Seizure research

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Avatar n tn Research psychogenic or pseudo seizures. Stress sets them off, and they are true seizures (even Grande Mal).
5466288 tn?1410488785 I forgot to mention that my blood pressure was VERY HIGH,although just two weeks prior it was very good.My question is could I have had some sort of seizure while sleeping,that left me with the vertigo and HBP? FYI,I have grand mal epilepsy.
Avatar m tn after EEG report treatment was prednisolon it was ok.again he got myoclonic seizure when he was 6 months old. MRI scan was normal. again the treatment was prednisolone .but he has same jerks after awaking.then treatment was sodium valoporate,conezapam and levator.but still has same attacks.i want to know the condition of the this situation.Is that progressive myoclonic epilepsy ?or Lennox Gaurt Syndrom?
Avatar n tn My husband is a business owner and the pattern leading up to each seizure has been the same. working extremely long hours(12-16 hours a day 6 days a week) and trying to relax by drinking several 4-6 beers every night. I've done a little research on Psychogenic seizures (stress related) but what ive found seems to say only if brought on by child hood trauma. Can regular old stress be what is causing my husbands seziures?
Avatar n tn drug if that makes sense. Doing some research on my own and comparing Lamictal with other anti-seizure meds, the side effects seem to be a bit less. I was on 400mg for a little while but started noticing some drastic side effects so I went down until I felt like I could function without my "spells" which was 100mg. Most Dr's say 200mg is the minimum though and I'm no doctor, I just know my own body and have a very hard time pumping it full of foreign drugs which it wasn't made for.
Avatar n tn I've kept logs of when I have these episodes and have also done a lot of research. I wanted to add this-- Months ago my OBGYN put me on Yaz. I took this pill ONCE and stopped because that night I had the strangest and most painful migraine. Not too long after I stopped taking Yaz these night seizure things started up. I was really shocked and ever relieved that in my research I found a lot of other complaints from women who have been on Yaz and then after taking it, developed seizures.
Avatar n tn You experienced an epileptic seizure. The seizure defines the condition. You have epilepsy. The epilepsy, in your case, may resolve after a year and you may regain your driving priviliges, so don't give up hope. You will need written approval from a physician. The question is whether or not the long-term use of alcohol has permanently damaged your brain in such a way as to make it prone to seizures. Maybe yes and maybe no. Let's be optimistic.
Avatar n tn He had a blood sugar of 73 when the paramedics tested him, but they feel that had risen due to the seizure activity. They felt that his blood sugar had been much lower. He was put on seizure watch for 1 week to make sure it was not a different condition. He hasn't had one since. It is a very scary experience. He does not remember the seizure at all.
Avatar n tn My roommate sat me down and I began to seize on my left side for approximately 20 seconds. I have no recollection of the seizure. I was taken to the ER where I was given anti seizure meds and had 3 ct scans, an MRI/MRA, EEG and EKG, all which came back normal. The neurologists on call decided to not begin me on meds, but really gave me little information to go on. Unfortunately, I am currently without health insurance, so my options are limited.
Avatar m tn Last monday, my nine year old shih tzu, Stitch, had a seizure. First time ever. We took him to the local vet, they did blood work and it only showed that his liver enzymes were higher than normal. Other than that, nothing else showed up. The vet put him on prednisone, a liver pill and an antibiotic, just in case some kind of infection was going on. The first day he didnt eat much, but has steadily eat better and drank.
494976 tn?1302714301 When I came to I was disorientated and had been incontinent,the Nurse said I had been having jerking movements in my arms and she thought it may have been a seizure. I was worn out for the rest of the day. Did not have the LP. In the past I have passed out and been incontinent. Once there was no apparent reason but that was years ago when I was 18. I am now 30. I don't know If there were any jerking movements on these but will look into it and ask the people who were around at the time.
Avatar n tn I'm questioning whether i'm having seizures or anxiety. I've been doing a lot of on line research and i'm getting concerned. i have no appetite (it's like i forget to eat) and i've been smoking a lot.
Avatar f tn In any event, your pediatrician should be able to research the condition based on your history. At that point, you can ask how to monitor your children for signs of the condition should they follow in your footsteps.
Avatar n tn I am a 35 yr old female that 2 yrs ago starting having seizure like activity I have had several EEG's and did a 5 day EEG video monitoring. Apparently I was physically having seizures but EEG did not show one. I still physically have seizures or something that looks like a seizure. Mostly I do not loose contiousness however I am not always able to communicate depending on what part of my body is seizing.
Avatar f tn I know sometimes a cause is never found but is it possible to have a seizure disorder and have a negative EEG? Are there going to be abnormalities if she indeed is having seizures.? She has had a drug addiction to vicodin in the past and we have been suspicious of addiction again- can a seizure be a result of drug withdrawal?
Avatar n tn Hello - I've just been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy confirmed through MRI, CT Scan and presence of Hoffmann's sign. My symptoms began after a seizure in late 2004 (my first and only) while recovering from my second shunt revision within 1 year. Symptoms at first were very gradual but now progressing. Is there a possible cause/effect between the siezure and the myelopathy. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son was resently diagnosed with Complex partial seizure disorder. This weekend, my husband was home with him and said my son called out to him. When my husband went to him, my son said daddy I feel funny. My husband seems to think it was nothing, I on the other hand have doubts. Since this episode, he has been very aggitated at school and at home, very short tempered, tired, just not acting like himself.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, My son is 2 years old and has a problem of breath seizure when he cries deeply. By deeply, I mean this situation only occurs when he cries out of pain ( eg when he falls or hurts himself) or when very angry (without any physical contact). The seizures normally last 20-30 seconds, his mouth remains open, his hands firmly clutching at anything (usuallly my face). His lips become dark and for a prolonged seizure, his face whole face becomes dark indicating lack of blood supply.
1653487 tn?1303527762 Any human being can have a seizure, although some people's seizure threshold is lower than others, for reasons unknown, perhaps genetic or otherwise. Usually, though, the seizure would be a reaction to a medication, for example, or some type of food/alcohol. But "epilepsy" is defined as one/two or more seizures which are unprovoked, or have no obvious cause. SInce your EEG showed abnormal, i.e.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome, Your still in your teens so it's unlikely to be PPMS, the average diagnostic age is in the 40-50 age group because PPMS causes a 'slow' disease progression and it usually takes decades before the accumulative affects become evident. Theoretically for your age you'd still be withing the age range of pediatric MS, even rarer than PPMS but the diagnostic rules of RRMS would still apply....
Avatar n tn First of all, does your child have a seizure disorder? Has he ever had a seizure before? Seizures can appear in many different ways and there are many different names for them. My son had seizures from birth to age 10. They were always changing. So yes, white lips and a loss of consciousness can be a form of a seizure. As well, different situations can trigger seizures as well if your child has a seizure disorder.
594907 tn?1227312764 Well per my own research, per, an aura is a simple partial seizure. I can't believe how long my question has been posted on this site without a response, Over two months. I do enjoy reading this forum though. I find it interesting and can relate to some of the other symptoms that others go through. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
Avatar n tn This is a seizure "she gave me a glucose tablet and i felt better" This sounds like what you experienced "I've been fainting A LOT recently, and getting headaches too" Its good you're seeing your doctor tomorrow before things worsen with your well being.
Avatar n tn one of my best friends had a seizure last night. she's 18 yrs old, recently become a more frequent smoker, has been drinking for a while, but never to any point of being drunk. so last night, we met up to go to this bar. she had previously been drinking beer with another friend, about 2 liters, she also had a bit of weed right before we met up. she's not a frequent consumer of weed, she's done it like 5 times at the most.
Avatar f tn So my biggest suggestion is to go with your instincts no matter what, as those instincts are a more powerful tool than any of our medical machines made today! So good luck at your appointment, also feel free to do some research on this yourself before going so you have a little background information to know what the doctor will be asking. Feel free to keep us posted, there are other forums for mom's/peds as well, and use us as a resource if you have any questions!
Avatar f tn It's entirely possible that adverse reactions to MANY medications in Collie-based breeds are a result of the MDR1 gene mutation, but only further research will tell. Whenever seizure activity is chronicled in a Collie-bred dog, however, I am suspicious that the dog is a MDR1 mutation dog and the seizure activity the result of the neurotoxicity resulting from the drug crossing the blood brain barrier and not being removed because of a defective p-glycoprotein.
Avatar n tn I had my first unexplained seizure about 2 years after I had my lasik surgery. I also had a second 13 months after that. I have had the thought that there may be some connection as well because I am a healthy, 43 yoa, female. I don't understand how I could have a seizure unexplained... all the testing shows nothing. So, now I'm on meds for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn I know a young girl that is 15 years old. She has been having "Seizure like episosodes." She has been to ERs, Doctors, Neurologists, had several tests and no one has been able to completely identify what is worng. She had eegs, ekgs, catscans along with others. Her eeg came back abnormal. Last spring she was struck in the center top of the head with a bat while playing softball. Her ears began rining and she almost passed out later that day. The next day she had her first episode.