Seizure types of medication

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Avatar n tn 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.
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.
1000946 tn?1253811447 I was curious as to what type of medication everyone is taking. 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 There are different types of seizures dogs can have. If he has them repeatedly the vet may put him on medication. Some breeds are more prone to them then others.
Avatar n tn You failed to report if the medication was working. The repeat EEg's are to see the progress of the medication, a holter monitor is used for the heart and the only other option would be a long term ambulatory EEg. These are hard to find in many areas. It hardly seems necessary if the neurologist if doing serial EEg's. It would not show anything different. If the medication isn't working then the neurologist should be told and a medication adjustment can be made.
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.
Avatar f tn I have been taking several types of medication through the years for my epilepsy I now take topomax and zonogran and limtical. I have a hard time with my memory staying focused I feel like I am loosing my mind sometimes. Has anyone else had the same side effects?
Avatar f tn What type of problems of learning does she have? Lamictal is known for skin reactions in 2% of patients.
Avatar n tn While i was up there I stopped taking my medication. With the combination of my anxiety and no meds i started to have severe anxiety attacks at night. I've been back home for two weeks now. I'm still having anxiety attacks and now i'm feeling really depressed. I have tingling in my hands and both my feet. I'm questioning whether i'm having seizures or anxiety. I've been doing a lot of on line research and i'm getting concerned.
Avatar f tn If not, it may be worthwhile to record an event and show him/her. The treatment of nonepileptic seizures does not include medication. The mainstay of treatment is psychological therapy. I mentioned this episodic disorder partly because you mention the history of bipolar. However, please know you can also have true epilepsy and bipolar. Have you had a recent seizure/event? I suggest you follow up with a physician to discuss your history.
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...
975514 tn?1325001538 I recently weaned myself off of narcotics, but I suffer from a lot of different types of pain. I have numbness in my foot from some nerve dysfunction sourced from my lower spine. I also have arthritis in my lumbar spine and shoulder. I suffer from tendonitis in my shoulder and arm as well. I have pain that lingers around my body from joint to joint too. one day it will be in my knee, the next day it will be in my hip. I have sciatica.
Avatar n tn now we are on verapamil, gabapentin, pednisone, strong pain meds, and was given a shot of novacane in the back of the base of his skull...nothing helps and its slowly getting worse we go from doctor to doctor eeg;s and mri's always come back normal....we even had a doctor at an e.r. room tell us he was faking it...
Avatar m tn Not sure if I fainted or had some form of a Seizure as I understand there are several types of Seizures. If anyone could give me their opinion, that would be greatly appreciated. I was laying down on couch watching tv. I was doing nothing abnormal or different throughout the day. I got up from couch walked in the kitchen and collapsed on floor face first, with a slight cut above my eyebrow with my right cheek pressed against floor. I was unconscious for approx 1 minute.
Avatar n tn After it is done she remembers very little of what happend durring the seasure. She is currently on no medication. She has become very distressed over this problem. She has not been able to relate these to anything other then the slight possibility of stress. Please help.
Avatar f tn I know this is an old post but for others in the future who may read this... This doesn't require investigating into his food, etc. as it is obviously epilepsy. He has epilepsy in his family background. His brother knows he isn't quite right, which is why he growls at him. The girl dogs are more empathetic (kind of like human chicks are) while males tend to be more of the, "get over it/buck up" types.
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 These changes could also lead to an increased risk of seizures. The most common types of seizures seen in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease include partial complex seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Not everyone with Alzheimer’s disease will experience a seizure; however, this can place them at a higher risk of having one.
Avatar n tn Convulsions in your son do not look like as febrile seizures, but EEG is reported normal which goes with diagnosis of febrile seizure. Febrile seizure is uncommon after 6 years of age, but not absolute. Video EEG precise characterization of seizure types, which allows for specific medical or surgical management. In addition, the physician is more accurately able to differentiate epileptic seizures from paroxysmal events that mimic seizures, including pseudo seizures.
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.
328328 tn?1261682204 It took me a while to find one that would help me find the perfect medication for my type of epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy - starts in childhood, permanent, consists of involuntary jerks of appendages and full-on tonic clonic/grand mal seizures). Be wary of the medication Tegretol if you suspect my type of epilepsy, because it only makes them worse, despite the fact that it works wonders on most other types. As for running into things, I do that a lot too.
911669 tn?1294102788 The doctor ran an EEG and said they saw some light epileptic seizure activity. She also does not want more medication or the risk of pulling her license. Just wondering if these symptoms are familiar to anyone.
Avatar n tn The abrupt withdrawal of the Ativan alone could have caused the seizure - of course - depending on the dosage and how often he was taking it. If he was taking 3-4 of them a day for years on end - he could/would have had the seizure EVEN IF he didn't have the withdrawal from alcohol or was a heavy drinker. Any doctor who cold turkeys a patient off of benzo's is an idiot and shouldn't be a doctor. There are people here who can attest to the problems associated with benzo withdrawal. Good luck.
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.
Avatar f tn I know these are mostly ani-seizure medications. Does this mean that I will have side effects of seizure for quiting these medications? My doctor is will not refill scripts until I come and see him, even if I could afford it, there is not way to fill these meds. If anyone has any comments please help me. I feel lost each day goes by. Like I am an alien leaving this body.
Avatar f tn Preventive migraine therapy especially the use of calcium channel blockers may be essential in controlling the attacks of this type of migraine especially that of the familial type. A study has shown that sporadic hemiplegic migraines may be responsive to calcium channel blocker therapy (http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/1/120).You may want to discuss this with your physician.
676032 tn?1315677663 Also, having anxiety makes the decision of trying medication that much more challenging...b/c we tend to fear so much, and b/c of the "what iff-ing" that goes with anxiety. "What IF this medication makes me sick?" "What if I have a horrible reaction to this med?" "What if I get addicted to this med?" What I always recommend to anyone new to the world of medications is go INTO it with a totally open mind...