Types of seizure disorders in children

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Avatar n tn I and both my children have celiac disease and she does the cooking, while I do the cleaning and laundry. She is constantly trying to raise my children for me in front of me and behind my back, as is FIL, to the point that they dole out punishments without asking permission from me or my husband. My neurologist put me on 100 mg (gradually) of Topamax due to a history of migraines. That's it for the back ground. My question concerns the 48 hour EEG I had.
Avatar f tn Seizures are common in pediatric age group and occur in approximately 10% of children. Most seizures are provoked by body disorders originating outside the brain, such as high fever, infection, syncope, head trauma; shortness of breath for want of oxygen can also cause seizure, or cardiac abnormalities. What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure?
911669 tn?1294102788 Adults and children with certain chronic brain disorders often exhibit symptoms of dyskinesia. Movement can occur in the head, arms, legs, hand, feet, lips, or tongue. The dyskinesias can be categorized as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, and paroxysmal tardive (late-onset type). Other forms of dyskinesia include athetosis, ballism, akathisia, tics, stereotypy, and restless legs....
Avatar n tn The inability to tolerate a change in routine is common in children, and adults, with mental retardation. She should be given notice of upcoming changes well in advance and then at intervals, so she has a chance to process the change and better deal with it. Does she show any autistic tendancies? rocking, repetitive movements that she does when stressed (called "stimming").
Avatar n tn is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
Avatar f tn These seizures often occur soon after you wake up, either on their own or with other forms of a generalized seizure. In an absence seizure, your consciousness is briefly interrupted, with no other signs, except perhaps for a fluttering of your eyelids. These seizures happen most often in children and are sometimes known as "petit mal" seizures.
Avatar n tn As far as the memory issues, well. . .I am a mother of 6 and grandmother of 5 so far, and I AM in my mid-40's. I believe that children steal brain cells anyway! For Wuu108, I am all for any further enlightenment or spiritual awareness or whatever you want to call it. Over that past 2 years, I would say that I have much more heightened spiritual awareness, but I'm not sure it has anything to do with the dent in my skull. But I think I will contemplate what you posted.
Avatar f tn Elleon, Reading your story is like reading hundreds of others who have or suspected Lyme and got the same treatment----with small variations in symptoms. First let me say---- none of us here are doctors. But many of us have been in your shoes and have gone on to devote much time to trying to help others wade through this morass of mis- and dis-information. And we certainly can't say WITH CERTAINTY that you do have Lyme or one of it's co-infections.
Avatar f tn L and the therapist did find she had low tone in her mouth which doesn't explain the loss of language but explains the difficulty in regaining the language. She is going in for a 48 hour EEG to rule out a seizure disorder that causes aphasia. No one really knows and we are hearing a lot of "wait and see.
Avatar n tn The sudden partial awakenings are normal events in the lives of infants and young children, and they are not dangerous. A reliable and useful reference is the book Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber from Children's Hospital in Boston. It contains detailed descriptions of sudden partial awakening and how to manage them. It's also a good reference re: other types of childhood sleep problems and issues.
Avatar n tn In pallid breath-holding spells, the breath-holding itself may not be evident. However, consciousness is briefly lost in both types of breath-holding spell. An electroencephalogram may be useful in sorting this out, although I doubt from your description a seizure is the explanation of your nephew's behavior. I hope this information will be useful to you and your family. It is provided for educational purposes only. HFHS.
Avatar m tn There is no history on either me or my husbands side of his family of any types or disorders, No sicknesses, we both are very healthy and come from health families as well. This is our third boy, and out previous two are healthy. One of his neurosurgeons seems to think that this all happened due to the brain being "pushed" up against the skull during delivery. I had a normal healthy pregnancy with a vaginal delivery and 20 min. of pushing. He had high apgar scores at 1 and 10 min.
Avatar f tn which he did none of) We have no history of any sort of neurological disorders in the family. I am unsettled because being the mom of energetic boys, I have seen them spin around and play hard and never have I seen one of them shake. Could there be some other underlying issue that can cause this behavior?
Avatar n tn For the past moth i have experienced severe pressure on the top of my head, swithing from left to right depending on how i lay down, or in the the middle part of the top of my head. Ivebeen to the doctor 4 times, they insist its sinus, but i have no soar throat no stuffy nose ect...jsut pressure on the top of my head. I also feel tired alot, hopeless,sometimesd dizzy....this happens from when i wake up to when i go t obed..it never goes away, i have taken ive profin, sinus medicine ect....
287246 tn?1318573663 What I mean by that is just keeping in touch. You have made NO efforts in the area of keeping in touch. None! You can’t spend your life always waiting for someone else. Sometimes when you want something, you have to be the one to make it happen. I have 6 children and my job never ends. It may be different if you lived right around the corner. My husband works so much that he is hardly home. I am w/the kids by myself 99% of the time.
Avatar n tn As a mum, and grandmom I know one of the hardest things in the world is when your children are ill . It is even harder when you have no reason. I wish you and your family all the best .
Avatar n tn didn't feel comfortable there, then you might want to try some other meetings in different places. There is quite a difference between meetings in different parts of town or in different towns. I have found 3 meetings that I absolutely love to go to. The people there are very friendly, optimistic, loving, honest, and positive addicts who actually know my name. I go to AA because the meetings are a world better than NA.
Avatar n tn Other neurodegenerative disorders which include movement disorders should be considered, especially with the history of dystonia. Since you're young, Wilson's disease is a possibility (liver can't process copper resulting in neurologic, liver, and psychiatric manifestations). This can be evaluated with Blood and urine tests to look for copper accumulation. More specialized testing to evaluate you for degenerative diseases such as PET scan or MR SPECT could be considered.
Avatar n tn I am a 41 year old female with a 2 year old, in good health other than being about 10 pounds overweight. Two months ago I began experiencing shortness of breath. I yawn constantly in an attempt to get air. The doctor thought asthma, especially given my family history of lung problems, so though my lungs sounded clear I tried advair/albuterol. No change in condition. I had a ct scan to check for a pulmonary embolism and everything looked good.
Avatar n tn ) discovered that the Pineal Glands of those who had suffered from specified mental disorders, showed a considerable excess of serotonin in their Pineal Glands. The average amount of serotonin found in the Pineal Glands of normal persons is about 3.14 to 3.52 micrograms per gram of tissue. One schizophrenic was found to have a Pineal Gland containing 10 micrograms of serotonin, around 3 times higher, while another patient, a sufferer from delirium tremens, had a Pineal Gland containing 22.
Avatar f tn Since posting this I was diagnosed with superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Which is a fancy way of saying I have a hole in one of my semicircular canals. The canals help you to balance so when they don't work properly you become very dizzy. I also got diagnosed with cochlear otosclerosis and atypical Menieres. I had surgery to fix the hole in my canal and whilst my surgeon was moving my brain out of the way about half a dozen arachnoid granulations burst and I sprung a leak.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
1098760 tn?1266451497 http://www.drdonnica.com/fastfacts/00004292.htm I dont know if anyone else has trouble locating extensive or specific information on seizures, but I sure have. Its taken me a year and a half to learn the types of seizures I have as the neurologists frankly have pretty poor bed side manners, and my internet searches are often incomplete. I thought I might share this Article as maybe someone else has the same questions Ive had. So heres the link to the article and the article its self.
Avatar n tn I practiced cognitive behavioral therapy, at the University of Pennsylvania, which promoted a Holistic approach of looking at typical disorders that children are labeled with. The majority of what they did for me focused on correcting problems that coincide physiologically and physically as opposed to taking a pill. About 2 1/2 years ago, I started taking Adderral XR 10 mg twice a day; I am currently taking 30 mg of Adderral XR 2 times a day. XR stands for Extended Release.
604197 tn?1292308636 Hello, I'm 17 years of age and recently (2 months ago) had an accident that has resulted in the loss of my sense of smell and taste. I was at a lake, swinging on a rope into the water but lost my grip and wnet head first down a cliff of rocks and roots. I landed in the water but had hit the back of my head (near the crown, at the top) splitting my head open and fracturing my skull (3-4 inches).
Avatar n tn I had moved to Florida to help my sister who was very ill in November of last year. I was told by my previous doctor here in AZ that my Grave's may go into remission since I responded quickly to the meds, its rare but possible. After being in Florida for a about 6 weeks, the symptoms continued and escalated. I saw a specialist there and was told my best option was surgery.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn If you recently underwent a CCK- assessment of gall bladder contraction, then you had a test which is very sensitive for the diagnosis of gall bladder disease, even in the absence of gall stones. If the CCK test is normal but you still beleive that the problem is the gall bladder, then removal of the gall bladder would be needed. If the pain persisted , then a problem in the gall bladder was not the cause.
Avatar f tn I also have ,well had very,very thick hair in june I donated to the locks of love for the 4th time in 6 years.Its so thick they got 2, 12" ponytails.now since aug 22 i have filled 3/4 of a gallon baggy with my hair .Its fallig out fast .Does your hair loss seem normal or like its more than normal after about 7 or 8 months on topamax?
Avatar n tn My symtoms seem to migrate and alternate - a few days of warm sensations in legs and then a few days of left side headache. Very weird. My neuro doesn't have a clue (said its likely stress). I'm on antidepressent but doesn't seem to help anything. Has anyone had succeses with a holistic doctor practice? Any success with vitamins (B?). If so, any details would be much appreciated!