Seizure medications for infants

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Avatar m tn ACTH therapy is given for seizures in infants (infantile seizures) not controlled by usual seizure control medications. Usually these infants suffer from epilepsy related syndromes such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Mild variants of such seizures may improve with ACTH. In severe cases there is not much hope. I am sorry, but please continue your follow up at NIMHANS. Take care!
Avatar n tn we r jus wondering whether this changes are becos of the medicine or is there any damage to his brain? will simple febrile seizure cause damage to brain? kindly pls reply me sir... thank u...
Avatar f tn but the prognosis for infants has such amazing possibilities because their little brains are able to reconnect around the damaged area. Get a medical opinion soon.
Avatar n tn If this were the case, then we would treat with rectal diastat for seizure events and not put a child on daily seizure medications. However, if the seizures were not related to a breath holding spell, then it would be a difficult decision to with-hold medications after 3 seizures. I would sit down and see why your pediatric neurologist is not continuing the medication. There is likely a good explanation that is just not being communicated.
Avatar n tn Also if possible, if you can do her biochemical studies, then it will be helpful for further reference. Well seizure can be controlled if medications are given in appropriate, timely doses. Make sure she is growing well, weight wise, height wise, nutrition wise etc.
163305 tn?1333672171 Harborside Health Center has the ambience of a crunchy yet well-run bank. Every day,thousands stream into the largest dispensary on the West Coast. Jason David, a 35year-old single father from Modesto,showed up at Harborside in June 2011, desperately looking for a new treatment for his son. Jayden, now 5 1/2 has Dravet Syndrome, a severe, rare epilepsy sub-diagnosis that affects infants and children. When he was 4months old, he started having seizures.
Avatar n tn Me daugther started to have fibrel seizures one year ago she is under keppra. Now she has another type of seizure called atopic seizures, she is under 2 medications now. "I think that your son needs the medication to control the seizures because without medication they can increase. I will keep you son in my prayers.
Avatar n tn Here is what helps many infants and toddlers to correct simple constipation, that was caused by antibiotics, or other medications, or illness: The good, beneficial bacteria called "probiotics" are often killed off by antibiotics, medications, illness, etc. You can try giving the child (with doctor's OK) an infant/child preparation of "BIFIDO-BACTERIA" (Bifidus) powder, which you mix with good quality water, and stir to mix.
Avatar f tn Onset of symptoms occurs most often after age 50, but cases are known in children and even infants. Something as simple and routine as brushing the teeth, putting on makeup or even a slight breeze can trigger an attack, resulting in sheer agony for the individual.
Avatar f tn Chemotherapy Medications Blood levels of vitamin B12 may be reduced when taking chemotherapy medications (particularly methotrexate) for cancer. Metformin for diabetes Blood levels of vitamin B12 may also be reduced when taking metformin for diabetes. Phenobarbital and Phenytoin Long-term treatment with either phenobarbital and phenytoin for seizure disorders may interfere with the body's ability to use vitamin B12.
Avatar n tn I am currently taking tamoxifen and am about to get various innoculations for a trip to Chennai in south India (tropical climate). These will include anti-malaria drugs, hepatitis vaccines (A, B & C, I believe), polio and MMR vaccines,and I don't know what else yet. I heard that certain anti-malaria drugs (including chloroquine, pyrimethamine and quinine) interact with tamoxifen. I have several questions: How do these drugs interact with tamoxifen?
1346146 tn?1299364097 Milk banks are likely out of the question as that milk is saved for premature infants but there is a growing milk bank on Facebook called Eats on Feets - where you can connect with local women who are willing to donate milk - I would definitely check that out. Best of luck. I hope you have a great delivery and feel better soon!
Avatar n tn supervision, not a general practitioner but a Psychiatrist who has extensive knowledge of these medications. I think most people vary wildy on which anti-antidepressants are ok for pregnancy, but my OB/GYN and my psychiatrist are very comfortable with me taking Zoloft. I also have three friends who have had successful pregnancies and births (and now perfectly healthy children) after taking Zoloft.
242516 tn?1368227505 gov/node/5026 These were 3 test cases for 5,500 others against the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program claiming one of these means of causation: - measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines can combine to cause autism; - thimerosal-containing vaccines alone can cause autism; and - MMR vaccine without thimerosal can cause autism. The U.S.
Avatar m tn It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
Avatar f tn FYI the reason you are required to stay with your baby for 15 minutes is so that the nurse can check if you child has had a seizure!! and what if it has?? there is also increasing evidence that vaccines can cause autism, cancer ect. The vaccines attack the brain stem of the child which cause seizures, they recommend giving the child fish oil after vaccines to help repair the damage in the brain stem. Notice how alot of babies develope allergys after their shots, or fevers??
163305 tn?1333672171 He also was taking 22 different medications, including powerful anti-psychotics and anti-seizure drugs that are dangerous even for adults. side effects you think ( included ) 'committing suicide, dreams, yelling, screaming, going crazy, pain, suffering, seeing things, delusions, hallucinations.' The medicine was killing him. He'd had a grand mal seizure that lasted an hour and a half. He'd been in an ambulance 45 times in the last year.
Avatar n tn I have been prescribed Wellbutrin for depression and Topamax as a mood stabilizer. The combination worked very well for me and the bonus was that I lost weight. However, I also lost hair. I was wondering if anyone else experienced the same problem.
Avatar f tn The best meth for a child with add and adhd is giving that child lots of Love and giving him lots of fruits and Vegitables feeding him white meats instead of junk food. Giving him his own luch for school. If you have the time then you should just home school he/she for a week to see what is wrong with him and then try to see what is the best way that he could learn or she.
Avatar n tn my son is 35 mths old and we have been having the prob of high fever but in a cycle for at least 4 months.... we have finally been referred to children's st.louis for a possible answer nwxt week. They say it can be a multiple of problems or just toddler high fever wich he will grow out of... we will see.
Avatar n tn and more! After HIS medications for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and ending with Prozac for "head problems" all failed... I found the answer on the Internet in the form of the 92 FDA acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poison.
Avatar n tn and more! After HIS medications for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and ending with Prozac for "head problems" all failed... I found the answer on the Internet in the form of the 92 FDA acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poison.
Avatar n tn I have been on medication for a few months and still have these symptoms off and on. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn What problems did you have? I had the mirena for 4.5 yrs. Once I had it removed I did not have a period for 3 months and like you I had pinching etc...They performed a scan and no cysts found...
Avatar m tn since my memory started at the age of say 2 i would body rock. I'd lie on the floor and rock for between a few minutes up to 6 hours or more. I'd rock on the floor and day dream and it seems that the rocking motion would help me day dream and I'd end up in almost in a trance. It completly messed up my education... instead of studying I'd body rock and dream whenever possible.... I mean I was totaly addicted to it, it may seam strange but it got worse from childhood.
Avatar n tn I have had a history of passing out and having seizures but the doctors never figured out for sure what caused it and it hasn't happened for a few years. The best they came up with was blood sugar, and dehydration as a cause for those episodes, although I never had a MRI or anything of my head. I don't get pains from it, it may be a little tender if I press on the indent kind of hard. Is there any condition that would cause my skull to cave in? please help!
Avatar n tn Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm a 36 year old man who was already overweight when I quit smoking and gained another 60 pounds. I'm now 110 pounds overweight frankly afraid for my life. I wrangled some HCG out of an overseas pharmacy supply, my shipment was seized by the FDA once coming thru customs but I finally got it. I have needles and I'm just waiting for the sterile water to mix the drug before I start.
162948 tn?1205256292 My doctor told me that you can get pregnant immediately after getting off Mirena but it may take a month or two for your uterine lining to build back up. Since Mirena suppressed the lining from building up.