Seizure types age

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Avatar n tn My friend (age 31) was diagnosed as having epileptic seizures and NES occurrences (via 2 different EEG tests). Has there been any correlation or study on the interralation of the two types? Can NES be a contributing factor into developing full-blown epilepsy or vice-versa (i.e. trigger)? The seizures started at age 25 and there has been some severe psychological trauma experienced throughout her life including sexual abuse during her late teens and loss of her mother at an early age.
Avatar n tn Actually Topomax is what my doctor has suggested I try next. I'm supposed to wait another week until I start it though. I passed out while shopping a couple of weeks ago and one of the bystanders told the paramedics that I had a seizure after I passed out and they wrote in their report that I had a mild seizure. All of my doctors have said that it wasn't a seizure but rather just some twitching which is common when you pass out.
Avatar f tn What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure? What all investigation has been done? What is the level of Serum. Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Serum. Sodium in his body? What is the level of sugars? There are seizures which are focal in origin; hence they occur in particular part of body. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
489924 tn?1209491123 The child is often sleepy and confused after the seizure and does not remember the seizure afterward. Partial seizures usually affect only one group of muscles, which spasm and move convulsively. Children with this type of seizure may also behave strangely during the episode and may or may not remember the seizure itself after it ends. Have your daughter evaluated at the pediatrician's office. A wide variety of tests can be performed on a child who is thought to have seizures.
Avatar n tn Your seizure looks like a simple partial seizure. The second seizure was probably an absence seizure. And this latest incidence can very well be an absence seizure. Did you fall on the sofa ? But it is uncommon to have absence seizures at this age. A syncope may be brought on by a sudden intense pain. But you will not have the various dream like experiences during a syncope (fainting). I would say this was an absence seizure.
Avatar n tn I have had a cyst in my frontal lobe since I was 5 yrs old. The doctors mentioned that the cyst was dead due to excess of calcium. At age 5 I had a seizure but nothing was done about it. At age 13 I had two more seizures and thats when doctors put me on Tegretol 200mg. An MRI was taken at age 5 and at age 13, the size of the cyst remained the same. The seizures only occur while I am asleep. As of now the Tegretol has worked but pretty soon I wont have insurance to cover the medicine.
Avatar n tn Ruth, I definately understand what you are going through. At age 23, I experienced several grand mal seizures on the way to work. I had never experienced anything like this before. The worst I had ever had was bad migraines. My EEG showed was abnormal and it was determined that I had epilepsy. 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.
Avatar n tn my son had complex partial seizures and was tried on several types of seizure medications, all of which made him totally out of control, and none of which controlled the seizures. he would have as many as 8 a day. in 2003 the doctor did a temporal lobectomy and removed a grade 2 astrocytoma along with a portion of his right temporal lobe. for 2 years he had swelling in that general region, but no seizures...
Avatar f tn I had my first seizure in March 2009. I am 42 years old, female and also had normal tests, (sorta). I had a hyster in 2005 and am on a low dose of HRT. I am ALSO a sorta recovering alcoholic. (I went through rehab in Feb. 2009). I was put on (and have been put on since age 16) anti-depressants, mood stablizers and sleeping meds. As I have always had an intolerance for antidepressants, I stopped the Ambilify and at the time of the seizure was only taking the Seroquel to help me sleep.
410281 tn?1254229064 Prolonged constant twitching of only part of the face and part of a limb could occur as part of many types of movement disorders. The exact type depends on the exact appearance (what is described as a twitch could be many things), the patient's age, etc.
Avatar n tn old I went into convulsions that, doctors said, stemmed from a virus and a high temperature. At the age of 8 I began having complex partial seizures (up to 12 or more a day taking 3 diff. types of med.)and continued to have them, progressively getting worse, until the age of 18. I had brain surgery at CCF for treatment and from previous testing it was determined that I had a lesion on the right side of my brain and scar tissue on the front.
Avatar n tn but one day i got drunk and blacked-out and woke up with a terrible hangover, and i had what i believe now was a mild seizure. Basically every time after that, that i drank i would black out and not remember really anything from that night and i would wake up to a hangover and seizure. during the black-outs i behave like a normal person, but not like myself. I would be more aggressive, angry and i would have bad judgment (i would be very gullible), then i would pass out and go to sleep.
3217939 tn?1345929459 There are other types of seizure medicine, just as there are many types of seizures, so you should please ask your doc to try something else stronger on you. I mean, even the old standard barbituates might work better. Some people get feelings or a seizure once in a great while with meds, tho. But if this is something often, your prescribing doc is going to want to know. It's not good for the brain to be seizing or nearly seizing all the time.
Avatar n tn Migraine headaches can be associated with epilepsy. They can either come before or after the seizure event. These types of headaches are temporally related to the seizure event and for the most part do not occur without the seizure event.
Avatar f tn im 19 years old i think Ive bin having absence or atonic seizure and some other weird symptoms..i don't know what is going on with me.. i feel a weird tingling in my head and really skared n anxious, then my body feels really heavy n i cant move. my mom also says i stare straight into nothing and after i feal really hot n sweaty n tired. they don't last that long probably like a minute or so..
Avatar f tn Seizure Medication-among effectiveness of seizure control, balanced with noticeable side effects are the effects on the organs of your body. This is especially true as you get older and must be addressed!
Avatar f tn My son was diagnosed with epilepsy this year, his first one was in September of last year and was not diagnosed then. In April of this year he had his second seizure in school and was diagnosed to be epileptic. He has had all types of tests and everything has come back normal except his EEG they found spikes in his brainwaves. I'm very confused because he was a normal child, I don't know why this is happening, my son is growing very rapidly he is age 13 now and is 5'10 weighing 195.
Avatar n tn My sister in law who is 25 had a seizure last night. She is in reasonably good health but I suspect that she doesn't always take care of herself. She is some what of a workahaulic. Anyways, I have noticed that sinus infections seem to be one common reason. Is there other types of infections or viruses that can cause this? All her "tests" came back normal. What is it that they test for exactly? I am worried because they just sent her home.
441761 tn?1204826268 Hello there. I recently discovered that the kind of seizure I am having is called a "somatosensory seizure". I was wondering if anyone else here has these types of seizures and if there was anyone here who could give me some more information on these types of seizures and what the best form of treatment is.
564065 tn?1216314613 I was thinking seizure-free, but some people would probaly like to keep track of their seizures.
Avatar f tn Someone would definitely notice with seizures whether you (most types) or someone else (again most types, but also the absence seizure, which you yourself might not). You could also bring up the bipolar disorder in a visit with your general practitioner, and he or she could help you discuss it with the adoptive parent who is there.
Avatar n tn My son is 21 and mildly autistic. He had his first seizure(grand mal) when he was 19. After a lot of testing, his neurologist said the type of seizures starts around 20 yrs.of age. He was put on keppra and had about 3 seizures the first year and then I fought for name brand instead of generic. When he started name brand he was seizure free for 15 months. I was so thankful then out of nowhere he had 2 grand mals in less than a week. His dr.increased his keppra to the max of 3000 mg. A day.