Seizure types control

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Avatar n tn 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 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.
316350 tn?1193628295 it took me 5 years o get someoneto listen to me. the de a vu part of your seizure is seizure actiity, not just an aura. i had a normal MRI and an abnormal EEG. you need to have a video EEG in the WORST WAY! go to an epileptologist. i vented to mine about how long it took me to get a diagnosis even after i'd told many doctors.. he said "well if all you have in your toolbox is a screwdriver..." look up 'temporal lobe seizures and de ja vu' on the internet.
1653487 tn?1303527762 often times, people have to be on more than one medication to gain complete or fairly complete seizure control. It's a guessing game, depending upon what types of seizrues you have, your symptoms, if you tolerate the medication(s) well or not (many of them have hellish side effects.), and if the medication helps. Thus, with all this in mind, 6 months can drag out to be a year, i.e. longer than expected, to put it in a nutshell.
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 am a 35 yr old female that 2 yrs ago starting having seizure like activity I have had several EEG's and did a 5 day EEG video monitoring. Apparently I was physically having seizures but EEG did not show one. I still physically have seizures or something that looks like a seizure. Mostly I do not loose contiousness however I am not always able to communicate depending on what part of my body is seizing.
393986 tn?1303829575 Hello. A seizure is defined as an episode of central nervous system dysfunction. A seizure may or may not be accompanied by convulsions. Your seizures are unusual. Do you lose consciousness when you have the episode? usually convulsions are tonic (only spasms) or tonic - clonic (spasms followed by repeated contractions). An EEG confirms a seizure. Has it been done?
Avatar f tn Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizure I know you are worried and afraid for your daughter. I have no advice about what to do, just wanted you to know I am hoping all goes well and I am so sorry about it all.
1029105 tn?1252166147 So lately I have been becoming more & more unable to do normal things b/c of bizzare symptoms? Esp when I'm at rest late at night, very tired, in a car, t.v in the dark & loud noises. I get completely dizzy & feel like my brain is freaking out. I can't control anything in my mind when this happens. My heart beats out of my chest & I loose muscle strength almost completely in my right side.
Avatar f tn I used to train someone with Epilepsy where his attacks where would be so intense that he would lose consciousness with some bladder control. He used to use moderate physical activity to regain control and he would know when this attacks were going to happen.
Avatar f tn If someone with Alzheimer’s disease has a seizure, a healthcare provider will perform a careful assessment that includes blood tests, a CT scan or MRI, and an EEG to assess the seizure type and any other underlying cause for the seizure. From these tests, an antiepileptic medication will be selected to help control the seizures.Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
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 At this point I will pass out, and have what observers describe as a seizure, however I am not 100% sure what it is. It is definitely a convulsion or spasm, and usually only happens in my hands, or arms and legs, and lasts about 3 min or less. When that stops and I am responsive again, I am completely out of it, and I will start to heave and eventually vomit although there have been times when I never vomit, just heave. I feel sweaty, and I am extremely pale.
328328 tn?1261682204 I don't do any drugs, just a drink once in a blue moon. My son is 2 now and has had a seizure type attack. He has had them off and on (about 4) since the about 9m old. The first was a vaccume started it. The second was he got in the tub. Nothing sets if off (noise,bang head, etc.) Hes awake and standing, he first screams like he got hurt, he has little control of his body. I hold him his heart is racing to fast, his eyes move back and forth, (both at the same time).
Avatar n tn They occur in the frontal lobes, back of brain and so on, he has had all types of tests done (MRI, CATSCAN ect...). The outcome seems to be the same -there's nothing we can do, everything looks normal, take pain killers-. Meanwhile he has had to call in from work because they are so bad, he can not drive when they come on. The last episode which occured today was really frightening, the veins on the right side of his brain, his temples started (throbbing) beating really fast and pulsating.
Avatar n tn My sister is having seizure like attacks, her whole upper body tenses and disfigures in painful stiffness, the last one reached her legs and feet, while the attack was in progress she also felt cold trickles down her cheeks. These seizures like attacks last an hour or more and she does not lose conscientious and can comprehend all that is happening to her. Neurosurgeon found a small tumor, 7mm between the brain lining and skull bone and assures her that this is not causing the attacks.
Avatar f tn This type of seizure usually lasts 2-4 minutes and involves the temporal lobes of the brain, but may also affect the frontal and parietal lobes. If either of these types of seizure spreads to involve the whole brain, your seizure is called a secondarily generalized seizure. The more I looked over the artical - my gut says to get an MRI. If you looked over your TSH readings and they seem to be irratic - definately a check on the pitutiary would be good.
763149 tn?1234423248 I don't understand why your doctor isn't looking into seizure control. Read up on temporal seizures. It is intriguing, but also difficult to diagnose. Good luck and I also have trouble differentiating between narcolepsy and epilepsy they just told me it was a different part of my brain Mine are mostly at night or in the early morning and have had many in the bathroom as it wakes me up and I feel the need to go. Be careful I had a near skull frature from a seizure.
Avatar f tn I am now taking the 5th pill and still no response. Does anybody know if taking Birth Control while on this seizure medication will be okay? its original form is Topiramate.
183202 tn?1219857259 , they discovered a dark spot on her brain and now she is on medication for seizure control. I'm not trying to scare you, but this can happen to anyone and if it is not treated, it could not only hurt you but someone else. This could be simply a case of switching medications or an allergic reaction to something, but this is definitely something that should not be ignored and it should be addressed immediately. Please let me know about the outcome.
Avatar n tn Are there any statistics on the odds of a repeat seizure after 1 year seizure free, 2 years, 5 years etc? 2. I've had no problems on dilantin, but have been worried about evidence in the literature about risks of cerebral atrophy. How common/serious is this long-term side effect, and does it warrant a look at alternative AEDs. Thanks.
Avatar f tn The timing and circumstances make a partial complex the most likely of the seizure types. Loss of consciousness without loss of body control or falling. The description of how he was after the event sounds "post-ictal" or "after-seizure." These often occur in the temporal lobe. An aggressive attempt to find out the cause of this is mandatory!
Avatar n tn I have a 5 year old black lab. About 6 months ago he started having what I can best describe as "episodes" where it seems he loses control of his back legs. He'll be standing on them, but he can't control them. He loses his balance and falls over and stumbles around. At the time, he looks like he's having a mild seizure, but the whole time his tail is wagging fiercely and he's fully alert. Sometimes the episodes last for 30 seconds, sometimes as long as 4-5 minutes.
Avatar f tn I take a plethora of medicines to make my pain drop to a tolerable limit. Lately the pain has gotten much worse. Is there a medicine that can treat all three types of pain? I have been through the gambit of anxiety drugs, seizure drugs, prescription pain pills and prescription muscle relaxers. I am so tired of taking all these different medicines, I could scream. I also have severe chronic gastritis. I take carafate for that along with my prevacid but it is not getting any better.
Avatar m tn These are the only types of tests that can absolutely show if you have epilepsy or not. You may have had a seizure just from smoking drugs. But you'd better have it checked out to be sure. My 7.5 yr old son takes seizures and has a rare form of epilepsy. It is not a fun way to live your life. If you value your life at all, then you need to stop drinking and smoking all together. Go to school and become a doctor, lawyer, or whatever you want to be. Drugs will screw up your entire life.
Avatar n tn threshhold. An abnormal EEG targeted the seizure disorder. : Evaluation for depression targeted the others. The ultra-rapid : cycling was established by a reaction to anti-drepessants. : The conditions are somewhat refractory. I take tegretol, neurontin, : seroquel as well as a panel of certain herbs (under doctor's direction). : The control is not strong.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your reply :) I think it worries me a bit as last year I had partial seizure where my leg started failing and collapsing and then my whole left side sort of curled up like a bug over that leg and I couldn’t move. I also had a huge disconnect with that leg. I could see it stumbling and failing but I had no idea why. Like the feedback loop was gone. It lasted a few minutes. I went to the hospital and two neurologists later it was diagnosed as a partial seizure.
Avatar n tn The anti-depressant has helped prevent any relapses (I used to go through phases of 1 week of great control, then months of horrible control), and I have gone 6 months with great control now. The first thing I can tell you is, talk to your doctor about how you are feeling. If he/she feels an anti-depressant would be good for you, please try it, they are life-savers. Then, he/she may want to adjust your insulin rates.
Avatar m tn I had a very strange episode today lasting about 5 hours with a loss of motor control and twitching muscles. It started with my neck twitching and causing my head to twitch in several different directions. It then seemed to affect my whole body more generally, with my back involuntarily straightening and slouching and most worryingly, impaired movement when I attempted to walk.
Avatar n tn temporal lobe seizure disorder posted by Sethanne on October 24, 1998 at 18:13:29: First, thank you for this page. I found it while searching for any information on temporal lobe disorders I could find. I have diabetes, am 55 yrs old, and have been told I now have temporal lobe seizure disorder, PTSD, and ultra-rapid cycling. These form a general cluster of symptoms consistant with a lowered seizure threshhold. An abnormal EEG targeted the seizure disorder.