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Coma After Seizure
Withdrawal effect: Abrupt withdrawal from medication is never a good idea. It may indicate that there is a tendency for seizures, but the sudden change in drug effect may have been the cause. It would be reasonable to go back to the previous dosing and very gradually reduce the dose sometime later. ...Read more
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
A child had 3 febrile seizure started phenobarbital when he's 1yr, after a year of medication no seizure episode and EEG normal.When 2 stop taking PB?
Under supervision!: Factors you should consider include your child's overall health, his immunization status, how old he was when he had his last seizure and how certain his doctor is that these were truly febrile seizures. If you get the "go ahead", I recommend tapering the PB over 1-2 weeks, while watching out for signs of infection or unusual behavior and being prepared to treat a fever quickly if one develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma terminate a grand mal seizure just like an induced coma with propofol?
Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?
No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more
Many types of forget: If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem. Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more
Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.
Infection: These symptoms are concerning. Can get neurological conditions affecting the brain following flu-like illness, and this is something that requires medical attention now. In situations such as they, workup often includes a brain scan and perhaps even what is called a lumbar puncture to see if there is any inflammation/infection affecting the spinal fluid. ...Read more
Can Status epilepticus be pseudo from PTSD? x19hr total loss aware No+EEG during prob to med given for seize Rpd slwng brain wvs 1rst epilepsy event
What was happening: During the status. Were you having tonic clonic movements or were you in a post ictal or other form of unconsciousness? Seizures can result from a number of medical illnesses. Temporal lobe seizures can be hard to find on an EEG but during a seizure there should be something. I am suspicious that something else may have been happening and would welcome further information . Exam and labs. ...Read more
Yes: Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which seizures are prolonged and affect much of the brain. Someone can be in a coma with se either because of prolonged seizures or because of meds used to stop the seizure. In either case once the seizures stop it can take time to recover. If the seizures are very prolonged damage to the brain can occur. ...Read more
?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain activity beyond what is metabolically essential to maintain neuronal viability will cause the culprit neurons to stop firing abnormally when the drug is stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm online now. Type your question here. Expecting phenobarb coma tomorrow for partial seizure status. What can we expect in recovery from coma?
COMA: What was the cause of the COMA? The reason for the COMA determines the recovery. For example a heroine addict can be in a COMA from overdose, but be back to normal mentation in minutes with narcan. However if someone had head injury or some infection causing COMA recovery can be awhile. ...Read more
16, suffered an epileptic seizure, and had to be resuscitated yesterday, was in ICU and unconscious, now in a coma,what is the chances of survival?
What if i were to let my blood sugar run high, would I have a seizure or go straight into a coma?
Maybe: Birth control pills and spironolactone are medications that may help lighten or decrease facial hair. The goal would be to have the hair go away completely but that doesn't always happen. Hair grows in cycles, so it may take several months to see real improvement. These medications do have side effects that you should discuss with your physician before starting them. ...Read more
Could you tell me if i were to let my blood sugar run high, would I have a seizure or go straight into a coma?
You would just: Develop symptoms of frequent urination, thirst, visual blurring, etc. It takes a very high sugar to cause a coma. Seizures are less common. I don't recommend doing it just to see what happens. Its' better to stay healthy and keep your sugar normal. Do you need to see a psychiatrist? ...Read more
Brain injury: With the cardiac arrest and even with immediate CPR and defibrillation, hypoxia brain injury can occur so the induced coma is to, try to reduce he damage and allow recovery. But sometimes the brain activity will cause seizures status epilepticus - persistent unresponsive to meds sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?
Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you've heard of death from alcohol poisoning. There are many other possible causes for seizures, and alcohol-induced coma is not the way to treat those either. ...Read more
Mother, 80 BMI 18.4 cr 5.3 had a seizure, started dialysis and later had coma; now on 3-a week hd, eating well, but high depression. Can hd decrease?
Freaking out! ER doc gave me 100mg tramadol and i read side effects. Would this cause bad effects like cardiac arrest/coma/seizure from that dose?
I had eclampsia 15 ys ago i went blind had 5 tias seizures in a coma on a vent latley I've been having vision problems is it possible to loose my eye sight from all this?
No medical hist. developed respiratory prob.viral infect. with headache&vomiting, left facio-brachial seizures that became continuous, evolving into refractory status epilepticus, with bilateralization. Tests are fine. Now in coma and no diagnostic?
Seizures: This sounds like meningitis and encephalitis from an infection. Sometimes there are clues in the complete blood count. Bacterial infections typically show a predominance of neutrophils (also called granulocytes), while viral infections often show a predominance of monocytes or other lymphocytes. Also, if intubated then probably there are sedative medications changing mental status as well. ...Read more
(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?
Absolutely NO!!: I hope this is not something you were thinking of trying on your own to someone you know who has a problem with seizures-- don't ever try to administer alcohol to someone who is having a true seizure--if someone is having a seizure, call 911 and let professionals treat them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.
Should treat this: Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider: 1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous) 2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one 3. stroke risk factors should be addressed A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose the ability to react and control. This is described as a state of coma. Brain swelling, brain infection, brain hemorrhage, stroke, trauma, all can result in a state of coma. Recovery depends on the degree of initial damage. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either traumatic or non traumatic . Non traumatic causes are many - anoxic/ischemic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, degenerative, etc. It is a clinical term with many disease types as cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Are you asking, "When people in comas die, what do they die of?" Or do you mean, "I don't understand why people in comas die instead of everyone getting better, waking up, shaking their doctor's hand, waving to the nurses, and going home."? Please repost your question so that it can be understood. ...Read more