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Self Harming Seizure
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend recently stopped self harming and started to get seizures. I was wondering if they could have any remote connection. could they?
Well....: Sometimes people have seizure-like events which are due to underlying psychiatric issues. They look like epileptic seizures, but they aren't. It's possible your friend's psychiatric problems have taken on a different expression. Of course, it's also possible they have seizures and the seizures have acted like electro convulsive therapy. (This does actually happen from time to time) ...Read more
Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more
Presciprtion for thyroid symptoms but got wrong one from the pharmacy for seizures. For 3 weeks now. Will the pills do any harm?
On 75mg topamax (topiramate) qhs for migrane. No history of seizure, any harm in having an occasional drink or 2 w/ dinner? (alcohol isnt a trigger for me)
Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot
Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always: Self harming is never a good idea. You should contact a counselor or be evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Hoffman institute: I think an out of the box answer is to call hoffman institute in california and see if they are willing to admit the person to their process work. www.hoffmaninstitute.org. ...Read more
I'm feeling suicidal every day.... Are there any ways to stop self harming? Or suicidal attempts?
Yes -- get help: If feeling imminently suicidal, go to an er for evaluation and help. Call 911 if you need to. Also, psychiatrists and psychologists are experienced in helping people with this type of problem. There are many types of self-harming behaviors, and these are best helped through ongoing psychotherapy -- including dbt in some cases. You can learn ways other than self-harm to deal with issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have BP if not really impulsive, not self-harming, not suicidal, but have other signs? Sees others as abusers, fluctuates.
Lately I have been having serious mood swings and sometimes I have resorted to self harming. I don't know what's wrong with me, i'm usually happy?
I have started self harming (cutting) and suicide is always on my mind (i tried to overdose one day but didn't work). What should I do, kind of worried?
There is hope.: Wendyjohns55 thank you for reaching out. Your problem is serious and it is important that you get immediate help. You can go to the nearest er for an evaluation. Call your doctor or therapist. Call 911 if you think you might harm yourself. Remember there is another solution to any problem. Suicide is a closed option. If it is a mistake you can never go back. You deserve to be helped. Take care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a female, and i am 18yrs old. I started masturbating since it helps me instead of self harming. But i would like to know how to feel while i masturbate? I mean since i stopped having that good feeling?
Hard to say: First I am glad you are not hurting yourself anymore. Emotions can be strong and confusing at times. Masturbation can have some positive effects but as with any activity if your mood worsens or you spend too much time in this activity you may consider visiting with a therapist. http://www.webmd.com/women/features/female-masturbation-5-things-know ...Read more
Your friend needs : Help from a behavioral health provider. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral. ...Read more