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Causes Of Status Migrainosus
That's something: that you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more
30yr old female, 10 weeks pregnant in status migrainosus; would you try steroid, triptans, or both?
How to abort status migrainosus in pregnancy? Been 6 days, tried Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) IV morphine, IV magnesium sulfate... Nothing works more than 3-4hrs. Pls help!
Severe brain insult: There are multiple problems but all involve acute insults to the brain. This can include, strokes, infections like encephalitis, severe metabolic problems, including "ischemia/ hypoxia" ( lack of blood flow/oxygen to the brain as with a cardiac arrest for example), certain kinds of drug intoxication. Sudden cessation of anti-seizure meds in someone with epilepsy. There are other causes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A stroke: There is a risk of a clot getting loose from the heart and if it travels to the brain, a stroke could develop. As medications used for anesthesia are rather short lived it would be unlikely that the medication would cause the mental status change except very transiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If severe enough: C diff colitis can result in sepsis, which can manifest as alterations in mental status. C diff colitis causing sepsis is life threatening. The current definition of sepsis is called qSOFA. You get 1 point each for low blood pressure, high respiratory rate, or altered mental status. A score of 2 or more means you have sepsis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOFA_score#Quick_SOFA_Score ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numerous causes: There are numerous possible causes for changes in cognitive status. A few are: medications, head trauma, sleep apnea, lack of sleep, illegal drug use, stroke, alzheimer's disease, kidney disease, liver disease, brain tumor. The list goes on and on. If you think you are having a problem with cognitive function you need to speak to your doctor about this so that they can diagnose your situation. ...Read more
Long seizures: Status epilepticus is a convulsive state in which the usual mechanisms by which the brain terminates seizures fail to operate. Hence the seizure persists quite long and is often fatal or severely debilitating. Status can start just like any other seizure, but just keeps going. ...Read more
3 days ago I was found unresponsive.bf call 911. I was in status epilipticus for over 8 hours and was intubated.im now very tired.any idea of causes?
Neurologist: New onset epileptic seizures can be due to epilepsy itself, withdrawal from drugs, alcohol or tranquilizers, brain tumor or other brain lesions, certain metabolic alterations or prolonged sleep deprivation. It is important that you be evaluated by a neurologist who will order appropriate tests and medications. Fatigue is aftermath of prolonged convulsions, medications used and time on ventilator. ...Read more
Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can change in kidney status like arf from meds cause sudden change in cognition and strength without htn?
I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?
Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.
Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more
Why are the blood vessels in my hands sometimes big/bulging and other times harder to see? Other than hydration status what causes changes in size?
Paranoid. How would a sore throat caused by early HIV look & what would accompany it? Sex protected.Her status unknown. Please don't say see a doctor.
HIV: In early hiv, many people have a flu-like syndrome including pharyngitis -- but you would not be able to tell from simply looking at the throat. Other symptoms might include patches of thrush infection, because immune status is reduced. Chronic cough, weight loss, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, fungal nail infections, skin rash, etc may other hints. An HIV test is necessary, though. ...Read more
Has 2 kids, 3x miscarriage.Had status epilepticus n addisonian crisis last year. On cortef (hydrocortisone). Trying to conceive but failed. Any related causes
Depends: It depends upon whether your low cortisol levels were from adrenal or pituitary causes. If it was pituitary, you may have other hormonal abnormalities that interfere with conception. If it was your adrenal glands, and you're receiving appropriate replacement, you should return to whatever fertility you had prior to your acute episode. Check w/your doctors and have your partner checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results."
What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?
Don't let paranoia: get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it.The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more
DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Limited: Doctors less and less are moving to rural areas due to the incredible debt they get from medical scvhool. Rural health care is more, and more from physician extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. There is also less funding for rural hospitals and rural public health. So the status is getting less favorable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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