Seizure types descriptions

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Avatar n tn No one there really knew what it was, they thought possibly a seizure, or night terrors but felt most strongly that it was a reaction to triaminic she was taking for her congestion. Her pediatrician (called him the next day) also was at a loss as to what had happened.
Avatar f tn http://www.epilepsy.
Avatar dr m tn With the FAA's recent ruling and instructions on carrying and using CPAP on airlines, it's become even easier to travel with CPAP machine. I know there are various types of PAP devices, but for the sake of simplicity, I'll call these devices the generic name, CPAP.
1548028 tn?1324616046 I did read your post where you said he has a lot of neurological issues and may have MS, but he could be having seizures as well. I'm certainly no expert on anything, but I have read descriptions of types of seizures that sound very much like what you've described. I do hope you get to the bottom of things soon.
Avatar m tn In July 2005 I was injured in a car bombing that besides shrapnel wounds suffered a TBI w/ loss of contiousness. Not until 3 years later did I have my first nocturnal seizure (for what I know). They last only 10-15 seconds and are tonic clonic in nature. Went through nemerous tests and the only thing that was abnormal was my EEG showing spikes in the left temperal region. My CT scan along with my MRI was normal.
Avatar f tn I had my first seizure alittle over a year ago. I hit the kitchen floor. EMS showed up when my husband called. I could hear but, I could not move my eyes and I had no sense of smell. My balance is on and off on different days. They put me in the hospital for three days. Nothing showed up on their tests. I see a neuo. dr. she has me on Depakote ER 1,500mg, Xanax 0.5mg, Zanaflex (muscle relaxer). My muxcles will cramp up. Everyday I get this aura feeling and then I'm staring into space for awhile.
Avatar n tn Dizziness can have many causes and descriptions. Vertigo, or sensation of the room spinning, can be caused by several different types of inner ear problems and less commonly from central nervous system diseases. Cervical disease (such as a herniated disc in the cervical (neck) region or arthritis of the spine) can cause vertigo, though this is not common. More often, the dizziness is not room-spinning per se but rather a wooziness or sort of light-headed dizziness.
Avatar m tn All the symptoms just grew stronger and stronger and stronger, I couldnt take it, I thought I was gonna drop and have a seizure at any moment. The blackness got so bad I could not see a thing, I would say 95% of vision was lost. My brother helped me up and took me to the kitchen to get some water. Now I was on the verge of unconsciousness. I was basically passed out but I could still hear my brother and somewhat think. I was holding on to him to keep myself up.
Avatar f tn org' that has just about everything you can think of in regards to movement disorders, so it might be worth having a read through it. Also found an article on all the different seizure, with descriptions etc that also might be worth you reading, see below... Cheers...........
Avatar n tn Thanks for providing such an excellent service! I recently had an enhanced MRI performed following a first time seizure. The MRI was "generalized", and as such, did not focus on a specific area of the brain.
398059 tn?1447949233 These are very spastic movements, above and beyond anything I have experienced in my long journey with MS. Could this be a seizure related disorder? I have certainly seen it to this extreme, in cerebral palsy patients. But as I understand it, CP doesn't just "appear" out of the blue. Hard spasms like this, are not unheard of in MS. Just ask our precious Shadow'sSister. But repetitive, jerks like this, need some serious investigation.
Avatar n tn You might want to see an ear, nose and throat doctor to see if you may have these types of problems. These types of things will compromise your ability to cocentrate and may stress you out because you don't know what's happening to you. I also have TMJ problems and grind my teeth at night. This can really irritate the eustacean tubes and often cause the problems you stated regarding your ears.
149081 tn?1242401432 BUT my NP says the test is controversial because its not always accurate, and there are other types of Lyme disease that they don't test for, and she told me just because THE TEST (western blot) said I didn't have Lyme doesn't mean I don't. It's still a good possibility. Check out the links Platletgal gave you, also & I thought were good descriptions of the Lyme issues. Hope you find relief soon!
Avatar f tn Hi Ess, There is a thryoid site by Mary Shomon that has lots of thryoid info. It is pretty good. Even wikipedia has some decent descriptions about thryoid. I'll try to explain: The thryoid produces T3 and T4, and some other T hormones in response to the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which is released from the pituitary. When T3 and T4 are low then your body would increase the level of TSH which would in turn stimulate the thyroid to make more T3 and T4 and other Ts.
Avatar f tn One of the things that I would want to know, and we'll have to ask Tory or Patsy, is how do the LLMD (Lyme Literate MD's) determine that Lyme is no longer active? Because the immune system has a lifelong memory for some types of antibody. If the Lyme is NOT the culprit will there be no oligoclonal bands? What do they use as a benchmark when the person is thought to be adequately treated, but later has neuro issues?
633143 tn?1262137135 I have a copy of my MRI and am able to look at it and have found many descriptions of other arachnoid cysts on google, and decided that maybe that it wasn't very large. 6 months later they still don't know what is wrong with my persistent headaches, and I am not above getting a second opinion about it. For now the cyst stays where it is but that is what I think is best not what my doctors are forcing me to do. I think you should do your own research.
Avatar f tn Hi, Please be gentle with us! First off let me say that our daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD - anxiety and a possible mood disorder. She is 6. Neither her father or I have a mood disorder, bipolar, etc.... Her father does have ADHD and I do have anxiety-panic disorder. So the adhd and anxiety are definitely in the family. She is medicated with tenex to help the raging adhd issues. Buspar for extreme anxiety. A low dose of abilify (2.5 mg) for the extreme rages.
Avatar n tn More hopelessly, many of the descriptions resemble the emotional or psychiatric problem for which they originally started taking Xanax, and leaves in dilemma of taking that as withdrawal symptom. However, Xanax withdrawal symptoms can be easily detected with some of the more defining features. The early stage of withdrawal symptoms is accompanied by a sense of anxiety and apprehension coupled with rising tremor feelings and slight bi-frontal headache.
Avatar m tn Although not stressful to me (In the past) some of my Job descriptions are to Fly to NYC to play guitar on a talk show, or even fly to Tokyo for the weekend, to produce & mix to air, a simulcast concert, performed in front of 25000 people, broadcast to 14 Million, live, to air, no safety net, etc...
Avatar m tn This uptick in severity sent me to the ER at Dupont with her. An EEG showed no signs of seizure activity (she did do it during the EEG), and the neuro said it did not look epilleptic in nature, and was likely benign. We are doing a follow up 24 hour EEG next week. I am wondering, though, if it could be related to an inner ear problem, such as vertigo? The fact that it is always associated with positional changes made me wonder. And if it is not vertigo, and not seizures, what else could it be?
Avatar n tn And that type of seizure does not cause a change in consciousness according to this one website. A seizure is a charge of sudden electrical activity in the brain that affects a way a person feels or acts for a short time. This makes sense in light of what I had learned about the neural-misfiring from my EEG. Another clue is the Tachycardia. Tachycardia often precedes a seizure and frequently persists throughout a seizure.
220476 tn?1212722950 I don't think soma is a benzo.Benzos do to the brain the same thing alcohol does without the drunk,after a year of drinking everyday.....yes there is a good chance of seizure not to mention the WDs are horrible cold turkey.
Avatar f tn influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs. You've tried it; many swear by it, but you don't sound like a candidate. The seizure window is, at maximum, 36 hours, so, generally, Valium is used for about a week on a tapering schedule. It is a tenacious addiction -- afraid to go out, lest you pass a bar (hard not to do), and individual counselling doesn't occupy that much time.
Avatar n tn It seems like there are too many similarities in these descriptions for this not to be a medical condition. I am worried about this because for the last 6 months I've started experiencing extreme fatigue. Like getting short breathed after just 2 flights of stairs and the muscles in my legs feel so tired like I need to stop and rest after the climb. I am in my young 30's, don't smoke, eat healthy so you wouldn't think that I should tire so easily...?
Avatar f tn 123que double posted this thread and on the twin thread someone comments on it claiming it to be a "simple partial seizure". I've since read up on SPS's and the symptoms are only vaguely similar and seeing as all three of us have the exact same symptoms I doubt it is a simple partial seizure. The symptoms are much to specific to simply be pushed into some vaguely similar preexisting disorder.
Avatar n tn Hell-o Respectfully, I once worked in a rehab probram and had to read and listen to many descriptions of 'coming off' amphetimines and heroin. The similie (speed) is naturally not _precise_. There are too many congruities to be coincidence, though. There are so many describing the same things. I understand that medical norms in the US do not consider this w/drawal scenario a serious possibility. Things are very different in the UK and Australia.
Avatar n tn If the neurological workup is non-revealing, you mentioned the sinuses. Various types of sinus pressure can sometimes mimic migraine headaches and other neurological conditions. A sinus CT scan can be helpful in evaluating this possibility. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar m tn I passed out and had a seizure which has lead me to severe anxiety and depression. I've been in bed for the past few months due to the depression... it's been horrible. But back to the drop feeling, I didn't have it when I was on the Ativan. Had it before, and I just recently weened off Ativan and now I have it again. I say it must be caused by the nervous system because Ativan suppresses the central nervous system which is what helps you relax when severely anxious.