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A : A convulsion is a type of seizure. Not all seizures are convulsions. Some seizures involve staring spells (petit mal or absence seizures). Some seizures involve certain almost purposeful activity that is the same each time. Some seizures can involve only one limb without loss of consciousness. A grand mal (also called major motor seizure) involves loss of consciousness, rigidity of the body followed by jerking motions of the whole body. This is followed by a period of unresponsiveness called the post ictal state. There is a type of convulsive seizure that happens in young children with fever. Alcohol withdrawal can also cause seizures. ...Read more
I suffer from seizere and I am very embarrassed to tell me friends how to give my rectal gel. How do I explain it?
If someone has a seiser n few days after he's having blackouts, as in he's not remembering doing things, how he got places. What's wrong with him?
Caused by alcohol?: If this person had blackouts, I assume from heavy alcohol use, he/she can also have an alcohol withdrawal seizure. After any seizure there can be a period of confusion. If heavy use of alcohol is involved, then he/she needs to be detoxed with the help of a professional or in a rehabilitation program. If there is no alcohol abuse then a consultation with a doctor is warranted. ...Read more
Seizures?: If you mean "seizures", then yes there are some hormonal problems that can produce seizures or reduce your seizure threshold if you are seizure prone. The only common ones are diabetes with very high or low glucose levels, uncommon disorders which produce abnormal blood pressure, and overactive thyroids. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
I just got out the bath and blanked out I think I might have had a seizer. Should I take my seizer medication?
Seizure: Yes, if you have a history of seizures you should take your seizure medication. ...Read more
Seizer disorder spelling and math is hard for me names of people from the past are hard to re remember is that common?
Possibly: Memory difficulties are a common side effect of some anticonvulsants. This may be a dose related problem or medication related as not all anticonvulsants exhibit this effect. I would check with your physician whether the medication you are taking is associated with memory problems. Sometimes changing the dose may help other times you need different medication. Make sure you get adequate sleep. ...Read more
What ingredients are in the generic Nuvigal 250? (armodafinil 250). Sheet from pharmacy doesn't have them. (want to compare n case of weird s.effects)
I had a seizer last night and I have take a lot of medication. Can I drive today because I have no other way of getting to the doctor?
Seizures can be caused by medications, or other medical conditions.
You should not drive until your doctors are able to figure out the cause of the seizure.
Don't put yourself or others at risk. Get somebody to drive you there and back. ...Read more
I am a student and lately i been having seizere episodes. I have not got time to see my neurologist is there something I can do on my own?
Wouldn't recommend: If you honestly think that you are having seizures, please see a neurologist, family physician at a minimum! You could be placing yourself (or others) in a very dangerous situation if you are having uncontrolled seizures. If you can see your regular doctor, he/she may be able to call up their favorite neurologist and help expidite a visit. ...Read more
I had epilepsy i start med 10 years ago for 2 years and got fine then I left. Now should I start again? I felt some times same dejavue but no seizer.
I sefer from panic attacks. Lately I have been having increased anxiety right before bed and soon after getting up what causes this!
Anxiety: Anxiety and panic attacks are mainly caused by misinterpretations of situations and interactions. Try as much as possible to focus on the facts. Try using the anti anxiety app on your phone for daily support and keep updated by reading the latest in treatment idea on the soundmindz. Org website. If anxiety does not diminish consult a psychotherapist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Under 2y.o fell on my head alot had few seizers, fell down marble stairs n had a seizer, does it effect my brain now? Loss in brain function?
Possibly: This is a chicken and egg problem. Early trauma can affect brain function and cause seizures. Children with seizures are at risk of hurting themselves. Some children with seizures may have preexisting brain injuries from birth or earlier. But your history does not necessarily mean you have brain problems. Do you? In any case, this is water under the bridge. Define your injuries and do your best. ...Read more
Hi Dr Seibert. As a follow-up to the above question, occasionally I get mild cramps that do not last for more than 10 seconds (say less than 5% of my waking time). Combined with that, my stool is mustard most of the time. I do notice at times small, appro
Dr Seibert: May or may not see this as you sent it to Health Tap's medical education site. We can not cross-reference previous entries with current ones. ...Read more
My mother is 75y old. She has been suffering from back disk since 20 yars, nothing worked. No there is a sefer pain in muscles. What to do?
Chronic back pain: Back pain has many interrelated causes. Degeneration of the intervertebral disks results from poor posture, poor diet & hydration, sedentary behaviors, and smoking. The same issues result in tight, painful muscles. Angry or sad mood can cause muscle pain to be chronic. "Nothing" can't work by definition, but there are many interventions that a skilled holistic doctor could recommend for your mom. ...Read more
I am filled with intense terrible fear on a regular basis& have bad ocd. About 2start zoloft, (sertraline) & scared of it2 (seffect. Do u think I can be ok on z?
Zoloft (sertraline) ; Panic: Zoloft can be very helpful for panic disorder and for ocd. It requires 6-8 weeks' daily dosing for effectiveness, and the most common side effect is nausea. This does not happen with everyone. It's also not habit-forming like the xanax (alprazolam) .25mg you're also taking. Yes, like many others you can be okay on zoloft. Your doctor will monitor your progress, and hopefully you're in psychotherapy too. ...Read more
Hypersensitivity to meds, kids dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too much. Took 5mg Celexa for anxiety- bad heightened anxiety, stopped. Any meds with less s.effects?
Possible: Each child can respond differently to meds. Sometimes it's hit or miss until u find the right one. Ask your MD for MillineumPGT saliva test — genitic test to see what meds have higher potential side effects. Ask about buspar (buspirone) if mild anxiety. Try chamomile calming teas twice a day with melatonin at night. May consider visit with therapist to learn anxiety relaxation exercises. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello Dr. Seibert My mom is 68 years old. Her latest test shows the WBC is 20.2 and RBC is 2.85 Is it sign of blood Cancer? What can I do fo
I have a Mri Bc of dizziness and seizer & numbness 24 f. Discovered foci increased signal in subcortical white matter & chronic sinuous. Ms?
MS is a clinical: Diagnosis, so even a normal appearing brain MRI can't absolutely rule it out. However, typically there are characteristic white matter lesions in the periventricular white matter, not solely the subcortical white matter. So generally speaking, subcortical white matter lesions without periventricular lesions are not the classic pattern seen in MS. ...Read more