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Avatar n tn 5 yr. hx of seizures with an onset of encephalitis and chronic mono. She had one seizure a year 1997, 1998 and since March of 1999 has had increasing seizures even on medication. She was seen at NYU and diagnosed with left temporal lobe seizure disorder. Her MRI is normal but the Video EEG did show spiking and slowing during sleep, off medication. She had a major seizure while there. Since (Oct. 99)she has had three episodes. One generalized and lasted 14 mins.
Avatar n tn I then pass out and have a seizure, usually resulting in my being injured (from hitting my head, twisting a knee, etcetera…). I have tried multiple medications in the past including beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and digoxin. The medication was unsuccessful at alleviating the attacks. I have been counseled in the past (over ten years ago) about the catheter ablation procedure, and was reluctant mostly due to fear and lack of faith that it would successfully end the attacks.
Avatar n tn He was reluctant at first, because he had heard about the seizure thing, but I was almost in tears at the thought of him refusing to, at least, let me give this a whirl. Well, that was about ten days ago. For the first five days I was on 150mg. I have no increased to 300mg. I cannot tell you how wonderful Wellburtin has been for me. It has virtually changed my life.
Avatar n tn This is a thought which is slowly destroying whatever little is left of my life. I have seen many doctors and I have tried several medications. I am currently on a very high dose of venlafaxine and I still pray every night that I don't wake up. Is there really no hope for me? If no doctors can help me then what's left? ECT? I heard you lose a lot of your memory from such treatment. I mean I've tried so hard to beat this thing but it's too much.
Avatar f tn Could anyone who is on similar medication for BP give me some information on what their experience of such medications have been and if they have helped their condition? Is it a good idea to allow the doctor to treat me using these medications, what are the benefits and side effects. I am reluctant to start taking these drugs however I am at the point where I am finding daily life a real struggle and don't know what other options I have. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
316350 tn?1193628295 if you have a seizure while you're having your video eeg, they will be able to tell you where the seizure is coming from. then, your treatment options will increase. you could be a candidate for surgery. all seizures have the potential to get worse. you must get control of this. you're having more than just mild seizures. those 2 words don't even sound right together.. 'oh, your brain is missfireing, only mildly though'. and STROKES at 27 years old.
Avatar f tn In my teens was the first time I actually had a seizure and then vomited. It picked back up in my mid-20's around 2000 and was more fainting then throwing up with one time being escalating to a petit mal seizure. Originally, they thought it was neurological... years later they said it was a heart condition. I've had the EEG's, EKG's, MRI's, and a couple others I can't remember the names of...
2030686 tn?1351692148 If the doctors think it is a toxic buildup of the medications you are on, maybe they should think about changing the medications or changing the dosages or some other such tweaking of the medications. They also should do some blood levels to see how much medication is in your blood. Also, if the doctors think you have serotonin syndrome, they should do some more in depth investigation into what is really going on. Serotonin syndrome is not a diagnosis one casually tosses about.
Avatar f tn I asked if we could reduce the drug, give it at a different time, split the dose - plenty of viable options to try, but instead I get "behavioral plan" that we have to wait 5 more days to even talk about. This reeks of the "it is your fault, it only you would try harder and do it the right way - they you would sleep!" mindset.
Avatar f tn It has been two days since his last seizure but he still hasn't fully recovered, he doesn't know his commands, the people in the house ( including me ), or the other dogs and cats in the house. I want to know if he will even recover from this or if there is something I can do to help. He keeps pacing and whining, even in the middle of the night. Should I bring him in again? Could there be something more serious going on?
Avatar n tn You're doing the right thing investigating your options. Every person is different. You need to find out what possible side effects a certain procedure may have and if you feel you can live with those side effects. Personally I had a Gamma Knife procedure first. It did not work for me, but I know other people who had success with it. I know of people who have had stims implanted, most of them have TN2 the continuous burning pain. How many TN patients does your doctor treat?
Avatar n tn The former, however, worsening an existing tremor.She was seizure free for 11 months and began to get jerks back,since then has not been controlled (almost 2yrs). She continues to take Lamotrigine. She has tried Clobazam (which stopped her tremor but not the jerks)and now Topiramate. What other drugs should we expect could be tried for this condition?
Avatar f tn I also have what has been termed as “non-specific myoclonic seizure activity of the abdomen”. My thyroid has also been a little off in the past, but not enough to require that I take medicine, which I opted not to because I already take a lot of meds. I was involved in a pretty severe automobile accident when I was 16, most of these conditions stem from this, as well as rendered me blind in one eye, partially deaf in one ear.
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 Oxyneo is similar to OxyContin delivering extended release oxycodone, but it has an additional ingredient designed to prevent abuse. There are other medications for pain like NSAIDs, and the anti-seizure medications like Neurontin, which may or may not be indicated for your condition. However the opioids are the most effective against pain. You may benefit from a consult with a pain specialist or gynecologist who may offer an alternative medication regimen.
363110 tn?1340924019 I am 20 weeks pregnant and have a recently diagnosed seizure disorder. I was on Depakote but stopped when I found out I was pregnant and my neurologist told me the meds were dangerous but it was my choice. Had some other issues so went to see ob specialist and they strongly disagreed with my neuro! Depakote is one of the stronger seizure meds and has been known to cause birth defects so we agreed I would get back on a less potent med Keppra.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I'm currently not on any medications other than natural supplements. I was on Keppra, but it changed my personality drastically. Has anyone decided to take medications instead of surgery? What I'm trying to say is to control the symptoms rather than opt for such a drastic measure such as surgery. I'm one of those people who do not like to take medications because of the side effects and what the meds may do to my health down the road.
Avatar f tn His Neurologist felt initially he would recover and didn't discuss surgery. Are there options he could discuss for alternative medications? Is surgery the only option he could explore due to the effects the medication appear to be having? Is the Depakote a contraindication with any of the previously mentioned medications? He now states he is in more severe pain than when he was initially released from hospitalization and has had no injury since. His MRI shows improvement.
Avatar m tn My son has Fragile X Syndrome with Autism and at the age of 7 was diagnosed with Seizure Disorder. He is now 18 years old and up until 1 year or less ago his seizures were pretty well controlled. He was taking 1800mg of Trileptal. Then started to have more seizure activity and Lamictal was added in. His seizures were still uncontrolled so Vimpat was added in. He is now taking Trileptal 1200mg 2 x per day, Lamictal 300mg 2 x per day and Vimpat 200mg 2 x per day.
Avatar n tn Many patients with seizures obtain good control/become seizure free with medications. Surgery is an option for other patients who are refractory to medications. The job/driving restrictions (seizure precaustions) are designed to prevent you from injuring yourself or others during spells where you lose consciousness. Discuss some of these options with your neurologist. If you are interested in getting an evaluation at CCF call, 1-800-CCF-CARE. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn I don't know what to do in my situation and don't really see any options. I used to do pretty hard drugs, when I was younger. I stopped all that about 5 years or so ago. My worst addiction was opiates (heroin in particular, not intravenous, just insulated and suppository) I worked myself off of them, down to lortabs, vicodins, the weaker 'codones' and finally down to tramadol.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Dizziness and seizure disorder Sylvia Shirley 5/04/1999 (8) Re: Dizziness and seizure disorder V.Perri 5/24/1999 (7) Dizziness and seizure disorder CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 5/25/1999 (6) Re: Dizziness and seizure disorder V. Perri 5/25/1999 (5) Dizziness and seizure disorder CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 5/26/1999 (4) Re: Dizziness and seizure disorder V.
Avatar n tn Dizziness and seizure disorder V. Perri 5/25/1999 (5) Dizziness and seizure disorder CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 5/26/1999 (4) Re: Dizziness and seizure disorder V.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.
Avatar n tn Finally, last Friday, my new primary-care doctor (an Internal Medicine specialist) got the results of an EEG, which she said showed some kind of seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. She called in a prescription for Valproic Acid. I have taken six doses so far (250 mg each). This medicine makes me miserable with heartburn, no matter if I take it with food or not, and I have not seen any relief from the original problem. In fact, it may actually be a little worse.