Seizure in ect

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647754 tn?1270040511 It can put you through a grand mal seizure and that can be very devastating to the body. I hope I put this in the right forum where someone has experienced this or at least heard of it I would appreciate any advice on this I could get. Thank you!
647754 tn?1270040511 This is kind of the idea behind ECT in my eyes, the seizures are kind of like jump starting your brain and getting it to try and find it's normal balance and rhythm again. Don't worry so much about the seizures, they put you to sleep and give you a muscle relaxant beforehand (although they did that to me when I ODed and the seizures still left me with a swollen aching wrist for a couple weeks), but at least it's a lot better than the old days right?
Avatar n tn I never went back on and had many seizures leading up to a grand-mal in February. I am back on the anti-seizure med and feel wonderful. I am not happy about having gone through ECT. I don't believe anyone can prepare you to loose memories (my son being born, my wedding - I had to actually ask my husband when our anniversary is, previous jobs homes) and of course I didn't loose my "bad" memories. Check to see what meds you were on before ECT and also what meds you are on now.
Avatar n tn I just found this info. on google - you can check this out for more information: March 2005, 21:1 > Effect of Concurrent Lamotrigine... ARTICLE LINKS: Fulltext | PDF (119 K) Effect of Concurrent Lamotrigine in Patients Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy. The Association For Convulsive Therapy 2005 Annual Meeting Journal of ECT. 21(1):60, March 2005.
Avatar n tn Are you nuts? I do not believe in ECT. All you are doing is giving yourself a seizure. GREAT!!!! I've had over 200 seizures in four years. It hasn't changed my depression yet. Although I have to admit, there are times when I feel my brain is pushing the amperage and needs a good sieze to calm it. But to induce it, I only need a strobe light. I would rather take Klonopin and calm it. I don't want any electric jolt on my brain, I'd probably kill someone. Siezures sometimes make me violent.
619439 tn?1282097679 She did ask me if I would be uncomfortable with her doing the evaluation and I said no. I then met the doctor. He wants to complete the first two ECT treatments with me staying in the hospital. My anxiety shot up. I told him I use to work on the psychiatric unit and was embarrassed that I might see old coworkers. Both of them reassured me that all of their staff was very professional and confidential. I still do not want to stay on psychiatric unit. I was scheduled to be admitted Jan 4th.
1047522 tn?1258149304 ECT has its place in the arsenal of treaments for severe and drug-resistant depression, but I would agree with the other posters that psychotherapy, if your aren't already doing it, would be a better choice while you are dealing with BC and its treatment.
Avatar n tn Jan, I have Epilepsy and the doctor is right, just because you didn't have a seizure in a 20 minute test doesn't mean you don't have anything wrong. I've had several EEG's done, and the only ones that were really helpful were when they put me in a Hospital Room for a few days with the EEG monitor going, a video camera recording, and stopped all my pills. They also wouldn't let me sleep at night, as lack of sleep causes seizures, and without my med's... BOOM!!! They got it on film!
1229715 tn?1267464818 I’d got in the hospital, and was in the waiting room and could feel that feeling in the back of my head building up again. It shot down my spine again, but this time it had pulled my head backward, legs outwards, shoulders violently jerking and felt my eyes rolling in to the back of my head. I’m not sure if I’d lost conscious after my eyes rolled or not.
3166043 tn?1514263618 Basically, what it is, is the administration of an electrical shock to induce a brief seizure in the brain, in a medically controlled environment, under anesthesia. It is believed to change the brain chemistry in order to treat depression and other mental conditions. ECT can be used to treat many different mental disorders. Keep in mind, there is no "cure" for any mental illness. Only treatments. With the proper treatments, these disorders can be managed quite well.
1344732 tn?1276991329 until i was 18 I had then been healthier eating ect since but the same electricity, shakes, im going to pass out. I do for about 15 secs awake and realized i landed on the ground hit my head on the counter or fell on stairway. they usaually accur when I am week prior to my mentral. sometimes twice or 3 times in a week. 1. I shake, feel woozy, lightheaded see yellow as everything fades 2. i numb out 3. heart beats rapid, breath funny like gasping 4. sweats, buzzing in hands and face 5.
Avatar n tn I'm sorry the ECT didn't help you. I also had ECT back in the '80s (two separate times) for depression. However, the myoclonus I experienced started BEFORE my ECT--I am 100% positive about that. It might have been related to the antidressants/other meds I was on at the time, but I don't know for sure. I also had another period of the myoclonus after ECT, but that also resolved. That was almost 20 years ago and I haven't had the jerking/twitching before sleep since.
Avatar f tn Ever since this little seizure thing i have terrible heataches like in different parts in the head one in the temple, back of neck, above eyes and ect. I am also 17 years old and I am in High School going to be going off to school next year. No one in my family has had any kind of seizure. My cousins do pass out if they get grossed out by anything but nothing like this. Family is thinking it could have something to do with nerves and anxiety beacuse i am so scared for school next year..
599945 tn?1240385954 I met someone in the hospital, she also did ECT. And I think it really help her, in fact it seem like she turn into a different person. Before she did the ECT she was like motionless lying in bed not eating not drinking, cannot recognise herself. After one treatment, wow she knows who she is and started talking to us, telling us her name. Well, I meet her a few months after the ECT and she still can remember me. My experience with ECT is not really very bad.
Avatar n tn I grew up with seizures, and this is how mine would sometimes occur, the staring into space, is a form of seizure activity. (Is it for you?) I don't know. . . However I do know that in taking medications that are treated for seizures, bipolar disorder, ect. . .these meds alone can cause your EEG to come back Normal. However, it doesn't mean the seizures aren't there. I Was prescribed depakote for my seizures.
Avatar n tn Every so ofton his head would tuck in and shake or jitter and he would make a sound like adults make when you have a chill up your back, his eyes go kinda kooky and this causes him to startle and do the Moro reflex, he dosent cry after but if he was playing before he will not go back to playing he just gets quiet and sucks his thumb.
Avatar n tn Yes, drinking causes dehydration, leads to electrolyte imbalance & can result in seizure. Now that you've had one, you need to be careful but it doesn't mean you're epileptic; you may however, be developing an allergy to alcohol. Please be careful.
619439 tn?1282097679 I know he had a problem and had to perform the treatment twice because the first time I did not have a seizure. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. I see him in his office on Wednesday. I honestly am not sure I can tolerate anymore treatments. The negative toll the whole process takes on me may outweigh any benefits of treatment. When I even think about the operating room they perform the procedure in I start getting panicky.
495862 tn?1209785690 i have a 4 year-old dog. 28 years-old in dog years. today November 15 see had a seizure and she scared everyone and we didn't know wat to we settled her down. And she is doing a fine job right now!
Avatar f tn I feel short of breath sometimes, I have chest pain on the left side, and a couple occasions I found myself not breathing in my sleep for a few seconds. I also feel that I need to take deep breaths. I am easily tired and I get migraines This is very uncomfortable. Unfortunately I also have a seizure disorder, and I stress way to much. I'm not sure if this is just stress or anxiety or nothing at all. What do u guys think?
Avatar n tn Posted by Andrew on July 06, 1999 at 02:01:31 How effective is ECT in the treatment of acute depression; particularly with the elderly? Posted by HFHS.
Avatar f tn His MRI came out clear but the doctor said that his EEG showed seizure activity in his left frontal lobe and gave him an rx for Keppra. They didn't give him an explanation as to what the cause was and so I called them. The first nurse told me that he is having complex partial seizures. After looking at the information it's possible that some of the things he's always done in his sleep are really seizures. They didn't explain why he was convulsing during the day with no warning.
Avatar f tn She is now 13 months old, EEG is very close to being normal (except a temporal lobe spike showing) and has been seizure free for 6 months now. She will be weaned of Vigabitrin soon. The neuro treated her for Infantile Spasms, but said they didn't look like the "classic" seizures seen with IS. All testing has been normal. She has had 2 MRI's, blood work, lumbar puncture, genetics, metabolics, ect.....
Avatar n tn eeg but in some cases the eeg only will be abnormal if they catch a seizures but wetting the bed could be because her bladder is to small her bladder is not able to hold it all kight long try not given her drinks 3to 4 hr before she gos to bed and have her go just before she gos to bed my brother my son ect wet the bed for many years. hope this helps and when you have a seizure some wet them self.
Avatar f tn Hello I am a 47 year old female that was in a bad T-Bone car accident March 2nd/08. I have had many test's but nothing came back serious. I do have a few bulging discs and herniated disc. When I woke up this morning I was feeling kind of strange, the right side of my head is feeling numb still, I didn't sleep very well-woke up about 3-4 times. When I stood up it felt like all my muscles were jerking for about 40 seconds not sure.
Avatar m tn I had an addiction to benzodiazepines, i took them in the first place for my aniexty due to a chemical inbalance i put in my head from extensive drug use.(i didn't start out this way) i know if i go to the doctor he's gonna put me on a benzo. i've been clean for a while now, but the aniexty is too much, all those stupid breathing techniques don't work. i have quite a bit of knowledge of psychology(attended school then dropped out) so i'm pretty sure this isn't the drug cravings talking.
200213 tn?1202756699 Wow, this is funny...Last time when I wrote about the trembling feeling in the back of my head I said that I hadn't had any trembles in my body...Well, now I do. Not to mention that I just checked how long was I without any symptoms, and it was exactly 2 weeks! AGAIN. So I get trembles all around the body and my whole body feels kinda shaky once in a while aswell. Last night I had troubles falling asleep, because my muscles had sometype of muscle twitch... So anyone else had these?
Avatar n tn I have a cavernous hemangioma in the right part of my brain. I am told it is two veins that crossed and bled at one point. I have epilepsy and memory problems. I went to a neurosugeon who told me it is too close to my motor skills to operate and that the surgery was more risky then leaving it alone. It is an old bleed, but I am still worried that is will bleed again. I have MRIs regularly and am about to have another one next week.
1968463 tn?1374761413 In may of 2011 I had some type of episode that appeared to ba a seizure, but without the flailing as they call and out of conciousness and all together happened 3 seperate times within an hour or two. When it stopped and I came to, I was 2 years in the past. In my mind my children were still small babies, my mother was still alive, and my husband and I had just celebrated our 5th anniversary, only to find out that we had just two days before celebrated our 7th anniversary.