Seizure management

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401370 tn?1233328282 However, you are still here, and thank GOD! Go to a physician and get his opinion on the matter- when someone is having a seizure, you are to NOT try and shake them or anything else that could promote injury.. instead, you are to turn them to their side, place something soft by their teeth so they don't break their teeth nor bite their tongue, etc etc etc.. What are those guards, retards or what?? Don't get ME started!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with IC 3 years ago, and take a nerve pain killer for another condition that I've heard prescribed for IC - neurontin- it doesn't help for me, neither do the anti seizure pills I've taken for migraines. You might try a partial agonist opiate, like tramadol, partial agonists make addiction much less likely, but, of course, are no where near as potent. You can find a lot of info about partial agonists and how they work on Wikipedia, of all places ! Goog Luck!
Avatar n tn I recommend that you have this evaluated by a neurologist for proper management. An EEG and complete medical history and direct clinical examination are important. Take care an do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn There is complete loss of short- and long-term memory and the affected individual may be unable to recognize even close relatives and friends . Please consult a physician and neurologist for the management of the symptoms . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
906160 tn?1260219668 It is important to determine the triggers that may provoke the onset of a seizure or cause a seizure in a patient whose epilepsy is under control. Alcohol consumption, hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, sleep deprivation, flickering or flashing light, and stress can trigger a seizure in a susceptible person. Aside from these, inability to comply to anti-seizure medications may also aggravate and trigger seizures. Have this evaluated by your neurologist for proper management.
Avatar n tn I remember feeling weak and taking some glucose tablets. Apparently these weren't enough to ward off the seizure. I am worried about future seizures. Specifically, I am wondering if the seizures might aggravate my heart condition. I have a fully blocked coronary artery. I am also worried about possible brain damage. Should I continue with my exercise? How can I prevent future seizures, given that blood sugar monitoring has not helped tip me off to these sudden drops in blood sugar.
Avatar f tn Pain management was nothing but more trouble. Heck even when I insisted that I did not want any more pills after a seizure on the job site, the doctor still prescribed me the pills.....and of course I took them even though I knew it was wrong. Be careful with the fog that comes from within you. It can envelop you On that note, I wish you all the best. Keep it in perspective and you will be okay.
Avatar f tn Now to my question, I am in the process of being referred to a pain management doctor. Is they going to cause them to turn me down and not see me as a patient?
Avatar n tn Anyway, she cannot take Oxycontin anymore at all and is very discouraged about it since she is so tired of the pain and enjoyed her few hours yesterday of being able to get around the house. Do any of you know of anything else that is used in pain management for this type of disease that would help her? She is afraid now to ask for anything else but I want to find out if there is anything else she can take and try to get her to try something else again.
Avatar f tn Hello there, Infants may not present with the classical symptoms of seizures. They may manifest with gagging, lip smacking, running, screaming, cycling movements of limbs etc..A physical examination, comprehensive medical evaluation and diagnostic testing are essential for correct diagnosis and management. Diagnostic tests are blood tests, EEG, CT scan etc.Only a Pediatric neurologist ca n help in diagnosing your child’s problem. See an experienced neurologist and discuss your concerns.
Avatar n tn hi, im 24 and i had my first seizure 2 days ago, but i think it was a reaction to a drug i took, the doc said it could be but we dont know, im being urgently refered to neurology, but since yesturday iv had a really bad headache. do u think the headache is related to the seizure? i thought my head might be better today, but it isnt. i dont know if its stress or if i should do something about it.
Avatar n tn Hello - I've just been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy confirmed through MRI, CT Scan and presence of Hoffmann's sign. My symptoms began after a seizure in late 2004 (my first and only) while recovering from my second shunt revision within 1 year. Symptoms at first were very gradual but now progressing. Is there a possible cause/effect between the siezure and the myelopathy. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar f tn My husband has occasional seizures. He's had them off and on most of his life but now they are getting more frequent and are worse seizures. He' 41. He currently takes Keppra twice daily and is on high blood pressure medicine (both of which have just been increased). He also takes Lorazepam for "emergencies" when he feels a seizure coming on. My concern is that his doctor may not fully understand how much he drinks (alcohol).
Avatar m tn So I'm just not sure if she had a mini-stroke or another seizure. So that's my question - Did she have a mini-stroke or a seizure (today)? Any relevant info is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn My husband has also been diagnoses with hemiplegic migraines. We haven't found anything that we can pinpoint that triggers these episodes but there are times when he can't stand or walk because the hemiparesis on his right side is so severe. Other times it may only affect his right eye and his speech a bit. Our biggest problem is that whether he is on the meds to supposedly prevent the migraines or not he still has them. However, that may not be the case with you.
94007 tn?1224766336 Thats not good. As some of you may remember, he is disabled and on seizure meds which can CAUSE liver damage. How much of that damage comes from the meds its hard to say. He is going to treat in the fall but is switching to another med - Keppra. Is anyone familiar with it? We cant see how he does off the meds because treatment lowers the seizure threshhold. Lots of complications and unanswered questions. That can only be answered by experience - doc is concerned.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm new to the site and have found it extremely helpful. I have had Type I diabetes for 10 years now, and have never come across something so useful before. Keep up the great work^^ Onto my question. A couple of weeks ago, I was taken to the hospital by ambulance secondary to a "low blood sugar seizure." I have no recollection of a four hour period before I went to sleep, and then 3 hours after I was found seizing and taken to the emergency room.
Avatar n tn I was given Zonagran (an anti-seizure med) to see if it helped control the migraines. After 1 dose I went into anti-phalatic shock and needed to be air flighted to the hospital. Since that episode my body seems to be untra-sensitive to meds and I have had several small reactions to meds. I am now going to a Headache clinic and working with the neurologists there. It is frustrating because the migraines are dibilitating and I am a professional woman.
1037827 tn?1253017547 This provided some muscular/nerve pain relief until it caused me to have a seizure this past summer. What they don't tell you about Ultram is that it lowers one's overall threshold for seizures, and the combination of this medication (all I was taking) coupled with the stress and sleep deprivation at the time caused me to have a seizure. So if you do end up trying Ultram, please be VERY careful and check all drug-interactions with all of your other meds first.
176495 tn?1301284012 One thing is for certain - If I were in your shoes I would be looking for a new PCP that you guys can trust --- this one chooses to not believe you and that spells trouble down the road - -- I would certainly find a doctor who would listen to your story and then treat your wife ------ A good pain management doctor is worth his weight in gold - --- We had a very similar experience and it was eventually resolved when the doctor took a personal interest in my wife and began to treat the pain ----
Avatar n tn Video EEG precise characterization of seizure types, which allows for specific medical or surgical management. In addition, the physician is more accurately able to differentiate epileptic seizures from paroxysmal events that mimic seizures, including pseudo seizures. Zonisamide is used in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults with epilepsy. Zonisamide is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
Avatar m tn My son is 3yrs he will be 4 in June, perfectly normal little boy with normal development, no seizure history in both sides of the family. His 1st seizure was feb 17, 2011 lasted about a minute, the night before he had a high fever and later that same day also. Both fevers were treated. On the first episode he spent the night at the hospital for observation because when they took his temperature in the emergency room it was actually low 96F.
Avatar f tn The medication information for the Medrol dose-pack states cautious use in those with hypothyroidism, psychiatric history, being treated with an anti-convulsant, and on bupropion, as it could produce mood changes and affect the seizure threshold. I was told by the psychiatrist not to abruptly stop the divalproex and keep taking the bupropion, as it could trigger seizures. All of this information is alarming. I don't know which is worse...
Avatar n tn Aside from my seizures 4 years ago, I had no previous history of seizure disorder. There has been no seizure activity until this most recent event. Could this seizure have been associated with the use of nitrous or lidocaine? Also, I have been experiencing severe headaches and light-headedness since the seizure.
215234 tn?1305146561 Could you make a list for me of all the plants you have at home? Could you post it? Honey I honestly don't think seizures are to be taken lightly. Tell me, has her brain been checked? Any MRIs or Scans? You probably did blood work, but blood work does not show whether there is a fracture in the brain, a leakage, or any other kind of issues. How do you know her central nervous system is 100% good?
486038 tn?1300066967 I know you're a busy girl, but you might start looking for another PCP - it might go faster if you tell them you're having some unresolved health issues, and need symptom management. You're going to need some anti-seizure medication until your brain heals, and your current neuro is more useless than a wet paper towel in a forest fire.
Avatar f tn So a year ago I had a bad surgeon get ahold of me and well long story short and 7 surgeries later I am on pain management. I was scheduled to have surgery this past Weds but at the last minute my surgeon and anesthesia decided that because of my seizures which are medically induced the could not operate.
Avatar f tn Hello TMJPain, Welcome to MedHelp. My heart goes out to you. Your pain must be excruciating. I am so sorry you are in such severe discomfort. First let me say that you should never feel bad for taking pain medication when you need it. You have a genuine reason for pain and you should not have to apologize for needing to ease it through narcotics. In all actuality you are not taking a "real strong" medication.
Avatar f tn about 3 weeks ago i had my first seizure. my fiance took me to the er and they did a CT scan and found a 9 by 4 mm calcium deposit on the right side of my brain. they sent me to a dr that ordered an MRI and EEG test. they have yet to cLl me with the results so i have been doing my own research. going by what my fiance said about the seizure ( i dont remember any of it at all ) that i had, i ahd a grand mal seizure.