Seizures with loss of bowel and bladder control???
My sis in law has been having seizures for about a month now. She has lost control of both her bladder and bowel once and once just her bladder. She has auras and knows when she is probably going to have an incident. The last incident happened when she was driving and was able to pull into a parking lot and put the car in park and her son called an ambulance. She was taken to hospital but released the next morning. Yesterday, she was at a coffee shop having lunch with a co-worker when she had another incident, this time only losing control of her bladder. She was again taken to the same ER and released a few hours later.
The other issue she is dealing with is LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. Her blood pressure drops when she stands and has gone as low as 90/60 in the daytime and 70/?? at night (don't remember the exact numbers). She is scheduled to have an MRI in two weeks and a tilt table test. She was put on a high dose of Dilantin and told not to drive. Do you have any insight as to what this could be? She is absolutely terrified as she has never been sick in her life until now and we are very concerned that it could be a brain tumor.
Any information would be greatly appreciated and any advice as to any other testing she should have done would be of a great help.
They have to run tests. This is not the doctor forum and well, there is not a lot to go on.
Shame she has to wait so long for testing... I hope that all turns out well.
Low blood pressure is sometimes either a heart issue or a kidney issue - and there are medications that can be taken or just plain old salt. I have low BP and use florinef and salt to keep mine up to normal levels. Renin and aldosterone need to be tested for that. If there is a pituitary issue, that may be throwing off the whole thing - that may be the crux of the issue, but without and MRI and lots of testing, who knows. When BP drops when you stand, it is called POTS - and that is an autonomic issue. The seizures are something different.
Has she seen an eye doctor lately? Maybe a neuro-opthomologist?
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