Seizure guidelines

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Avatar f tn yes depakote is an anti seizure med. there are many anti-seizure meds. could be that one isnt working for her. was one of the charges for selling xanax? jane tell her it is very important that she be honest with you at this point. tell her that nothing will suprise you. going forward you need to know so you will also know how to proceed. she will be calling soon. it is after dinner.
Avatar f tn Hi, my 17 yro son was found last week, on the ground, across the street from his HS. Apparently he was having a severe Grand Mal Seizure. EMS reported he had been seizing for at least 15 minutes. Verset was administered to stop his seizing. However, he has a history of neg reaction to Versed as well as many other medications. This is due to a medobolic disorder, which causes various reactions and poor metabolizing of all drug's.
Avatar m tn I am 30 years male.My weight is around 60 kg. I got seizure back 2 years and got to know there were 2 active cyst after CT-SCAN, after taking 1200 mg sodium valporate for 2 years.I again did the CT scan and this time there were no active cyst and i also did EEG and that is also ok.Now my doctor says I need to continue medicine(sodium valporate of same amount) for next 6 month. Is it necessary to take medicine even after there is no any active cyst shown by CT-SCAN(contrast)?
Avatar m tn You need an EEG done and usually there are guidelines that if you are seizure free for a particular period about 3 years, your anti epileptics can be stopped. I would suggest you to be under close monitoring of your neurologist. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn After changing my seizure medicine my eating habits have changed. I now have a fat belly. My weight went from 110 lbs to 154 lbs. I also have fibermiagia and osteoporosis.
Avatar m tn So if you maintain a healthy lifestyle by completely abstaining from alcohol (preferable) or stick to recommended safe guidelines (I think it's 2 drinks/day for a guy), you might just be OK (assuming the alcohol is the cause - other diseases and conditions can also cause elevated liver enzymes). If you have a hard time sticking to those guidelines, it might be that you have an alcohol problem and there are many resources to help you with that.
Avatar f tn If this is the first time, have her checked by your doctor for proper management. Here are some general guidelines that we need to know when another seizure occurs: stay calm and don't move her to another place. Don't try to keep her from moving or shaking and don't try to wake her by shouting at or shaking. Take away items that could cause injury and gently turn her to her side so any fluid in the mouth can safely come out. It would also help to place something soft under her head.
535822 tn?1443980380 The Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services eventually embargoed the products in question, and on March 27, 2012, Judge Gary A. Fenner from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri signed the official seizure order. The three products seized were Chickweed Healing Salve, a wild-crafted, cold-infused skin care product that contains comfrey, a natural treatment for skin cancer (http://chickweedhealingsalve.
Avatar n tn He is occasionally having some seizure like symptoms such as muscle spasm. So far, every test is NEGATIVE, including CT, MRI, blood smaple, CSF etc. 24 hours EEG monitor is also normal. Urgently need some opinions.
Avatar n tn rigid posturing, torticolis, arching, stiff legs, and fluttering eyes(seizure like). But he has not exhibited theses symptoms recently, just the stiff legs and occasional arching. He is refluxing a lot lately; raspy breathing, smaller bottles taken at a sitting, spitting up, very irritable, night waking, and he has not been able to successfully start solids yet because of severe reflux pain. I don't know what to think.
Avatar n tn You're smart to help her taper off. It's the only way with this drug. The seizure risk is enormous if stopped abruptly. Also, it's against the forum guidelines to tell you how to do this. So,speak with her doctor. It's better to have a doctor on board anyway... She takes an average of 4 1/2 tablets a day. That's not staggering but the longevity is...The secret to tapering is going slowly over time while cutting a small amount of the drug. She really should have some lab work done ,as well.
Avatar n tn In addition to active therapy you have to follow lifestyle modifications to prevent recurrence of ulcers. To reduce acid levels try good life style measures. Some guidelines are eat frequent small meals- 5 to 6, instead of 3 large meals. Avoid oily and spicy food. In general, avoid all fatty foods. Cessation of smoking helps to heal ulcer. Avoid consumption of alcohol. Take the last meal of the day early and let there be a time gap between the last meal and bedtime.
Avatar m tn my epilepsy started when i was 9yrs old. i do get deja vu just before i have a seizure. i have had deja vu for as long as i can rember but the last couple years its gotten stronger and feels more real. now if i get deja vu i know its a warning sign a seizure is comming. i get the tengling feeling something like cold chills under my scalp. sometimes i get so sick to my stomach it feels so real. i just wanted to share my symptoms as someone with epilepsy.
Avatar f tn According to 1 witness I've had a fit and the second one said i've had a seizure. I could not recall having the accident and I must have been out for app 15 min. I came around when the Paramedic woke me up. For a brief moment couldn't remember much about the morning. I was very thirsty when the Ambulance took me to the local ED and felt very nauseous. I've had friends from LA staying over that night and we've been drinking quite a bit the night before.
1516809 tn?1345086364 Three days later, on Wednesday, 11/24/10, I was informed by the Hospital Care Manager for his floor of bad news. They could not keep my father because under Medicare Guidelines, he was not being acutely treated but categorized under Observation status. I told her that he had received new meds, that he had extreme difficulty walking but while she understood under Medicare guidelines since they were not treating him with an IV or other acute treatment, he had to be discharged.
Avatar n tn GGT is increased in most diseases that cause acute damage to the liver or bile ducts, but is usually not helpful in distinguishing between different causes of liver damage. For this reason, use of GGT is controversial, and guidelines published by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases do not recommend routine use of GGT. These guidelines suggest that it can be useful in determining the cause of a high ALP.
469720 tn?1388149949 PLAVIX is the only antiplatelet therapy FDA-approved for patients with established P.A.D. to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Medical guidelines recommend antiplatelet therapy, like PLAVIX, in addition to other risk-reducing medications for P.A.D. patients. Together, you and your doctor can design a plan that's right for you and may include P.A.D. medication, diet and exercise.
Avatar n tn my wife had a parcial seizure few days back so when i consult the neurospecialist he suggest me to do m r i and i want to know in the carring stage is it safe. she is three and half months "pregnent, plz suggest me.
Avatar m tn I just don't wanna be walking down the street in 2 weeks and have a seizure. I can stand anything non lethal... trust me. I do not have a doctor. I elaborated why in my other thread. I can't get one this second nor probably this week. My chiropractor needs me by friday to do one of two more settings for my neck and I wanna clear all of this toxicity out to encourage the healing also. Any help on this matter is deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I know quite a bit about butalbital withdrawal. I know it's dangerous to stop cold turkey due to the seizure risk. You've been off for 8 days so you may be beyond a risk now. Rebound headache is a major symptom, along with anxiety. That's why I asked you about Xanax. That would help the anxiety and cover any risk of seizure.
Avatar n tn Don't worry very much about a seizure. You know not to stop abruptly and that's when you would have one. Slow and in small amounts is the trick. Take your time on a taper;as long as you're headed down that path, there's no race to the finish line. You can do this!
Avatar f tn I am very sensitive, and have tried all kinds of meds, with a lot of bad side effects, so I'm glad no probs so far. At least it's not a seizure medication, those are hellish. Anyway, any info is much appreciated....hope it's helped others with brain central pain, and hope it's not too hard to handle on the higher doses!
Avatar n tn My question--can high dosages of seizure medications cure a seizure disorder? Does anyone have information regarding the use of high dosages of anticonvulsant medications to normalize EEGs? Any information you can share with me will be greatly appreciated. Donna Dear Donna, A seizure is a paroxysmal event that is manifested due to an underlying disorder.
2030686 tn?1351692148 Many community physicians will not initiate anti-HCV therapy if platelet counts are low, in accordance with treatment guidelines by the American Gastroenterological Association that suggest that patients with severe thrombocytopenia should not receive interferon-based antiviral therapy. Experienced physicians can be more aggressive as cirrhotic patients may have more hepatic function reserve than estimated before therapy.
Avatar n tn What is the action of anti-seizure medications, Ritalin and lithium when treating major depression?
Avatar m tn however, there still could be dangerous physical effects. There is actually a risk of seizure associated with the abrupt d/c of Klonopin, and other benzos. My advice to you is to call your doctor and ask to be seen immediately. You need to be checked out (blood pressure, etc) w/d's also can cause hypertension. I'm not trying to frighten you....just trying to stress how important it is that you be seen by your doc may need to re-start on a lower dose to minimize the w/d's...
Avatar f tn The surgery I am having to repair my heart can only be performed under strict FDA guidelines, which I more than meet the criteria. I was very surprised when I learned (and read up on) what I had been experiencing was heart related. My cardiologist did say that this will not cure my autoimmune disease, however it should stop the seizure episodes and some of the neurological, problems I am having. If I am not getting enough blood to my brain, it does make sense.
Avatar m tn I don't know if this is the problem or, as my other doctor believes may be the case, it may be a seizure disorder. I'm just trying to figure this stuff out.
1448748 tn?1312959808 Breif synopsis, you can read my history to learn more. I had a grandmal seizure almost a year ago this march. It resulted in a major concussion where I didnt remember anything for 15 min not even my name. My memory returned to normal and nobody could ever find the cause. I found out I have factor 5 lieden and protein s def. which means my blood clots easier. so about 2 months after, I began getting so tired I could not drive TO work even after 12 hours of sleep.
Avatar f tn Improvements in visual and auditory abnormalities, ataxia, muscle tone and weakness, balance, posture, speech, hemiplaegia, cognitive functions, pain, seizure disorder, post-traumatic migraine and ischaemia, etc..Looking for return to normalcy. Appropriate therapies? Any suggestions ?