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post #31 of 43
It sounds like she's going to have to shop around for a better neurologist. One that won't listen is dangerous to her health. That she has a lot of headaches, and subsequently taking a lot of Tylenol, isn't good and should be checked into as well. The headaches need to be under control and/or the cause of them found.

Something you should tell her - she pays for that doctor's services, if she doesn't like him then find another! No need to waste money.
post #32 of 43
My sister had seizures as a baby and after she turned 6- she stopped having them.....

Until she was 26. She had while teaching her sixth grade class. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a baby and just kind of grew out of the seizures. But they did come back and are now controlled with medicines. She has an "Aura" before she has a seizure so she knows that if she's driving or anything to stop what she's doing. She hasn't had a seizure since she has started taking the medications.

I hope nothing serious is wrong! How is your friend feeling?

PS One of my friends in high school had a seizrure in front of me. I know how scary it can be
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
It sounds like she's going to have to shop around for a better neurologist. One that won't listen is dangerous to her health. That she has a lot of headaches, and subsequently taking a lot of Tylenol, isn't good and should be checked into as well. The headaches need to be under control and/or the cause of them found.

Something you should tell her - she pays for that doctor's services, if she doesn't like him then find another! No need to waste money.
There's 2 doctors involved. The neurologist seemed to be ok. It was the general physician who needs to be replaced. He's my dad's doctor too and my dad loves him, but I have a hard time with him. Patients at his office regularly wait hours, he usually gets to the nursing home to see his patients there after 11pm, and then his hospital patients after that. IMO, that is just plain greed. Waaaay too many patients. I don't see how they can be getting the care they need.

I suggested to her and her husband that they find someone else. They already have every intention of getting her records and finding another doctor right away.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy View Post
My sister had seizures as a baby and after she turned 6- she stopped having them.....

Until she was 26. She had while teaching her sixth grade class. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a baby and just kind of grew out of the seizures. But they did come back and are now controlled with medicines. She has an "Aura" before she has a seizure so she knows that if she's driving or anything to stop what she's doing. She hasn't had a seizure since she has started taking the medications.

I hope nothing serious is wrong! How is your friend feeling?

PS One of my friends in high school had a seizrure in front of me. I know how scary it can be
Thanks! I don't think she has any warning. She's feeling fine though. Hopefully the Ativan will do the trick.
post #35 of 43
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I suggested to her and her husband that they find someone else. They already have every intention of getting her records and finding another doctor right away.
That's great! No one ever needs to put up with how her husband was treated, and frankly were I in a similar position and concerned about my husband I'd tell a doctor to go take a flying leap.

Best of luck to them for find the cause and a proper treatment for her.
post #36 of 43
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Yes, Wellbutrin.
Yeah, there is a small risk of seizures with that medication. The risks increase with the dosage taken. So it's quite possible that the seizures were drug related. But she should still have the CT scan anyway, to rule out a brain tumor.
post #37 of 43
That sounds really scary. I've never seen someone have a seizure, but I'm sure it's quite frightening. I really hope they found out what's causing them. From what I've learned, they can be caused by so many different things, I'm happy to hear her CT scan was clear and didn't show any tumors.

I do know that the antidepressant Wellbutrin can lower the threshold for seizures, especially if the person is not eating enough. I have been on antidepressants throughout my life and I also have eating disorder issues (I have been anorexic, but am doing okay now), and they said they couldn't give me wellbutrin because of the risk of seizures, which was more risky if I didn't eat well.

I hope the Ativan helps, I take that as well, as it is an anti-anxiety medication. I hope it helps her feel less scared and anxious about this whole thing, it sounds really scary.

I'm glad she's going to find another doctor. Having a good doctor is SO important, that one sounds like he's too busy and would not provide the proper care.

Sending lots of vibes to you and your friend! I hope this is just a one-time occurrence and nothing life-long or serious.

Oh and happy birthday to your kitty!
post #38 of 43
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Yeah, there is a small risk of seizures with that medication. The risks increase with the dosage taken. So it's quite possible that the seizures were drug related. But she should still have the CT scan anyway, to rule out a brain tumor.
She had one after the 1st seizure and it was clear. the nurse said that they may give her another one, but that didn't happen.
post #39 of 43
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That sounds really scary. I've never seen someone have a seizure, but I'm sure it's quite frightening. I really hope they found out what's causing them. From what I've learned, they can be caused by so many different things, I'm happy to hear her CT scan was clear and didn't show any tumors.

I do know that the antidepressant Wellbutrin can lower the threshold for seizures, especially if the person is not eating enough. I have been on antidepressants throughout my life and I also have eating disorder issues (I have been anorexic, but am doing okay now), and they said they couldn't give me wellbutrin because of the risk of seizures, which was more risky if I didn't eat well.

I hope the Ativan helps, I take that as well, as it is an anti-anxiety medication. I hope it helps her feel less scared and anxious about this whole thing, it sounds really scary.

I'm glad she's going to find another doctor. Having a good doctor is SO important, that one sounds like he's too busy and would not provide the proper care.

Sending lots of vibes to you and your friend! I hope this is just a one-time occurrence and nothing life-long or serious.

Oh and happy birthday to your kitty!
Thank you!

Oliver had a great birthday. He opened his presents after I got back from the hospital. Psjauntie gave him this cool ball that flashes different colored light when it rolls and some catnip toys. She sent 2 of everything so Tripod wouldn't be jealous. . We gave him a remote control mousey, but the steering doesn't work right. It just goes in circles.
post #40 of 43
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Thank you!

Oliver had a great birthday. He opened his presents after I got back from the hospital. Psjauntie gave him this cool ball that flashes different colored light when it rolls and some catnip toys. She sent 2 of everything so Tripod wouldn't be jealous. . We gave him a remote control mousey, but the steering doesn't work right. It just goes in circles.
Glad he had a good birthday! I wish I knew what day my kitties were born, then I could do that to!

That's so cute that Tripod got toys too so he wouldn't be jealous

Hope everything is going okay for your friend.

(I hope it is okay to bump threads from the 2nd page...I know some forums don't like that )
post #41 of 43
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Glad he had a good birthday! I wish I knew what day my kitties were born, then I could do that to!
You can! The people I adopted him from weren't sure of his birthday --- even though he was born in a plastic box on top of the coffee table! I got as close as I could.
post #42 of 43
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My friend has an appointment on Thursday with the neurologist. I'll update you when I know more. Thanks again, everyone!
post #43 of 43
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You can! The people I adopted him from weren't sure of his birthday --- even though he was born in a plastic box on top of the coffee table! I got as close as I could.
hmm you are right! I will just guestimate. I'm sure Rahja won't care!
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