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Avatar f tn Supplementation is used for mild vitamin B12 deficiency, such as, with chronic alcoholism, therapy for gastric acid inhibitors, vegan vegetarians, autoimmune disorders, or dementia. Vitamin B12 shots are the best method of treatment and normal treatment is once a month. Your blood levels are monitored while you are receiving injections. Some people have low vitamin B12 levels due to folate deficiency. Which you did not mentioned your levels.
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 n tn 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. Three months ago they suggested she might have Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (Left Side). for the past 6 months, she is NOT taking any medicine for epilepsy, and for very odd reason the frequency of the episodes has reduced.
Avatar f tn I have no family history of seizure disorders. I have been a vegetarian all my life. I do have is Vitamin B12 deficiency, severe sleep disturbance, life full of stress and lack of rest. Before this seizure, I had been noticing that I was having sx. of orthostatic hypotension. Later on, in my EEG some spikes were noticed during hyperventilation, which the neurologist thinks is consistant with generalized seizure disorder. I do not agree with my neurologist.
Avatar f tn About a year later they came out with results of a test showing people who have seizure disorders should not take SJW. To which I said DUH.
Avatar f tn I took herbal supplements and vitamins that were ceritified organic. I healed. I am now off of the doctor ordered seizure meds and doing great. My medical doctors had told me to accept my disability and learn to adjust to it. I am happy to say that I didn't take their advice. Maybe you could try organic and natural meds.
Avatar n tn He just turned 8 months and has started having seizures. The first noticeable seizure involved rolling of the eys and stiffening of limbs and lasted maybe a minute. He was very tired after this. He was cleared brain/head wise when he left nicu. He has had an eeg which have gotten conflicting readings. His MRI and lab work are clean. His pediatric neurologist has put him on Topamax 15mg sprinkle caps which seem to knock him out. He is definitely not himself.
Avatar m tn The MMR and other vaccines haven't been found to be associated with the development of seizure disorders, at least not so far. Unfortunately achieving 100% certainty in medicine is virtually impossible. I live with this myself and have seen it many times. I don't like it, but I've had to make choices with far less than 100% certainty because waiting was not a practical option. One thing about seizures: the more you have them, the more likely you become to have them again.
Avatar m tn This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. (A single seizure that does not happen again is not epilepsy.) Epilepsy may be due to a medical condition or injury that affects the brain, or the cause may be unknown (idiopathic).
Avatar m tn Sleep at regular hours and see if it helps. Certain sleep disorders and peripheral nerve disorders due to diabetes or hypothyroidism can also be the cause. Some of these can cause dizziness too.
1127117 tn?1259860110 at one point my entire body was convulsing, as if I were having a seizure, so I tried to call for help but I couldn't scream or move. afterwards I was asleep and dreaming. I caanot tell if this was a dream, or if it really happened. This is the third time in three years that something like this occured.
3104867 tn?1341429633 I read that you've been sick for many years, where there any clinical findings, values out of range in blood tests, liver function, hormonal levels, vitamins, calcium, etc? has your skin become darker like suntan? menstrual disorders?
Avatar f tn Certain sleep disorders and peripheral nerve disorders due to diabetes or hypothyroidism can also be the cause. Hope this helps. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
4587140 tn?1356853647 thankfully not a stroke, not MS, well conflicting opionions but this has been going on for a year and I have stopped taking all meds, pain, nausea, muscle relaxer, steroids, all vitamins as requested by a neurologist at Emory. I use a walker or cane to get around. must have help getting up from sitting postion.
Avatar n tn html NOW before it is too late for your son. There is conclusive and consistent proof that many mental disorders (medical license be damned) are dismissable and treatable with supplementation of vitamins and minerals NOT the mega-side effect drugs that the "system" is currently using to turn mental health into some kind of space oddysey science experiment gone grossly out of control.
Avatar n tn V. on May 26, 2003. Additional warning to those with seizure disorders, do not engage in a program involving more than 400mcg of folic acid for more than a few days without first speaking with your doctor. This information is supported by several studies including, but not limited to, studies conducted by Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Atkins, independent of each other. This information is provided in response to a note from M.Y. of Phoenix, AZ.
Avatar n tn In Dec it was 104+ with no other symptoms, Jan -2 different times he had 103-104 degree fevers with stomach flu symptoms (2 weeks apart, each lasting a few days), feb he had a 104 temp with lethargy, fatigue ets, march he had a febrile seizure (105+ degree temp-went to urgent care), then in april he had Croup with 104-105 degree temp (went to ER), now he just got over Pneumonia,with swollen tonsils 2 weeks ago (his temp went up tp 106.
Avatar f tn Elevated homocysteine levels can increase your risk of clots and deep vein thrombosis, TIAs and strokes. Similarly, high folate levels can cause seizure like activities, irritability, confusion, excitability etc. Since you have whole body tremors, the following should be investigated: drugs, alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, poor sleep patterns, stress and fatigue.
Avatar f tn ” Furthermore, they claim, “there is also a clear causal connection with some cases of osteoporosis, epilepsy, learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, infertility, miscarriage, premature births, chronic liver disease, and short stature.” Dr. Braly is a long-time clinical investigator into allergy, sensitivity, and health. He warns that anyone who has gluten sensitivity also has other food sensitivities, frequently many of them.
Avatar f tn The large-scale Nurses' Health Study done by Harvard Medical School researchers discovered that women who ate at least two portions of low-fat dairy foods were 85% more likely to experience ovulatory disorders Numerous studies have indicated that seminal oxidative stress has a very significant negative effect on male fertility.
1298677 tn?1308447851 Klonapin (benzodiazepine) (affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Klonopin is used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorder) - I have a prescription for 2mg klonapins I'll take as needed, I can take up to 4 a day. 3. Vitamin B shots - That plus a few other vitamins will give me the nutrients I need. I got some Nyquil, ibuprofen & other multi vitamins, And have been smoking a little bit of weed to help, as its immediate.
1298677 tn?1308447851 Klonapin (benzodiazepine) (affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Klonopin is used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorder) - I have a prescription for 2mg klonapins I'll take as needed, I can take up to 4 a day. 3. Vitamin B shots - That plus a few other vitamins will give me the nutrients I need. I got some Nyquil, ibuprofen & other multi vitamins, And have been smoking a little bit of weed to help, as its immediate.
1453295 tn?1329621270 I have a history of being deficient in vitamins. I was just going over some of my blood work. B-12 is supposed to be stored in the liver and take years to become deficient in? I am 25 btw. I was first diagnosed in 2008. In April of 2010 I had my b12 checked and it was 263. I wasn't treated for it then. I was told everything was normal actually. Though I'm reading now that b12 symptoms can start showing up as soon as levels fall below 400.
Avatar m tn The accounts of marijuana related seizures on the net are so similar to what you experienced, that they appear to be the same thing. If you go on any board for seizure disorders, you'll find variations in the duration, recovery and symptoms in what people experience. Seizures are dangerous, and can kill you. I think you should consider this a warning, and curtail or completely quit using marijuana. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I took a mucinex DM extrastrength 2 weeks ago and ever since have had seizure like symptoms. I get a feeling of cirulation in my head and a sensation that spreads through my whole body. Spent 5 days in the hospital and all test except the EEG were normal including blood work. I see the neuro today but last night the symptoms changed and I feel a burning sensation in my chest and my leg feels numb - like when it falls asleep - I can walk but my leg feels funny.
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.
Avatar f tn Drug ultimately targets brain although reducing natural response coughing, etc. to allergen. It leads to Complex disorders which are hard to detect.. We have something like this..
Avatar f tn I've even gotten blood work to check my thyroid as well as to see if I'm missing vitamins, but they are all normal. My neurologists have ruled out migraines since these headaches are every day, all day. Sometimes they're in the front of my head, sometimes on the side, and sometimes they throb, sometimes they don't. I've went to an allergist, and watched what I've eaten, and there seems to be no trigger. They just...appear.
Avatar f tn Make enquiries to see if he/she has experience of autistic spectrum disorders. If they do, ask them on their next appointment if they would assess your child and tell you if they think his speech difficulties are consistent with a diagnosis of being on the autistic spectrum. If they do they should then refer your child to other professionals for assessments and observations towards getting a diagnosis. Also google Sensory Integration Disorder.