Seizure disorders update

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Avatar f tn I began having episodes of what the doctors are now calling "Seizure Like Activity" on September 14th 2008. I have had an MRI both with and without contrast along with an EEG, all were negative. They have tried me on ativan, and several other medications; including neurontin. The medications lessen the severity of the "SLA's" but so far nothing has stopped them. They range from very mild to very severe with both tonic and clonic movements.
Avatar f tn And wants to do a sleep study to rule out sleep disorders since he said that sleep disorders can mimic fibro symtoms and that only about 20 percent of people realize they have a problem. And if those tests come back ok then he said i have to get a second neuro oppinion. Because apprently the jerkings im having are myoclonus and the spasms are fasiculations and they are a neurological condition so he says there would have to be something neurologically wrong that my neuro didn't find.
1548028 tn?1324616046 There's many kids that need help that have health issues,, kids with diabetes, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, cancer, seizure disorders, visual problems, etc that must have accommodations to be successful. I would say this I'd more the majority than the minority.
Avatar f tn there are some drugs that have an increased risk profile with seizure disorders so you need to discuss this further with your doctor - the NMSS says this about Avonex - "Seizures Avonex should be used with caution in individuals with a seizure disorder. A few individuals with no prior history of seizures have experienced seizures while on Avonex.
Avatar m tn Liver dysfunction (including fatal hepatic failure) has occurred in association with valproate (especially in children under 3 years of age and those with metabolic or degenerative disorders, organic brain disease or severe seizure disorders associated with mental retardation) usually in the first 6 months of therapy and usually involving multiple antiepileptic therapy (monotherapy preferred).
Avatar n tn brief=false#Overdosage There are some studies that look into the relationship of stroke and seizures but I think its best to consult your doctor for some follow-up tests and evaluation regarding the medication and the seizure and your cortical dysplasia. I hope this can help. Take care and please do update us.
585414 tn?1288944902 From some information I gained online the recently approved anti-seizure medication Vimpat (Lacosomide) has been used experimentally for tardive dyskinesia. I well understand this usage is experimental and may be very new. But I've been through all known treatments (and could not tolerate them or respond to them) and as this is an FDA approved medication so at least in that regard its a known quantity.
Avatar f tn There may be others on the Forum that have experience with seizure disorders. I do not. I would be cautious taking any advice or change medication without consulting a Vet. Good luck and please update.
Avatar n tn Have you been any drugs before which you have recently stopped? (Drug induced movement disorder). It can also be tic disorder or TIA. Epilepsy or seizure disorders can present with similar symptoms. You should be seeing Neurologist at earliest to rule out pathological state. Bye.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had a seizure as a result of a migraine? Or because of stress?
419158 tn?1316575204 I have not had any children with seizures but I am a teacher who works with students that sometimes have seizure disorders. I would make an appointment for a neurologist to see if he does have a seizure disorder. He may be really really tired after a seizure too.
1402028 tn?1280861935 Hi, Thank you for your update. Zonisimide is indicated for seizure disorders while Amitriptyline is an antidepressant drug. Some of the side effects of Zonisimide include dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting and trouble sleeping. (
1067935 tn?1255091380 in may 09 i was in ambulance for fits on way to hospital i was not strapped in i had a seizure and woke up in hospital the next day with a bump and cut on my forehead i was unsteady on my legs and my hands were disfunctional and pain full this was not investigated for four days so i discharged myself it was until september i sufferd with this problem with being told by varius medical professionals that i was making this up in september i was diagnosed with multi level cervical myelopathy and ive
Avatar m tn I'm 16 years old a female. I sleep a regular amount at night almost always getting 8 or more hours of sleep. Yet the morning after I always still feel tired. Something I've thought about is that I'm currently on an inhaler to help me get more oxygen to my lungs so maybe lack of oxygen? But my levels have gone up so much it doesn't quite make sense. Also I've had two dreams that make me think of apnea. In both dreams I felt like I couldn't breathe.
11104369 tn?1417365765 GABA deficiency can be linked to anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, seizure disorders like epilepsy, and numerous other conditions including addiction, headaches, Parkinson's Syndrome, and cognitive impairment. GABA's role is that of the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter and functions by down-regulating neurotransmission.
Avatar m tn She could have diabetes, which causes in some cases a voracious appetite and can cause ataxia (problem with balance) 3. She could have an atypical seizure disorder. Seizures can be caused by trauma to the head, a metabolic disease, a brain lesion, or can be idiopathic, which just means that a cause cannot be found. 4. She could have Cushing's syndrome, which though uncommon can occur in cats.
Avatar f tn I took him to a Neurologist who believed that he had a seizure. Rather than order tests, the doctor suggested we wait and see because it may have been a one time episode. It has been about 2 to 3 months since the first episode. Two days ago, about 1 hour after going to bed for the evening, my son woke up crying. When I went to get him, he was jerking again. I held him in my lap until it stopped (about 1 minute was duration._). He stopped the jerking but then was very tense.
20834869 tn?1528916528 I think you'll find they were looking for anything specifically abnormal with your brain, a brain MRI without contrast would still of shown up brain lesions if you had them, the contrast helps distinguish lesion type and helps identify if the lesions that are found are old demyelinating lesions or new lesions, new lesions light up like the lights on a Christmas tree with contrast.
Avatar n tn childhood migraine, atypical seizure disorders, heart/brain circulation disturbances. Again not to worry you, your child is not typical of these problems. The most likely causes for children with these complaints are usually: 1. hyperacute awareness of entopic phenomena 2. vivid imagination/conscious or unconscious manipulations of the child-parent-physician relationship by physical complaints. Hope this helps you.
Avatar m tn She did everything late-didn't sit up until around 1 year, crawled at about 18 months, and walked at age 2.5. She is clumsy and seems to get dizzy (from what I can tell). Children with disorders of the cerebellum have different outcomes, it all depends on how the brain is wired. Even if a part of the brain is missing or underdeveloped, a child can learn and function if the connections are right.
Avatar f tn I have been reading about the connections between Hashimosto's and other autoimmune disorders + thyroid disorders. My 7 year old daughter has been showing a bunch of symptoms over the past 2 years and has had many tests, but we cannot figure out what is ailing her. She has restless leg syndrome, had one complex partial seizure and 2 febrile seizures. She is very sensitive to sugar and food in general. She urinates frequently. She is a sensory child and easily overstimulated.
Avatar n tn 2 years ago my 6 year old daughter had what was agreed by ped and neuro to be a nocturnal Seizure. She had an ear infection at the time. Three days later she had another sleep disturbance. This has continued since, approx. 3-6 times a month. In response to the first she had a sleep deprived eeg which was normal, then a 3 day veeg during which no events hapened. She then had an overnight sleep study which was uneventful. We were told this was probably some type of parasomnia and not to worry.
Avatar n tn The ER physician said she thought it was more of a passing-out episode rather than a seizure. My personal feeling was that is was more like a mild seizure but I don't know how the two are differenciated. As a side note, I did request that the ER physican also add a Lyme test, they still had enough blood in the lad and we expect these results in about a week. Any comments are welcome.
264121 tn?1313033056 It seems like I kind of was managing the different aspects of my tx decently, or at least semi-decently, and then when I had the seizure, I got really confused for the rest of the week and its taken a while to get back on track for me. In the meantime, nobody else knows quite as well as I do what's going on with me or what needs to happen with me when.
Avatar n tn Hi Ravi, I think what we usually start of with is 20U/day of ACTH for 2 weeks and if no response occurs, the dosage is increased to 30 and then to 40U/day IM for an additional 4 weeks. Unless seizure is control is complete, ACTH is replaced with oral prednisone. The dosage pattern for which varies. I think you can discuss with your neurologist regarding this. I thought of diagnosis your child as having Benign Myoclonus of Infancy but your child's EEG report suggested some generalized disorder.
808425 tn?1371095928 Hi Again, Well, my update unfortunately is not good. The lab work indicated diabetes, possible cushings, hypothryoid, and the vet said he was probably already ketotic. That being said, ** went downhill VERY fast. I just got home a little while ago from having him put down. He couldn't walk by yesterday, couldn't eat and couldn't even attempt to drink. By today, his tongue was hanging out of his mouth and he was struggling the whole time to try to get it back in.
2160506 tn?1336939087 Anyway, Epilepsy is a tricky condition, that I do not have to explain to you. Any cat with seizure disorders must be watched and medicated with the utmost care. This surgery and the pros and cons should be weighed by you and your Vet. He knows your kit better than anyone, and will guide you as to what the dangers, if any are. I wish I could answer your questions about the effect of spaying on a kit compromised by a Neurological disorder.
Avatar f tn Hi, Thanks for the update. You could also try complementary and alternative medicine such as biofeedback therapy and other relaxation techniques at this time to control your symptoms, especially if your next appointment is still next month.An MRI could indeed be very helpful in ruling out anatomical issues. Take care always.
Avatar f tn Welcome! One thing I wanted to make clear is..the fainting episodes and apparent seizure like acitivity you report is NOT due to depression or anxiety, or even panic attacks. Even the worse panic attack, while it may cause dizziness, will not cause someone to actually faint. Have you been tested for orthostatic hypotension? That's where your BP drops significantly with position changes (lying to sitting, sitting to standing, lying to standing).
536029 tn?1213651708 i have severe muscle spasms over my entire body,the spasms are so severe its seizure like,and im on 20mg valium a day at the minute to stop these until a diagnose is starts with a curling under of my toes and the spasms work there way up my body..these can last for hours and occur for weeks every day then stop for a arms feet and legs twist inwards when i have these spasms,and i always know when there gonna occur cos my muscles ache for hours before it happens.