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Does Severe Adhd Cause Focal Seizure
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
Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi
I had serious high blood pressure today from ADHD pills but it went away. One of the another effects is a seizure so can I still get it?
Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?
Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?
Question is unclear: I'm not sure i understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is most likely being used to treat the adhd. I'm not sure why she is on the risperdal, and i'm not sure what you are referring to as to is this (what) a seizure. Please clarify. ...Read more
I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?
Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not mistaken contrib: Pancreatitis should not be mistaken for seizures due to the clinical presentation (i.e. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.) however, pancreatitis can lead to severe electrolyte imbalance which can cause a seizure. Also, Depakote and Lamictal used to treat seizures can cause pancreatitis. Also, patients on a ketogenic diet for seizures can develop high triglycerides which can cause pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If your oxygen level drops too low, could that cause a non epileptic seizure. Also, if you have severe COPD would exercise lower your oxygen level.
Yes and yes: A very low oxygen tension can make people have seizure like activity or unconsciousness depending on the response of the cells of circuitry in your brain. The cells can become irritable and have more discharges. People with COPD are exercised to see if they need o2 as oxygenation can drop with activity depending on the severity of disease. ...Read more
My bloods show low calcium.... Is 2.17 mmol/l. - adjusted for albumin 2.24 mmol/l severely low or just low? Can that low level cause seizures etc?
Low limit of normal: Your calcium is at the lower limit of normal. At this level it not likley to cause any symptoms. You may wish to increase your intake of milk to ensure enough calcium and protein in your diet. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk250. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be provoked: The hormonal issues can increase likelihood of seizure activity, but are not the underlying cause. Therefore, you need to be evaluated for a focal brain lesion, metabolic imbalance, toxins, medication side effects, contact with recreational drugs, vitamin deficiencies, chronic infections, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?
Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?
Yes: An electrolyte imbalance can cause a seizure. So can many other events that are not epileptic. When someone has a seizure, we first look for other causes before considering epilepsy as the chances for repeat seizures are very low when the cause is treated. If someone has a known seizure disorder, the same things can cause loss of control even when medication has been effective. ...Read more
I have severe anxiety that causes me to have seizures, are there any natural yet effective ways to calm myself? I lose sleep & appetite, & even cry?
If you have : A seizure disorder, it should be thoroughly evaluated by a neurologist and you probably should consider anti-seizure medication. If that is insufficient, anxiolytics may also help. Further, you may consult with a therapist to help with the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had to stop prednisone after 3 days because of suicide ideation and focal seizures. Will stopping this suddenly like I did cause headaches.BP 130/90?
NO: Prednisone raises the blood pressure and can cause headaches. You will see these symptoms improve after a day or so. The things you can expect from suddenly stopping are: worsening of the condition for which you were prescribed prednisone, weakness, fatigue, body aches, joint pain,nausea. After only 3 days these withdrawal symptoms will be less severe but you should be sure to let your doctorknow about your decision ...Read more
I'm in a hospital with a severe migraine for 3 days that cause a seizure and they say I have a severe bladder infection blood Do I need a 2nd opinion?
Sounds complex: Not clear to me as to whether your continuing inpatient status is due to an infection (sepsis), or from seizures, or a complicated course involving many issues. The headaches could be secondary to infection, and may not be a main item, unless, infection has spread to brain and/or spinal fluid. Would not hurt to get opinions from infectious disease and neurology docs. ...Read more
Can a severe UTI ever cause a stroke in the elderly?My mother has a Foley catheter and has been having many seizures. History of strokes. Face droop.
Can some seizures cause staring into space, tachycardia, tightness in head and dim vision but no severe shaking?
Seizures : Seizures at times can present as non epileptic in nature . Would see a neurologist to be sure ...Read more
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
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