Seizure therapy

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Avatar n tn i had a seizure for the first time in 28 yrs , ive been off my meds Phenobarbitaol since january 2008 , the people i was with when it happen in the morning of camping out of state,, said it lasted 15 mins, is this possible? they said i was stiff and arms out layin on side , eyes in head, but eyelids closed.
Avatar m tn Anxiety as well as depression can also be managed with medications prescribed by your doctor and also with medical therapy. Do keep us posted with the results of the diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause. Discuss these also with your attending physician for proper evalaution. Take care and best regards.
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 f tn I had an episode of SVT's 2-1/2 years ago. I subsequently posted a question to Dr. MacWilliams concerning ablation. I opted not to have one at the time. I have since had very mild tachycardia events that usually subside quickly, but in March had one that was about 100BPM (my HR is generally 60BPM) which lasted about 20 minutes. The significance of these frequent tachycardia events is that they are always at night. I am awakened with rapid breathing, high BPM out of a sound sleep.
Avatar f tn Last night I was 45 minutes late to giving my dog the phenbarbatol ( sp), and his thyroid medication. This morning he had a mild seizure, first one that I am awear of since 3 months. Could being late have caused it this morning? I added a quarter more medication today to each of his dose ( twice a day). I called the vet and they want to recheck his blood levels, which I will do next week.
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 n tn The patient is given a muscle relaxant and an anesthetic to keep them from from hurting themselves durring the seizure. Patients will usually experience some post ictal (after-seizure) confusion or memmory loss as a side effect. ECT may work by reducing blood flow to the brain/metabolic activity, but again, thats not fully understood. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I also have been in a lot of physical pain in my back, shoulders and neck. I've read that the pain could be normal for a massive seizure....but I'm only supposed to be having a 1 minute long seizure. None of the health care professionals seemed too concerned that I was having trouble breathing either. My Oxygen saturation was normal.
Avatar f tn Lately I've been having some pretty bad anxiety accompanied by panic attacks and am wondering if therapy may help. I've tried therapy before, but felt as if he just wasn't doing what he was charging for. Does anyone have any experience with therapy? I'm not shy but I'm very reluctant to really talk about what is wrong. I (myself) know that I need some form of help to calm my mind but I'm reluctant in actually admitting that i may need some guided help.
Avatar m tn You need to perform carefully activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination. If you are considering change in therapy do consult a neurologist. That might be helpful. Take care and best luck!
Avatar n tn 6 days after being put on the risperdal, however, I had a grand mal seizure at work whilst teaching. I had taken 25mg of adderall that day. The night before I had taken 15mg restoril, 30mg lexapro and 0.25mg risperdal. MY stress level was extremely high that day with general feelings of being out of control and unable to keep up during the general time frame of a few weeks. I have quit work for 3 months to lower my stress and reduced adderall to 15mg a day.
1285110 tn?1420150978 He had a congenital heart problem which resulted in 3 holes and a ruptured valve being repaired when he was 5 months old - the mitral valve has aupper end of moderate eccentric regurge leak and at some point will need a replacement. Last year he had a grand mal seizure - with no apparent cause - he was put on to phenytoin for 6 months but as it stayed below theraputic levels and he had no sign of further seizures he was weened off it.
Avatar f tn It is difficult to address your post without knowing more history of the seizure and your background. However, there is a condition called nonepileptic psychogenic seizure (sometimes referred to as pseudoseizure). These events are paroxysmal. What really determines them from epileptic seizures is that these types will not have EEG changes when the event occurs. Have you had an EEG during an episode? Additionally, studies have shown that up to 40% of these patients may also have true seizures.
3143728 tn?1343012161 You will need to consult your primary care physician, who may schedule you for a polysomnogram (sleep test) to rule out sleep disorders and initiate appropriate therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Does sound like a genetic abnormality as both twins have similar seizure patterns. Type of seizure is important (generalized or grand mal vs focal or partial) as to treatment and cause. Full workups whould be done including specialized MRI protocol specifically for epilepsy to look for any tiny malformations that could potentially be removed or structural lesion that needs further evaluation. WIth the recurrent seizures, they willl likely need to be on long term therapy.
Avatar m tn medications and physical and behavioral therapy may be used, and patients can be educated about symptoms and their usual prognosis. The majority of PCS cases disappear after a period of time.Please consult a neurologist for the symptomatic treatment.Hope this helps you.Take care!
Avatar m tn I was barely able to speak when I was brought back, and my tongue is curled upward unnaturally- although my speech is improving a little bit day by day w/ speech therapy and lots of practicing, I still have problems with certain sounds involving my tongue and lips to form words. It's like my brain knows what I want to say, and I am able to say it, but my mouth is not naturally saying the words, or leaving out some sounds such as "b," "f," etc.
Avatar n tn my 17 yr old daughter has in the past 2 months "passed out" during routing medical procedures. The first time the eye doctor put drops in her eyes to dialte them. The second time she received a vaccine injection. Both times her eyes were open and she lost sense of sight and hearing. She dreamed of fairys and ponys she said. She got really hot and sweatty both times and turned a sickley greenish white after her blackouts.
Avatar m tn Charlie (13 years old - medium sized - bad hips) just had some sort of seizure. His front paw was going in the air and he was swaying - very lethargic. He was shaking. It looked like he didn't know who I was until I grabbed him and pulled him into me. He seemed to have settled down and his front leg finally went down. He seems to be fine now. I had him to the Vet recently about his hips and they took blood - all checked out okay. It almost seemed he had some sort of stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi My niece has developed a sleeping disorder of laughing seizure like she laughs while i sleep for 3-4 seconds and then stare and then sleep and this pattern at times is also during day time when she is awake. We did EEG and MRI and nothing came out from them.Follwoing is the report of both. EEG It is a wake reord.patient was fairly cooperative. Artifacts are minimal. Photic stimulation from 3 hz to 21 hrtz was given for 45 seconds.At an interval of 5 secs inclose eye state.
Avatar f tn He crosses his legs and lifts them up. His whole body becomes very stiff and rigid. When I try to get his attention, he is not aware at all. This symptom usually lasts between 30 seconds to a minute. His mom says that at home he does the same thing. Once the episode is over, he continues to do what he was doing. Sometimes he is a little disoriented. His mother says that many times he seems real sleepy and he asks to go to sleep. There are times when he puts one of his hands in his groin area.
Avatar f tn blood pressure, but a slight blood clot got to the brain from the hole in the heart and caused a stroke 8 months ago. Last week he had a Tonic Clonic seizure this happened after a very active day of therapy for his left hand which is still not responding, hours at a the YMCa working out and working with his Saebolt which opens and closes the hand. He did have 3 beers the previous day with a buddy and his wife thinks that is what caused it, but the neuorologiest said no.
Avatar f tn My husband is 30 and yesterday had a severe seizure. His body tensed up, and his eyes rolled in the back of his head and then he started compulsiving and spitting up. I believe this was a seizure. After wards he became very combative and was very confused. He doesn't remember the seizuee at all. The doctor said that it was due to substances abuse.
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.
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 It has been two days since his last seizure but he still hasn't fully recovered, he doesn't know his commands, the people in the house ( including me ), or the other dogs and cats in the house. I want to know if he will even recover from this or if there is something I can do to help. He keeps pacing and whining, even in the middle of the night. Should I bring him in again? Could there be something more serious going on?
Avatar n tn a horrific seizure disorder than is very difficult to control, paralysis..This happened in 1987 and the past 1 years have been difficult but we have gotten thorugh them..ABout 6 monts ago we were thrown another blow! I was reading an article in our local paper on HEp C..I knew he was in the risk category..Upon my request when he was having routine blood work to check his levels of seizure meds, HE tested positive for hep C...To say the least we are devastated...
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Avatar n tn HE has suffered quite a bit of brain damage from the stroke. Through the years we have gone through all types of therapy. PT OT SPEECH, feldenkraise? ROlfing? Hoping for am miracle..HOping he would get all his retuen back. HIs has no use of his left side..HE also has a 2in leg length descrepency..The horrif seizure disorder that we have never ben able to control fully.YOu name it, hes ben on every seizure med there is..The tegretol, neurontin, and depakote seem to give him the best control...
Avatar n tn Therapy Forum: The Hepatitis Forum I would first like to say thank you for taking the time to read my post and respond. The information you gave me was very helpful. I agreee that my sons case is complicated. I cant help but wonder how different his life would have been if he had not contracted HUS. HE was a normal 7 yr old attending first grade until all of this...We have ben through so much. Dealing with his stroke and paralysis (disabilty) He had a 6cm infarct..