Seizure treatment guidelines

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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.
1516809 tn?1345086364 And if you tell me that they are obligated to treat him, then they are contradicting themselves because there is no way to justify the treatment under these new guidelines. My father is 90 years old. He will come home, and he may not be able to walk properly. I am not a nurse, nor an Aide. The aides and P/T come in for only a few hours and days ago. More was not justified. This arrangement cannot be a substitute for short term care at a Nursing Home.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn Please let us know your first hand experiences with this new treatment for opiate addiction. Thanks. I wonder if you keep building a tolerance, rendering it ineffective, like other opiates, or if it really "holds" you. All insights will be appreciated and helpful. Thanks, and best wishes to all. freezing.
535822 tn?1443980380 The Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services eventually embargoed the products in question, and on March 27, 2012, Judge Gary A. Fenner from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri signed the official seizure order. The three products seized were Chickweed Healing Salve, a wild-crafted, cold-infused skin care product that contains comfrey, a natural treatment for skin cancer (http://chickweedhealingsalve.
Avatar n tn com/biz/romarkaraoke/Lymetim1.html Diagnostic Hints and treatment guidelines for Lyme and other tick borne illnesses Joseph J Burrascano, Jr., M.D. Good luck with talking to his doctors.
469720 tn?1388149949 D. Now is the time to explore all your treatment options to help reduce that risk, including P.A.D. medications like Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate). PLAVIX is the only antiplatelet therapy FDA-approved for patients with established P.A.D. to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Medical guidelines recommend antiplatelet therapy, like PLAVIX, in addition to other risk-reducing medications for P.A.D. patients.
Avatar n tn Methadone is used primarily for detoxification and maintenance treatment of people who are addicted to opiates (such as heroin). Methadone is less commonly used for the treatment of chronic pain. In terms of other treatment strategies, lithium is a mood-stabilizing medication that may be useful as an adjuvant to antidepressants in the treatment of depression that has not responded to adequate antidepressant trials.
Avatar n tn In persons with a history of alcohol abuse who have completed alcohol treatment, GGT may be used to monitor compliance with the treatment program. What does the test result mean? NOTE: This test has no single number that identifies an abnormal result. Your lab report (see a sample report) should include a range of numbers (reference range) that identifies what is expected for you based on your age, sex, and the method used in that laboratory.
1516809 tn?1345086364 I told her that he had received new meds, that he had extreme difficulty walking but while she understood under Medicare guidelines since they were not treating him with an IV or other acute treatment, he had to be discharged. The plan of the PCP was to ultimately admit my father into sub-acute rehab, however according to her, the hospital reversed the admittance staus that she prescribed from acute to observation.
Avatar f tn I'm sure people have 'successfully' stopped abruptly but if the drug guidelines for your AD say to taper, why not taper. Which AD are you on, for how long and how much?
2030686 tn?1351692148 Many community physicians will not initiate anti-HCV therapy if platelet counts are low, in accordance with treatment guidelines by the American Gastroenterological Association that suggest that patients with severe thrombocytopenia should not receive interferon-based antiviral therapy. Experienced physicians can be more aggressive as cirrhotic patients may have more hepatic function reserve than estimated before therapy.
82861 tn?1333457511 It breaks my heart even more to know that people in the 21st century must look to shock therapy as a last resort for treatment of their depression. ******************************************************* http://www.msnbc.msn.
Avatar m tn ILADS, the main LLMD group, posts treatment guidelines that prohibit alcohol consumption for the reason you list. Try not drinking for a month and see if the episodes stop. glad you're seeing a Lyme specialist; your current doc, if he's not knowledgeable about Lyme overall, would probably not know that alcohol and Lyme don't mix.
Avatar m tn Found the paper, basically treatment guidelines but look at page 3. BOC is Victrellis.
572651 tn?1531002957 Full story Antidepressants May Help Cut Seizures NEW ORLEANS -- Patients with epilepsy who experience more than one seizure a month appear to achieve a reduction in seizure activity when treated with antidepressants, researchers reported here. Full story Topamax Not a Growth Deterrent in Epilepsy NEW ORLEANS -- Children with newly diagnosed, partial-onset epilepsy who were treated with topiramate showed gains in height, researchers reported here.
1110049 tn?1409405744 I was talking about Advantage spot on treatment to prevent fleas. I could not get into the site you mention above. What is the warning? What should we do to prevent fleas on our cats? I will try again to get onto the site. Thanks for warning.
Avatar f tn I would suggest you go to ILADS [dot] org and read the 'treatment guidelines' there. It gets pretty technical pretty fast, but it's worth reading through. I'm not medically trained, so consult your MD, but if s/he blows you off, think about expaning your horizons to an LLMD (slang for Lyme-Literate MD, who understands that Lyme is no easy thing to kill off).
4451049 tn?1387157037 Yes (the only acceptable answer) Me: Do you suggest that I take supplements or herbs in addition to antibiotics? If so, will I have to buy them from your office or can I order them elsewhere? " Dr: I may suggest that you take supplements or herbs but you can buy them elsewhere. (Note the word 'suggest'. Not require. Then if the list of supplements is long----(Ins. co. do not pay for supplements) ask him to pare that list down to the bare minimum and the most important ones.
2030686 tn?1351692148 Unless the patient is cirrhotic, and the need to continue HCV treatment is a very high priority,(this may be the last chance to cure the virus) treatment will usually be stopped somewhere around 25,000 depending on how comfortable the doctor is with managing low platelet counts and other coagulation issues. PEGASYS Hematological Dose Modification Guidelines: Platelet <50,000 cells/mm3 - Reduce to 90 mcg Platelet <25,000 cells/mm3 - Discontinue treatment Cheers! platelets.
387056 tn?1200447377 I was given amitryptaline to sleep at night, and Lexapro to help me with depression. Immiediately starting the treatment, my legs became numb when I walked up stairs. I thought I had buldged a disc so my pain doc sent me to physical therapy. I started having muscle twitching, mood disturbances, gi disturbances, weakness when climbing stairs, and mild balance issues- doc said I had pain syndrome and was becoming overly fixated on sensations.
Avatar f tn There are Chinese veterinary herbal remedies that help as an adjunct to seizure therapy or even as a solo treatment in some cases. These Chinese herbal remidies are less costly than Potassium Bromide. If interested, please check in your area for a veterinarian that is versed in Chinese veterinary herbal formulas and acupuncture.
Avatar n tn The atypicals decrease the seizure threshold (H) Adverse Cardiac Effects (or disturbance of cardiac conduction) Those are the risks. In the case of anxiety/panic/phobic neuroses or another comparable anxiety-related disorder, do the benefits outweigh the risks? No, as there simply are no benefits. The atypicals are not indicated for the treatment of anxiety states for a good reason...they are not effective. So, why prescribe them?
Avatar n tn I never would have guessed one day I would find myself searching for answers on a Neurology Forum, but then again, I only recently had my first seizure - and first round of MRIs! After a grand mal seizure I was admitted for observation and several imgaging scans, including an enhanced MRI which revealed a 2mm lesion in the right frontal temporal lobe. The DX - to this point - is a cavernous angioma.
Avatar n tn Initial complaint was a faint or seizure-like event while driving. Patient reported total loss of vision and disorientation and loss of coordination causing him to slump over for 2-3 seconds. Based on account of passenger in vehicle, patient heard everything during the event, thus, seizure activity not deemed likely by neurologist. Rather, neurologist feels a cardiovascular causation more likely. Patient seeking more information regarding arachnoid cyst... 1.
Avatar f tn Have you seen Dr. Burrascano's guidelines for diagnosis and treatment? It is intended for doctors, but I found it very useful. Good luck!
Avatar f tn A commonly overlooked cause of ADHD behavior is the absence seizure. During an absence seizure, the brain's normal activity shuts down. The child stares blankly, sometimes rotates his eyes upward, and occasionally blinks or jerks repetitively, he drops objects from his hand, and there may be some mild involuntary movements known as automatisms. The attack lasts for a few seconds and then it is over as rapidly as it begins.
Avatar n tn The anticonvulsant activity of carbamazepine, like phenytoin, principally involves limitation of seizure propagation by reduction of posttetanic potentiation (PTP) of synaptic transmission. Carbamazepine appears to provide relief of pain in trigeminal neuralgia by reducing synaptic transmission within the trigeminal nucleus. The drug has also demonstrated sedative, anticholinergic, antidepressant, muscle relaxant, antiarrhythmic, antidiuretic, and neuromuscular transmission-inhibitory actions.
Avatar f tn 4 and the dr says that is fine even knowing my family history and symptoms. *Different doctors rely on different guidelines. I would guess your doctor is going off older information. I've read that the "new normal range" is .3 to 3.3...and anything above that could possibly be treated as hypothyroidism. Since mine was above, my doctor wanted to bring my TSH down. In reading some of the posts on here, I've noticed references to sites and have checked them out for my own research.
Avatar f tn this can't be done for the head region as it can be very dangerous and cause a seizure if used there 2. Do give fluconazole 200 mg a works well for some people & worked for me! Other drugs I've cycled are doxycycline 200 mg twice a day & erythromycin-septran. 3. Do read Dr Burrascanos guidelines...don't be careless with add ons (meds other than antibiotics) he's listed as mandatory....I didn't and nearly had a seizure from low magnesium. 4. Don't lose hope....