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Avatar n tn • migraine headaches • sleep disorders (eg sleep walking) • staring episodes • obsessive-compulsive disorder • hypoglycemic episodes • cardiac syncope • "psychogenic seizures" Nonepileptic "psychogenic seizures". These are episodic events wherein the individual has a sudden, dramatic alteration in behavior that looks like a seizure (e.g. side to side heading shaking, pelvic thrusting). but turns out to represent a psychological disorder.
Avatar n tn The psychiatrist has prescribed adderall. She is also taking 5 mg of paxil a day for obsessive compulsive disorder. I am concerned about more meds because she has past history of seizures which were associated with a brain tumor. The brain tumor was removed in June 98. What are the effects of these two drugs combined? Are they harmful to her? I am very scared, but I want her to get help. Schoolwork has become very difficult for her. Please help.
Avatar f tn Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Zoloft side effects include the following which are serious in nature, get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Avatar m tn In some dogs, excessive licking is a sign of an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety and frustration stemming from a lack of exercise can also lead to excessive licking. It can also be familial. Is there a way you can contact the person who bred your dog to see if any of the dogs in his bloodline have also been compulsive lickers? Have any medications been prescribed lately that could account for nausea? Any antibiotics or even supplements or vitamins?
1745492 tn?1320201940 Hi and welcome to our little MS community, typically sx that are 'all over' are not connected to MS, its one of the red flags leading away from, not towards. Just a thought for you to consider, your profile says "I am diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and mild Bipolar Disorder. I also deal with high anxiety....
654560 tn?1331858181 Yes this is complex and it would be best to find out exactly what the tics are from as that is not generally part of Asperger's (which can cause behavioral changes but generally not violence) but can be a part of Tourrette Syndrome which can be accompanied by obsessive compulsive disorder that can cause inappropriate behavior but that being that (Tourrette Syndrome) is neurological cannot be stopped but requires treatment.
Avatar f tn diabetic neuropathy antidepressant postherpetic neuralgia acute opioid withdrawal management antidepressant withdrawal aid (proven to be effective, especially with withdrawal from its distant relative venlafaxine (Effexor). obsessive-compulsive disorder premature ejaculation PTSD --Seizures have been reported in humans receiving excessive single oral doses (700 mg) or large intravenous doses (300 mg).
Avatar n tn There is a forum for that and you might want to post in the neurology forum as well as of course only a doctor can provide a diagnosis but they should definitely rule that out. Obsessive compulsive disorder can accompany that as well. A neurologist would be able to provide a full diagnosis and explanation.
Avatar n tn Multiple skin cancers resected. History of depression. History of migraines that resolved 4 years ago. No history of obsessive-compulsive disorder or ADHD. No history of febrile seizures, CNS infections, or head trauma with associated loss of consciousness. She was discharged with the instructions to see a psychiatrist. She was evaluated and told that this was not a psychiatric situation. She has recently had to change doctors due to insurance changes.
Avatar n tn ADHD, ASHBERGERS,OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER ETC... SO IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR A MD TO PERSRIBE SUCH MEDS AS YOU ARE ON THAT COVER A BROAD RANGE OF ISSUES.The drug that you originally mentioned is called Ativan which is the name brand for Lorazepam a member of the benzo family:valium,xanax,clonazepam,etc... So try one of the least addictive of these if all else fails.(klonipin .
Avatar f tn A broad range of psychiatric reactions have been associated with Lyme disease, including paranoia, dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, major depression, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depressive states among patients with late Lyme disease are fairly common, ranging across studies from 26% to 66%.
Avatar n tn Throughout his childhood he had physical therapy, mental therapy, medications for a seizure disorder. In his elementary school years, he had a period of episodic paralysis which created the need for an aide at school. I was never present for these episodes, but school officials witnessed them and called me to the school many times. This lasted all of 3rd grade. He had hand tremors and I tirelessly advocated for a writing aide (when small) and a laptop when older.
Avatar m tn • Seizures • Depression • Anxiety • Panic attacks • Obsessive-compulsive disorder • Parkinson’s disease • Alzheimer’s dementia • Huntington’s disease • Various tics Pharmaceutical Treatments of Migraine Most studies of migraine drugs involve the milder cases, with virtually no studies examining effectiveness in chronic migraine patients. This make the drugs look more successful than they really are.
82861 tn?1333457511 , has struggled with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder since he was in high school. But his depression began to weigh on him like a lead coat in the spring of 2007, after the pace at his job as an electronics technician quickened, and he couldn't keep up and became overwhelmed. Every night that spring, he came home from work and went straight to bed. He was barely eating and dropped 40 pounds in three months. At his lowest point, he formed a plan to kill himself.
348629 tn?1212329273 diabetic neuropathy antidepressant postherpetic neuralgia acute opioid withdrawal management antidepressant withdrawal aid (proven to be effective, especially with withdrawal from its distant relative venlafaxine (Effexor). obsessive-compulsive disorder premature ejaculation PTSD --Seizures have been reported in humans receiving excessive single oral doses (700 mg) or large intravenous doses (300 mg).
Avatar m tn Anxiety Fatigue Depression Pre menstrual syndrome Problems in thinking, concentrating and decision making Scatterbrained and poorly organized Needless feelings of unworthiness and/or guilt Loss of interest and pleasure in usual activities Loss of sexual interest Social withdrawal Emotional sadness and frequent crying spells Low self esteem and self confidence Sleep disturbances Chronic depressive disorder Obsessive compulsive disorder Fantasies of escaping Developing a need to
Avatar m tn How do You know he is suffering Obsessive Compulsive Disorder'? Rituals is not just under one Disorder and I have never heard of that before and come from a family who suffer OCD and well as myself and a few of my friends.
4113881 tn?1415853876 I have generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, schitzophrenia, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, some mild psychotic episodes, and non-epileptic seizure activity aka 'brain zaps'. For these, I see a psychiatrist every 6 weeks, my regular doctor every 3 months, and 2 counselors every week or two. I have had a 2-week nervous breakdown, countless panic attacks, and bouts with alcohol in an attempt to self medicate.
177382 tn?1253044740 Here is the description of the two and an alternative you may want to talk to your Dr. about. Paxil -Paroxetine is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Paroxetine belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Avatar n tn my mom finally took me to a psychiatrist who said i had a nervous disorder and i was compulsive and couldn't stop picking my face so doc put me on medication for obsessive compulsive disorder and after 7 days of taking the meds, i stopped picking my face. i am 43 years old and have been on these meds most of my adult life and i no longer pick my face or any other part of my body. this just worked for me but you might wanna give it a try.
Avatar m tn It sounds like you may have a form Obsessive Compulsive Disorder like I do. It's nothing to be afraid of, and my symptoms have been in remission for 6-7 years, so I'd like to help people now. I saw several doctors before someone recognized what it was. This is a form of obsession known as somatic, or sometimes sensorimotor, obsessions.
Avatar f tn In all the reading I've done on Stereotypic Movement Disorder tonight, I've noticed it is very much associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and I do have that. These movements and OCD both run in my family. This may mean that my experience is different from many of you as anxiety is a huge part of my life. I don't know. Anyway, thank you all for sharing here. Like I said, learning that other people do this too is huge for me.
Avatar n tn I have been doing ok, but the effects this disease has on me is crazy, I become too nosy and compulsive. Today when the mail came, there was a cell phone bill for my ex. This is the first time since he left that any mail has come for him, he had his addressed changed. I don't even know why 4 months later it would come here. But stupid Susan got all caught up again, and I opened it. Looking at the numbers I started to cry.
Avatar n tn I am an admitted type A, obsessive/compulsive, endorphin challenged individual and you know what - that's okay. That's me. In FACT those are the very traits that allow me to be so good at my job. It's what got me hired - that attention to detail to an obsessive point is the "norm" in my industry. But once I leave the building - I'm "different". I think that MANY of us who are now addicts/depressed etc. are victims of this social pressure more than anything else.
Avatar n tn PVCs and PACs are commonly associated with disorders of the brain and nervous system and described in diseases of the anxiety spectrum including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, hypochondriasis, obsessive compulsive disorder and somatization disorder.
Avatar f tn all my life until I turned 30 then it all hit me at once. I now suffer from anxiety, panic disorder...a little bit of depression and I believe that I am partially a hypocondriact. I am constantly going to the doctor, urgent care and ER to find out that "there's nothing wrong with me" and to "go home". I'm looking for answers and not getting any. I feel Strange all day long, everyday for some time now. I refuse to take any medications cuz I'm scared of the side effects.
220476 tn?1212722950 I was taking something else that caused an unbelievable amount of weight gain and I found on the net that Topamax had the opposite effect and so I told my psych to change my prescription. They were basically the same, both anti-seizure medications. They do prescribe Topamax to alcoholics, smokers, and obese people all for its effect at killing cravings. You might mention it to your psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn Not one single DR, every mentioned the possiblility of seizure. I wish they would tell us EVERYTHING before they start us on medications. Personally I think they should take Effexor off the market. Everyone we are in this together. I am tired of being tired all the time. I was told the Wellbutrin would give me more energy....hmmmmm it hasn't done that. Godd luck everyone.
Avatar n tn also could this drug alter my brain function since I know it is used for bi-polar and seizure disorder... I'd like to know more about this med both from a neurologists view and from a weight loss specialists view.
Avatar n tn Hi Cody, I am currently suffering from derealization, a disorder that stems from anxiety disorder. I have ALL the symptoms you explained. Derealization is an over stimulise of your (already) sensitive neurvous system caused by anxity. eg your body, mind picks up any little thought or feeling and makes it ten times worse (sensitisation)-all your senses are hightend because your mind thinks its in danger.