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Board: Fibromyalgia 12-11-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,149
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Only 25

I'm 27 and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia in 2005 after an accident I had in 2004. It's crazy how you go from being an energetic "child" in your early 20s to a tired, slow,...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-11-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,720
Posted By encarrasco
Is this typical 4 year-old behavior?

Family:
Mom & Dad at home
Two Children, Daughter is 6 years old, son is 4 years old
-Slept in same bed for almost a year at in-laws house due to financial hardships until last month, now each...
Board: Women's Health 12-11-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By encarrasco
Collections of Symptoms

I've had a collection of symptoms that I've just now started putting together. I am diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and take several meds for it. But during my last pap, test...
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 03-22-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,117
Posted By encarrasco
Does this sound like ALS to you?

I have been going through a roller coaster ride since November 2004. To date, these are my symptoms:

∑ Non-painful muscle jumps in my left calf
∑ Fast body jerks, shock-like, non-painful, awakes...
Board: Epilepsy 01-28-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Anyone been to Epilepsy Center for Eval?

I've stopped having seizures, thank god, but I have noticed they peak right before my period. They scheduled it so that I'm in right before I'm supposed to start. I was taking Keppra, but that...
Board: Epilepsy 01-25-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By encarrasco
Question Anyone been to Epilepsy Center for Eval?

I'm going to an epilepsy center for a 24hr 3 day evaluation. Has anyone been through one of these? I just want to know what to expect. My 2nd opinion doctor doesn't think I just have epilepsy, he...
Board: Cancer 01-20-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By encarrasco
Could this be a brain tumour?

These are my symtoms:

Head pain on left side right behind left ear that is worse in mornings and evenings (shooting pain that lasts less than 5 mintues)

Just diagnosed with Epilepsy in November...
Board: Brain Tumors 01-20-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By encarrasco
Unhappy Could this be a brain tumor?

These are my symtoms:

Head pain on left side right behind left ear that is worse in mornings and evenings (shooting pain that lasts less than 5 mintues)

Just diagnosed with Epilepsy in November...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 01-18-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By encarrasco
Re: WeirdBrainProblem/SemiUnconciousFor1Second

Sounds almost like Epilepsy. Check out epilepsy.com. I think you need to see a neuro too.

Erica
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 01-18-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 180,169
Posted By encarrasco
Re: tingling head/feeling faint

You might want to look into Epilepsy, I was diagnosed in November. What you have is very similar to what I was experiencing. A seizure is not always what you think. I've never had convulsions or...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 01-18-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,277
Posted By encarrasco
Unhappy CPH headaches & Epilepsy

I was diagnosed with Epilepsy (Complex Partial) in November with symptoms starting in December. I've also been having "ice-pick" headaches or Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) starting at the exact...
Board: Epilepsy 01-18-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By encarrasco
Re: weird question for you

These are tension headaches, you should look more into these types of headaches and find out what meds work best for those. Hope this helps!
Erica
Board: Epilepsy 01-18-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,751
Posted By encarrasco
Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) & Epilepsy

I was diagnosed with Epilepsy (Complex Partial) in November with symptoms starting in October. I've also been having "ice-pick" headaches or Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) starting at the exact...
Board: Epilepsy 12-23-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Diagnosed with Epilepsy last week

I went to see doc today, I had a regular Migraine headache yesterday that kept me home from work and up most of the night in pain. I did have those weird pains in the back of my head every now and...
Board: Epilepsy 12-21-2004, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Diagnosed with Epilepsy last week

Thanks for the heads up on the link, I fixed it. is Amytriptilan and Nortriptilyne the same thing? If so, yes it's for migraines. I went down on my dosage yesterday and now I'm feeling those pains...
Board: Epilepsy 12-21-2004, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By encarrasco
Diagnosed with Epilepsy last week

I was just diagnosed with epilepsy last week and given Keppra 500mg twice a day and Nortriptyline 30mg once a day. These are my main symptoms:

Shooting pain in back of head (left) behind ear area...
Board: Bell's Palsy 12-21-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 196,446
Posted By encarrasco
Re: dizziness, numbing, tingling, and pressure right side of face

I have almost the same exact symptoms, you can see my journal at www.encgraphics.com/Journal.htm to see how it's progressing. I was just diagnosed with Epilepsy and Complex Partial Seizures. It's...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,770
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Lots of new names around, Roll Call anyone??

I'm Erica, I was just diagnosed with Complex Partial Seizures, I'm guessing it's from an accident I had six months ago. Weird symptoms, EEG wasn't normal. Taking Keppra 500mg twice a day and...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2004, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,629
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Keppra

I just started taking Keppra last night, feel very sleepy tonight, woke up very woozy,I hope I can make it through the side effects.
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 12-15-2004, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,917
Posted By encarrasco
Re: 16 y/o with questions, please help

Have you had an EEG? I was just diagnosed with epilepsy, visit epilepsy.com and read on the different types of seizures, they aren't what you think they are. They are things you never would call a...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-22-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By encarrasco
Re: Do I need to go to ER? HELP!

I was in a car accident in April and had TMJ immediately afterwards, but it went away and I just left it at that. Do you think it has returned?
Board: General Health 11-19-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By encarrasco
Question Re: Weird Symptoms in front of face & Head

I had an MRI done today. There was another thing I forgot to mention, last wednesday I was suddenly struck with a bad headache, tingling in the top of my head and my eyes dialated. My husband...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-19-2004, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By encarrasco
Unhappy Do I need to go to ER? HELP!

Since last Wednesds I have been having very odd symptoms:

Wednesday: Tingling in left top of head, headache, dialated pupils, dizziness

Monday: dull Pain on left side of face, hard to talk,...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 11-19-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,060
Posted By encarrasco
Question Left side of body slower than right side suddenly

Since Monday I have been having very odd symptoms:

Monday: dull Pain on left side of face, hard to talk, eye feels like it's hard to open and close. Pain relieved when applying pressure.
...
Board: General Health 11-19-2004, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By encarrasco
Unhappy Weird Symptoms in front of face & Head

Since Monday I have been having very odd symptoms:

Monday: dull Pain on left side of face, hard to talk, eye feels like it's hard to open and close. Pain relieved when applying pressure.
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