of doc's? Where do you live? Can you describe her behaviors? From what I read, I do not see Rett's.
Avatar n tn is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
Avatar f tn This type of seizure usually lasts 2-4 minutes and involves the temporal lobes of the brain, but may also affect the frontal and parietal lobes. If either of these types of seizure spreads to involve the whole brain, your seizure is called a secondarily generalized seizure. The more I looked over the artical - my gut says to get an MRI. If you looked over your TSH readings and they seem to be irratic - definately a check on the pitutiary would be good.
Avatar f tn What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure? What all investigation has been done? What is the level of Serum. Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Serum. Sodium in his body? What is the level of sugars? There are seizures which are focal in origin; hence they occur in particular part of body. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Stuart on March 04, 1999 at 13:27:14: 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 16:54: 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 Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Stuart on March 05, 1999 at 05:00:19: : 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 48:03: : : 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 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 n tn 16:54: Dear Doctor The diagnosis of epilepsy and seizure disorder are not mutually exclusive. True seizure events are abnormal hypersynchronous firing of cortical neurons. These events are induced by extracellualr IPSPs or EPSPs. These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic. This type is called pseudoseizures. The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons.
Avatar n tn Clarification of Epilepsy v other seizure-inducing disorders posted by Stuart on March 05, 1999 at 07:55:47: : Dear Doctor The diagnosis of epilepsy and seizure disorder are not mutually exclusive. True seizure events are abnormal hypersynchronous firing of cortical neurons. These events are induced by extracellualr IPSPs or EPSPs. These firings would be detected on a brain wave test called EEG. There is a type of seizure disorder that is not epileptic.
Avatar f tn Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine , causes serious results in- asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders; liver or kidney disease; underactive thyroid; curvature of the spine; a history of head injury or brain tumor; epilepsy or other seizure disorder; low blood pressure; gallbladder disease; Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorders; enlarged prostate, urination problems etc.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn Will he outgrow them as he matures? Are they likely to become more frequent? My guess is that seizure disorders are so varied that no one can really answer these questions! Is there a general trend in how such disorders progress or disappear? dear kathy, a little more information would be helpful such as: 1. are there any preciptating factors to the seizures? 2. is he awake late at night on the days he has had the seizures? 3. he is on any medications? 4.
Avatar n tn threshhold. An abnormal EEG targeted the seizure disorder. : Evaluation for depression targeted the others. The ultra-rapid : cycling was established by a reaction to anti-drepessants. : The conditions are somewhat refractory. I take tegretol, neurontin, : seroquel as well as a panel of certain herbs (under doctor's direction). : The control is not strong.
Avatar n tn My neurologist is not offering any info as yet, but I am assuming that the EEG is showing some type of seizure activity. Can you give me some insight? I appreciate any light you can shed on the subject. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Flo! An abnormal EEG can mean alot of things, but not all abnormalities indicate seizure activity.
Avatar n tn 37:34: I am trying to find out about something scary that has been happening to my nephew. I hope this is an appropriate place to post this. He is ten months old and has been having some kind of seizure. When he gets startled by some- thing his eyes roll back in his head for a few seconds. His parents are very concerned because he has had minor health problems since birth (minor colds, infections, etc.). They are waiting to hear the results from an EKG (maybe it was an EEG?
Avatar n tn temporal lobe seizure disorder posted by Sethanne on October 24, 1998 at 18:13:29: First, thank you for this page. I found it while searching for any information on temporal lobe disorders I could find. I have diabetes, am 55 yrs old, and have been told I now have temporal lobe seizure disorder, PTSD, and ultra-rapid cycling. These form a general cluster of symptoms consistant with a lowered seizure threshhold. An abnormal EEG targeted the seizure disorder.