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Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Not likely: Nembutal is a barbiturate used for antianxiety purposes and sedation. It does not cause seizures. In adolescence it is not uncommon for a person to have a single seizure and not a recurrence. It is long enough that you should not expect a recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleep one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure ?

Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleep one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure 
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Nembutal: Nembutal is a barbiturate that is actually indicated to control seizure disorders, in addition to the sedative effect prescribed for your teen. It does have idiosyncratic side effects on the cns, and can cause sg abnormalities, especially if your teen was using other meds or ingested alcohol. I presume the Nembutal was discontinued and something else rxd for sleep? If so, there should be no sequel. ...Read more

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Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure. He was taking?

Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure. He was taking?

Nembutal: Yes. Nembutal contains a barbiturate and although these have been used for decades to treat seizure disorders, they can cause eeg changes and even evoke a seizure. It is best to switch to a non- barbiturate formulation, like dalmane (flurazepam). Having said that, the use of potentially addicting sleep medications in a child is problematic, and you may want to discuss alternatives, such as anti histamines. ...Read more

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What causes a seizure in a seemingly healthy teen boy?

What causes a seizure in a seemingly healthy teen boy?

Seizures in teens: There are many things that can cause a seizure in a teen. Most common causes are: infection, toxicity (drugs or other substances), new onset seizure disorders, and tumors. Even water intoxication can cause seizures in otherwise healthy teens. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of the teen's seizure, rarely they are just a fluke and don't happen again. ...Read more

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Can a barbiturate sleeping pill given to a teen cause him to be limp and eyes rolling and hard to wake in the morning? Or is this a seizure

Can a barbiturate sleeping pill given to a teen cause him to be limp and eyes rolling and hard to wake in the morning? Or is this a seizure

Yes: Those are all side effects of barbiturates. They can persist for a day or longer, depending on the medication. Is the medicine prescribed for the teen? Or is he taking someone else's medicine? Personally, i don't prescribe barbiturates to teens. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject. If you have a specific problem, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more

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What causes a seizure?

Many: Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide. ...Read more

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What causes seizures ?

Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening. ...Read more

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What causes seizures to start?

What causes seizures to start?

Unknown: When nerve cell in brain fires electrical discharges abnormally, these discharges affect other nerve cells. Our brain has protective mechanism to avoid spread of those discharges. One cause is failure of the mechanism, why one nerve cell fires abnormally is stll not completely answered. Many researches are going on and more and more new informations are coming up but still no final answer. ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Too many: There are too many possible causes to cover in a format like this. Since you're probably interested in a specific 6-year-old, it's best if you ask the question to those caring for the child. ...Read more

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What cause childhood seizures?

What cause childhood seizures?

Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many different kinds of seizures. See http://www.Epilepsyfoundation.Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures.Cfm for more information. ...Read more

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Can video games cause seizures?

Can video games cause seizures?

For some people, yes: There are some people who have a seizure in response to a particular flickering light frequency, which may be seen in video games or television. It happens even when the eyes are closed (!) These people have a generalized epilepsy, like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. ...Read more

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How can patterns cause seizures?

How can patterns cause seizures?

Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more

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What could cause a small seizure?

Many things: You would generally want to consult with a neurologist if you think you've had a seizure. Many things can cause seizures or seizure-like events. ...Read more

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What are the top 5 seizure causes?

What are the top 5 seizure causes?

Cause of seizures: 'opinion not a decision'. Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake. Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history of seizures; brain infections; metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read more

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What can cause a seizure to occur?

Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more