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What is a locking episode?

What is a locking episode?

Not sure: There is no such medical term as locking episode. If it is related to a joint, it would mean the inability to move it for a period of time due to either a muscle spasm or some impaired mechanics related to the joint disease. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have fainting episodes?

What can cause me to have fainting episodes?

Fainting: Most common are Vaso-vagal syncope. Some triggers are; Standing for long periods, Heat exposure, Sight of blood, Having blood drawn, Straining such as on toilet. ...Read more

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I recently had a mild episode of fainting. What do I do?

I recently had a mild episode of fainting. What do I do?

See your doctor: I would suggest a visit to your primary care doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I expect if my cousin has a hypo-maniac episode?

What should I expect if my cousin has a hypo-maniac episode?

Lot of energy.: He or she may present with less sleep, high energy level, rapid or louder speech, increased socialization, increased productivity, more risk taking, poorer judgment and impulse control, rapid thoughts with confusion, changing topics while speaking just to mention a few things. ...Read more

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Are there any other symptoms associated with pandas episodes?

Are there any other symptoms associated with pandas episodes?

Yes: Pandas is a relatively rare disorder thought to occur after a strep infection in young children who, after a bout of strep, may suddenly develop obsessive-compulsive behaviors and motor and/or vocal tics. The symptoms tend to wax and wane, worsening if the child has another bout of strep. Best treatment remains unclear. ...Read more

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Can an episode of near syncope enough to effect my drivers license?

Talk to your doctor: A single episode of near syncope may not adversely affect your driving privilege. If an understanding of the cause and remedy has been determined, you should be able to drive. On the other hand, if the cause of your near syncope has not been determined or if the symptoms persist, you should not drive. You should discuss this with your doctor. You are asking an important question. ...Read more

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2 episodes of not quite passing out, but everything got very bright instead of black. Why?

2 episodes of not quite passing out, but everything got very bright instead of black. Why?

Near syncope: Near syncope is a serious symptom that should be evaluated and treated and may be related to your heart condition irrespective of your visual symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had 3 hypomanic episodes in the past 5 years. My last episode was may 2012. What causes these episodes?

I've had 3 hypomanic episodes in the past 5 years. My last episode was may 2012. What causes these episodes?

Anxiety: Before classifying this as "hypomanic" you should speak with your primary care physician to get a firm handle on your symptoms and then the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have s.v.t disease and episodes everyday. Will I be able to go back to work or am I disabled?

What to do if I have s.v.t disease and episodes everyday. Will I be able to go back to work or am I disabled?

SVT: SVT generally stands for Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, which is a very rapid heart rate that spontaneously starts and stops. The associated symptoms with this can vary from unnoticed to breathlessness, severe dizziness, chest pain, & sometimes passing out spells. Often, this can be cured with an ablation procedure, or managed with medications. Usually no need for disability. See cardiologist. ...Read more

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Last night I had an episode where my vision went fuzzy and I have done this before but I'm not sure if it's anything serious or not?

Last night I had an episode where my vision went fuzzy and I have done this before but I'm not sure if it's anything serious or not?

Couple of things: Could be dry eyes, acephalic migraine, probably too young for other things like TIA's or Amaurosis (basically ministrokes). If it gets better with blinking, probably dry eyes. Need to know how long it lasts. If it lasts about 20-25 minutes, could be migraine. See your local EyeMD for more accurate exam... ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ist it just freaks me out when I have episodes worse then others. Is it normal for it to be worse when standing?

I've been diagnosed with ist it just freaks me out when I have episodes worse then others. Is it normal for it to be worse when standing?

Sinus tach: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is basically when your heart rate increases inappropriately when changing positions or even at rest. It is also minimal effort causes an exaggerated heart response. So basically, based on the definition alone of ist, yes it can be worse even when standing. ...Read more

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What is a mixed episode?

What is a mixed episode?

Mixed Episode: In bipolar disorder - this can combine sx's of mania with depression and irritability which can cause the person to feel quite miserable. ...Read more

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What triggers cvs episode?

What triggers cvs episode?

Individual: Cvs or cyclic vomiting syndrome refers to recurrent vomiting over a period of time that is not associated with anatomic abnormality or infectious process.
Each individual has their own triggers to include situational hormonal. ...Read more

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What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

Several things: Alcoholism and gall stones are the most commonly known causes of pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause it as well, though most causes are referred to as idiopathic. That is, of unknown origin. ...Read more

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What episode does mitchell musso get diabetes?

What episode does mitchell musso get diabetes?

See below: Mitchel musso, the actor the character he plays on hannah montana, oliver, has diabetes. The third season’s opener, entitled “no sugar, sugar, ” had oliver, dealing with a recent diagnosis of juvenile diabetes. The episode’s script will be rewritten, it will now air as a part of the fourth and final season of hannah montana. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a meniere's disease episode?

What does it mean to have a meniere's disease episode?

Vertigo: Patients with menderes disease have recurrent episodes of vertigo, typically lasting 20 minutes to 8 hours, as well as tinnitus, hearing loss and a pressure sensation in the affected ear. All these symptoms may fluctuate or be more sever with the episodes of dizziness. ...Read more

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Is the troponin released during episodes of prinzmetals?

Is the troponin released during episodes of prinzmetals?

Rarely: Troponin will be released if the vasospasm is long enough (5-10 minutes) to cause complete lack of oxygen. This rarely happens, though. Most often the pain due to vasospasm is short lived (1-2 minutes), but recurrent. ...Read more

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What sorts of things could cause episodes of presyncope?

Multiple causes: Most common causes all presyncope are low blood pressure, low blood sugar, vasovagal syncope. Symcop/presyncopal episodes can also happen because of cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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What can cause dissociative episode or dissociative disorder?

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Dissociative DO: Traumatic childhood experiences are mostly cited at the root of these disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I could make myself have depersonalization episodes?

What to do if I could make myself have depersonalization episodes?

Depersonalization: Can create real problems in your life. Please see a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Reality can be difficult but it is a better choice. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a good way to decribe an episode of hypomania to a boyfriend?

LOTS OF ENERGY!!!: Out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, a rush of energy and motivation accompanied by a ridiculously good mood (again, for no apparent reason) that lasts 4 days or longer. Sometimes people get a little "full of themselves, " talk a lot (and fast), are filled with great new ideas, and embark on overly ambitious projects. Little sleep is required. Behavior can become risky and impulsive. ...Read more

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Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Can vary: Symptoms can flair up and then remit. Medications can help symptoms. Discuss with your neurologist as there are several different types of ms. ...Read more

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Can you have only one episode of cataplexy and then never have it again?

Can you have only one episode of cataplexy and then never have it again?

Cataplexy: Very unusual. I have heard of attacks decreasing with age, but never a single attack. ...Read more