Seizure symptoms onset

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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 I don't know her age, but hormones can cause this problem on a fairly regular basis. At times, symptoms will be minimal before serious hypoglycemia hits, and the symptoms may be as subtle as a headache or slight nausea or even simple yawning without reason. She will feel bad for a few hours, or even for most of the day, but she does need to get those carbohydrates in her stomach. Keep trying the juices or carbonated drinks to settle her stomach.
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 Hi, I sincerely feel that the symptoms which you’ve described are suggestive of partial seizures and levetiracetam(torleva) is the right drug for the same but I feel that you may not be getting adequate dosage of the same and hence there’s incomplete cure of the symptoms. I think you should discuss with your neurologist regarding increasing the dosage of Torleva which may result in an improvement of your symptoms.
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.
Avatar n tn He feels this may be what is causing my symptoms,due to seizure activity! I have read this is more of a childhood illness andf I never had any neurological problems as a child! I question the weight of this vs ms, does this dissorder mimic ms symptoms? He is giving this more weight than ms and I'm concerned we may be just looking for something to pin this on?!! I am having a spinal tap on monday and an eeg on tuesday. Just wondering what you thought!
Avatar f tn I am 37 years old and had a grand mal seizure in March 2008 and then 2 in the same day in July 2008. After the first seizure I had all the standard tests which came back normal. They have now put me on 300mg. of Dilantin and have not had any grand mal seizures since, however I have experienced other types of seizures. My husband seems to think that I have had these other types of seizures between the times of the grand mal seizures, we just didn't know what they were then.
Avatar m tn If so, he may want to discuss a small bump up or possibly adding a low dose of a second drug to get the seizure activity under control. I'll be the first to admit that it's not fun being on seizure medication. They all have side effects, some worse than others. Each effects people differently. He needs to work with his neurologist to find the one that's most effective with the least side effects. The thing to remember is that seizures can cause brain damage and worst case scenario, death.
Avatar m tn I went to a Neurologist's and said she didn't really know but thought it might be some type of seizure. I was set up for an EEG and a MRI but I had some issues with the healthcare office and ended up canceling both and not rescheduling. Anyway, they have been more prevalent the past few months and they come in different degrees of severity. There is nothing situational that relates them to each other which I feel is pretty strange.
4587140 tn?1356853647 originally I had some tremor in right now it is both right and left, I was told I have seizure activity at night at my last hospital stay but since when I can sleep I do such things as kick and move my legs sit up tap my arm like its a watch often fall asleep mid day and then argue with my caregiver about whether i was asleep and talking at the same time.
Avatar n tn Aura, metallic taste in mouth, tongue feels swollen (though it is not) loss of verbal vocabulary... finding basic words, spelling, etc. light and noise sensitivity, forgetfulness during episodes of migraine symtpoms and short-term confusion, for example; washing face with shampoo due to temporary loss of basic focus, coordination and sometimes balance. Staring off into space, blank spots for a few moments and then snapping back out...
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!
327385 tn?1378364331 The face drooping that was noted to occur before your grand-mal seizure is not a sign of that you are having a stroke before your seizure. Seizures can be partial onset, in which the seizure starts in a specific part of the brain, and then may or may not spread to other areas of the brain, leading to a grand-mal seizure (the other type of seizure is generalized: it starts throughout the brain more or less at once).
Avatar n tn - voluntary motor or sensory function involvement suggesting neurological or other medical condition - presence of psychological stressors prior to onset - malingering or factitious disorder has been ruled out - no apparent medical or drug/substance related cause - there is significant distress and occupational and social impairment - no apparent mental disorder as the cause of symptoms How would you describe your husband's seizure-like episodes? What happens?
Avatar m tn First, some history - about 8 years ago my husband had a tension-pneumo thorax and had a chest tube placed. Several hours later he woke from sleep complaining of extreme nausea and being "hot" then suffered a syncopal episode along with what appeared to be a "seizure." Upon further evaluation the neuro determined it was a vasovagal reaction to the chest tube.
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 she was taken off of the seizure medication and placed on inderol to control her heart. The seizures subsided, going from 2-3 a week to 2-3 per month, then slowing to 5 a year. Her doctor said she may outgrow them, or they could get worse during puberty. She will be 15 in June this year, and she has had 2 seizures in the last week. Her symptoms are first a severe sudden headache to the side of the head, and the feeling that someone is sitting on her chest and putting a pillow over her face.
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 n tn I had one additional seizure a month later - I had allergic reactions to the medication and they believe the withdrawl from the medicine caused the seizure. I haven't had a seizure since then. I just stopped taking my anti-seizure medicine this past January and haven't had any problems. My dr.told me that it wasn't that I just all of a sudden got epilepsy, but that the conditions were "right" at that time. I was stressed, working long hours and even drinking occasionally.
373367 tn?1246405635 any number of things can bring on a relapse of MS, why couldn't they also bring on or be the onset of symptoms? I think just about any illness that attacks your immune system could almost be considered a symptom of onset of MS couldn't it? Just guessing?
Avatar n tn Are these symptoms an early sign of something to come? To be honest, I am kinda afraid to go to a doctor and tell them that I forget where my feet are while I'm driving. I feel like any good doctor would make sure I never drove again.
Avatar n tn I am a 48 yr old female who woke up last Nov. 1, 2004 with sudden abdominal distension, which has not gone away. There was a 10 lb weight gain in a 10 day time period, which within days went back to my normal, but the distension never left. My stomach always was very small, but I woke up this day somewhat in shock when I looked at the mirror.
911669 tn?1294102788 Last night while asleep I think I might have had a small seizure. I must have bit the end of my tongue very hard. I remember it hurt so bad I thought to myself I did some damage, but I was really still asleep. There was no injury, but I am concerned that I might be starting with some type of seizures. I do tend to sleep with my mouth open sometimes I know, but for my tongue to be protruding out suggests something more sinister to me.
Avatar f tn It is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement (bradykinesia) and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement (akinesia). It seems that you do not have any of these classical symptoms and signs. Moreover, you seem to have a imbalance problem unlike the gait problem which is typical shuffling gait characterized by short steps, with feet barely leaving the ground, producing an audible shuffling noise with decreased arm-swing.
5983099 tn?1416422072 My doctor acknowledge my symptoms, but without any idea of what is going on. I`m sent from one professional to the next. First, blood tested for everything (lyme, inflammation, rheumatic markers, vitamin deficiency etc.) without any indications. All is fine. Been checked for rheumatic diseases, tested by a neurologist and tested my muscles with EMG and so forth. To me it feels like my muscles no longer support my bone structure as it`s supposed to.
Avatar n tn If the EEG showed abnormal, rhythmic, repetitive activity with abrupt onset and termination, that would clinch the diagnosis of seizure disorder. However, the absence of this pattern does not exclude a diagnosis of seizure disorder. The EEG is always abnormal during a seizure episode. I strongly suggest consult with a neurologist for proper evaluation and management. An anticonvulsant is needed to control her seizure episodes. Good luck.
Avatar m tn he may have been on to something...In periods of heightened stress I will have an onset of the auditory pulsing lasting about 10 seconds but I am able to calm down and squash it. I think I might have PST from the accident and I developed an anxiety disorder without realizing. As auditory hallucinations are common panic attack symptoms, it seems very likely that is what it is.
1152344 tn?1262139604 I did call with the nurse practictionar telling me my daughter didnt have a seizure as a seizure paitent wouldnt have symptoms before the onset of one. So, now I am so confused and have taken her for an EEG and now awaiting results. She didnt fall asleep during the testing even after having her awake all night as they said too. The only thing is when the strobe lights where on her, her eyes poured with tears and she couldnt stop. Does this mean anything?