Seizure first episode

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Avatar f tn I had a seizure last month x1 episode. No history of seizure before. After I had the seizure I am experiencing dizziness daily to the point of almost passing out. Then came weakness on my left shoulder daily and tingling sensations on my fingers at least once a day. Had an CT scan while I was in the ER. MRI and EEG also got done. 1 week before my seizure episode I experience a metallic taste which I never had before.
Avatar n tn i had a seizure for the first time in 28 yrs , ive been off my meds Phenobarbitaol since january 2008 , the people i was with when it happen in the morning of camping out of state,, said it lasted 15 mins, is this possible? they said i was stiff and arms out layin on side , eyes in head, but eyelids closed.
Avatar f tn Hi, For the first episode, it could have been a seizure or you could have fainted since showering involves standing in a hot environment for a long period of time. For the second episode, this sounds more seizure-like due to you striking your head repeatedly and the confusion. There are many times of seizure, and not all of them involve losing consciousness. Did you bite your tongue or wet yourself (I realise this would be hard to tell since you were in the shower)?
Avatar f tn He just had another seizure 6 hrs. after the first one. Going to the vet for a blood draw this afternoon. *Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard. The jerking and then the stiffness lasted about 5 minutes or so, but when he started to come out of it and relax, he jumped up and started barking fiercely at us like he didn't know us.
Avatar m tn Yesterday my brother, who is an 18 year old male who is in good shape, eats and exercises on the average and has no real major health concerns except for slight asthma, had a episode where he stated that he first had chest pain and (it had happened before but went away within a couple minutes) then as he was walking across the hall, just fell into a semi unconcious state and was twitching like he had a seizure.
Avatar f tn Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard. The jerking and then the stiffness lasted about 5 minutes or so, but when he started to come out of it and relax, he jumped up and started barking fiercely at us like he didn't know us. We got the other dogs out of the room in case of agitation or attack. He was backed off and didn't try to attack us, just staring and barking.
1653487 tn?1303527762 I just recently had my first (that I am aware of) seizure at 35 years of age... My husband witnessed the episode but I have no memory of it happening. This happened in my sleep this past Sunday night (March 27th)... After two days in the hospital and the plethora of tests, the MRI came back normal but the EEG showed abnormalities in the back right lobe of my brain. I was placed on an anti-seizure medication - Keppra 1000mg and told that I can not drive for at least 6 months...
Avatar f tn This particular episode if left sided twitching could be a partial seizure or a psychogenic seizure. Were you conscious throughout the episode ? How much time did it last ? Have you got any EEG done recently ?
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
Avatar n tn I had my first grand mal seizure a few months ago. A couple of days ago, I had a a second grand mal seizure. The first lasted around 4-5 minutes and the second lasted for around 2-3 minutes. I had an EEG, CT Scan, blood work, and a holter monitor for the heart, and all of my results came back normal. My neurological exam was also normal. I had the aforementioned tests 1-2 days after my first grand mal episode. I had several aura episodes, and I had many panic/anxiety attacks.
Avatar f tn It only happens while she's asleep. The last episode started with her pulling the sheets on and off then she kept closing her eyes. I usually have to wait about 20 minutes until she's coherent again. She never remembers and thinks she's been asleepThe first time we took her to the hospital, the ER staff wrote it off as a seizure but the neurologist said it probably wasn't and that it was probably some sort of dream state. I find it very odd!
Avatar f tn I have good health, exercise, eat right, BMI about 21, don't drink, don't smoke, don't take drugs - never have, and don't know of anyone in my family, first or second degree relatives who have ever had a seizure. Please give me some hope here.
Avatar n tn This could either be a drug induced seizure or an epileptic seizure. We can't diagnose from just one episode. I would recommend an EEG to be done to see if there is a any seizure activity still going on in the brain. The dizziness is mostly due to eptoin. It will go away once a steady blood level is reached.
Avatar n tn He had a blood sugar of 73 when the paramedics tested him, but they feel that had risen due to the seizure activity. They felt that his blood sugar had been much lower. He was put on seizure watch for 1 week to make sure it was not a different condition. He hasn't had one since. It is a very scary experience. He does not remember the seizure at all.
Avatar f tn Ten days later I had another episode, the same as the first two. I was hospitalized for four days, checked for heart valve blockage, and monitored. Nothing happened, however my physician believed all of this fainting was because of two medications (Actos and Bumetinide) I was taking causing me to dehydrate causing my heart to pump harder but lacking to supply my brain with enough oxygen.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if a dog (like a human) is aware when having a grand mal seizure?
Avatar m tn Last monday, my nine year old shih tzu, Stitch, had a seizure. First time ever. We took him to the local vet, they did blood work and it only showed that his liver enzymes were higher than normal. Other than that, nothing else showed up. The vet put him on prednisone, a liver pill and an antibiotic, just in case some kind of infection was going on. The first day he didnt eat much, but has steadily eat better and drank.
Avatar n tn My 15 yo DS had a seizure this weekend. The first we've experienced in almost 9 years since dx. He, too, had paramedics come to our house and take him to ER; he had to be admitted overnight for observation. We didn't hear anything when our DS had his seizure; he may have made sounds, but we did not hear them. After the seizure, he complained of excrutiating head pain over and over -- that's one of the only coherent things he could say "My head hurts!". DS also had memory loss.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am in my late twenties .Recently I had a strange and bizzare episode of forgetfulness. It happened for the first time. I was riding with my husband on bike. We were planning to wind up with some work (that was supposed to take a4-5 minutes hardly) on the way to home. When we reached home , I reminded my husband that we forgot to do that work. My husband replied we have already completed that task. I thought he must be joking . But he ,repeatedly told me so and he gave me evidence also.
207091 tn?1337713093 In the past month or so, after she furballs, which she has always done fairly regularly, she seems almost paralyzed. The first 2 times it happened, it lasted less than 30 seconds, and me petting her seemed to bring her out of it. Today was the third time, and it scared me terribly. She threw up, and immediately went into the paralysis, and it lasted around 30 minutes. I was petting her, and held her (which she normally does NOT tolerate and didn't even move today), and nothing worked.
Avatar n tn Hi, I think what that episode was indeed a seizure. We need to find out the cause for seizures. I think you should be consulting a neurologist at earliest once you returned back home. You should be getting an imaging study done to see, if there is a bleed or ischemia which probably would have caused oedema and further seizures. You should not let him drive as again these episodes can recur anytime.
Avatar m tn After a year of doctor visits and tests, I believe I experienced a thyrotoxic storm in November 2007. It occurred after my first ever chirporactic adjustment, and was characterized by five continuous days of 1) fever, 2) heart rate often >160 bpm, 3) blood pressure >150/110, and 4) headaches. After symptoms disappeared, I was (and still am) left with sensitivity to warmth, excess perspiration, and some light sensitivity at night.
Avatar m tn I will make this as brief as I can, My medical history: I have hypothyroidism I went into a dermatologist a few weeks ago with hair loss. He concluded that my scalp was very inflamed and something was up, he ran tests and my ANA came back positive 1:640. He ran other tests, specifically lupus blood tests, and they came back positive. I do not know the specifics, just that some tests were ESR, dsDna, smith, and a few others.
220917 tn?1309788081 Hi, I have posted before that a large percentage of people with MS have abnormal EEG's. I wish I remebered the number. What I remember is 40% which is higher than the general population. The siezure rate in MS, though, I do not think is higher than the general population. Zilla, I agree that it sounds like a partial seizure. If your consciousness was affected at all (your awareness and memory of the episode) it would be classified as a "partial complex seizure.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone! This may sound like an odd question, but I really am trying to figure out what to do. I have an endo. appt. in a couple days, but I want your opinion on what this could be. Now, the reason I'm not posting this in the neuro section is because I have thyroid "issues". My question is, could hypothyroidism cause a seizure-like episode such as described below? Also, is it worth getting an MRI because of the "episode"?
Avatar n tn : My 35 year old boyfriend recently had an episode that we have not been : : able to figure out. He called me because he was having difficulty remembering : : how to do some computer work he was working on. He said he couldn't remember : : what night we had played volleyball. He sounded very depressed on the phone. : : I drove down to see him and he was very depressed and sullen. He was extremely : : distracted and his attention waivered greatly.
Avatar m tn On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 -- I had my first full seizure – after weeks and weeks of emails to MedHelp and no advice – after a kind of environmental hell for a month!!! I was on Tegretol that day and so basically I conclude it doesn't work for me!!! See Mary’s post on “pulsating hyperacusis.” And mine! This seizure was brought on by allergies, low blood sugar, and being ignored for hours in the ER…and the effete and rough handling by the local EMS people!
Avatar f tn Hi, Our Mini, fudge, had his first grand mal seizure about a month ago, late on the Saturday night. Afterwards he got very excitable trying to run about and making a high pitched noise before we managed to calm him down. The next morning the same thing happened although not as severe. We took him to the vets who ran the usual blood work which came back clear as expected. We were told that it was probably epilepsy but the vet was reluctant to put him on medication for life.