Doctor insights on:
Night Seizures In Adults
Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more
Yes: Stress has many effects upon the body. I don't know if it applies to you, but people who have seizure-like events which are not epilepsy, but due to various stresses and life events, have a very high incidence of prior abuse, sadly. Often it's a combination of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. ...Read more
Seizures: There is no difference in the appearance of these seizures. Most are all Tonic/clonic type seizures. THe cause and treatments of the two types differs. Hope this helps ...Read more
I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Are seizures more likely to happen at night or in the afternoon?
Myoclonic seizures: are most likely to occur around the time of awakening. Other seizure types associated with JME can occur in sleep more than when awake (focal seizures, GTC, secondarily generalized GTC) Absence seizures tend to be brought out by hyperventilation if they occur at all. No two cases, to me, are identical making diagnosis a bit tricky. Best of luck. (Treat with Depakote, Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal) ...Read more
Fever as stress: Fever/illness/lack of sleep etc., all stress factors can set off a seizure in one prone to seizures. To call the adult event a "febrile seizure" is a misuse of a term limited by convention to a benign childhood condition. A more accepted term would be a seizure associated with fever and its long term prognosis would be much different.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can long-term amphetamine use cause seizures at sleep onset at age 37? The every day seizures started only 2 months ago.
Seizures: The question is have you seen a physician regarding this? Usually seizures happen with high doses of stimulants. Dont stop the meds. See your physician. ...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
Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more