'No Name Seizure' - page 2

Student tells counselor & teacher today he has seizures - not on emergency card at all. He said his brain hurts and won't shut off, then he cannot sleep and everything is amplified. He also has... Read More

  1. by   canigraduate
    I was going to say it sounds like sensory processing disorder (common comorbidity with ADHD) or migraine aura. I know a few people who get atypical migraines and get the auras, sensory disruption, and nausea, but without the headache.

    Or, from my ADHD experiences in high school, it could be anxiety, which ramps up comorbidities like SPD.

    I hear EVERYTHING when I get anxious. Dog's stomach growling, plumbing, electric humming, my heartbeat whooshing in my ears, cat licking his fur, chair creaking while my leg bobs... y'know, EVERYTHING. Thank God for earplugs and noise-cancelling headphones.
  2. by   sailornurse
    Quote from OldDude
    the kid has ISIPPSD - Idiopathic School Induced Phantom PseudoSeizure Disorder...very common.
    Hah, PseudoSeizures! I was stationed on the neuroscience unit at Bethesda Naval Hospital in the 1990's. We had cameras (hidden) to determine true seizures from pseudo-seizures for those wanting to get out of their military time.
  3. by   kidzcare
    Quote from OldDude
    the kid has ISIPPSD - Idiopathic School Induced Phantom PseudoSeizure Disorder...very common.
    Hahahahahahha!!!
  4. by   Whispera
    possible bipolar disorder?
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Whispera
    possible bipolar disorder?
    I was actually thinking something like this as well, but as a non psych nurse, I didn't weigh in.
  6. by   OldDude
    Quote from Whispera
    possible bipolar disorder?
    I understand, and this could possibly be the case. It's just that with kids, I like to keep it simple, they seldom have baggage like adults, and often their symptoms have arisen from seeds planted by adults.
  7. by   CASTLEGATES
    You can always tell mom it's a child protective issue, where he has a disorder and he needs to be seen, so you can better look after his needs. If he's having uncontrolled "seizures" at school, you need to have a multidisciplinary meeting how to attend to his needs, telling her the disability assistance laws come onto effect with this case. Let her know she's got to do her due diligence, just like you do, if he's continuing these "seizures" uncontrolled an untreated--of course it could become a legal issue (turn the tables) :-)
  8. by   canigraduate
    Quote from CASTLEGATES
    You can always tell mom it's a child protective issue, where he has a disorder and he needs to be seen, so you can better look after his needs. If he's having uncontrolled "seizures" at school, you need to have a multidisciplinary meeting how to attend to his needs, telling her the disability assistance laws come onto effect with this case. Let her know she's got to do her due diligence, just like you do, if he's continuing these "seizures" uncontrolled an untreated--of course it could become a legal issue (turn the tables) :-)
    I want to like your post, but I'm scared your avatar will bite me.
  9. by   tining
    I am going to send the seizure plan paperwork home today - has to have an MD signature. Thanks for the great information everyone provided.

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