Seizure medications ativan

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Avatar f tn Given that benzos are also anti-seizure medications they can cause a seizure if stopped abruptly if you've been on them regularly, so that's one thing. For another benzo discontinuation can be very difficult, so it's always better to do it slowly and safely. The notion of drugs staying in your body has nothing to do at all with withdrawal problems when you stop -- it's the effect on the brain and the brain needing to readjust to acting naturally again that's the problem.
Avatar n tn Then I had a seizure (according to my husband). Is this because I stopped the ativan abruptly? I have also had several head injuries this past year. Can too many concussions cause seizures? This is my second seizure and I don't have a hx of seizure disorder. I just feel "odd" -terrible head aches, disoriented, like I am going to pass out, eventually I vomit. I need to figure this out before I go back to medical school. What do you think can cause this?
Avatar n tn I've been on anti depressents for several years. Mostly for depression. I've tried several differents types (wellbutrin, lexapro, celexa, prozac, just recently about a year and a half ago...toufrinal, lumictal & ativan. In the last year i've put myself under a lot of stress. Long distance relationship, traveling back and forth to see him, moved to new york. Just a world wind of emotions and anxiety through the whole process. My anxiety was so bad.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone i know this is kinda of a old post, but anyways i recently ran out of my Soma 350mg, Ativan 2mg and Hydrocodone 10/325mg.... I ran out of all 3 medications on the same day on 5-18-2010. I have been taking Ativan 3 times ED, Soma 3 times ED and Hydrocodone 4 times ED for 3 months 120days.....
Avatar f tn I have had an MRI both with and without contrast along with an EEG, all were negative. They have tried me on ativan, and several other medications; including neurontin. The medications lessen the severity of the "SLA's" but so far nothing has stopped them. They range from very mild to very severe with both tonic and clonic movements. The main area that is affected is my neck and shoulders/ arms but it also travels to my back, legs and into my face.
Avatar n tn Once the abnormal stimulation of brain cells begins (which is what happens in a seizure), only medications such as ativan or other anti-seizure meds can actually stop a seizure. Prevention is important by taking meds as prescribed, staying away from alcohol (not only interacts with meds but lowers your seizure threshold), and keeping yourself healthy. Fever, dehydration, emotional and physical stress and starvation are other things that can lower your seizure threshold.
Avatar m tn I felt so strange and still cannot explain it. A lil over a week of being off these meds I had a full blown seizure. I was outside and fell face first on concrete, busting up the left side of my face, convulsing, foaming at the mouth and was clueless as to why I was on the ground. I am still waiting for answers on to why this happened. I have got through the hardest part of getting off the meds, but I am still feeling off. I can't explain the feeling I have in my head/brain.
Avatar m tn Unless you have some underlying condition or you are on a medication, like a benzodiazepine (ie Ativan, Xanax) that had run out and you stopped taking abruptly, anxiety itself would not cause a seizure. Are you taking any medications? Can you elaborate a bit on your history for us?
Avatar n tn don't take me serious just sends me home to get rest (STILL WITHOUT ATIVAN OR MEDS) 2. The 2nd seizure was at the Hospital shortly after the Dr.
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
1178983 tn?1279667255 your seizure threshold is lowered quite a bit meaning.. people that have never had a seizure in their Life can have a seizure very easily on tramadol.. some people even have them at lower doses.. thank god i never had one cause at one point I was taking up to 20 50 mg pills a day.. it was very stupid.. I tapered down and quit.. tramadol does raise your heartrate and bp.. because of it's serotonin and norepinephrine qualities.
Avatar n tn I was needing to find out if any of the following medications could cause a false positive reading for barbiturates on a urine and blood screen.
Avatar n tn ======================================================================================== Doris, Your daughters situation sounds very complex and I doubt I'll be able to give you any simple helpful answers to your questions; however, some chemotherapy medications can promote seizure activity, either directly by drug toxicity or sometimes indirectly by kidney damage and rewsultanat imbalances in salts and electrolytes.
1549468 tn?1345472336 Hi everyone...I have one more do we deal with the stigma associated with epilepsy and seizures? I had to go to the ER last night because I had a series of "absence seizures". The attending physician asked me "so...what's going on at home, I've never seen this kind of seizure before." Then he asked me if I needed an Ativan. He told the nurse to bring it, after I had another seizure.
Avatar n tn That is not a huge dose, but if you stop it abruptly you will have some significant insomnia for a few weeks, and maybe some anxiety as well. In general, benzodiazepines (medications that include valium, xanax, ativan... or using generic names, diazepam, alprazolam, and lorazepam, respectively. And Klonopin, or clonazepam) should be tapered and not stopped abruptly. They have a withdrawal syndrome similar to alcohol, and can cause 'DTs' including seizures that can even be fatal.
Avatar f tn If she has a psychiatric disability as some anti-convulsants used for bipolar and other medications can as an adverse side effect lower the seizure threshold they should speak with her psychiatrist as well. Any decisions as regards medications and dosage should be decided by her treatment providers.
Avatar f tn There is a weakness in our family for anxiety and fainting, once in 10 years for a seizure, medications for these problems were worse for me than the problem it self. There are other ways of dealing with issues like these without creating more. My saliva is getting better now that I am reducing the amount and it should be restored when I am competely off. We have to be heard, no one knows our body better than ourself. Again I than you for your reply.
Avatar f tn The movement disorders include tremor, chorea, athetosis, myoclonus, and asterixis. It could also be seizure activity, only an EEG (electroencephalogram) can help confirm this. This is done under the guidance of a neurologist. Please discuss this with your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
1254306 tn?1270995813 Hello everyone i know this is kinda of a old post, but anyways i recently ran out of my Soma 350mg, Ativan 2mg and Hydrocodone 10/325mg.... I ran out of all 3 medications on the same day on 5-18-2010. I have been taking Ativan 3 times ED, Soma 3 times ED and Hydrocodone 4 times ED for 3 months 90days.....
Avatar n tn For the Ativan, I wouldn't do this one alone -- benzos aren't just relaxants, they're also anti-seizure medications, so you have to do this under the care of a psychiatrist who understands them, which isn't most of them. Just in case. But again, because of the relatively short duration of use, I wouldn't expect you to have much of a problem with either of them.
Avatar f tn I do not think they will be completely removing them, but due to the number of people becoming addicted to benzodiazepines (used primarily for anxiety and seizure emergencies ie ativan, versed, xanax) doctors are more hesitant to prescribe them and use them in “emergency” situations. I use quotations because there are situations where if you physically look at someone it looks like an emergency (ie pseudoseizure) but it’s really not.
Avatar n tn How many milligrams of Lamictal are you taking? Any other medications, herbs, or supplements?
Avatar m tn I had to practically carry her to my own car where we quickly fumbled for an Ativan to relax her. I am writing as an extremely concerned Daughter who cannot imagine a day when my grandmother does pass along. Will it take my mother's life as well? When my grandfather died 16 years ago she had a similar occurrence in which she essentially went into a seizure and broke her arm (and didn't know a thing).
Avatar f tn Sinemet works well for RLS symptoms, but has a higher risk of eventually causing what is called augmentation, or the occurrence of symptoms earlier in the day. It sounds like you take several doses of ativan per day. While medications like ativan do help symptoms of RLS, ativan is addictive and tolerance can develop to it, so that higher doses are needed for the same effect.
10623623 tn?1414295689 There so much documentation supporting the seizure risk that I believe it's true and know it's true. There is also a seizure risk with barbiturates. The chance of seizure is very high with these drugs. Perhaps you were on another drug that diminished the risk of seizure?
Avatar n tn I am sure you are aware that there are better medications for both migraines and anxiety and if not, that is something that should be discussed with your physician. The migraines can be much better treated by preventing them with newer anti-seizure medications such as Topomax or Depacote. Blood pressure medications can also be used to prevent migraines depending on the rest of your medical history. Anxiety should be treated with non-narcotic containing medications such as Xanax or Ativan.
Avatar n tn Throughout the day he kept having seizure when they would try to lower his sedation so they began giving him Ativan, keppra and depakote. He would still have seizure throughout so they began a drip of Ativan to keep him sedated. He’s had an MRI and CT and all came back normal. The eeg test has been done twice and shows slower then normal waves but they said it may be due to the sedation.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, im a severe migraine sufferer for 25 yrs with neck and back pain, and over the last 5 yrs they have truly intensified., ive had mri & eegs,done over the last few yrs, i see a neuro. who for the past 10 yrs or so, has prescribed my butorphanol 2 bottles a wk, demerol 2x daily, ativan 2mg 2x daily, oxycodone 325 for my neck/back pain 2x daily when needed & finally 7.5 mg of zopiclone to fall asleep as my body cant do it on its own.
Avatar f tn It's good to hear you're making progress with your PT and can get by without too many medications. I don't know anything about milk thistle, though I am interested to see if anyone has any input on it. I've been trying to incorporate more natural things into my pain management treatment. I worry about being on many medications long term. I've come way down on one medication and have eliminated others.
Avatar m tn The things going through my mind 100mph,heart attack,is it the ativan and am I going to have a seizure,did I take too many pain meds.etc.