Seizure nursing license

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Avatar n tn I am 9 weeks postpartum and just had my 2nd seizure. (My 1st was approximately 6 weeks ago). I have no history of seizure, was not diagnosed with preeclampsia. I was, however, diagnosed 6 years ago with PACs and PVCs. My family dr. ordered an EKG, EEG, and CT scan of my brain after the 1st seizure and all tests came back negative. I am not on any medications for the heart conditions due to my pregnancy and the fact that I am now nursing.
Avatar n tn Scared the **** out of me, gave up on quitting. Can't risk my nursing license. Can't afford time off that long. Your website interests me. I am wanting to taper off using Valium and either quit or just drink less. I think I have created my own problem.
Avatar f tn I could not ever go to rehab either as I am a nurse and they report it to the board of nursing and then mess with your nursing license..but a doctor/patient relationship is private...
Avatar f tn The next few months were very difficult, I was battling my addiction daily, waiting to hear my fate from the nursing board and wondering when the cops were going to show up at my door. My nursing license was suspended in September, I have a Bachelors degree in nusing, took about 4.5 years of school. How in the hell did I throw it all away? Now me and my 4 sons are on state assistance (food stamps, Medicaid). I have no job and continually worrying how to pay the next bill.
479255 tn?1208119748 My 12-year old son's first seizure occurred in August 2012. He went on Keppra after his second seizure in October 2012. He started at 1000mg/ day. After his third seizure in November 2012 he moved up to 1500mg/day. After his fourth seizure in January 2013 he moved up to 2250 mg/day. After his fifth seizure in March 2013, which happened a week ago, he moved up to 2750mg/day. Keppra causes him to experience mood swings. Sometimes he is giddy, sometimes almost inconsolably sad.
Avatar f tn i went back to my internist who put me back on my meds and i surrendered my license to practice nursing. i do not have the answers. just be careful. i would not wish this on anyone.
Avatar f tn I had just recommended him to someone as I had great references from 2 former patients-great and caring Doctor- Unfortunately the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has the power to strip the License away from any doctor who breaks protocol! All LLMDs are on the "slaughter list" in Canada. so "officially" there are none left in our country. Tragic but true. Sorry about my ranting... It is good to know though, why perhaps your friend is getting nowhere so far.
Avatar n tn If the pipe fitting internship does not work, I may try to go before the nursing board to get my license back. I would try to go to work at a treatment center. No more iv drugs for me, just for today. NA is a great source of help. If you are not making any meetings, you really should try it. Narcotics Anonymous is a room of addicts who help anyone who wants to live drug free. It is a program of complete abstinence. The group accepts me on methadone.
Avatar n tn I've tried SSRI's and the new neuroleptics. I've tried all the new anticonvulsants. I am a nurse without a license because of my addiction to opiates. I live in a state where methadone is illegal for treatment. I travel across state line to obtain it. This time it saved my life. I do not misuse the xanax or whatever benzo I am taking at the time. I know one of the side effects is memory loss. I cannot function without it. I am home bound.
Avatar f tn I will be facing withdrawal and I am scared to death, knowing I could have a seizure and die alone in my apartment. I have gone into withdrawal before and it causes me to shake uncontrollably, panic, hallucinate, and vomit. I have read this can last for up to a year or more. I am a slave to pill bottles and I'd rather go through anything but this as I see no concrete end in sight.
Avatar n tn I don't know much about neurontin except is it an anticonvulsant and is used for seizure disorders such as epilepsy how and why it works for seizures is a mystery to me...has your Doc. ever tried Lithium since you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? I don't know i left nursing am few years ago, so much has happened.
Avatar n tn (I was an RN before the pills grabbed me, I got so lost for so long I actually just let my license lapse.) The truth is that I read these posts to remind myself where I've been. I heard addicts described as having a light switch in our brain that doesn't work right. Everyone has this switch but ours doesnt know when to turn off. So I can't tell you how much everyone here has helped me to stay clean "just one more day". I am far from better though.
Avatar f tn And I'll tell you, if everyone being issued a drivers license had to spend a week or two in a trauma unit, and see what cars, and especially motorcycles, can do for you, I'd think we would all drive a little better. Your husband will need to, and I'm not going to say "pull himself up by the bootstraps" that adage doesn't apply to brain injuries, but he will need to reach down and become a fighter. He will have to decide that he WILL win, that he WILL be what he was before.
Avatar f tn I can't believe these people are risking you having a seizure or going through a painful withdrawal because you have no money or insurance!
Avatar n tn so i pretty much just have the one addiction to opiates. i lost my license to practice nursing, but i could get it back now. i appreciate your post. meagain, are you on the oxy's or bup these days? or just taking the recipe. i know you had a set back. it is important not to let it become a relapse. if you take the oxy's once or twice, you can stop it there. it will not become a full blown relapse. thanks for posting.
82861 tn?1333457511 The one time I arranged for one Mom fired her after the first day. She needs skilled care and a nursing home is out of the question in her mind. I am disabled myself, and because I don't work I am the default caregiver. I have to fight both my mother and her numerous doctors and the medical system in general to keep her alive. The stress is literally killing me now.
Avatar n tn I thought I was too slick to get caught, but I DID. The State Board of Nursing gave me the opportunity to seek treatment and keep my license, but the hoops I was going to have to jump thru for the next 3 years seemed overwhelming and when I got the packet from the board 2 weeks ago, I just put it away and missed the deadline to enter treatment. Basically, I threw everything away. I rationalize this behavior by keeping in my mind that I never wanted to be a nurse anyway, which is true.
544292 tn?1268886268 Theres a lot of conflicting information about seizures on the list. I've never seen anYone have a seizure in tramadol WITHDRAWAL. Have seen several people have seizures when TAKING tramadol. AND, every tramadol related seizure I saw did not seem related to how high a dose the person was taking; RATHER was in instances where someone markedly INCREASED their dose. I think the confusion is in that seizures are common when withdrawing from sedatives (alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazapines etc).
1684282 tn?1582660848 Besides the addiction, tramadol has serious side effects and is contraindicated to be taken concomitantly with some other medications as well as if the patient has certain medical conditions. It decreases seizure threshold and can cause seizures in susceptible individuals. It can also cause serotonin syndrome in people taking SSRI antidepressants.
Avatar n tn I lost EVERYTHING! No license to practice nursing, No job and possibly soon no place to live. I have no money or insurance to seek professional help. WILL THIS EVER END??????????????? Any thoughts out there? I am out of answers!
Avatar n tn But, I always end up back on the Percocets, Lorcets, whatever I can steal, whatever is close by. I don't want to lose my RN license. I don't want to die. I want to stop this. Please help. I'm an excellent nurse. Coworkers tell me allthe time how they strive to be like me. What a joke. The other day I was talking to my boss about another RN who was fired for stealing drugs, and I found myself unbelievably saying "he was such a good nurse.
Avatar n tn Hi, Reading everyones stories on here gives hope and reminds us of our precious life is. My father had a stroke 4mths ago. He just turned 53. We had no warnings watsoeva. Mum saw him in the morning as he come home frm work (he did nite shifts) as she was heading out to work, She then found him on the floor when she got home frm work in the afternoon. doctors didnt give much hope at all. They gave him a 50/50 chance then 6days later in ICU they said he had days to live.
Avatar n tn he has made himself understand...I left nursing to get away from the drugs but still i get them....for chronic pain unbearable at times..but we all care about you and here on this forum we are like one big family,,,never judging (most of us that is) can I ask you if you go to any 12 step meetings,,do you have a support system? Things will work out for you..there have been nights i have sat up on this forum all night because I was so much in a badplace and they were here for me......
Avatar m tn She was tended to in the ER and admitted for testing. She suffered a seizure the first night there and was given Ativan and has been intubated since. It is very hard to visit her in the ICU with all the tubes, etc. connected to her and no movement and her eyes closed tight. They say people in this state can still here voices, so I try to talk with her about how much I want her better, miss her at home, and my love.
Avatar n tn It is almost unheard of for withdrawal from opiates alone to produce a seizure -- unless that person has ape-existing seizure disorder or a low seizure threshold for some reason. The benzos? Sure. But not opiates such as hydro.
Avatar n tn When I blacked out like that it was from a seizure. I was on the phone with my mom-in-law and felt perfectly fine. Apparently I cried out "Oh my God" and that was the last she heard. She called 911. I must have dropped the phone and it hung up. About 15 mins later, after many calls, my husband finally got through to me. I guess I couldn't find the phone because I answered on the speaker, while EMS was pulling up.
Avatar n tn I understand from my neurologist that phantom smoke smell can preceed a seizure event, even an "absent" seizure, meaning that you check out for a sec. I do not have seizures. A tumor is a possiblity but I don't have that either. I have taken to using a Neti Pot to wash out my sinuses when this starts and it seems to help incredibly. I have a low functioning immune system with possible porphyria (look this up and see if any of the other symptoms apply to you).
Avatar n tn Ultram is a bad drug, in my opinion. Not safe at all. I had a seizure while only taking 6-9/day. GWH and everyone else: I think the l-tyrosone works best with those vitamins. You'll find it in some combinations. I've taken both straight L-tyrosone, 1000 mgs, and something called "non-acetyl L-tyrosone", which is 300 mgs. The non-acetyl works tons better, hands down. I understand it is supposed to absorb much better in this form.
Avatar n tn Here I am about 1 week from having my first child, 1 month from taking a state exam for my nursing license and I'm high on coke. I hate it cuz I like it so much. About a month ago I had a bad experience with the drug. You guys know when u do entirely too much what its like. I swore I would not touch it again. All was well until my best friend came back in town. He begged me to call my supplier who is a family member of mine. I did.