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Avatar f tn I have been video taping her while she sleeps and her pedi neuro said she had Myoclonic jerks, but didn't feel like they were seizures. She said the jerks I showed her are every second and that wasn't fast enough to be a seizure. How fast should they be to be considered a seizure? I showed her on a 3" screen. So I don't think she saw it that good. I am confused as to why this is happening she wakes up with real bad headaches.
Avatar n tn I went to my family physician who said I have myoclonic jerks and prescribed klonopin, and told me they would go away. He also said as a precaution I should see a neurologist which I am doing so in late October. In the meantime, I have been taking the klonopin before bedtime which allows me to sleep at night. I have had two nights in the last 10 days where I have been able to sleep without the klonopin.
1182699 tn?1297578384 I went to the doctor yesterday and he told me it was a myoclonic (I may be spelling or pronouncing that wrong) jerk. Most people get that jerk when they are almost asleep...a few he said will go into a seizure. Everytime this happens, your body produces a jolt of adrenaline and God know I have way too much of that. He said I reacted to the adrenaline I was feeling. I was taking 12.5 of atenolol. He said the treatment for too much adrenaline is the bet-blocker, so he increased my dose to 25 mg.
1156914 tn?1300575229 Hi... I have Myoclonic seizures and all of the rest of them. Myoclonic seizures are what I call the "jerks". Sometimes they happen when I am sitting and a leg or arm will jerk. Sometimes when I am in the kitchen..better duck! I usually always have them at night before and after going to sleep. I have also had them where my entire body goes into convolsions yet I know, what is going on around me and 'I think" I could talk if not so busy; trying to get control of myself.
Avatar f tn As I have 3 small children I am frequently tired and therefore frequently jerky, often dropping breakfast or spilling milk! I don't think lamictal is particulrly effective although I haven't had a seizure for a number of years. Just over a year ago I had a brain scan which showed that I had a number of white spots, a reason was not given why I have these and I was told not to worry about it.
Avatar f tn You have to go for an EEG and corelate your symptoms. Some episodes of myoclonus are normal. Some myoclonic seizures occur in reflex epilepsies. I think your case nothing much to worry as neurologist thinks it is mild. Take care!
Avatar f tn A significant change in the usual seizure pattern like in terms of seizure type, seizure length, or associated symptoms needs immediate medical attention. A changing pattern of seizures may indicate ineffective control of seizures or ineffectivity of the anticonvulsants. It is best to consult your neurologist about it and get the appropriate treatment. Hope it helps. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn However, since March of 07 he began to have a different type of seizure. At first we were told it was because he wasn't taking his medicine correctly but we knew that wasn't the case. In order to prove it, everytime he had this new seizure, I brought into the ER and they would check his Tegretol levels. Finally after the 7th trip to the ER an ER doctor told us that each time his levels were just fine mostly they were 7 to 10.
1810724 tn?1316936524 Soon after diagnosis, I started experiencing myoclonic jerks. These are similar to seizure activity, but instead of involving the brain, they seem to involve nerve and muscle groups. I take Keppra for the myoclonus, which keeps it pretty quiet. I've heard of other people with MS who have seizures. MS disease activity can cause brain damage. At first they get diagnosed with a seizure disorder, and later the MRI shows that they actually have MS.
Avatar n tn ever since then, during menstration, if she wakes up from a deep sleep, she usually has a seizure. now that she is in her menopause stage, she has it more often when she comes out of a deep sleep. this only happens when sleeping or sometimes dozing off into a sleep then waking up. she has been on epilepsy medications, tests, all show negative results. Any idea what is causing this?
Avatar n tn In some epilepsy syndromes myoclonic seizures can be mixed in with other seizure types and frequently present wkhile fatigues as yoyu describe. In some cases the myoclonic seizures require separate pharmacologic therapy in addition to thereapy for other seizure types. A frequently used drug is KLONEPIN / CLONAZEPAM. I would encourage you to have this thououghly checked out as you mention.
328328 tn?1261682204 I don't do any drugs, just a drink once in a blue moon. My son is 2 now and has had a seizure type attack. He has had them off and on (about 4) since the about 9m old. The first was a vaccume started it. The second was he got in the tub. Nothing sets if off (noise,bang head, etc.) Hes awake and standing, he first screams like he got hurt, he has little control of his body. I hold him his heart is racing to fast, his eyes move back and forth, (both at the same time).
393986 tn?1303829575 He seen my hip have myoclonic-tonic seizures. I tried to explain it is just the muscle spasms but he was not amused or convinced by it. Although he said it is unusual to see them go over and over like that, he says it can happen. I guess I am unlucky. BTW, I love the name Curiouzilla....
Avatar f tn Primary Generalized Seizure, Absence Seizure, Atypical Absence Seizure, Myoclonic Seizure, Atonic Seizure, Tonic Seizure, Clonic Seizure, Tonic-Clonic Seizure, Partial Seizure, Simple-Partial Seizure, Complex-Partial Seizure, Secondary Generalized Seizure, Psychogenic Seizure, and Hypoxic Seizure.
Avatar f tn hi Have been getting weird symptoms tht have changed recently to this. My finger goes stiff and spasms. I get this maybe 4 x a day. it has happened to other hand too. and now had like spasm in my hand. I have had odd jerks in my leg too. and like a whole body spasm (electrical jolt). Sometimes after i have these spasms it goes extremely cold. Had this after a seizure before. HISTORY Have epilepsy.
Avatar f tn There are myoclonic seizures that are progressive and Jacksonian seizures start in a limb. Sounds like seizure activity, but make a log of the symptoms, activities, food, etc. This can help, MD figure things out. Sleeping alot after a seizure is normal. I have known people who sleep alot during the day to have sleep apnea and develop seizures from lack of oxygen during the night... Important to get a work up in addition to your thyroid workup.
486038 tn?1300066967 I think a lot of people don't report the simple partial seizure (which is what Elizabeth is having) because it feels so weird. We have so many weird symptoms that the SPS is just another one on the pile. Basically, a simple partial seizure starts with an awareness that something is wrong. The light might look weird, or everything looks too bright. Sometimes the light feels like it's leaking into my brain! Then this weird, tight feeling starts in the abdomen.
Avatar f tn His doc is sure that he had a seizure and that it was a fluke incident. I asked if this would happen every time he gets the wind knocked out of him or any othe traumatic event. He didn't think so. My son did play a game that night and the doc did wonder if he was perhaps slightly dehydrated. Could've been. He had 2 bottles of water during his game, but it was 88 outside too. Should I have anything else checked out. Dont have to worry about brain cancer or anything? Thanks So Much!
Avatar f tn Hi Amber and welcome to the Chiari forum. I want to clarify I understand your condition.....you have acquired Chiari? That is you have low lying tonsils due to an accident? Or do you have Chiari malformation and an accident triggered your symptoms? Regardless of which one, when you have herniated cerebral tonsils, they can compress the brain stem and many nerves and that results in so many different symptoms/issues.
Avatar f tn Without the ability to obtain a history from you and examine you, I can not comment on a formal diagnosis or treatment plan for your symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some information regarding this matter. You should inform your parents. It is difficult to say what you have, but there is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (ME) which occurs usually between 12-18 years of age.
Avatar n tn If you were 'relaxing' in the dentist's chair - my hat's off to you! I don't know much about the other symptoms, but the myoclonic jerks interest me. Do you have any deja vus? In fact, that's why I'm on this website. It seems to be nearly impossible to actually post a question. (You must be very persistent, Brando.) I don't really need to talk to a doctor, but I would like to find a contact in similar circumstances for my son to compare notes with.
Avatar f tn Some neurologic causes include multiple sclerosis (you would likely have other neurologic signs and symptoms), tumors (you would likely be having additional symptoms though that are not included in your description), and epilepsy. Regarding epilepsy, while the symptoms you are having could potentially be related to epilepsy, the type of epilepsy related to myoclonic jerks start in early adolescence.
Avatar m tn Il just be drifting off and I'll jump up, flailing my arms and legs. My doctor dismissed this as myoclonic jerk, which most people get but this seemed different. But this morning, I woke up early. I always sleep on my front and 99 times out of 100 I wake up on my front. When I woke this morning I was on my back. I couldn't move my arms, my back was arched and I was pressing the back of my head into the pillow. I couldn't move my head and it seemed as though i was awake but couldn'tnt see.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I am currently waiting to see my GP next week about some headaches and a slew of other symptoms that have come up over the last year. I'm hoping you wouldn't mind looking at my symptoms and telling me if any are similar to your experience with pituitary tumors. To start off, I'm 25 and in relatively good health. I take synthroid hormone for hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn The involuntary movement and unexplained muscle pain is highly disconcerting as I am new to seizure disorder. Would the medication be causing these new symptoms or could it be the disorder? My neurologist is away for several days and her resident has not gotten back to me. Is this something I should be concerned about? I would appreciate your comments.
789820 tn?1315452113 ear aches in both ears (prominent in left ear) ringing in both ears (sometimes they both hurt and ring at the same time for no reason at all, when they rang at their "peak" the slightest talking set them off, particularily my left ear) chronic muscle pain (the more physical exercise I do, the more it hurts) joint pain often (fingers, knees, toes, wrist) neuritis in my left eye (pain behind and around my eye making it difficult to see and sometimes blurry) tingling in my face, neck, l
Avatar n tn When i was 18 I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, JME, but the EEG showed no signs, and I was diagnosed only on symptoms. So I am wondering if it could be related to blood sugar and not epilepsy? I have no family history of seizures at all. Age 6 -present: I avoid anything too sweet or rich such as chocolate, cake, ice cream, candy, etc because within minutes I feel extremely nauseated, hot, lightheaded, headache, and pale. this passes within 5 minutes or so.
Avatar m tn My daughter 6 month old diagnosed Myoclonic Seizure. As a mom I am wondering her 1 month to. 4 months old of colic and diarrhea? My baby hospitalized at age of 4 months due to diarrhea and the doctor told me to stop breastfeed, maybe some of my food I eat are not good on her stomach, after one month her diarrhea gone then on her 5 month old it appear her seizure.
Avatar m tn its called myoclonic involuntary movement disorder it can be part of MS and a brain scan would detect done by neuro dr if you have brain stem clusters which may be MS google myoclonic jerkings to see what level your at MY SIS HAS MS, I HAVE THE JERKINGS BUT i chose not to find out since i also have serious spine issues from bad scoliosis surgery