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Myoclonic Seizures Hypothyroid
Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?
What's the difference between hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism and can you have seizures with hypoparathyroidism?
I just found that I have hypothyroidism what does it effect and could it be causing my seizures and does those seizures show up on eegs
Probably not: Hypothyroidism affects every organ and process in your body, so i can say it hasn't affected your seizures, but that's unlikely. It may affect your body's metabolism of your meds however. Luckily, proper replacement with brand name T4 can bring your thyroid level back to normal, and then it will be just like you never had a problem to begin with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should myoclonic seizures last at night ? Are they dangerous or what are the dangers in 5 yr old and should I try to wake her i'm worried
Myoclonic seizures: Usually the seizures are blitz like lasting a matter of seconds. Occasionally they can spread over the entire body i don't think you have to wake her unless she is trashing around. ...Read more
How to tell if myoclonic jerks are a seizure my child has these all through the night some nights but how to tell what's normal from myoclonic epileps?
Neurologist?: As a physician it is through the descriptions that the patient makes that one can start to determine if they are meaningful. I would video these movements that you have concerns about and show them to your physician or pediatric neurologist. This would be very helpful and then if necessary further tests can be done to determine if they are seizures. ...Read more
Brief jerks: These are brief, jerks that can affect arms, legs and the torso. They can be unilateral or bilateral. They are associated with a characterstic change on the eeg. They can be controlled with certain anti-seizure medications, for example, valproate, or levetiracetam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more
I am a medical student. I would like to know the difference between clonic and myoclonic seizure.
Myoclonus : is a symptom of some epileptic and non epileptic syndromes ( eg Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, nocturnal myoclonus, etc) Because you are a medical student I would recommend you take 20 to 30 minutes to google both terms and if you end up spending 3 hours or more researching this I would be favorably impressed and say you are well on your way to becoming a kick ass doctor ! ...Read more
My daughter is having many episodes of myoclonic jerking when awake but EEGs and MRIs are normal. Could it still be seizures?
No: Myoclonus is a movement disorder not a seizure disorder, it can be physiologic; normal with no clinical significane, it can laso be related to other problems of the neurologic system. Keep requested follow up with the neurologist for continued monitoring overtime to determine if other symptoms will develope or if your child's movements are physiologic. Take care. ...Read more
I am taking keppra 250 in the morning and 250 in the evening for 1 and half day.it doesn't treat me.i take this drug for sleep myoclonic seizures.
250bid starting dose: Depending on your size you may require much higher dose of this AED and typically 250 mg bid is a starting dose. Frequently patients require much higher amount for generalized seizures control (sometimes up to 3000 mg daily divided in 1500 mg bid) and sometimes more than 1 agent is needed for a complete control. ...Read more
Began generic Keppra (levetiracetam) XR on Aug 8 for myoclonic seizures & having high increase in psych Sx. Could med be cause? If so, ALT options for Tx of seizures?
Seizure tretaments: Keppra (levetiracetam) can definitely cause psych-related side effects. There are a large number of anti-seizure medications and it is important to share these symptoms with your neurologist and find a medicine that gives you a balance between proper seizure control and minimal side effects. ...Read more
Seizure v epilepsy: The easy answer is that epilepsy is a condition of two or more unprovoked seizures. A myoclonic seizure is a single event, myoclonic epilepsy is the tendency to continue to have myoclonic seizures. Normally the two of these are associated though, since most people who have myoclonic seizures have myoclonic epilepsy or a similar form of epilepsy. ...Read more
Can you tell me in the summer I was diagnosed with juvenlie myoclonic epilepsy could a seizure happen at night?
First...: Although possible, it is DISTINCTLY uncommon to begin having seizures due to JME at 42. The syndrome comes on a puberty, and is genetic (autosomal dominant with variable penetrance). Second...yes. Although people with JME more often have seizures shortly after awakening, some can have seizures at night. I'd make sure an epilepsy subspecialist concurs with diagnosis. ...Read more
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