What is a seizure in medical terms

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Avatar n tn Also, this has nothing to do with the seizure, but your husband working 12 hours daily in front of a computer is a very bad thing, this cannot go on, consider changing that, please.
250155 tn?1485299539 we were told that there is a 25% chance for each child to get it. also, earlier on in the pregnancy we had a small scare of 2 findings on our u/s ( a CPC and a focus in the heart) but have come to understand that these are often presented in completely normal pregnancies and infants. so we believe all is well w/ that, too! darn it... i'm just stressed!
Avatar m tn Hi, English is not my native language and I'm not really good with medical terms, so please bear with me. I have these strange attacks (paroxysms, seizures??), they start like this: 1. suddenly out of nowhere I feel nausea like the highest strength of nausea when you feel like you are going to puke the next moment (but you don't) 2. Simultaneously my saliva is starting to be generated like crazy, I could fill a trash can if I wanted, like rainfalls of saliva. 3.
Avatar n tn Respectfully, you are confusing medical terms, including the requirement for the diagnosis of epilepsy, which is irrelevant. Your symptoms are typical of what is cdalled a petit mal seizure. Such siezures can be induced in a helicopter pilot (without a diagnosis of epilepsy) by the flickering of the sun through the helicopter blades. People have various genetic make-ups and some are more mprone to this than others.
195469 tn?1388326488 She then told me that she will not be dealing with me directly and that if I have any problems I will have to deal through my gp! What is the point in having a Neurologist then? I told my gp what the neuro had said and she responded "I don't know that I can be of much help to you because I really don't know anything about MS!" How terrifying is this when you have been told that your MS doc won't see you and your gp knows nothing of the disease you have been diagnosed with???
Avatar f tn You should never abruptly stop this because the seizure risk is HUGE. The secret is to drop a small amount over a long period of time.
Avatar n tn Occasional use of a narcotic for migraines is practical but not on a daily basis or even 3 times a week. You need to find out what is causing the migraines and remove the trigger. If you are not already addicted to opiates you will after dilaudid 4's. Its sounds like your problem with coping with job stress/burnout and maybe a less stressful job would be in order. No job is worth getting addicting to narcotics over.
Avatar f tn They put an entire bottle of conditioner on the rest of her head and wrapped it in a plastic bag and a few hours later, worked on getting the rest of the tangles out. This detox is the best place we could have chosen, it was recommended by the rehab. I am so impressed how caring they are. This is the kind of sadistic stuff he was doing to her... I'm sure there's much, much worse to come out. That was the beginning of her waking up.
Avatar n tn Hi, Welcome to the forum! The wording in the MRI report is a little faulty, I suspect. Sounds like the radiologist mispoke. The first sentence would only make sense if the word "sulci" ( which is one of the deep fold that is seen on the outside of the brain) was actually meant to be the more common word "foci". Then it would be stating that there were several "spot" of increased signal on the two imaging techniques.
Avatar n tn I have also come across something called Alice in Wonderland Syndrome and it seems to match what he is describing. Does the medical community recognize this as a real condition? Here are some more details. His first episode was at night after being sick with a fever.
1684282 tn?1582660848 Andre Waismann, who still practices his craft in Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Israel. You can see a short but informative video about Dr. Waismann’s work by following this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxN4C0A4gA8&feature=related Since the original procedure was used on addicted soldiers in Israeli army, it has been gradually perfected by new medications that have since been approved by FDA to help control the effects of the withdrawal.
Avatar f tn I agree with selma It does sound like you are having CSF blockage issues, You will need and should be refereed to a neurosurgeon with experienced of CM. The only treatment is surgery.....a neurologist deals with Nero Medical issues.... As selma suggested talk with your PCP and your nsurance and work from there...
Avatar m tn You seriously need to see a doctor for a VERY thorough medical work up. I know you have had SOME tests done, all of which have come back negative, but in my humble opinion, there are a great many more tests they should run. Your list of symptoms is quite staggering and the tests you did have would not rule out all of them.
Avatar m tn Hi my dear doctors My own brother 26 years old software employee who is suffering with viral fever suddenly got a very major seizure attact and got admitted in hospital on May 10 2019. There the neurologists prescribed to go through different kinds of scans and blood,urine, serum and even lumbar puncture but all the reports are negative.
511019 tn?1214340923 The hydration therapy has made her symptoms much more manageable, but I am sure the pacemaker will come up again at some point. What are the dangers of Norpace? Is it a good alternative to a pacemaker?
Avatar f tn A significant change in the usual seizure pattern like in terms of seizure type, seizure length, or associated symptoms needs immediate medical attention. A changing pattern of seizures may indicate ineffective control of seizures or ineffectivity of the anticonvulsants. It is best to consult your neurologist about it and get the appropriate treatment. Hope it helps. Best wishes!
Avatar f tn Forms of dysautonomia such as vasovagal syncope and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) are FREQUENTLY misdiagnosed initially as psychiatric in nature and it can take *years* to get a proper diagnosis. The tilt table test is the correct test to get the right diagnosis if some form of dysautonomia is causing the fainting. Klonopin is an anti-anxiety medication prescribed generally for panic attacks, not depression, or sometimes as a sleep aid.
82861 tn?1333457511 mother in there, and she's a terrified old woman facing death in a great deal of pain. Denial is the only thing holding her together at all at this point. Has anyone else been in a situation like this and had their hands completely tied?
Avatar f tn It frustrates me that these doctors have all of these ideas, which are treatable, but yet they do not do a work-up. In addition, it is highly suspected that I have a phaeochromocytoma, but no one is pursing that avenue. Worse yet, if I do not get treatment in time and I do have this adrenal tumor, I will die.
Avatar n tn ), however, the likelihood of your father suffering additional seizures would be low, although as always, one can never make promises in medicine. Until your father's neurologist is convinced he's out of the woods in terms of recurrent seizure risk, it is prudent for him to take seizure precautions--- specifically, no driving, swimming, bathing (showers are OK), climbing, or doing any other activity (i.e.
147426 tn?1317269232 Very few use the Poser scale today. I agree as to being a stranger in a strange land,its a learning process as to what is a MS symptom and what is attributed to something else.Heck I didn't know the UTI is attributed to my MS,heck I hadn't had a UTI for 20 years prior to this last one. Learning when to call your neuro or especially when to go to the ER,because one side is paralized.That was my March attack.I waited it out maybe to long(had to see son's wrestling meet)last one of the season.
233622 tn?1279338505 Sweetheart, I have never been a nurse or in the medical field. But saying that you thought I was, is a compliment...so thank you. Now swallow hard and get ready to take action against this disease. You are doing the right thing for you and your life, dear. Positive attitude...remember? You are going to do just fine with the Avonex. I just know it. And really, I think that a 24 hour before shot time medication will really help you.
352007 tn?1372861481 Thanks you guys! I have come to terms that heat is not the best thing to place myself in anymore. Funny, I used to be a sun goddess. From 8 am to 6 pm at the Jersey Shore. Well I was 16 - 18 years of age at that time LOL! Not no more! Aging is not fun sometimes. What you used to do and what you can do now are totally different things. LuLu, You're right about placing my health at risk for the perfect shot of the birds.
Avatar f tn It never a varies. It is always constant, the same way and in the same place. So what is your medical dianosis? Did you ever pursue the doctor?
Avatar m tn You can die of a seizure as one members mom has.. It needs to be tapered like one and it is a ***** to wd from the confusion and muscle spasms with the anxiety and total depletion of energy it should be treated like one... I will not make that mistake again SteveO but I will also not play down how severe coming off long term soma use can be..
82861 tn?1333457511 That's not a typo. She is bleeding out somewhere in her guts. These people were ready to give her a pill and send her home to die. Yeah, I had a few choice words for the nurse practitioner involved who was blocking the way to admission. Gotta run to the hospital now. Mom is having a colonoscopy and endoscopy at 8:30 and I doubt the news will be good. She did the prep last night and reported it was nothing but old blood.
211940 tn?1267884866 A sudden feeling of fear or a sense that something terrible is about to happen may be caused by a simple partial seizure in the part of the brain which controls those emotions. In rare cases, partial seizures can produce feelings of anger and rage, or even sudden joy and happiness. Sensations: All five senses -- touch, hearing, taste, smell, and sight -- are controlled by various areas of the brain.
1448748 tn?1312959808 don't know what they mean cause doc said my labs were normal until I picked up a copy of them and asked about the low progesterone and Cortisol and he said it was because of the prednisone I had taken the month prior And we would r test in a month! my Dr is an idiot and I want a new One, but I have limitations with my insurance, I had to beg him to take these tests in the first place and knew he was taking the wrong tests...but figured hey at least I'm getting a Cortisol level.
Avatar f tn ( If I have bored you with my story I am sorry, but I pushed and pushed to get a dx and it only took me a month to get the results which is what I want you to do also OK? So what I am saying to you is like I said I am NOT a medical Doctor, but you need to push your neuro to get another MRI, LP and EVP. Push HARD for the correct results, if one neuro doesn't cut it then find another one.
585414 tn?1288944902 But the neuropsychiatric aspects of tardive dyskinesia are not. What is found in studies that shows something is working is when it is lowered and the symptoms return. I changed the dosing of the rhodiola one day (as spasms returned) so that by the next night it was lower and got disturbing dysphoric hallucinations of Victorian Post Mortems and other psychotic hallucinations (need not detail further..). Although that could be said to be terrifying it showed something.