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Postby Why,Why not » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:02 am

Hi everyone.
Just so everybody knows, i wasn't sure wheather I should put this in genetics or moleculer biology (since this disease is related to both), so i thought i might aswell put it in here.

I have what is called Familial Action Tremors, unfortunatly I've charged through all too many websites without finding much on my disease other than it might be related to the 2 and 3 chromosomes. After about an hour of searching, I thought maybe thy all mighty biology forum could help :shock: . Anyway, I would greatly apprecaite any info or links you can provide. Thanks in advance.

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Postby dipjyoti » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:20 pm

Perticularly which kind of data you need? Please specify. EMG has done or not?

Tremor is the most common movement disorder. It is also probably the oldest sign in medicince as the quote from the Book of Psalms testifies to: "the Lord reignth, let the people tremble." In 1817, James Parkinson characterized the tremor in his essay on The Shaking Palsy. "Involuntary tremulous motion in parts not in action.
Tremor is defined as a rhythmic, involuntary, oscillating movement of a body part occurring in isolation or as part of a clinical syndrome. In clinical practice, characterization of tremor is important for etiologic consideration and treatment.

Remember that we are not professionals, so we can not treat you. Online diagnosis/treatment may not correct. I'm also an Epilepsy patient with some movement disorder & Member of Epilesy foundation in US.

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Postby Why,Why not » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:46 am

Thanks for the reply.
That kind of data was exactly the kind of thing i needed, thank you. Keep in mind that im not really asking for you to give me a cure all, I just wanted to learn about my new ilness. I realize that if I need help I should talk to my doctor. Thanks again for the info, I really only needed a few facts about it.

I have a friend who is epileptic, she has temporal lobe epilepsy. It was injury indused. It seems to be getting better though. She only seemed to have what i believe is called Partially complex petit mall seisures. She only rarely had grand mall seisures, usually caused by alcohol.

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Postby dipjyoti » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:58 am

First of all don't ask your friend as 'Epileptic'. Because Epilepsy patients are as normal as others, except the time of seizure (Few seconds to few minutes in Status Epileptisus). They need mental strenght.

TLE or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is often known as Partial seizure/Complex Partial Seizure. As you mention she has Complex Partial Seizure & Petit Mal Seizure that means she has both TLE & Genaralised Absense Seizure.

Be carefull about grand mal seizure (Genaralised Tonic-Clonic Seizures) or avoid alcohol.

How she got the Head injury, rather known as TBI?
How severe the injury was?

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Postby Revenged » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:47 am

dipjyoti wrote:Tremor is the most common movement disorder.


Indeed...

I have no idea what 'Familial Action Tremors' is supposed to be...

It could be Parkinsons, epilepsy, Huntington's or absolutely any type of movement disorder... Basically we aren't going to have a clue what your doctor says you have got - so go back and ask them for information about the condition!
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Postby Why,Why not » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:58 pm

dipjyoti wrote:First of all don't ask your friend as 'Epileptic'. Because Epilepsy patients are as normal as others, except the time of seizure (Few seconds to few minutes in Status Epileptisus). They need mental strenght.

TLE or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is often known as Partial seizure/Complex Partial Seizure. As you mention she has Complex Partial Seizure & Petit Mal Seizure that means she has both TLE & Genaralised Absense Seizure.

Be carefull about grand mal seizure (Genaralised Tonic-Clonic Seizures) or avoid alcohol.

How she got the Head injury, rather known as TBI?
How severe the injury was?

Thank You.

Dip Jyoti Chakraborty


Thanks for replying.
Don't worry, I don't refer my friend to anything other than a human being. In fact, I kinda gave her a mental placebo (I really have no clue how to spell that) and It it gave her a good boost. Right know, 50 percent of the time when she has what she calls "An Aura" she can revert back in to her normal cognitive state (When she said she was having an aura it seemed to mean she was about to have a minor seizure).

She got the head injury from falling down some stairs. She had a number of contusions and one mild perferation which we suspect caused the brain to scar, ergo causing epilepsy. She is currently in normal physical condition, so we don't think she damaged anything other than her cranium.

I still try and get her to stop drinking. I don't want her to keep doing it but I don't want to pressure her too much, because stress is also a big issue.

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Postby Why,Why not » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:16 pm


Indeed...

I have no idea what 'Familial Action Tremors' is supposed to be...

It could be Parkinsons, epilepsy, Huntington's or absolutely any type of movement disorder... Basically we aren't going to have a clue what your doctor says you have got - so go back and ask them for information about the condition!


The condition has already been partially diagnosed, and since I like to study sciences (especially biology) and so do many others on this site I thought they could provide a little info about this type of condition. I'm not looking for a cure, diagnosis, or stuff of that magnitude.

There are only two docters on this island and one of them is so crappy he put a kids leg in a cast for a week because of a minor bruise :lol: , and the other one is so good everybody wants him, so you can only get 15 minutes tops after waiting a month. But

Why I posted this thread was because i figured there might be a docter or a student etc. and there has been one, and perhaps a few others who would like to come and share what they studied. Keep in mind that I'm not just sitting here waiting for someone to answer all my questions, I'm studying aswell :)

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