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Avatar n tn Also, symptoms of particular types of seizure may be the same also as symptoms during a migraine aura. Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Actually Topomax is what my doctor has suggested I try next. I'm supposed to wait another week until I start it though. I passed out while shopping a couple of weeks ago and one of the bystanders told the paramedics that I had a seizure after I passed out and they wrote in their report that I had a mild seizure. All of my doctors have said that it wasn't a seizure but rather just some twitching which is common when you pass out.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. I hope this helps you. Sincerely, CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS I was dx'd as not having epilepsy by an extended video-EEG test (28 hrs). However, I have found numerous references to scalp EEG's not detecting deeper electrical abnormalities in frontal lobe seizures.
Avatar n tn NEVER HAD ANY HISTORY EVER. HAD THE FIRST ONE AFTER 9 MO. OF MY SON BEING BORN AND 2ND ONE AFTER 5 MO. OF DAUGHTER BEING BORN AND 3RD ONE 2 AND HALF YRS. BACK. IS IT STRESS AND ANXIETY RELATED? THE EEG, MRI, CT SCAN IS ALL NORMAL. NO ONE CAN FIGURE ANYTHING OUT FOR ME? I AM TAKING 1000MG OF KEPPRA RT. NOW BUT WITH BAD SIDE EFFECTS. DO I HAVE NON EPEILEPTIC ATTACK DISORDER?
Avatar n tn There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games. Others have no known inducing event. Since the abnormal brain electricity is in the cortex, a spinal lesion would not induce a seizure event.
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.
955471 tn?1246741311 The signs and symptoms of adjustment disorders vary from person to person. The symptoms you have may be very different from those of someone else with an adjustment disorder. But for everyone, symptoms of an adjustment disorder begin within three months of a stressful event in your life.
Avatar f tn What other studies has he had done? There are many different types of seizures and seizure disorders. He may have a more subtle type of disorder. Is he on seizure medication?
Avatar n tn Now, given that, there is a theoretical use for lamictal in movement disorders. One of its proposed mechanisms of action is to reduce the release of an excitatory amino acid, glutamine. By doing this, it might alter the firing of neurons that are hyperexcitable. However, this is only theoretical. Since you have to take a seizure medication anyway, you will see if it has any effect on your movement disorder.
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.
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Avatar f tn BECAUSE CERTAIN TYPES OF SEIZURES AFFECT CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BRAIN.WHAT TYPE OF SEIZURES WAS HE DX WITH? GRAND MAL?
Avatar f tn The characteristic of absence seizures is abrupt and sudden onset impairment of consciousness, a blank stare or possibly a brief upward rotation of the eyes. The only diagnostic test for absence seizures and atonic seizures is EEG. MRI brain may be needed to rule out diseases like stroke or a brain tumor. It is advisable to see a neurologist. After a thorough systemic and neurological examination he will advise you investigations. Do keep us posted. Take care and regards!
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.
Avatar n tn My other advice is to keep a journal of her symptoms, sleep habits, eating habits (including timing and types of food), timing and dosages of medications, timing of effect of her medications on her, environmental conditions, and other issues such as temperature, her periods, stressors, etc. It can be a truly enigma to resolve. Also, sometimes we can have migraines and not feel them as headaches but rather other unusual occurrences in my body.
3624179 tn?1347735667 People can have seizures where they have blank stares. Also certain types of seizures/epilepsy are “photosensitive” meaning they can be triggered by flashing lights. The correct way to evaluate this would be to see a neurologist for a history and physica exam and then perform an EEG to diagnose what these events are. If they are true seizures, an EEG can help detect the abnormal brain electricity and be diagnostic. You mention that you have certain mental disorders.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. I hope this helps you. ------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm not sure, yet :-) I've seen a couple of articles relating to seizures which are induced by toxins, such as alcohol.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. I hope this helps you. ------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm not sure, yet :-) I've seen a couple of articles relating to seizures which are induced by toxins, such as alcohol.
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 n tn If your daughter only has seizure during a fever, it is more likely that it is associated with febrile seizures than other types of seizure disorders. The fact that she has had several episodes in the past are evidence enough of her proneness to this condition which is why she still presented with this recently. Knowing that your child is prone to febrile seizures, it would be best to try and treating fevers earlier than usual to prevent such seizures from occurring. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Also, I was never photosensitive in the past, but in the month since Geodon, I have found myself beginning to twitch uncontrollably when exposed to bright flashing light (occurred on two occasions) Certain types of lights bother me, flourescents in particular. I get headaches almost daily that last for hours on end. When I look at certain patterns I begin to see lines or spots or movement that is not there. These side effects did not appear until this year.
Avatar n tn staring episodes, single/multiple jerks, etc. The answer to the first four questions is no. He has had only two seizures, one last August and one in January. He was not overly tired on either occasion. They both occured around 10 p.m. He has not shown any other seizure activity. There is no histoy of epilepsy in the family. in terms of your question will he outgrow them, at this point it is diffciult to say so until all the facts are available.
Avatar n tn Basal ganglia are responsible for control of motor movements, they act in concert with the cortex to smooth out movements. Diseases of the basal ganglia give certain types of movement disorders such as dystonia, choreathetosis, chorea, etc. Diseases such as mitochondrial cytopathies, Wilson's, Hunington's, essential tremor, Parkinson's etc have all been related to having a connection with the basal ganglia. Many mitochondrial disorders effect the basal ganglia, but not all.
410281 tn?1254229064 Prolonged constant twitching of only part of the face and part of a limb could occur as part of many types of movement disorders. The exact type depends on the exact appearance (what is described as a twitch could be many things), the patient's age, etc.