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New Onset Seizures In Adults Tic
My girlfriend Michele has epileptic tics often and seizures occasionally. Brought on by stress, lack of sleep, but more so by the use of Mucinex (guaifenesin) Extra Strength DM tabs - between 10 and 25 tabs-60mg?
Don't take: Obvious word to the wise - DON'T take dextromethorphan containing medications. DM is not a life-sustaining medication and you can certainly go through your entire life without ever "needing" to use it. There are plenty of other therapies for cough, and lots of evidence that dextromethorphan doesn't do that much anyway for cough. So easy - NEVER use it again - period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a young adult female experiencing medical issues concerning Tourettes & some new problems w/ seizure like problems, but it isn't a seizure.
Requires an eval: A visit to a neurologist with a proper evaluation and tests should bring the answer.AND develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
My wife has had 13 seizures since last night, these are new onset, different answer each time we have been to the emergency room. Should we go back?
Neurological workup: What studies were done when you went to er the other times? Was your wife seen by a neurologist or neurosurgeon? With new onset seizures, she needs a complete neurological workup -- might not all be done in the er. If she's continuing to seize, she does need to return to the er. Ongoing seizures can be damaging to the brain, and need to be clearly diagnosed and treated. Avoid alcohol too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?
What causes adult absent seizures? I didn't have seizures as a child. So why would I have them as a adult
Don't know: Exactly...Head trauma, alcohol, drug interaction, medication interactions, are examples of things that could trigger a condition. Neurotransmitter imbalance, perhaps nutrient imbalance. Sometimes we never find the exact cause. Hopefully you have had a thorough workup. Consider a chinese medicine practitioner as that can add a wonderful dimension of understanding and other treatment options. ...Read more
Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more
Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Medications are available to control this condition. You should make sure to identify the cause. ...Read more
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