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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.
1211508 tn?1343079605 Last night as I was going to bed after a very tiring day with little sleep the night before, right as I fell asleep I jerked violently (my head lifted forward off the pillow in a jerk-like quick motion). There was also a loud almost ring in my head. Then I woke up. Felt normal. Could that have been a seizure? I'm 39 and I've never had epilepsy or a seizure before. I've "jerked" upon falling asleep before...
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.
1350886 tn?1295667199 I saw my psychiatrist today and mentioned the hallucinations finally, he than explained that I might be having temporal lobe brain seizures and ordered an EEG. He also gave me Invega to take 3mg, but I'm so confused on the seizure part. Does this mean the seizures could become more outward such as a REAL seizure.... I did a little research online but I don't know what to think.
Avatar n tn Depakote is an anti-seizure medication that suppresses certain types of seizure activity. There is no reported characteristic EEG findings with Depakote. Zoloft a medication for depression and anxiety also has no specific EEG changes associated with it. Zyprexa, an anti-psychotic agent may provoke seizure activity in 0.9% of patients taking the medication as per premarketing studies. However, there may have been confounding factors contributing to seizure activity.
Avatar f tn I am a pediatric physical therapist and with 31yrs experience I have seen a lot of children with a lot of different types of seizure activity. What you describe is unusual. Have the drs ruled out a lot of diagnoses? I ask because my daughter has/had conversion disorder, and there are some similarities in their stories.
Avatar f tn It doesn't automatically mean that, but it's possible that you have an AVM. AVMs and aneurysms are fairly similar looking, both being malformations. Though not all malformations of the brain become symptomatic, and the discovery of one does not necessarily demand treatment. It really depends on the risk of hemorrhage to determine if and what treatment should be used. There are a number of options for treatment, if needed, so talk to your doctor about those.
Avatar f tn This time the doctor has put her on Kepra. Again her tests came back clear. What does this mean? Does she have epilepsy? Are there other test she should get to make sure it's not something else causing the problems? And will she have to be on medication for the rest of her life? She's made an appointment with the neurologist from her first seizure, but he can't see her until January. Any thoughts or advice? Nothing in general in her life has changed, other than she just got a dog.
Avatar n tn If your daughter only has seizure during a fever, it is more likely that it is associated with febrile seizures than other types of seizure disorders. The fact that she has had several episodes in the past are evidence enough of her proneness to this condition which is why she still presented with this recently. Knowing that your child is prone to febrile seizures, it would be best to try and treating fevers earlier than usual to prevent such seizures from occurring. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn What this paper talks about is trying to boost the immune response using a vaccine specific for particular HLA types. HLA types change depending on where you come from, so they need to look at the HLA types in any particular population and design a vaccine accordingly. For example, HLA-A11 is more common in the Far East while HLA-A2 is more common in the West.
Avatar n tn There are all sorts of different types of tests for hepatitis and types of hepatitis. You should get a copy of your test results and discuss them with your doctor. Based on the comment that was made to you - it's not a sign of a recent hepatitis infection.
Avatar f tn Try magnesium. Calcium contracts and magnesium relaxes the muscles. Magnesium levels are lowest at night. Look for "ate" for types of magnesium. Eg: citrate, glycinate, taurate, chelate. Magnesium oxide is cheap and poorly absorbed.
Avatar f tn I have many questions since I never knew anyone with epilepsy or even that has had seizures. paramedics have witnessed me having a seizure and my eeg showed a partial seizure. they just told me that the seizures are too deep in my brain to find the exact source. I seem to get them after a stress full situation when it is over and I can relax. I have many questions about the findings of this eeg. They wrote up many things in their first report.
Avatar n tn Depakote is an anti-seizure medication that suppresses certain types of seizure activity. There is no reported characteristic EEG findings with Depakote. Zoloft a medication for depression and anxiety also has no specific EEG changes associated with it. Zyprexa, an anti-psychotic agent may provoke seizure activity in 0.9% of patients taking the medication as per premarketing studies. However, there may have been confounding factors contributing to seizure activity.
Avatar f tn i take it you dont mean they were written on a prescription but a blood request form? as i believe they are types of blood test screen. CBC is complete blood count, BMP i think is basic metaobolic panel, i think VAP is something to do with cholesterol? and PSA is testing for an antigen (protein). not sure about the numbers.
Avatar f tn Felt messed up all day, jerks throughout, resulting in seizure by around 8pm, woke up on the floor under my desk. likely brought on by being late with medicine and poor sleeping habits and perhaps stress due arguments with Paulo for a couple days. Major headached afterwards turning into migraine by Thursday if not earler. HATE THESE THINGS AT MY WITS END DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, I HATE MIGRAINES MORE THAN ANYTHING. MY GOD, WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ME? WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE IT STOP???
Avatar n tn Just how safe is it to return to driving? 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 m tn These symptoms can be both. This can be a form of localized seizure involving one part of the brain, and does not cause you to lose consciousness. This can be a side effect of phenytoin but it is rather unlikely since phenytoin aims to stabilize the nerves and prevent these types of occurrences. I suggest that you talk with your doctor regarding doing tests like EEG to pinpoint the cause and rule out if this is really a seizure episode. Regards and God bless.
Avatar f tn I'm still not sure where your new spot is from your prior post ( it's helpful if you keep all your posts together btw- just keep adding to your prior post ). For instance - say you usually have your genital herpes lesions on your right labial area and then you get a lesion on your left buttock area this time. Did it mean that you "spread" the virus to a new area? Does it mean that you were infected with a different strain of herpes?