Seizure types effects

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401370 tn?1233328282 If you have very few symptoms of a seizure, but didn't endure the full blown effects (silent seizure perhaps?), can an EMG still detect it? Just wondering, because I have Lupus, and sometimes I will notice SEVERE dizzy spells for like 5 seconds,along with numbness or tingling feeling of my teeth WHILE the dizzy spells are taking place, then a weird jolt down my left arm.. (I had tests performed by my doc and they stated it wasn't heart related). Very strange..
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 It worked miracles for me, but after only 5 weeks it allowed my seizure disorder to break through their medication. GIANT BUMMER. But anyway, was wondering about the differences. Anyone know? Thanks, what a great place this is for us heppers ... and how much I appreciate those of you who've gone before us and still come here to help.
1000946 tn?1253811447 I've taken all sorts of anti depressants and meds like lyrica (think these are anti seizure meds) nothing has helped. When I took the vicoden for pain that seemed to be the only thing that helped. I am on no meds at the present time but I'm having a major flare. What is helping other fibro sufferers?
Avatar m tn It is usually recommended in those with severe epilepsy, or those who have several types of seizures and refractory seizures. Central nervous system and/or respiratory-depressant effects can be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs especially in elderly patients and patients with medical disorders. A patient needs to be monitored for CNS and respiratory depression while on these two drugs.
1653487 tn?1303527762 I just recently had my first (that I am aware of) seizure at 35 years of age... My husband witnessed the episode but I have no memory of it happening. This happened in my sleep this past Sunday night (March 27th)... After two days in the hospital and the plethora of tests, the MRI came back normal but the EEG showed abnormalities in the back right lobe of my brain. I was placed on an anti-seizure medication - Keppra 1000mg and told that I can not drive for at least 6 months...
Avatar f tn Postictal (following seizure) changes can just be part of the effects of the seizure, but these typically last a few hours or at most days. Children with epilepsy can have behavioral changes as a result of their reaction to the diagnosis if they understand it. In addition, patients with epilepsy are at higher risk of developing depression, and in children, this depression may be expressed as behavioral changes and agitation rather than the more typical symptoms of depression.
Avatar n tn There isn't alot of information out there on these types of migraines so I just wondered if someone else experiences the same symptoms. I have suffered from headaches since I was a kid, and I am now 31. The seizures didn't start till 5 years ago though, and it is getting progressively worse. My MRI's have been normal, as well as my EEG's, and the spinal tap results got lost and i refuse to have another one.
Avatar f tn I was worried because he usually bounced back right away from his seizures. I called the vet and they said it was side effects from the seizure and pb, they said he would be back to normal in 2-7 days. I was really skeptical because he was acting so strange but I was still patient with him. Next day he would not stop whining and pacing the house. Second day he woke up much better he remembered a few more stuff but not completely back to normal about 70%.
Avatar n tn You are on a high dose now, so tapering slowly and switching to klonopin at the end and some anti seizure medication the very last week is what you have to do, and have all of this monitored closely by your doctor. I would suggest tapering in phases...phase one getting down to the 1 -2 mgs level/day, and learning how to sleep without xanax, maybe substituting some short term use of ambien if necessary.
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 Good Morning. My 14 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with seizure activity in the left side of her brain after having an EEG. She fainted twice in the spring and after several tests it was determined that she had hypoglycemia. We started feeding her more frequent smaller meals.
1336659 tn?1275893725 I have had the same issues when I was on Keppra, but I was also maxed out on the dosage, and I was on I believe 3 other types of seizure meds at the time. I can't remember if I every was on Topamax or not, sorry. I would get another EEG to see if the seizures are starting to breakthrough. Early this year I started to have the same problems again, and had to be put on another drug.
Avatar f tn Hi, my 17 yro son was found last week, on the ground, across the street from his HS. Apparently he was having a severe Grand Mal Seizure. EMS reported he had been seizing for at least 15 minutes. Verset was administered to stop his seizing. However, he has a history of neg reaction to Versed as well as many other medications. This is due to a medobolic disorder, which causes various reactions and poor metabolizing of all drug's.
316189 tn?1193614081 With these types of medications, there are many side effects they produce. I am not saying you did or did not have a seizure, like I said, there are many kinds, only a dr. can tell you that. I think a neurologist is a good idea, they are more knowledgeable in these medications and symptoms compared to the general practice. But a general practitioner is always the best way to start.
Avatar f tn My wife (37yrs old) has been on Topamax for a month because of a seizure (First seizure ever was one month ago) Her dosage was increased to 200mg a day. She has all the side effects listed. My question for anyone on this drug is #1 Do the side effects ever go away (Level Off ) or will she remain tired and sluggish all the time. #2 Is your memory always effected? Having two small kids makes this a very hard time.
Avatar f tn Namaste, Tegretol is used in the treatment of seizure disorders, including certain types of epilepsy. It is also prescribed for trigeminal neuralgia (severe pain in the jaws) and pain in the tongue and throat. In addition, some doctors use Tegretol to treat alcohol withdrawal, cocaine addiction, and emotional disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and abnormally aggressive behavior. The drug is also used to treat migraine headache and "restless legs.
1925822 tn?1333709217 My PCP of course says it can't be related. My former NS's PA explained it all away to to us, she told us how CM effects an unborn fetus and said that the Dr would be showing my on the MRI the cause of my walking issues. She was better than any Dr I've ever seen at explaining things to the patient. Anyway, like most of us it's a long story, but IMO leg problems, pain and tingling in the legs and even severe leg cramps 'can' be related to or directly caused by CM.
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 m tn He hasn't had a seizure and the side effects are almost completely gone. For the first few days he was wobbly, fell down a few times, and couldn't climb the stairs. He paced around a lot and seemed to be confused and scared. Now he is back to his usual happy self. He still pees a lot but has mostly regained bowel and bladder control. Really glad I found this community! Helped me deal with the situation.
183202 tn?1219857259 I am wondering if the caffeine could have caused my body to think the Lorazepam was OUT of my system, since I know caffeine can NULL the effects of Lorazepam, and thus had a seizure since my body acted like it was going through Lorazepam withdrawal... do you think this is a possibility?? I have also had adverse reactions to the generic Metoprolol I was put on.
Avatar m tn If the seizure arises weeks to months after injury, it is referred to as posttraumatic epilepsy. The frequency of these seizure types tend to decrease with time. The treatment is accomplished with a single antiepileptic medication, if clinically indicated. It is important to remember that every medicine has risks and benefits. If a cortical scar for the epileptic focus is present on MRI and the seizures are not controlled with medications, surgical resection may be an option.
Avatar f tn I tried many things for pain that simply did not work at all end or the side effects very disturbing. Just after Christmas my Dad brought me to his place in Florida hoping that the warmth, change etc. would help. While there a met a Dr. who also stayed in the same complex for the winter and was an aquaintance of my Father's. A very long story short, he helpled my prescribing me Oxy Contin. Within a few weeks, the pain was managed very well and I became my old self again.
Avatar n tn I have been reading about the effects of Adderall. I have noticed in my son and step-son both that they have dispayed some signs of Autism. I was wondering if it was a possibility that it could be another long term adverse effect of the Adderall? They have become very nervous and fidgety, neither were before taking this medication. My step-son has the most severe sypmtoms.
Avatar f tn The doctors seem to think that I have begun feeling the effects of arthritis and are talking eventual hip replacement as soon as 10 years from now. Is there anyone to whom this has happened? If so, how have you gone about physically making the best of it? What courses of action have you taken (cortisone, arthroscopic surgery, etc?) I just want some guidance from someone who has been through it, not a doctor telling me what "could" happen. Thanks.
Avatar f tn First, start it very slowly, and step up the dosage very, very slowly. If you dive into it, it will give you side effects that will make you quit using it before it has a chance to help you at all. Secondly, read the Health Pages (look over on that -----> side of the page somewhere to access a listing of them) that talk about treating neuropathic pain. Pain in the nervous system is different from other pains, like muscle and joint pain or headache.
Avatar n tn Re: EEG side effects? [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by ccf neuro M.D.* on March 14, 1998 at 22:53:25: In Reply to: EEG side effects? posted by Barbara Ellen on March 05, 1998 at 19:10:01: Hi....I had an EEG earlier today after the neurologist had told me that he thought that I was haing seizures. I felt fine up until the test was finished.
Avatar n tn Seizures is one of the more serious side effects of Celexa, you did the right thing in discontinuing it. It sounds like your doctor took you off of it and hopefully you have found something else that works. We never know how our bodies will respond to these types of medications, as it's often trial and error. Always work closely with your doctor anytime you're on medication. I know this was scary and I hope all is well now. Take care.
Avatar f tn Sorry....I meant the side effects of TAKING meds are better than the side effects of STOPPING the meds.