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Avatar n tn I am a 58 yr old R.N. in critical care nursing. One night in October I hit my husband with a glass figurine. I do not remember anything of this action. Later a memory came to me of my husband chasing me hitting me very violent. This memory was a figment of my mind as this action never took place. I was awakened by the police, I was confused I still do not remember anything. There has never been any violence between myself and my husband.
Avatar f tn Had some crazy symptoms starting as left ear pain and pressure, severe pain behind my left eye, left part of face became numb and tingly and vertigo. I had a difficulty comprehending when spoken to. A week later my gait is unstable but my vertigo is mostly gone, my muscles twitch, my right arm and hand is stiff and my left arm and head shakes. An MRI was normal. I have a history of hypothyroidism but 2 months ago it was in normal range.
Avatar n tn If I taper slowly off of tramadol, can I avoid withdrawal symptoms all together? Or will I feel withdrawal pains no matter what?
Avatar n tn hours later she had another attack of seizure then followed by stroke like symptoms. then after few minutes she would slowly regain consciousness but still she have the muscle twitching of her body every other 3 seconds. it is like is is on constant seizure. what do you think? did she had stroke or seizure which resulted to stroke? by the way, she is DNR DNH that's why we did not send her to the hospital.
Avatar n tn hours later she had another attack of seizure then followed by stroke like symptoms. then after few minutes she would slowly regain consciousness but still she have the muscle twitching of her body every other 3 seconds. it is like is is on constant seizure. what do you think? did she had stroke or seizure which resulted to stroke? by the way, she is DNR DNH that's why we did not send her to the hospital.
Avatar n tn hours later she had another attack of seizure then followed by stroke like symptoms. then after few minutes she would slowly regain consciousness but still she have the muscle twitching of her body every other 3 seconds. it is like is is on constant seizure. what do you think? did she had stroke or seizure which resulted to stroke? by the way, she is DNR DNH that's why we did not send her to the hospital.
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar n tn Some of what I have read here leads me to believe that a TIA is a stroke that totally reverses itself and all symptoms go away within 24 hrs. Other postings indicate that if symptoms continue or periodically return, then that is an indication that it was more than just a TIA or that there are continuing problems.
Avatar f tn After 3 neurologists pretty much told me to find a good nursing home, my doctor from 30 years ago came back to town, so I immediately made an appointment. He said 'didn't any of those Doc's mention that long-term dexidrene use can cause brain atrophy?' He took me off dexidrene, put me on provigil, and I started improving within a few months. I haven't had a 'confused' day in almost 10 months. I have learned to live with the 'black holes' in my memory.
Avatar f tn The surgery was very painful as I'm sure those of you whom have went through it know, but after months of healing I did notice my symptoms had went from horrid to almost mild except for a few of what I call presurgery headaches..with those it is as of I hadn't had any form of surgery at all. I was also diagnosed with psuedotumor cerebri and have to get lps done to check my pressures every so often..my latest will be this Wednesday after a new mri is done..
493940 tn?1285286764 I have a nursing background; I am not a physician. Sounds like some type of seizure activity. Please consult a Neurologist for testing. I would recommend an EEG and an MRI WITH contrast of your head/brain. I would recommend NOT driving until you sort this out for your and everyone else's safety.
Avatar m tn prior wishes) to not do the surgery. The neurosurgeon then recommended to put her on anti-seizure drug Keppra plus she has been a small dose (25mg of anti-depressant (Amitriptyline) for years. Since she never had a history of seizure & it wasn’t a severe head injury I questioned if she needed it. The family would rather keep her drug free as much as possible. He convinced us it would be safest route to prevent a possible future seizure so we agreed.
Avatar n tn Seems like I have heard of more people getting pg with the copper one over Mirena, but in both cases it is still rare to get pg while it is in place. If you are having symptoms there should be enough hcg to be picked up on a pg test in theory. Give it a few more days and test again, if the result is still negative and your period is still MIA, get into the doctor.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr., Thanks for your response. I don't want to seem ungrateful but you really did not answer any of my questions. My doctor has done extensive testing for two years and so far we cannot find a "name" for my illness which leaves me in the position of simply having to address symptoms - and my most concerning symptoms are the cardiac symptoms. So, could you please take your best "stab" at my specific questions. Thanks.
Avatar f tn He is now in a nursing facility and in the past 5 months or so has become extremely agitated, at times. He has always been very quiet and cooperative. He tells me he feels "nervous" and that he begins banging his hands on the bed/wall and his wheel chair into doors or walls...
Avatar m tn My 58 year old father had a seizure and is in ICU in a medically induced coma. He is on a ventilator and getting a tracheostomy monday morning. HE has been sedated and on ventilator and feeding tube for 9 days now. The dr mentioned they may put him in a rehab facility after he leaves the ICU. Is that normal protocol?
Avatar f tn Began a few years ago. Neurologist increased my seizure medication. Memory is much better but the quivers/shivers are lasting longer and waking me up at night. Lack of sleep results in dizziness and light headedness the following day. The neurologist will not give me his diagnosis, and I don't want to find a new doc. Any ideas so I can ask him questions about this in an educated-sounding fashion.
5765715 tn?1374123753 My mother had a disease similar except she wasn't cold and had a bad taste in her mouth when she was nursing my brothers and I as infants.it was a disease in her breasts but it doesn't happen anymore.I am 11 and scared I may have had it passed down by my mother.is it Possible?
626605 tn?1302524071 Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
990354 tn?1307136486 Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Avatar f tn Hi, How is your father? Symptoms of brain bleed or intracerebral hemorrhage vary depending on the location of the bleed and the amount of brain tissue affected. Symptoms may include: change in alertness, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, headache, loss of coordination or balance, difficulty moving any body part, seizure, vision and sensation changes. Surgery is done to repair or remove structures causing the bleed.
Avatar f tn He is now in a nursing facility and in the past 5 months or so has become extremely agitated, at times. He has always been very quiet and cooperative. He tells me he feels "nervous" and that he begins banging his hands on the bed/wall and his wheel chair into doors or walls...
Avatar m tn I'm not a dr at all but a nursing student and we just lectured on symptoms of Muscular dystrophy and there are 4 main types. What your describing early on sounds like what they termed "slip through" which is where the child cant hold their own posture etc and if you pick them up they'll slip right through your hands. Muscular Dystrophy apparantly affects boys more than girls and can affect the whole body, half or part of the body etc. Has anyone looked at this as a possibility???
Avatar f tn Very well could be a seizure disorder with the symptoms you describe. You need to be concerned about safety while driving or taking care of young children if present. Since you don't remember the incidents I am leaning towards seizure. I hope that you can get it treated soon. Good luck and I hope that you find an answer.
Avatar n tn Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Avatar n tn Also He has been told now he has temporal lobe epilepsy, can this cause panic like symptoms like heart beating hard for no reason? He does not look like he is having a panic attack he is very calm just sitting on computer or eating, watching tv and his heart starts to pound hard. When all his symptoms started last year before any seizure or being put on zoloft he had the heart pounding and feeling tired and tingling could this have been the temporal lobe epilepsy stating?
Avatar n tn Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Avatar n tn Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Avatar m tn Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
1337425 tn?1278177587 Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.