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My mom has seizures constantly but the local doctors and specialists can't find anything. Is there anything I can do to prevent her from having them?
Insufficient data: How often is "constantly," how long has the problem existed, what "specialists," and what does "can't find anything" mean? Does it mean her EEGs are normal while she's having seizures? If so, she's not having seizures. Your post is so vague it cannot be answered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have constant headaches daily. My doc put me on seizure meds but they didn't help. Is there anything else I can do?
Migraine management: Migraine prevention is key (avoid aged cheeses, sulfates, chocolate, preservatives, over-ripe fruit, etc). Feverfew is an herb which, if taken daily, has reduced the frequency of migraines in many people. Migraines may be aborted if products like Excedrin are taken at the first sign, and laying in a dark room with ice pack to the head to sleep can also help. ...Read more
What can cause constant migraines, mental issues now seizures. High platelets 2 yrs. Recent test platelets 565,000, monocytes 1.0, low MCH. Next step?
Discuss with doctor: The findings you describe are consistent with "essential thrombocytosis", a condition in which the bone marrow produces too many platelets. Cause is unknown; it may be genetic. The "next step" should be a discussion with the provider who will be taking that next step with you-- along of course with parent(s) or guardian(s). ...Read more
My daughter is 3.5 months and constantly moving and wiggling. She chews her tongue and will arch back hard and fight sleep she tired or fight seizure
Doesn't sound abnorm: Babies as they grow become very active; arching is part of their repertoire of movement. You may wish to take some videos of the behaviors to review with your pediatrician. Four month visit should be coming up. ...Read more
Having aneurysm symptoms, except no seizures, blackouts, or neck pain. Constant nausea and photophobia. Severe headaches for days. Should I call 911?
If you can't drive.: It sounds like a severe migraine. Headaches from an aneurysm in your head would also be very severe, but usually much worse symptoms after one day. Since this has gone on several days I think you're safe with respect to any ruptured aneurysm. And urgent care or ER visits with an MRI would be recommended. ...Read more
5-yr-old had one-sided night seizure while asleep w/vomiting. Cat, mri, clear, brain EEG inconclusive. Bp constantly around 165/120 otherwise healthy?
Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more