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401370 tn?1233328282 THEY TOOK TURNS SHAKING ME,YELLING IN MY EAR,CAUSED PAIN TO GET ME TO COME TO.I FINALLY GOT TO THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT CLOSE TO DEATH,THER I HAD CONVULTIONS AND MORE SEIZURES. WHAT KIND OF BRAIN DAMAGE COULD HAVE BEEN INCURED WHILE BEING MISTREATED FOR THE SEIZURES.I DO NOT HAVE THE SAME MEMORY.I AM NOTNEAR AS ORGANIZED AS BEFORE.I GET CONFUSED EASILY.IS THIS NORMAL AND WILL IT GET BETTER OR WORSE.
Avatar f tn He told her to check into a unit and get off the meds except the anti rejection meds. Before she saw him (last week by the way) she had made up her mind to get off all of it anyway. She had already stopped the pain med she had been on for quite a while before she saw him and that shows she is serious about it. The likely reason for the shingles is an ortho gave her 3 steroid shots in a 2-3 month time period for very severe pain as her "hamstring" was torn loose in her pelvic area.
Avatar n tn Does sound like a genetic abnormality as both twins have similar seizure patterns. Type of seizure is important (generalized or grand mal vs focal or partial) as to treatment and cause. Full workups whould be done including specialized MRI protocol specifically for epilepsy to look for any tiny malformations that could potentially be removed or structural lesion that needs further evaluation. WIth the recurrent seizures, they willl likely need to be on long term therapy.
Avatar n tn The good thing about the seizure unit is that they will put you through a lot of things to try and cause a seizure to manifest itself. It is a good idea to have one of those. Several of the neurologist that I have seen have said though that sometimes a seizure is located deep enough in the brain that a normal EEG doesn't pick it up, except for the branches of nerves that it affects, if that makes sense.
Avatar n tn Chest xray,2 spinal taps, multiple bld, urine and central line cultures all negative.EEG once the 14 hour seizure stopped showed something abnormal but the neurologist said it wasn't seizure activity but unsure what it was.GYN exam unremarkable.She did develop a UTI few days after admission.She also had a fever fluctuating from 99 to 103 degrees on and off the antibiotics. Liver function tests were normal.
1653487 tn?1303527762 Any human being can have a seizure, although some people's seizure threshold is lower than others, for reasons unknown, perhaps genetic or otherwise. Usually, though, the seizure would be a reaction to a medication, for example, or some type of food/alcohol. But "epilepsy" is defined as one/two or more seizures which are unprovoked, or have no obvious cause. SInce your EEG showed abnormal, i.e.
Avatar n tn My second question is, could the combination of drinking, the abrupt withdrawal from a benzodiazepine, and the Zprexa (which I have read can lower the seizure threshold), have preciptated his seizure. He has never, ever had severe withdrawal symptoms before; it always seemed fairly easy for him to quit. Thank you. B.J.
Avatar f tn Three days after her doctor visit she complained of nausea and severe fatigue. The next day she experienced a seizure at home and has been in the hospital since. She is experiencing expressive aphasia and emotional outbursts. the doctors thought at first that she was suffering from prophyria(sp?) and then believed she had enchephalapthy. Her tests have come back negative for the prophyria, HSV, West Nile.
Avatar n tn At 14 Had a grand mal seizure (in shower). My mother believed it was from not eating. I dropped a lot of weight very quickly, and was not eating properly. CT scans normal, MRI normal (sinus problems though), and EEG's have been normal, BUT I've had some show slowing (whatever that means). Have been on a non-theraputic level of Dilantin for years! Last week started with a new neurologist, and she would like me to try Lexapro; in which I'm very afraid too! She thinks maybe it's JUST anxiety.
Avatar m tn On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 -- I had my first full seizure – after weeks and weeks of emails to MedHelp and no advice – after a kind of environmental hell for a month!!! I was on Tegretol that day and so basically I conclude it doesn't work for me!!! See Mary’s post on “pulsating hyperacusis.” And mine! This seizure was brought on by allergies, low blood sugar, and being ignored for hours in the ER…and the effete and rough handling by the local EMS people!
Avatar m tn I had 5 seizures while being monitored, but no seizure activity on the EEG. Before I was able to get an appointment to the EEG monitoring unit my Neurologist put me on Keppra and with minor changes in the dosage it finally began to work. I went 3 nights without having a seizure (before EEG testing). The Dr. has since taken me off of the meds and the seizures are back. It is very difficult to sleep or sleep for long periods of time and feel that I'm going somewhat crazy.
Avatar m tn I had 5 seizures while being monitored, but no seizure activity on the EEG. Before I was able to get an appointment to the EEG monitoring unit my Neurologist put me on Keppra and with minor changes in the dosage it finally began to work. I went 3 nights without having a seizure (before EEG testing). The Dr. has since taken me off of the meds and the seizures are back. It is very difficult to sleep or sleep for long periods of time and feel that I'm going somewhat crazy.
Avatar f tn Recently he had an attack where he grabbed his head due to severe pain and collapsed, started having what we thought to be seizure like activity. Doctor said his eyes were not reacting, they intubated him and flew him to another hospital thinking possible aneurism. While in the hospital he was fine although very sedated from pain medication they were giving him. My mom and I have noticed that since that hospitalization, his eyes don't quite look right.
486038 tn?1300066967 And as far as this thread on seizures, yes I mentioned all this to my doc's, and so far haven't been treated, all though I was to be shipped to a hospital seizure unit permanently until I chose to go to NYU to look a the whole picture instead of just this small problem... so when I turned down that "offer" i so far haven't recieved any further treatment and at NYU they are focusing on testing right now.... I did have an EEG by Dr.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year old who had my first seizure of life on April 16,1997. Just prior to my seizure, my left quadracep muscle began to spasm. I was mowing my lawn at the time and thought the spasm was normal muscle strain. The spasm subsided but about 10 seconds later my left knee began to wobble uncontrollably. Almost immediately my left quad again began to spasm. Shortly thereafter, my entire left side seized and I became unconscious before I hit the ground.
Avatar n tn The only way to be absolutley sure would be to admit her to a EEG-video monitoring unit and record video and EEG overnight. The question of her having seizures all her life is more dependent on the underlying cause of her seizures than any of the events of the past few months. If she has temporal lobe seizures the chances of growing out of them are low, if she has benign focal epilepsy of childhood the chances of remission are very high.
Avatar m tn I recomended you to bring your friends to hospital or emergency unit bcos any seizure can develop hypoxia. Hypoxia is situation when your brain did not get much oksigen. At the late stage, casualty can dead..
Avatar n tn i am 22 and have an eight week old baby i had a seizure 3 days ago this was my first what could it be
Avatar m tn newly diagnosed with early stages of parkinson's. (he is now 57). And, just learned e needs a hip replacement. Would like to use a TENS unit to manage pain in hip/leg until his surgery in May '11, but all indications caution it's use in persons with seizure disorders. What is your experience with this in your patients, especially since it will be used in the hip/leg area, not near the neck/head? Thanks in advance for your responses!
619439 tn?1282097679 Ironically, she was a past boss of mine. Years ago I worked on the psychiatric unit and she was in charge. Thank God I got along with her well. She did ask me if I would be uncomfortable with her doing the evaluation and I said no. I then met the doctor. He wants to complete the first two ECT treatments with me staying in the hospital. My anxiety shot up. I told him I use to work on the psychiatric unit and was embarrassed that I might see old coworkers.
Avatar m tn The best way to find out where the seizure is coming from is by catching a seizure on EEG. The way we do this is by monitoring them in a pediatric epilepsy unit while they are off of all medications. This is something that may be indicated in your son as he seems to be having problems with his memory. The problem with his eyes and walking are likely due to his medication--a common side effect of Tegretol.
Avatar n tn Another possiblity is a nonepileptic seizure, or what's commonly known as a pseudo seizure which arises from multiple psychosocial issues. Please keep in mind I have not personally examined your daughter nor have I reviewed her medical history in detail. These are simply suggestions. COnsider getting a second opinion from another neurologist and think about an epilepsy monitoring unit.
Avatar f tn If the EEG and MRI are normal, some people choose, along with guidance from their doctor, not to start seizure medications. After the second seizure, the risk of a third seizure is much higher, and anti-epileptics are strongly recommended, particularly when a reversible cause for the seizures is not found. Continued follow-up with the neurologist is recommended. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.