Seizure first responder

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94007 tn?1224766336 He just called me and said they were taking him off treatment - at 12 week mark his V/L was 700,000 He says it started at 125 million(is that possible?). Could he be a slow responder or is his V/L load too high. Now he is very depressed and thinks he is going to die. I offered to go with to his doc appt next week - what questions should be asked? And what can I tell him now about options?
Avatar f tn My boyfriend had 2 seizures that where founded in the eeg the doctors did when I took him to the hospital the first seizure or episode he had lasted 15 min and he was sleeping both times when he had the seizure, He was not shaking violently and he was not stiffened up he was shaking and very delusional he did not now who I was and was pushing me around he acted like he was going to get sick i put him on his side right away when he looked at me it was like he was looking right threw me he grabbed
Avatar m tn dr told me yesterday that no more inerferon due to a seizure.
Avatar n tn First I'd like to thank everyone who has answered my questions and comments. Now, I have one more. My husband has taken anti-seizure meds for almost 26 years, since his brain injury. Now that we know that he has Hep C, and epilepsy I'd like to find a website that deals with both together. I have read that you shouldn't take anti convulsants if you have liver disease and he takes 3 different ones all day long. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn During the past year one of my 14 year old identical twin boys has frightened the family now for the fourth time. His twin brother who shares a room with him, has been the first responder. In December we were alerted to him having an event that looked very much like a seizure. His legs were jerking and he had drooled quite a bit on his pillow. It took about ten minutes to get him back to normal consciousness. He never lost control of bodily functions.
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Avatar n tn My doctor thinks that in the future that people like me, a long time chronic non-responder will need 3 or maybe 4 medications, like they do with those that have HIV. Anyway, wish I could say that Infergen did it for me. I know that it's helped others.
Avatar n tn unfortunately everybody responds differently to these medications, and your daughter is a very sensitive responder. There are many more medications to try, so she might ask her doctors about buspar, wellbutrin, lexapro, etc....
Avatar n tn Please also know that I am a medical first responder and my husband is a paramedic. Putting ANYTHING in someones mouth that is unresponsive is not a smart thing to do. It can cause them to choke. When someone is having a seizure, the best thing you can do is just protect them from hurting themselves. Don't put anything in their mouth. Roll them on their side to allow any vomit or blood that is in thier mouth to roll out. Keep them on their side and talk calmly to them until help arrives.
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 Does anyone from the United States know about receivind Social Security Disabilty? I just applied. I have a liver biopsy that shows piecemeal necrosis. My knodell score is 15/18. I said I was fatigued and unable to sit at the computer (my line of work) for more than 1/2 hour because of chronic fatigue. I also have depression and have been taking Zoloft for a few years. Do you folks think that this will "cut" it? Also, I did 15 weeks of Interferon/Riba and am a non-responder.
90502 tn?1196367605 Then it let my seizures break through the anti-seizure meds. Sooo, I wanted on Infegen for 4, 8, maybe even 12 weeks (1) My neurologist would research what meds I would be on and increase my seizure meds accordingly. 2) I would not drive, so the only live at stake was mine.) AND THEN after the Infergen switch to Pegasys. All along taken in conjunction with Ribavirin. I wanted to shoot for 48 to 72 weeks. He hogwashed everything. It won't work, we can't do that, and on and on.
148987 tn?1287809526 I wish it were happening to me instead, and I really mean that. Think on the bright side, at least your not flopping on the floor with a seizure. (Is this a stick my foot in my mouth response?
Avatar f tn im a slow responder (first round 1a cirrhotic)at week 19 presently, so ill have to wait and see what happens. i assume that you have to have a vl of more than 50 iu at week 24 to be a "non responder". do yu know the specifics of their "non responder" criteria? im still waiting on their return email . do you have a phone number for them? i m also trying for the 950 trial. youve been through multiple rounds eh?
Avatar n tn The way that I found out is when my dr was checking blood levels for seizure meds and noticed that the AST & ALT where elevated. He was so sure that I didn't have A OR B but did a RNA test for all three and found out that I difinately had HCV. Then I was sent to another dr to do a bx of liver to find out the extent of damage to liver.
Avatar n tn I can not spend all my time on this right now. My oldest son (15), has his first Formal tomorrow night. And his, first date. One of my babies has grown up now. I just did not want to be so involved with doseage; that I would missed out on getting his Tux and Flowers and his limo. I don't have much longer before he becomes more and more independant. I will not let tx stop me from enjoying these moments. So, until my appt. I will draw .5 for my shot.
848718 tn?1257142401 We went with the first and only responder. After going to the first appointment, I was sure this wasn't the doctor or system for me. University of Texas Southwest only specializes in epileptic seizures. When I tried to tell UTSW neuro that I suspected these are not epileptic seizures, but somehow related to an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder, he replied that I probably know more about autoimmune illnesses than he does.
Avatar f tn Takagi H, Nagamine T, Abe T, Takayama H, Sato K, Otsuka T, Kakizaki S, Hashimoto Y, Matsumoto T, Kojima A, Takezawa J, Suzuki K, Sato S, Mori M. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Gunma University School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan. ***@**** We evaluated the synergistic effect of zinc supplementation on the response to interferon (IFN) therapy in patients with intractable chronic hepatitis C in a pilot study using natural IFN-alpha with or without zinc.
Avatar f tn ) It will be a lot safer and allow me to keep on driving. (If there's even a remote chance of a breakthrough with seizure meds, I don't drive of course.
Avatar f tn If you want to know how to best describe your situation in language that first-responders will understand and be able to best help you with, ASK A FIRST RESPONDER. Talk to your EMTs, paramedics, and triage nurses. Describe your condition, what happens to you during a crisis, and what needs to be done to help you, and ASK THEM what language would be most helpful to them on your medic alert bracelet. 4.
Avatar f tn We are hoping to get her into the non-responder VX-950 if they will allow cirrhotics. In the mean time I have decided to treat. I am 1B, 3,500,000 VL with normal alt and ast..My biopsy which I had two weeks ago showed minimal damage and inflamation...grade 1, stage 1...which was bitter sweet...Amanda who is young has cirrhosis, and I am only a stage 1...If I am able to clear and she needs a liver down the road, I can offer her mine. Anyway, I started at a site in the city...
1763947 tn?1334058919 Some people respond well and quickly to treatment, others not so much. You may be a quick responder with a strong immune system.
Avatar n tn Have someone monitor you if you decide you have no other option, and at the first sign of side effects, discuss with them whether you could live with the fact that the side effects may never GO AWAY.
Avatar f tn I went through months of chemo(Interferon and Ribivirin)only to be told that I was a non responder. Next step is liver transplant. I've also used the term Dragon with drug addiction for much the same reason. BTW I first heard of China White about thirty years ago. At that time it was as pure a heroine as could be gotten. One of the men in my squad was using 3 grams per day and still functioning! I won't go into detail here but he did not last long after returning stateside. J.B.
Avatar n tn I am in my first week of Pegasys Ribarvirin and have been taking 500 mg of tylenol twice a day for the first three days after the injection. It hasn't worked that well so asked and got Vicodan for the next injection. I haven't taken any yet and want to get through this 6 month treatment in reasonable shape and potentially without the virus. Wondering if there may be any bad effects associated with changing out Vicodan (unused) which has Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for Oxycodone HCL which doesn't ?
Avatar n tn I was in deep shock. Iv'e seen plenty of people die. Been a first responder too. And a Ranger. But nothing could shield me from this. Finally the coroner arrived. We all had to stay out. I noticed he just stood back and took it all in quietly, I told the police I knew her well and it looked like she may have aspirated in her sleep. But in my mind, I realized she was laying the wrong direction. She usually didn't lay that direction. This would haunt me later.
Avatar f tn I am in a Sofosbuvir + Ribavirin trial on week 20 now and have been undetectable since week 2. I was a previous null-responder to interferon therapy. Good luck with the screening!
Avatar dr m tn The liver is the largest organ of the body and receives the first flush of PC from an infusion. However an exchange of lipids is systemic with every organ, every neuron, every cell sharing the increased PC and the higher performing lipids (HUFAs). It should be expected that improved metabolic performance would also be systemic.
Avatar n tn Google hyperPARAthyroidism (don't confuse with thyroid). It goes along with what first responder said. If you've had even the most basic bloodwork you've had calcium checked. Even if it's normal, you need to have them check your parathyroid levels. This gland regulates the calcium in the body. Other thought that came to mind was a metabolic myopathy, but your symptoms are totally consisent with that either. Your MRI will be normal with a metabolic myopathy.