Anti seizure medications treatment

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Avatar m tn I who have GAD and depression, and my wife who is bipolar, have come to find out that phenylalanine (Aspartame), often found in diet drinks, can create the symptoms of "feeling high" and cause "brain zaps" while on anti-depressant medications. I was on Effexor a few years back and would have some nasty brain zaps if I drank a diet soda. If I drank too much, I would get a "high", almost out of body feeling.
Avatar n tn Erythema nodosum is painful but often resolves without permanent consequences with resolution of concurent viral/bacterial illness, discontinuation of the offending agent if there is one or if there is not one, with time, elevation, cool compresses, and treatment such as anti-inflammatories. Valproic acid can cause low platelets (what is medically termed thrombocytopenia). Valproic acid can also cause platelet dysfunction, leading to easy bruisability etc.
Avatar n tn I wish to discuss with those interested whst workd for me and will be potentially a breakthrough treament ....recieved this treatment from head of pharma psych.
Avatar n tn hi, M Rohit wats r the possibilts that the seizure medicine will be stopped ,if the medicine r stoped can seizure will b e oucer with the fever. if its happen wat is the best treatment , how can seizure's stop permanate.
Avatar f tn In the United States most practicioners don't provide anti-seizure medications until the third seizure. You have a life-threatening situation. These episodes mandate revocation of a drivers license is every state in the U.S. until at least a year has gone by without seizures. An accident with a car and a history of seizures is a felony, notwithstanding the danger to others. In addition there is the danger in operating machinery or standing too close to the edge on a train platform.
Avatar f tn Hi, Your symptoms suggest of a Grand mal seizure. Please wait for EEG and consult a neurologist for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. A grand mal seizure is often followed by a period of confusion and delirium for a few days. You doctor is right in saying that you must not drive because you may have such seizures again. You should not drive unless you are free from seizures for a period of 6 months after taking treatment. Please take proper treatment. Hope this helps you.
Avatar m tn I am hesitant to suggest he give up driving, but at this point, my opinion leans in that direction. Anti-seizure medications will resolve the issue and permit him to live a relatively normal life. After a period without seizures his driving priviliges will be restored.
Avatar f tn Could anyone who is on similar medication for BP give me some information on what their experience of such medications have been and if they have helped their condition? Is it a good idea to allow the doctor to treat me using these medications, what are the benefits and side effects. I am reluctant to start taking these drugs however I am at the point where I am finding daily life a real struggle and don't know what other options I have. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I don't think the neuro had planned on putting me on anti-seizure meds since we think it's a serotonin thing. So when I asked if I should be on one, I think he really just didn't know. Which is why he told me to ask the gastro. I've never done tx and I know my chances are better the first time around, so I'm worried about having a seizure and having to stop. I just don't understand how I can be fine on these meds for more than 5 years and all of a sudden I'm not anymore.
Avatar n tn The atypicals decrease the seizure threshold (H) Adverse Cardiac Effects (or disturbance of cardiac conduction) Those are the risks. In the case of anxiety/panic/phobic neuroses or another comparable anxiety-related disorder, do the benefits outweigh the risks? No, as there simply are no benefits. The atypicals are not indicated for the treatment of anxiety states for a good reason...they are not effective. So, why prescribe them?
Avatar f tn yes depakote is an anti seizure med. there are many anti-seizure meds. could be that one isnt working for her. was one of the charges for selling xanax? jane tell her it is very important that she be honest with you at this point. tell her that nothing will suprise you. going forward you need to know so you will also know how to proceed. she will be calling soon. it is after dinner.
1066198 tn?1333312628 Like adel_ezz, I also found taking zinc,selenium and liquid silica (a little chalky and viscus but tasteless) very helpful. I am no longer on anti seizure medication and my hair is back to normal.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I remember the gastro saying I needed to be seizure free for so long b4 I can tx. Does anybody know why this is? Will the medications lower my seizure threshold even more? My reg dr put in a call to the neuro after I had a few seizures this weekend and she put me on Keppra.
Avatar n tn IF she is suffering from either of above disorders mood stabilizer like lithium (or some anti-seizure medications) can help with her symptoms. Try to address this possibility with her psychiatrist. Many psychiatrists who take government insurance like Medicaid are pretty good and well trained, in fact some of them prefer to take Medicaid over private insurance. Many these psychiatrists see patients in city or state hospitals, on inpatient and outpatient bases.
577132 tn?1314270126 just that his medical team didn't care. He had been on an anti-depressant at sometime prior to treatment. Again, another red flag. Those are classic symptoms of depression. He did not have the support in place to deal with his problems If I told my medical group I was experiencing suicidal thoughts they would take action immediately. If I were feeling that desperate, the last thing I would do would be to fly to Instanbul, by myself with no friends or family members to support me.
Avatar n tn Explain the difference between a TIA and a Seizure. What medications are used to treat each. What are the basic side effects.
Avatar f tn In the end it's really a balancing act between the side-effects of the medications and the overall quality of life you'd have if you were NOT taking the medications. Which is worse? That's how I think about it because I need some sort of perspective on it. If the benefits truly don't outweigh the side-effects of the medications, then you really need to have a heart-to-heart with your doctor.
Avatar m tn An NSAID is good for inflammation, Anti-Seizure (like Lyrica, Neurontin or Topamax) medications are good for nerve pain. If Lyrica made your fiance too drowsy, Topamax might be a better alternative. This is what I take instead. It's in the same class, but has different side effects. Many people do not get as drowsy. Muscle relaxers can help too. Everyone's cocktail is different, because everyone's reacts differently to medications. It's all a matter of working with your doctor.
215234 tn?1305146561 You NEED to demand better service dear. Epilepsy has treatment......I don't understand why they don't have her on treatment for seizures, if this is one of those ongoing issues that never get resolved until the correct diagnosis is reached and treatment is provided. Trust me…….seizures will continue, and will probably get more frequent if left untreated. Take good care of her.
Avatar n tn They have a few more tricks up their sleeves that other specialists do in this area. Have you tried any of the anti-depressant or anti-seizure meds like elavil or topamax? Some people really do have decent results with those classes of drugs where nerve pain is concerned. Since you found your way here, have you done a google search on your condition?
Avatar n tn I'm looking for the name of the drug that was prescribed for anti-nausea in pregnancy in the 70's and 80's that was subsequently banned because of problems it would cause female children. Also any information about the effects to the child (22)attempting pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Another option is a change of medications. Trileptal is another anti- seizure drug used in the treatment of TN. Let us know how you're doing and what you decide to do. Your story could help someone else.
Avatar m tn And because the medications used to lessen seizures have side effects whether to begin treatment is determined on how often and how severe seizure activity may be. Before the advent of advanced imaging: MRI, CT often the work up of a presumed epilepsy case would stop after CBC, chem profile, urinalysis and maybe chest and abdominal xrays. Together these items often are called a "minimum database.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking 80 mg of fluoxetine and 100 mg of fluvoxamine each day and have been on medications since about an year and a half I now feel lack of confidence and hand tremors.
17548247 tn?1473356141 They should prescribe an anti-seizure drug to control the TN pain. You need to slowly increase the drug until the pain is controlled. Docs without experience in TN don't seem to know that. Best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn I have to very careful with any medications because I have epilepsy, the treatment for HVC could cause seizures since I have this disorder already so adding more medication would be dangerous. Anemia worries me mainly because I am almost anemic without any help from medication. When I was pregnant with my daughter I had anemia and everything I took to help made me sick.
Avatar m tn To answer your questions: Seizure disorders sometimes fade and never return, so that someone who had seizures as a child or adolescent often will not have any as an adult. The medications used to treat seizures are all so-called antiseizure or anticonvulsant meds, including Topamax, Valproate, Trileptal, etc. The choice of med depends on the type of seizure disorder, and some people require two meds (polytherapy) to achieve good seizure control.
486038 tn?1300066967 This is something I would ask about after we found out the diagnosis or lack there of, of course. Soo…… I know that anti-seizure medications are not fun, they have their own set of troubles. Exactly how important is this? Now, I’m NOT looking for lecture on how I should not drive. I will behave, Ok?
Avatar f tn I've had cortisone shots, allergy medications, ointments (over the counter as well as prescription) and even a low dose anti-seizure medication (to dull the nerve endings) AND NOTHING WORKS!!!!!! It is always worse at night and there have been many nights when I wake up in the act of scratching. I've given myself yeast infections as well as bacteria infections from scratching to the point of breaking the skin.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I'm currently not on any medications other than natural supplements. I was on Keppra, but it changed my personality drastically. Has anyone decided to take medications instead of surgery? What I'm trying to say is to control the symptoms rather than opt for such a drastic measure such as surgery. I'm one of those people who do not like to take medications because of the side effects and what the meds may do to my health down the road.