Seizure types terminology

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620923 tn?1452919248 There are many different types of Nystagmus with downbeat the most common found in ACM type 1 VNG is a test for Nystagmus Videonystagmography (VNG) is a test of your balance system. The tests is necessary to diagnose problems that have been determined by a history of vertigo and or dizziness with associated Nystagmus The exam may include detailed hearing and balance tests.
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
Avatar m tn Temporal Lobe Scaring, ademo, swelling. (Possibilities: from the seizure or other unknown reasons) MRI CONCLUSION results are as follows: The posterior aspext of the right hippocampal body and tail is slightly enlarged and has mild increased FLAIR signal. The rest of the hippocampal formation is within normal limits. Differential diagnosis includes right hippocampus edema versus questionable early hippocampal sclerosis. Clinical EEF correlation is recommended.
Avatar m tn My mom is 66 and has had MS for 20 years. I apologize for not using the right terminology here, but her MS symptoms are focused in her feet and legs and are constant (she says it feels like her legs/feet are asleep, but it is painful). They think her MS was caused by a slipped disk destroying nerves around her spine. When first diagnosed she was entered into a UCSF pain management study and the pain killer cocktail that worked for her combined Methadone, Notriptyline, and Dilantin.
Avatar n tn It,also,doesn't take much for an individual to have a seizure. We never know what our seizure threshold is so it's always good to be cautious. It's not necessary to to go to the hospital to detox; it can be done at home. It MUST be tapered s l o w l y, over time. That's why we suggest contacting your doctor for a good taper plan. There really isn't a degree of addiction with butalbital ( strongly or lightly ). It's like being pregnant: you are or you are not!
Avatar m tn Sounds like a possible seizure to me also and there are different types of seizures and causes. Possibly a mild stroke? I would think complete blood work and possibly X-rays should be done. TBD would not be out of the rhelm of possibilities.
Avatar m tn I am worried that I will still withdrawal from Xanax while being on the 10mg valiums for a week. The last thing I want is to experience a seizure or any other serious xanax withdrawal effect. I do have about 2 xanax bars left. I usually take 2-3 bars a day though (i'm so used to xanax - I can fully function on even 3 bars taken at once). Should I notify my doctor that I lost the remaining xanax? Or should the 10mg valiums relieve any xanax withdrawal effects for just a week?
416285 tn?1207175516 And remember, the whole point is to improve the quality of his life, and if having to avoid gluten will do that, he will soon learn to enjoy the different types of gluten-free products that are available. Another suggestion...Enterolab (try searching for A fecal antibody test along with allele testing is much more accurate than either the blood test or biopsy. There are such test results through blood tests that are false negative, and perhaps your sons was just that.
Avatar m tn I'm not seeing the page to the link blue posted, I'm getting a "page not available" message, so I cannot comment on the content. Don't get too hung up on any one piece of information though. I can tell you with confidence that this isn't a theory that's widely accepted. I can only tell you that as of today, there is no irrefutable proof, due to scientific studies, that long term benzo use causes "brain damage" or caused numerous brain cells to die.
Avatar m tn some times in the evenings mostly i get like a abnormal shakiness in side my body which makes my jaw chatter and my my body for no reason what so ever kind of like i seizure is on coming or started ! i just don't no what to do because this is getting out of control ..
195469 tn?1388326488 Treat your patient with compassion. 2. Never demean your patient by talking over their head in medical terminology. Remember they coming to you for help and need you to speak so that they can understand you. They wouldn't be with you if they felt well and those of us who have all these confusing symptoms really feel lost and sick and don't want to be confused any more than we already are. 3. If you do not know what is wrong, admit it.
Avatar n tn Keeps your seizure threshold up and slows withdrawals. How is it prescribed for you? Did you take any yet? Did he put you on a tapering dose schedule with the phenobarbital? Dealing with withdrawal: Stick to the taper plan,rest,remain calm (your nervous system needs to heal),force fluids and eat small meals. I don't know about a "solution" you mean the Thomas Recipe"? Headache is a major withdrawal sympton along with anxiety and insomnia. Be sure to stick with the taper!
Avatar n tn I am going to another neuro at Cornell Hospital, and am going to request another EMG, Brand and SPINE MRI, spinal tap, and ask what other types of bloodwork can be performed. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences? Should I be asking for the doctors for anything else? I am so scared - please help. Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn In retrospect, I was referring to the typical types of people that I know who take it. I.e. college students who take it to study & party. I have seen the dark side of whats possible for people who became addicted who may or may not have needed it. I do think that its over prescribed. There are many people I know who don't have any ADHD or related symptoms but somehow still get prescribed copious amounts of the stuff, by doctors (that are still in practice...get it).
Avatar n tn maybe your dehydrated.... * Metabolic disorders * Low levels of B=6 * Certain types of neuropathy Sometimes its just gas, especially if you are getting sharp pains in the top of your back, i never thought gas would go there but it does, try a Simethecone tablet, see if it goes away. You can get sharp pains in the bowel if your are constipated. Or if you have been in one position for a long time, then get relaxed, it can happen then.
Avatar f tn My daughter takes it for complicated migraines that lead to seizures and topomax is an anti seizure drug. Her neurologist never mentioned hair loss. I even called to verify. She said that hair loss isn't mentioned. but that everyone's system is different. If extreme weight is involved then that is the culprit not the drug. The drug only helps kill the appetite. YOu still need some will. The weight loss you are taking about is fantastic.
Avatar n tn very often at least one nostril becomes fatter as though a spot has formed inside my nose, even though it hasn't and my nose goes tough and sore - i got that dry nose thing (forgotten terminology) as a kid how it all crusts up and u cant breathe and even tho i never get ill i always seem to have a sore nose - :( x
Avatar m tn The sensation is almost like bugs crawling under the skin but always gives me a feeling like I need to stay away from those types of things. I wonder if this is the same experience you are all having with your eyes??
Avatar n tn they know a seizure is coming on.) This is usually a feeling of lightheadedness and a drop in blood pressure. I can usually avoid the seizure by putting my head between my legs to get more blood to my brain. I have read that others have had a diagnosis of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) related to these events. I have been diagnosed with both in the past. I am sure that this is vasovagal fainting associated with valsalva.
Avatar n tn -) at least to come across as more sincere about the whole matter. For what it's worth, it is a very weird sensation to say the least. For you of those that get accompanying headaches, you might want to take a look doing a search on Google for CSF leaks, sinuses, etc. If the symptoms sound a bit too familiar, you may want to go see a specialist (not a regular old general practioner) to be on the safe side.
Avatar n tn Microcalcifications are small calcium deposits found within the breast tissue. There are different types of microcalcifications, and based on their pattern on the mammogram it gives the radiologist clues as to their cause. For instance microcalcifications that are more scattered are probably due to a benign (non-cancerous) cause, a “cluster” of microcalcifications may increase concern that there may be an underlying tumor. There may or may not be any 'lesion' visible on mammography.
Avatar n tn Forgive me if I overreach here into technically incorrect medical terminology, but I am just trying to find words that describe the experience.