Seizure symptoms drugs

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Avatar f tn It is important to accurately describe the seizure, timing of the day the seizure occurred and also in what setting. Then the question arises if the seizure should be treated – this is answered by looking at the risk and benefits of having a recurrent seizure and the side effects of the antiepileptics. Ultimately, the workup will need to identify the cause of the seizure. Is it from an intracranial lesion, an epileptic syndrome, stress, etc? You will need to have neuroimaging performed (i.e,.
Avatar f tn my 16 yr old son who suffers from autism cerebral palsey ocd servere to profound hearing loss and epilepsy has suffered 3 seizures in 2 weeks, 1 tonic seizure may 2, 1 grand mal may 7 and 1 grand mal may 17. he is now taking 1000mg depakote. his depakote level is 105 (he weighs 98 lbs) since his last seizure on may 17 he now cries for hours before he falls asleep, and wakes during the night crying. i think his meds r affecting him. can u please give me an idea to help him?
401370 tn?1233328282 If you have very few symptoms of a seizure, but didn't endure the full blown effects (silent seizure perhaps?), can an EMG still detect it? Just wondering, because I have Lupus, and sometimes I will notice SEVERE dizzy spells for like 5 seconds,along with numbness or tingling feeling of my teeth WHILE the dizzy spells are taking place, then a weird jolt down my left arm.. (I had tests performed by my doc and they stated it wasn't heart related). Very strange..
Avatar n tn My son has not been well for seveal weeks now and the doctor feels he has Erythema Nodosum. The doc believes it may be a reaction to his seizure med, valproic acid. My son has been on Valproic acid for 9 years now.. Is it possible it is from the valproic? Also has low platelets and has suffered from it for a long while, can this be from the med.?
Avatar n tn I'm not sure if seizure disorder and epilepsy are the same these days? I'm a 43 year old female, no history of seizures, 2 year survivor of breast cancer, which made the discovery of benign cysts in my left temporal lobe. 6 months ago I started having severe headaches with almost stroke like symptoms with neurological deficits associated with them as well as an elevation in my stress levels. All my doctors tell me I have more stress in my life than they've seen in a while.
Avatar m tn I have a friend who had a random seizure one morning after she had been vomiting and had diarrhea all night before. She also had not been sleeping well or at all some nights the whole month before. I took her to the emergency room and she had blood work done and a CT scan done both came back just fine. The doctor told her it was probably that she was dehydrated, and had lack of sleep that put too much stress on her brain. He also told her to consult a family doctor.
207091 tn?1337713093 Hi, I'm not really sure what the symptoms could be, but I honestly don't think it's seizures or a stroke. Seizures you would've noticed twitching and loss of bowel or urinary control. A stroke would've affected one side of the body only, and she wouldn't have recovered so quickly. This could be a thyroid problem, or diabetes. You can try taking her food away for 6-8 hrs so she'll be ready to get tested for diabetes as soon as you get to the vet's office.
Avatar f tn The question concerns a boy who shows seizure like ADHD symptoms which last a certain time and then completely resume. In good phases he can sit down and read a book for 30 minutes or work on school work, is nice to talk to, has behavior control. Once he is in the other stage he will make funny noises, talks like a maniac, can't sit still, loses all his manners, insults people, can't concentrate on anything, very sensitive to sounds, can't control himself.
Avatar f tn he had a seizure (laid on side, legs stiff paddling, foaming at mouth) for about 30 seconds then got up and walked around seeming fine within 5 min. About 8 hrs. later he had another seizure & I called the vet & took him in. Due to the Diarrhea the vet figured he was having stomach cramps, gave me metronidazole for the diarrhea & loperamide for the cramps. All was fine. On Mar. 31 his hind legs seemed to be slipping more than usual, a friend was taking care of him for the weekend.
Avatar m tn Another angle that we can be thinking of as an explanation for your symptoms are side effects of drugs since you have listed quite a handful (especially your drugs for depression, mood disorder and klinefelter's). These drugs can be associated with hormonal imbalances and other neurologic manifestations. I suggest you discuss these possibilities with your neurologist so that they can tailor-fit your drugs to suit you best, minimizing the possible side effects. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Epilepsy can occur due to abnormal neuronal discharges from brain following a head injury, some drugs, withdrawal from drugs, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia, a slow growing brain tumor etc . a neurologist needs to examine you at the earliest. Certain tests, blood tests to see electrolyte level, CT, MRI scan need to be done to aid in coming to a conclusion as to what is causing the symptoms. Please go to the neurology emergency immediately.
Avatar n tn My neurolgist diagnosed me with a stroke-related seizure (since the symptoms were coming from the same area of the brain as where I had my stroke) and gave me Depakote which stopped the symptoms almost immediately. I didn't tolerate the Depakote (many side effects) and eventually switched to Neurontin which I have happily taken for 6 months, three times a day. I have no side effects and the Neurontin keeps the symptoms completely in check unless I accidently skip doses.
Avatar m tn So I'm just not sure if she had a mini-stroke or another seizure. So that's my question - Did she have a mini-stroke or a seizure (today)? Any relevant info is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Lack of glucose energy to the brain can cause symptoms ranging from headache, mild confusion, and abnormal behavior, to loss of consciousness, seizure, and coma. Severe hypoglycemia can cause death. Symptoms of hypoglycemia occur at different levels of blood glucose in different patients. In most healthy individuals, symptoms of hypoglycemia may not occur until the glucose level drops below 45 mg/dl.
Avatar n tn There isn't alot of information out there on these types of migraines so I just wondered if someone else experiences the same symptoms. I have suffered from headaches since I was a kid, and I am now 31. The seizures didn't start till 5 years ago though, and it is getting progressively worse. My MRI's have been normal, as well as my EEG's, and the spinal tap results got lost and i refuse to have another one.
Avatar n tn My 11-year old son had his first seizure in Jan 08 and what we think "might" have been a seizure 6 months prior, but no confirmation of that. The emergency room said he had heat stroke. It was the first day of school and he was at recess in over 100 degree temperature. He became confused, vomited and didn't know where he was or how old he was. The second seizure took place at home.
Avatar n tn Afterwards I feel shaky and my toes and left arm a re usually a little tingly. All of my other symptoms have gotten worse as well since the seizure. The insides of my calves often have a tearing/pinching like feeling. My heels are tingly a lot, joints hurt, headaches (sometimes just my eyeballs hurt-it's weird), I could go on. My doctor said she doesn't know why I had a grand-mal seizure. She says some of these symptoms can be brought on my "stress". I am not a depressed person.
Avatar n tn You can actually get seizure like symptoms from drinking. You affected your cerebellum and it probably caused your body to want to throw up*Reject* the alcohol causing convulsion like symptoms of your body trying to rid itself of the alcohol(assuming you had already thrown up everything your body could at that point). You are lucky you are alright because when your body is trying to eject the alcohol in this manor it is usually caused by alcohol poisoning.
94007 tn?1224766336 Thats not good. As some of you may remember, he is disabled and on seizure meds which can CAUSE liver damage. How much of that damage comes from the meds its hard to say. He is going to treat in the fall but is switching to another med - Keppra. Is anyone familiar with it? We cant see how he does off the meds because treatment lowers the seizure threshhold. Lots of complications and unanswered questions. That can only be answered by experience - doc is concerned.
Avatar f tn Does she have a seizure disorder? I can't imagine her having seizures from coming off of heroin unless maybe there is some alcohol or benzos involved also? If that's the case then they are not doing enough for her. The depakote won't touch that! Depakote would only need to be used for a seizure problem unrelated to withdrawals. I know that's not what you're asking, but I'm trying to help figure out what's going on and from there find out how you should go about it from here.
Avatar f tn Been a week since last seizure but dog still suffering side effects of or from the drugs. On a wait and see mode as only on drugs a week-praying side effects and ataxia goes away and he resembles his old self. May check into CNB therapy.
1653487 tn?1303527762 I just recently had my first (that I am aware of) seizure at 35 years of age... My husband witnessed the episode but I have no memory of it happening. This happened in my sleep this past Sunday night (March 27th)... After two days in the hospital and the plethora of tests, the MRI came back normal but the EEG showed abnormalities in the back right lobe of my brain. I was placed on an anti-seizure medication - Keppra 1000mg and told that I can not drive for at least 6 months...
Avatar m tn I want to get better as quickly as possible, so I feel like it's a no pain no gain situation. I've been cold turkey for almost 36 hours, and the symptoms are driving me nuts. I understand that it will take my body a while to get used to doing things like normal again. I feel like if I take a little to allow me a break, that I will be shooting myself in the foot. I'd hate to lose a day or two of progress for a potential couple hours of relief! Going from 60-90 mg to zero was a huge step.
Avatar n tn After complaining to my doctor of my symptoms - tremors, vision blurred, muscle cramps, sweating....etc, he did bloodwork and found that my TSH level was .002. I have been on seizure meds (clonazepam) for ten years. I have been reading that this class of drugs can cause thyroid damage. Anyone have any comments on this?
256607 tn?1248903104 other cns (central nervous system) drugs cause additive effects. Use cautiously together. There are other drugs interactions in here, but I don't think you probably take any of them. Considerations: Use cautiously in patients with a history of mania, seizure disorder, suicidal ideation or kidney or liver impairment.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your sweet post.Im glad to see you back.You seem really upbeat today. What a big accomplishment in cutting your drinks down to less than a third.Give yourself a pat on the back girl!One step at a time right? Your post really touched me.I could see my childhood through your eyes and realized that YES it was bad.I guess I needed to admit to myself that I didn't grow up with a brother named beaver and that normal families do not go through this.
Avatar n tn The children said I got up from the chair reached for the figurine, my husband said my face changed colors and he was afraid. No drugs, no alcohol, no history. I had a concussion about 12 years ago. I have read some on left temporal seizures and I see some of the symptoms in myself. EEG showed slowing of the left temporal lobe. I am still looking for answers.
Avatar f tn I have not taken the drug at all after quitting until now, and I take even less than the dosage I am prescribed (I am prescribed 100mg every 12 hours). The symptoms I have noticed are tingling in the back of my neck/ base of my head and a strange feeling in my tongue, it is hard to control and feels like it wants to stay at the roof of my mouth. I am not taking any other drugs besides Cerazette birth control pills, and do not drink with the Tramadol.
Avatar m tn I had a Seizure occur almost 3 months ago while on the Antibiotic Tetracycline. The Dr. said that was the most likely cause. All tests on my brain came back normal, but during the Seizure i bounced my face off what at the time seemed to be an extremely hard bathroom floor. I had fractured my nose, severely lacerated my upper lip and chipped 3 teeth. I do not drink alcohol or submit myself to illegal drugs.
8439435 tn?1398133408 Other times I have spinal jerks with these symptoms (sometimes severe). It takes several days to recover from severe episode. One seizure left my complete right side stiff for days ( I drug my leg to walk). I have never had cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, abuse of any kind and I'm healthy other wise. For some reason some grocery stores, Sams and Wal-Mart trigger symptoms. Neuro/Doctors always act stumped or try to quiz me for abuse etc. since EEG came back good, I was symptom free during EEG.