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What should I expect from CPH - Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania?

I've just been diagnosed. My neurologist didn't say much. He just put me on Indocin and said come back in two months. Help!

I'm so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Here is what I found out from eMedicine:


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Help with paroxysmal hemicrania?

Ive just been diagnosed with this type of headache and i know its one step down in severity from a cluster or suicide headache. Can anyone give me anymore information and tips on how to deal with a headache that the meds dont quite cover

Paroxysmal hemicrania is a rare form of headache that usually begins in adulthood. Patients experience severe throbbing, claw-like, or boring pain usually on one side of the face; in, around, or behind the eye; and occasionally reaching to the back of the neck.

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indomethacin often provides complete relief from symptoms. Other less effective NSAIDs, calcium-channel blocking drugs (such as verapamil), and corticosteroids may be used to treat the disorder. Patients with both paroxysmal hemicrania and trigeminal neuralgia (a condition of the 5th cranial nerve that causes sudden, severe pain typically felt on one side of the jaw or cheek) should receive treatment for each disorder.

Paroxysmal hemicrania may last indefinitely but has been known to go into remission or stop spontaneously.

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What's the difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation?

I've done some research on both of these but they just seem the same to me. What's the difference? Which is worse? How do you treat them? Are either caused genetically?

A paroxysmal arrhythmia is just any kind of arrhythmia that comes and goes--atrial fibrillation can be paroxysmal. Atrial fibrillation is a specific arrhythmia where your atria don't contract, they just sort of quiver. Atrial fibrillation can be treated with medication, ablation, or surgery. Sometimes it requires anticoagulation as well.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of familial paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia?

What are the symptoms and what are some potential cures, if any?

It is a genetic seizure disorder, characterised by sudden movements when changing position; or being startled by loud noises and suddenly shaking one hands. Such as rising from a chair your leg will shake/spasm.

It is treated with seizure medications such as carbamazepine or phenytoin.  (+ info)

What does EEG report "Dominance of responsive 10 to 11 cps alpha rhythm. No focal or paroxysmal changes" mean?

My bf had a EEG test. The report says "Dominance of responsive 10 to 11 cps alpha rhythm. No focal or paroxysmal changes are recorded." What does this mean?

He is probably suffering from Passive aggressive personality disorder. He has all the symptoms (I know it well).

Please help me. Thank you.

the EEG was normal  (+ info)

What are reasons for paroxysmal tachycardia?

EKG showed heart rate of 280. Can this happen without anything being wrong with the heart,if so what things could trigger this type of tachycardai?

Go to www.mayoclinic.com...and then, ask your cardiologist to explain the problem and the solutions! Good luck!  (+ info)

How long does it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

I suspect you are wondering about anticoagulation therapy (taking Coumadin aka Warfarin). Although I am not sure anyone knows for certain, it is probably a fair guess to assume that a clot could form as quickly as blood would clot under other circumstances - 10 to 13 seconds. The primary mechanism is due to blood pooling, so the actual time is probably somewhat more than a simple prothrobin time.

With anticoagulation the amount of time before clotting is significantly extended. Study after study has demonstrated that the risk for stroke is about seven percent per year for those with AFib over age 65. With anticoagulation the risk is less than two percent per year. The clear indication is less pronounced for those under age 65, but PAF is more of a concern than straight Afib for potential stroke risk and for needing anticoagulation treatment.

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Who knows what about Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia?

My doctor thinks I have it and I've been reading on-line, but....
Does anybody know (or can anybody help me find) anything about the frequency of 'attacks'? Other little things like that.

The occurrence of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, also known as supra-ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal supra-ventricular tachycardia (PSVT) like all rhythms of the heart is under the influence of nervous system control, the inherent properties of the individual heart and to some extent the external environment. Frequency therefore is generally erratic, sporadic and variable and depends on interaction of the above factors. It is likely to be more frequent with stress, anxiety or under the effect of uppers such as caffeine or nicotine. Underlying heart disease may also have an effect as may the presence of other medications being taken. Try Googgling under the above terms or the eponym PSVT. Also try Supraventricular tachycardia in Wikipedia altho its a bit technical.  (+ info)

paroxysmal atrial tachycardia while smoking marijuana; will that kill me?

Well, I smoke marijuana, and I have a heart condition called "paroxysmal atrial tachycardia". Now I'm pretty sure it increases your heart rate, but you guys/girls can find more info on it if you Google it. Also I'm aware that marijuana increases your heart rate, I just don't want to have a heart attack or get seriously injured while smoking marijuana.

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What kind of doctor treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

Neurologist  (+ info)

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