|10-01-2013 12:04 PM|
|kiya||Without seeing everyone can only guess if it's a seizure this is a great site for you to check out Canine Epilepsy Resource Center & Home of the Epil-K9 List good luck with your dog.|
|10-01-2013 12:04 PM|
This sounds like its neurological relating the the spine and nerve compression.
I had a neck/cervical problem where I would start to get tingling then pain then paralysis that would radiate from my neck to shoulders down my arm to my elbows. I even got chest pain so it was difficult to breath.
The imaging showed degenerative disc disease, intervertebral disc protrusion and spondyllotic spurring with mild narrowing of the spinal canal. This went on and off for about 9 months until one day it did not stop. Normally I would recover in a couple minutes.
I took presdnisone for 3 days to reduce the swelling and muscle relaxers and prayed a lot for healing. Went for a recheck 2 weeks later and my doctor said he was surprised to see me walking and moving without pain. Anyway, its been just over a year and symptoms have not come back. Did you vet do imaging of the spinal cord? You might consider a CT scan or MRI.
Often after a seizure, you might get very tired or vomit. My daughter used to have them.
|10-01-2013 11:46 AM|
Help! Epilepsy/Muscle Spasm or something else
I have a four year old female GSD who over the last few months has been having fits of some sort.
First her back legs become weak and she walks around looking shaky, they then give way beneath her. then her fronts legs collapse and she is lying on her side unable to move. After a 2-3 of minutes she begins to get sensation back first in her front and then in her back legs. A few minutes later she is back on her feet jumping around as if nothing happened with no remaining symptoms. She does not twitch or shake she is just unable to move. The attacks happen about once a month.
The vet thinks it is epilepsy, but cannot be sure as he has not seen it happen. The medicine does not seem to have had any effect. Also from reading the forum the symptoms of epilepsy seem to be a bit different from hers as their is no shaking.
Does anyone one know what this is or what sort of medication/diet she should be on. Not sure we should do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.