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there is something really wrong with my grandmother

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  • Posted By: charityaf
  • September 1, 2008
  • 02:42 AM

my name is charity and about 2 1/2 years ago my grandmother had breast cancer and kidney cancer and survived. A couple months ago however, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. she was still doing well until about 3 weeks ago she started becoming forgetful and very talkative. last week she stopped sleeping and she started crying uncontrollably. we took her to the emergency room where she had 2 really bad seizures right in front of the nurses and doctors. they checked her blood sugar of course, and it was fine. they put her on anit-seizure medication and then the doctors diagnosed her with bipolar disorder?! and have her drugged up to where she is just out of her head and have put her in a special ward for patients with mental problems. i have searched relentlessly online and have found nothing indicating that seizures can be caused by bipolar disorder. however i did find that some medications for bipolar can cause seizures. for 2 years now she hasn't been on any kind of medication besides her cancer medication and her blood sugar medication. i am really worried that the doctors are just looking for an easy way out and i really feel something else is really wrong. i have been doing lots of research and there are so many different diagnosis that fit her problems (seizures, forgetfullness, sleeplessness, talkative) like alheimerz, secondary brain tumor, but not bipolar disorder. please help me, help my grandmother. - charity.

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  • Sorry about your grandmother; she is going through a lot. It sounds to me like she had a stroke or something else. Hope you get her to a neurologist right away for a complete diagnosis. She won't get better where she is.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 04:41 PM
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  • Do her doctors know of her previous cancer disease? I would insist on MRI of the brain to rule out a (sorry to say) methastasis. I am really sorry for your grandma, she deserves better treatment. I hope she'll soon get diagnosis and proper treatment. Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 07:35 PM
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