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Avatar m tn what is the difference between a partial seizure (staring/blinking/lip smacking) compared to when it is just normal behavior for a child??? i know what full blown seizures are, the whole body jerky movements, but what about the more simple seizures, how can an observer tell the difference??? also, what about the difference between sleep seizures and just normal sleep twitches??? thanks!!!
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.
Avatar f tn just recently have started getting chest pain just before a seizure and stops shortly after the seizure stops. meds- keppra and lamotrigine.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son was diagnosed in March with Partial complex seizure disorder. This weekend, he called out to my husband, when my husband went to see what he wanted, he said Daddy I feel funny. Then he seemed fine. My husband seem to think it was nothing, I on the other hand think differently. Since this happened, he has been very aggitated at home and at school, quick tempered, very much off task, tired, and just not himself. His teacher and counselor also have noticed the change.
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.
1653487 tn?1303527762 No probs at all. It's good you're going to an epileptologist. They know much more than the average neurologist. Great you have all these questions. Since you're new to the epilepsy community, and are learning about epilepsy/seizures, it's good to do as much research as you can, and familiarize yourself with different types of seizures. It's amazing how many different types of seizures there are, affecting b/tw 2.
Avatar n tn only know of one type of seizure. Partial seizures include those that you don't lose conciousness. Here is a link for more info and a link to a forum: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/answerplace/ http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&number=33&SUBMIT=Go I hope this is of help to you.
Avatar n tn My daughter Alexa is a little over 7 and a half months old and just went through her second sudden partial awakening tonight. Her first one was one month ago. We rushed her to a well respected pediatric hospital in the middle of the night last time. 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.
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.
Avatar n tn I was first told they were Basilar migraine but since they progressed with movement frequency and duration over the years, they have now been labeled partial complex. I also have had a complete neurogenic bladder for 5 years and self cath to empty. I never loose urine. I have no known spinal disease or injury. MS work-up negative. Also restless legs , migraine and very painful Fibromyalgia. My question today after that bit of background is what information is available on Topamax.
Avatar n tn Are you sure she is receiving the right medicine ? There are different types of seizures. Generalized, partial, myoclonic, etc. What are the symptoms ? It is rare to have all the tests come normal while you have regular seizures. Was an EEG done ?
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 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 f tn Primary Generalized Seizure, Absence Seizure, Atypical Absence Seizure, Myoclonic Seizure, Atonic Seizure, Tonic Seizure, Clonic Seizure, Tonic-Clonic Seizure, Partial Seizure, Simple-Partial Seizure, Complex-Partial Seizure, Secondary Generalized Seizure, Psychogenic Seizure, and Hypoxic Seizure.
Avatar n tn Her 2nd seizure episode, which in her case is 2 types back-to-back (complex partial and then generalized convulsive) came in April. She was then prescribed Tegretol and diagnosed with epilepsy. We then went for an MRI, which came back normal. The Tegretol is helping, as we have only had a 3rd seizure in May that was not as severe as the first 2 episodes.
Avatar f tn seizures. In a simple partial seizure, your consciousness is not impaired, but either one limb (or part of a limb) will rhythmically twitch or you will experience unusual tastes or sensations, such as a feeling of "pins and needles," in a distinct part of your body. If a simple partial seizure develops into another type of seizure, it is often called a "warning" or "aura.
763149 tn?1234423248 I have white matter and grey matter spots/lesions that are unenhanced with contrast (demyelination) and was told it could possibly cause partial seizure disorder. I just forgot all about that part and concentrated on dealing with the Narc/Cat. In september of this year I was taking a nap and awoke to my face seizing up and my eyes rolling back and twitching and my mouth and jaw felt ripped open to the limits and I could no longer breath in or out.
Avatar m tn hi, what kind of things make seizures worse and more specifically (simple partial seizures). for example computer screen, thirsty, lack of quality sleep, concentrating for periods of time, heat etc and what people feel before they have a seizure like an hour or two before , if anything??
3242988 tn?1359310116 I have multiple types of seizures and it is scary. I have been on allot of medication to try and control them. Keppra was one of them, if I remember correctly I maxed out on the dosage and had to be put on another one. I also hate taking pills but that is just another thing I had to get use to. Oxcarbazepine does not sound like one of the medications I have been on over the years, so I can not tell you about that one. I do not recommend smoking marijuana along with your seizure medication.
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 Even while sober for two years I still averaged a seizure once every week to ten days, mostly partial focal, but I have recently had total black out types as well after relapsing. I am back off the booze again though and no more seizures. I hope it stays that way. I hope you can keep you seizures under control. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Hello Eveyone, Greetings, I was going through one of the interaction with tazbuglady on partial seizures and I got interested as the story is similar for me n my daughter. She is also of the same age (9 years and 10 months) and has been diagnosed with 's/o genralised epilepsy' by her neuro who did a hour long sleep deprived VEEG on her only this month. Her brain MRI with Contrast is absolutely normal.
Avatar n tn (deja-vu) (c) smell (olfactory aura) (d) sounds, simple or complex/formed (auditory aura) (ii) SEIZURE - EARLY STAGE (also called complex partial seizure) - In the vast majority of temporal lobe seizures, an observer commonly notices that the patient stares, looks "spaced out", and fails to respond (or inappropriately responds) to calls or commands. Although the patient usually looks "awake" in this phase of the seizure, he or she loses mental contact with the world.
Avatar n tn However, ever since that time, I have suffered what I now understand to be simple partial seizures. Each seizure consists of an aura followed shortly by olfactory and/or gustatory hallucinations. With suprising consistency, I will experience between 5-15 "seizures" (each lasting only a few seconds) over a several hour period, with each episode of seizures recurring every 2-4 weeks. I have been able to establish that there is no causal link (e.g.
Avatar n tn However, ever since that time, I have suffered what I now understand to be simple partial seizures. Each seizure consists of an aura followed shortly by olfactory and/or gustatory hallucinations. With suprising consistency, I will experience between 5-15 "seizures" (each lasting only a few seconds) over a several hour period, with each episode of seizures recurring every 2-4 weeks. I have been able to establish that there is no causal link (e.g.
Avatar n tn (deja-vu) (c) smell (olfactory aura) (d) sounds, simple or complex/formed (auditory aura) (ii) SEIZURE - EARLY STAGE (also called complex partial seizure) - In the vast majority of temporal lobe seizures, an observer commonly notices that the patient stares, looks "spaced out", and fails to respond (or inappropriately responds) to calls or commands. Although the patient usually looks "awake" in this phase of the seizure, he or she loses mental contact with the world.
Avatar n tn 1) While the episode is quite suspicious of a partial seizure (temporal lobe origin?) with generalization, there are some atypical features. I think the possibilities of syncope and pseudo-seizure do stand, and can not be ruled out with any confidence. 2) The matter of starting anti-epileptic medication after a first seizure is complex.
Avatar n tn However, ever since that time, I have suffered what I now understand to be simple partial seizures. Each seizure consists of an aura followed shortly by olfactory and/or gustatory hallucinations. With suprising consistency, I will experience between 5-15 "seizures" (each lasting only a few seconds) over a several hour period, with each episode of seizures recurring every 2-4 weeks. I have been able to establish that there is no causal link (e.g.
Avatar n tn However, ever since that time, I have suffered what I now understand to be simple partial seizures. Each seizure consists of an aura followed shortly by olfactory and/or gustatory hallucinations. With suprising consistency, I will experience between 5-15 "seizures" (each lasting only a few seconds) over a several hour period, with each episode of seizures recurring every 2-4 weeks. I have been able to establish that there is no causal link (e.g.