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Oxycodone And Seizures
I have a very small brain tumor left from a large one. I've had very few seizures. Would oxycodone be safe to take for my pain? Any contraindication?
Should be: I am not aware of any contraindications, pls check with your doc. ...Read more
Yes but: It may give you additive drowsiness. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been reported to be helpful for anxiety disorder however. Consider psychologic consult re. Solving your anxiety issue and perhaps your pain issue as well (don't know why you are on oxycodone). Have you considered doing meditation? ...Read more
My son is taking phenobarbital and clenazipam for seizure control but he is suffering from behavioural change s.A impolsivness hoe can u treat this?
Talk To Your Doctor: This is valuable information for your neurologist. Sometimes the timing of the doses can be changed. Alternatively, she may want to try another medication combination. The first step is to get expert advice. ...Read more
Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more
No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do not kill any brain cells (with the rare exception of status epilepticus). In short, neither problem will kill brain cells--unless you do nothing to control them and they lead to disastrous complications. Take care! ...Read more
How do I get oxycodone out of my system? I see a pain specialist on the 9th but have been taking the 10's once a day to ease my chronic pain.
Water, water, water: Oxycodone has a fairly short half life meaning that it reduces by 50% every 8-12 hours. If you're taking it only once per day, you could stop for about 4-5 days, and, depending upon your specific metabolic rate for that agent, you would be negative on a drug screen at say 6 days out. The more water you drink the more you flush your system.. ....Could speed that process up. ...Read more
My aunt (from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures. Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?
Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children. Some of them may be hereditary. There are different type of seizures, some hereditary others are not. These two children may or may not be getting same type. Consult neurologist about these children, he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children. ...Read more
Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more
Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more
Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases. ...Read more
Loss of tone:
Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs
usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more
Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read more
Unknown: When nerve cell in brain fires electrical discharges abnormally, these discharges affect other nerve cells. Our brain has protective mechanism to avoid spread of those discharges. One cause is failure of the mechanism, why one nerve cell fires abnormally is stll not completely answered. Many researches are going on and more and more new informations are coming up but still no final answer. ...Read more
Many possible causes: First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events. Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor (s). ...Read more
Epilepsy Syndromes: Many epileptologists (neurologists who specialist in epilepsy) are working to change our language from "seizure disorder" to epilepsy so that patients and others loose fear of the word epilepsy and can find good information at places like www. Epilepsy. Com - there are likely as many forms of epilepsy as forms of cancer. To treat well, ask a doctor to help find the reason if having seizures. ...Read more
Many: There are many types of seizures. Some consist of becoming unresponsive, some will have stiffening and/or shaking of one side of your body or your entire body. The list goes on... But the bottom line is that if you think that you or a family member had a seizure, then get checked. Undiagnosed and untreated seizures can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Hard to say: It depends on your symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Deja vu, wetting youself, biting your tongue, loss of consciousness, automatisms, confusion, among other symptoms can be seizure related. Based on your concerns, it is best to seek advice of a neurologist to go over your history in detail and examine you to best understand what is occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Febrile seizures: These are common in children less than 5 when fever spike all of a sudden--most have no residual, normal developmentally--a small group of children presenting with atypical features like long duration, unilateral, have post ictal paralysis, strong family history continue to have seizures then it is epilepsy. ...Read more
Cause of seizures:
'opinion not a decision'.
Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal;
family history of seizures;
metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read more
Episode of altered: Consciousness. This can involve full loss of consciousness, loss of awareness with amnesia, or variations. A focal motor or sensory seizure however, may preserve awareness and just involve local area if it does not generalize. More than one seizure would be c/w epilepsy. ...Read more
Altered consciousnes: A seizure may be associated with a loss of conscious awareness in part or fully. There may be an initial aura such as fear, deja vu, or focal tingling. One might experience transient immobilization or a full blown convulsion. Not unique to experience post-ictal period of confusion and disorientation. Tongue biting and incontinence varies. ...Read more