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401370 tn?1233328282 If you have very few symptoms of a seizure, but didn't endure the full blown effects (silent seizure perhaps?), can an EMG still detect it? Just wondering, because I have Lupus, and sometimes I will notice SEVERE dizzy spells for like 5 seconds,along with numbness or tingling feeling of my teeth WHILE the dizzy spells are taking place, then a weird jolt down my left arm.. (I had tests performed by my doc and they stated it wasn't heart related). Very strange..
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 It's a controversial topic though, but repeated grand-mal seizures or cases of status epilepticus are generally the types of seizures that cause damage in the long run. simple partial seizures will no necessarily morph into complex or tonic-clonic seizures. Many people simply have simple partial seizures restricted to a certain part of the brain.
3624179 tn?1347739267 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 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 Since you're new to the epilepsy community, and are learning about epilepsy/seizures, it's good to do as much research as you can, and familiarize yourself with different types of seizures. It's amazing how many different types of seizures there are, affecting b/tw 2.
Avatar f tn • Inner ear • Brain stem and cerebellum • Nerve tracts connecting the brain stem and cerebellum or within the brain stem Inner Ear Disorders: Most commonly, vertigo results from motion sickness. Motion sickness may develop in people whose inner ear is sensitive to particular motions, such as swaying or sudden stopping and starting. Another common cause of vertigo is an abnormal collection of calcium particles in one semicircular canal of the inner ear.
1363810 tn?1279229271 etc. because they cannot be diagnosed in minutes, I devote some of my free time to these types of websites to help people, etc. I cannot disagree with any of your post because it is very true. I feel at this time the medical world is in a crisis; there seems to be very little emphasis on caring and empathy nowadays. The accountability is dwindling; sad.
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 I did some looking around online and found that it is a form of dyskinesia..... Definition Dyskinesias are a group of disorders characterized by involuntary movements of muscles. Description: Dyskinesia Dyskinesias are excessive abnormal movements that are involuntary. There are several different types of dyskinesias, and each has different clinical symptoms, causes, and treatments. Adults and children with certain chronic brain disorders often exhibit symptoms of dyskinesia.
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 BECAUSE CERTAIN TYPES OF SEIZURES AFFECT CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BRAIN.WHAT TYPE OF SEIZURES WAS HE DX WITH? GRAND MAL?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep. The two seizures he has had both lasted for one to two minutes, the last one being a little shorter and less severe.
Avatar n tn He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep. The two seizures he has had both lasted for one to two minutes, the last one being a little shorter and less severe.
Avatar n tn Auras may no occur at all in a substantial subset of cases.
Avatar n tn He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep. The two seizures he has had both lasted for one to two minutes, the last one being a little shorter and less severe.
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 They occur in the frontal lobes, back of brain and so on, he has had all types of tests done (MRI, CATSCAN ect...). The outcome seems to be the same -there's nothing we can do, everything looks normal, take pain killers-. Meanwhile he has had to call in from work because they are so bad, he can not drive when they come on. The last episode which occured today was really frightening, the veins on the right side of his brain, his temples started (throbbing) beating really fast and pulsating.
Avatar m tn If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, use of certain drugs, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss. Apart from sleep studies, EEG, you may need cognitive tests. Please consult a neuropsychiatrist.