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Myoclonic Seizures Thyroid
I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?
Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
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
Can someone tell me exactly wht the thyroid does and how it works and wht the symptoms 2 it being very low are including seizures drinking lot of h2o?
Thyroid gland: Makes thyroid hormone which helps regulate metabolism. Patients with low thyroid hormones tend to feel cold, gain weight, are tired, may be constipated, hoarse or weak. However, the presence of seizures and drinking a lot of water raises the possibility of a problem in or around the pituitary gland at the base of the skull. Bloodwork measuring TSH as well as thyroid hormone could help. See M.D. ...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
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
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
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