Seizure medications for children

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Avatar f tn Ten days later I had another episode, the same as the first two. I was hospitalized for four days, checked for heart valve blockage, and monitored. Nothing happened, however my physician believed all of this fainting was because of two medications (Actos and Bumetinide) I was taking causing me to dehydrate causing my heart to pump harder but lacking to supply my brain with enough oxygen.
Avatar m tn So basically there is no real way for me to know what caused the seizure. I would suggest your friend go back to the free clinic and ask for a 2nd opinion. Dilantin is one of the primary medications given to people with seizures. I cannot diagnose nor can I say that giving this medication is the right or wrong medication to give her. I would only review the information I have provided, and keep going back until they can figure out why this happened.
Avatar n tn His Neurologist put him on a medication Zonisamide not reccommended for children under 12? He also ordered a 48 hr. Video EEG. This is all new and would like to hear if anyone has experienced anything like this?
Avatar f tn Most often, behavioral changes in children with epilepsy are the result of their seizure medications. Some seizure medications, such as leveteracetam (keppra) but also others can lead to a variety of behavioral problems such as irritability, aggression, and impulsivity. Discussion of your concerns with your child's neurologist is recommended.
Avatar n tn A laughing seizure appears to be a highly probable differential to consider for your niece's condition.Gelastic seizure as it is called medically is usually associated with anatomical abnormalities in the brain.This may be associated with some growths or neoplasms like hypothalamic hamartomas or migrational abnormalities( caused by abnormal cellular movement during embryonic development) like nodular heterotopias.
Avatar n tn It would probably be best to observe the symptom for the moment to see if they would recur, outside the hospital setting, then bring her to a physician to assess her for a possible seizure disorder or hypotensive disorder. Good luck.
165078 tn?1255610007 My daughter was diagnosed with Asthma in January of 08 and will go tomorrow for follow-up (she goes every 3-4 months). At her last appt they lowered her dose of Flovent and they said they were hopeful she will have outgrown this by the age of two which she will be next month. My guess is tomorrow they will lower her dose even more. My question is does anyone have children who have been taken off flovent or another ashtma drug?
Avatar f tn I have doctors who now believe me, but have had him on effexor and gabapentin for over a year. I just can't believe that there are other children like my son. How is your son doing?
Avatar f tn In some cases, your child’s doctor may have prescribed medications to be used at the time of the seizure; use it as directed. Check if she is alert by asking simple questions until your child has returned to her usual state.
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Avatar m tn I had a Seizure occur almost 3 months ago while on the Antibiotic Tetracycline. The Dr. said that was the most likely cause. All tests on my brain came back normal, but during the Seizure i bounced my face off what at the time seemed to be an extremely hard bathroom floor. I had fractured my nose, severely lacerated my upper lip and chipped 3 teeth. I do not drink alcohol or submit myself to illegal drugs.
Avatar n tn I'm very sorry for your loss. It's every parent's nightmare to lose their children. Here is the Mayo Clinic's info page on grand mal seizure. I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes, and I don't know all the specific of your son's case, so I'm resisting saying exactly what happened to him. But that site does describe the condition pretty well. Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.
Avatar m tn He just had another seizure today 4am took his temp and again 96F but I touch his tummy and its hot, didnt wait for the tempeture to go high, gave him medication and he is sleeping as usual. Where to go from here?, with normal EEG and MRI, Im not a doctor but I hate not being able to take his temp, get a fever and give him the medication before he can get a seizure, these just come as a surprise.
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.
887324 tn?1241733637 Besides ensuring proper sleep and nutrition, it is important to understand that when a child has epilepsy, treating him/her with seizure medications is essential, despite the side effects that some seizure medications have. Over half of all patients with epilepsy can be controlled with one seizure medication; others require more than one medication.
Avatar n tn While I have never heard of headaches being related to any kind of reaction to insulin, I know from personal experience that horrible headaches sometimes accompany low blood sugar levels. While they sometimes go away when the glucose levels return to normal after drinking some juice, I have found that sometimes they stay with me for hours after a low blood sugar spell. So my first question would be: has your son experienced any low blood sugar episodes at all on days when he has headaches?
Avatar n tn If she is diagnosed with seizures, we have many medications which are effective and safe for children. The pediatric neurologist should be able to clarify this further. If there is any concern after that, then I would recommend seeing a pediatric epileptologist. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Our son being seizure free for a whole year had another one but this time it was in the morning (around 0530). It was another tonic-clonic seizure that we noticed because we were awoken by what sounded like a scream from him only to find out it was him having a gasp of air right prior to having the seizure. After I heard this again I was reminded that he made the same noise just prior to his seizure in February of 2007.
215234 tn?1305146561 Thanks PK, but sorry I think you may of misunderstood my post, (I'm English...
Avatar n tn It really sounds like you need medical guidance for this. Do you see more than one doctor? If so do they all know what medications you are taking? Do they talk with each other. If possible I would ask for another consultation with a psychiatrist really competent in drug work. Also your seizures do not sound under control at all. Have you had a good medical work-up with MRI or CAT-scan? Please keep posting.
Avatar m tn There are no safe medications for anxiety - they all cause neuroadaptation and can have horrible years long withdrawal - I went through it - 100 times worse than my worst anxiety
Avatar n tn All I've noticed up to this point has been blank stares (like daydreaming), but had an EEG done and it showed the focal seizure. Today, he had a convulsion with a seizure for the first time and scared me to death. Our doctor has given us 3 options for **************. I'd like an opinion on which of these would probably be best. My child is in excellent health otherwise. The drugs are: Dilantin, Tegretol, or Depakote. Also, are there any surgery options for this type of disorder.
82861 tn?1333457511 Just before he turned 2, a rash of grand mal seizures struck. He was hospitalized for two weeks with uncontrollable and constant seizure activity. I can't even count the number of times he's had to be an inpatient. This poor kid's body and mind have been ravaged by seizures and medication so badly that his physical and mental growth have been noticeably retarded. Even worse, his seizures include drop attacks. They hit with no warning whatsoever and the risk of physical injury is high.
Avatar n tn One type of seizure disorder, absence seizures, are characterized by a brief impairment of consciousness that lasts for a few seconds.This is more common in children than in adults and often with an abrupt onset and prompt recovery. If the EEG results were both abnormal, it is best that he take the medication as prescribed. Absence seizures usually can be controlled with anti-seizure medications. It is best that you discuss this with his doctor to ease any doubts.
Avatar m tn Topamax is an anti=seizure medication and also for migraine sufferers. Where do you have the tumour?
Avatar n tn I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy when i was 12. I have been taking carbamazapine (400mg)per day. On the advice of my neurologist i have tried reducing the dosage several times, each time i have had a grand mal seizure. He has now told me to stay on the medication permanently. Whilst taking the 400mg dosage i am completely free of seizures.
Avatar f tn i don't have the flu, i don't feel flu-ish, this just feels different. i am still waiting for my lab results, so i am not on any medications for lupus as of yet. i do take hydrocodone for my severe back issues, and even thats not helping with the pain today!!!! do you think there would be any benefit for me to go to the emergency room?? i mean, what can they exactly do for me??? i don't have a lupus dx as of yet, but it looks like the doc is leaning that way for sure.
1287446 tn?1313951238 is it the meds not sure what we should do been a long struggle for us at a young age and raising 2 children (6yrs, 7Mo) my husband 27!! any input helps..
Avatar f tn We have no vehicle, no insurance, and 3 children to care for with no family here to help us. Does anyone know a doctor I can go to for Methadone in Baytown? Please, I am so desperate. My children need a mother, not a zombie that can't even get out of the bed. I have a life and I want to live it for me and my family. If I don't get help soon, it's all over for me. I didn't ask for this.