Seizure first manifestation

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Avatar f tn My husband is 30 and yesterday had a severe seizure. His body tensed up, and his eyes rolled in the back of his head and then he started compulsiving and spitting up. I believe this was a seizure. After wards he became very combative and was very confused. He doesn't remember the seizuee at all. The doctor said that it was due to substances abuse.
Avatar n tn When I smell something , usually a smoke smell, then I know a seizure is around the corner. I am on Keppra and now Topamax as well. They don't seem to be controlling my seizures very well, It is really frustrating for me. I feel sure that when I die that during an autopsy the final diagnosis will smack the drs in the face! Of course right now there are days when I am so fatigued that I have to take a nap after a couple of hours of housework.
Avatar n tn ============================================================================ It is often difficult to say if a given episode is a syncopal event or a seizure, in this case however I would be doubtful if this is a seizure, nausea is not a common manifestation of a seizure, and the subsequent loss of conciousness sounds like a fainting episode rather than a seizure.
Avatar f tn Thank you very much for your reply I appreciate it.
341190 tn?1295470725 Hi Vanessa, Thanks so much for your reply, After i had my seizure i immediatly went to the doctors its not the first seizure i have had over 30 years i have had around 12 only the last 3 have been more frequent and worse, i have an appointment firstly with the cardiology department then if that comes back ok they will refere me to neurology, what i dont understand is if my headache is a result from the seizure then why the delay, thanks jo
Avatar n tn A paroxysmal response is an electrical response in the brain that can be seen on an EEG even though no manifestation of seizure activity is seen to the observer (or even the patient.) Many people experience a paroxysmal response to the strobe light portion of a routine EEG despite having no "seizures." In my experience, when doctors speak of epileptic events they are only talking about clinical seizures (ones someone can see and verify.
Avatar f tn My mother is 80 years old and at least twice this has happened with her as far as we know. She will be in the first 1/2 of sleep and we will try to wake her up. Normally she is easy to wake but in this case we will shake her, yell at her, move her and she will not get up. The first time it lasted for about 1/2 hour until the paramedics came in. She did not remember anything and was totally awake. She was bright and cheerful as if she had been up for about 4 hours.
519592 tn?1211923561 It seems that you are having epilepsy and the event that occured that night was a manifestation of the seizure. Has your doctor asked for MRI of brain and cervical region and an EEG? Just be sure that till the reports are out you are under some supervision so that you are safe. Let me know what the repots suggest. Take care. Regards.
5206664 tn?1365116076 In these 67 patients, the median age at occurrence of the first epileptic seizure was 33 years. Epilepsy was the initial clinical manifestation of MS in seven patients. In total, 62 patients (92.5%) presented only one or a few seizures, and 18 patients (27%) presented at least one episode of status epilepticus, fatal in two. Compared with MS patients without epilepsy, there was no difference in gender, type of MS course and time from onset of MS to the progressive phase.
Avatar n tn First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes. The symptoms you describe are possibly related to seizure, stress and/or a lesion causing alien hand syndrome. Focal epilepsy can occur in the areas of language processing, temporal-parietal and inferior frontal cortex and the only manifestation may be speech arrest, inability to read, name objects, etc.
Avatar f tn he would turn red and then have a seizure. the ambulance was always over here to see about him. well we finally found a new dr and he put him on high blood pressure medicine which stopped the seizure right away. Later a psychiatrist added some other meds for being bipolar 2 with mania. since he has been taking these meds he has not had a psuedoseizure. the last time he had one was 4-5 years ago. you are not alone. just try and investigate more.
Avatar n tn Good Morning- I have had seizures for 6 years. I am a 38 yr old mother. I was first told they were Basilar migraine but since they progressed with movement frequency and duration over the years, they have now been labeled partial complex. I also have had a complete neurogenic bladder for 5 years and self cath to empty. I never loose urine. I have no known spinal disease or injury. MS work-up negative. Also restless legs , migraine and very painful Fibromyalgia.
147426 tn?1317269232 You mentioned a number of GI tests, but was the MRI of her head or her abdomen? She needs both. If both were already done then my first thought is also "Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome." I know that this sounds like a ridiculous diagnosis, but it is really not. It is well described, and I had two children with it in my years of practice. When severe, they can vomit into severe dehydration over a matter of a few hours. The cause is unknown, but it is a very real entity.
Avatar n tn I am a 51 year-old male, with mild epilepsy, which has been controlled well by Dilantin since my first seizure, 20 years ago. Currently I have no neurologist (mine retired) and my family doctor is the doctor who writes my Dilantin perscription, so he is not a neurologist. I have only had 3 grand mal seizures in my life, the first one unexpectedly, the other two because I stopped taking the medication on my own for the second one, and overuse of Metamucil caused the third.
1385138 tn?1279932566 Eagle syndrome is a quite rare condition appears due to elongated styloid process. Clinical manifestation includes sore throat, difficult in eating, ringing in ear, unilateral facial and neck pain, and ear pain. Sometimes the elongated styloid process comes in contact with the extra-cranial internal carotid artery and leads to compression (while turning the head) leading stroke or neurological symptoms. Treatment is only surgical called partial styloidectomy.
Avatar n tn My 3 year old has never lost his startle reflex or at least that is what what his first peditritian would tell me, when I woud complain about this when he was 6 months & 1 year. Because of moving, he has had 2 new ped's and neither of them have been concerned with the fact that he does this. However, he is now 3 years old and he will continously, jerk, hands and arms fly up, when he is calmly asleep. He can do this 40 times a night- How can he get any good rest like this?
Avatar n tn for tingling in rgt hand and foot. Dr. first diagnosed stress (which could have been husband was undergoing seizure study at Mass Gen. Hopsital). Returned to dr. one month later w/ same symptoms - dr. ordered MRI to rule out MS. Had the MRI was abnormal which lead to an angiogram - I was told by the angiogram dr. it was a small tumor in my front parietal lobe. I went for a second opinion at Mass Gen. Hosptial and it is NOT a TUMOR it is a cavernous malformation. Please have dr.
Avatar m tn My neurologist then wanted me to get off of ativan since i was using it for more than a month and after two weeks of not taking any I began getting generalized body jerks and twitches when awake, but relaxed trying to sleep. I don't know if these have occured from a manifestation of my fasiculations, from sleep deprivation, or from the ativan withrdrawl...The only thing my doctor has found is I have a slight abnormality in my metanephrine levels.
Avatar m tn I thought perhaps you may have some good advice for me because I dont know what else to do. About a year and a half ago, I tried smoking marijuana for the first time.(I have not touched it since then) Ever since then, every 2 months something weird happens to me. This weirdness last for about a week and a half, and when it happens I feel like I am in a dream. I feel like nothing is real. I just basically day dream all day, and I watch movies over and over again.
Avatar m tn I now take Adderall a few days a week but I quit drinking over 17 months ago and would never combine the two drugs, unless I took alcohol first and completely lost control that is. Apparently my driniking problem was caused by going 39 years without being diagnosed and treated for this disorder. I don't know why you take Wellbutrin, but for whatever reason you do, use it as a reason to give up alcohol, not as an excuse to continue it's use.
Avatar f tn Although second- or third-degree atrioventricular block is most common, rare reports of myopericarditis, left ventricle dysfunction, and cardiomegaly exist (19). Conjunctivitis can be an early manifestation of ocular involvement. Within the first few weeks after skin infection, B. burgdorferi may disseminate to the CNS (20-22) where it may remain quiescent for months to years before producing symptoms (23).
1896811 tn?1323981959 It reminds me of when I was pregnant with the twins early on when I could first see their kicks and flutters. It looks just like that and can last from 2 seconds to about 30 seconds. It’s fairly constant with only a short break of a few seconds to maybe a minute between flutter starting again. I have had these feeling before...I think everyone does but it would be one twitch or a very short series...not lasting days and not being very noticeable.
Avatar n tn 8% (Valerenic Acids) and I think especially because of the Valerian my withdrawal anger, anxiety and mood swings from the first 7 day attempt have been dramatically softened and it has been much less traumatic though still a debilitating hell on a mental and physical level as I never know what I'm going to feel from one hour to the next with wither fatigue, mood swings, nausea.
544292 tn?1268886268 I am an addiction counselor for last 18 years on a hospital detox unit. My first acquaintance with "ultram" 12 years or so ago was when the drug rep brought us several cases of ultram samples. Told us how great it was. We read the literature, checked the PDR... near the end there was a short paragraph; something like "potential for abuse and dependence considered minimal.
Avatar n tn Klonipin? I believe you need to not quit that cold turkey. What is "minimal doses? Had you already tapered to what is considered a safe jumping off point, and verified this with a doctor? Quitting CNS depressants like benzos and alcohol have been known to cause seizures and death. Here's an excerpt from a page here on MedHelp: (
Avatar f tn From my understanding, she was additionally taking Zantac or something similar, 3 a day instead of the recommended 1 a day to help control the frequent vomiting. The first diagnosis for her was costochondritis, which is inflammation of the cartilage attaching the breast bone to the ribs.
Avatar n tn The anticonvulsant activity of carbamazepine, like phenytoin, principally involves limitation of seizure propagation by reduction of posttetanic potentiation (PTP) of synaptic transmission. Carbamazepine appears to provide relief of pain in trigeminal neuralgia by reducing synaptic transmission within the trigeminal nucleus. The drug has also demonstrated sedative, anticholinergic, antidepressant, muscle relaxant, antiarrhythmic, antidiuretic, and neuromuscular transmission-inhibitory actions.
Avatar n tn 17 years ago when I first started my panic, the first thing the doc handed me was xanax. I took it everyday just as prescribed for 3 years to the date. Being panic free for sometime, I decided to get off it and did so cold turkey. Big Big Big Mistake.!!! Nobody had told me it was addictive!! 3 days later, I started having tremors and 10 minutes after arriving at the ER, I had a major seizure. I was admitted immediately.
788087 tn?1236607701 I did tlle my GP but he said let's do things one at a time. That was my first visit. I started Wellbutrin that day. I was another one who had never been able to take an antidepressant/anxiety medication. The Wellbutrin causes me no side effects. The reason I mention this is because not long after beginning the medication my flailing stopped. Now they rarely occur. I do not know if the two are connected but the flailing had been with me since 2002 until fall 2008 when they ceased.
Avatar m tn My thyroid is well monitored, and that was the first thing I checked when my new symptom (hair loss) appeared. Also, EMTs checked my blood sugar and that was also normal.