How do anti seizure medications work

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1316053 tn?1279513097 Yes I know you are not supposed to take these two tablets together, but more so, higher doses of the two...... Any anti-depressant you study, it says do not take it with Tramal, however Tramal is the only tablet so far that even touches my pain.....And I am well aware of the addiction side of it, and the withdrawal symptoms when getting off it, however my only concern at the moment is dulling SOME of the pain I experience, so I can continue to work.....
486038 tn?1300066967 In doing so, how much do we need to test and treat this? Right now, I’m not “work-able” in this state… do you agree? How much of this should I talk about in this appt? I know that we won’t be going back to NYU much after this appt. especially depending on the dx. 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?
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 It was odd to me to take an anti-convulsant also, but it really does work. I don't know about your med - with Lamactical, I don't take blood tests, etc....just routine med checks with my pdoc and of course, my therapist sessions. It gets better - I know that "daily life a struggle" feeling, and it can get better with the correct help.
Avatar f tn The decision as to wheter to take anti-siezure meds after the first siezure is controversial. The medications degrade mental acuity, and sometimes cause dental and cosmetic problems. Many physicians will not prescribe such medications until after the third documented siezure. You should be aware that siezures are often preceded by an "aura" or "strange sensation", often on the tongue.
1653487 tn?1303527762 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons." :) But they help many. Some of the newer meds have fewer side effects, and they do have XR vsersions, which are easier to take (vs. 3-4 times a day!) Well, good luck to you--I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Avatar n tn After the first week I didn't need them everyday so I thought that I could do without. Three days later I had a seizure at work. I went back to my doctor got a CT Scan and ECG, everything was OK. He started cuttting my Ativan down again to 14mg a week, I went another three days without it and today I had another seizure.
Avatar f tn So doc said to try benadryl at night - did not work, but when he took him morning dose of prozac, he got very groggy, slurred speech, hard to rouse, thought he was dreaming when he was awake, etc. Doc says no connection to drugs. Doc says to try more exercise - chest pain developed - rated 9 on a scale of 0-10 - twice this happened, Pain abated at rest. Cardiologist says not cardio - without an exam, barely listening to my description of it.
Avatar n tn Anyhow, I'm still somewhat open to the idea even though it doesn't sound so appealing. I asked how they worked and she explained how they block certain dopamine receptors and calm over active activity and certain areas of the brain etc...I have done a little research on some of the anti psychotics and the side effects seem pretty scary. I also found many sites stating that they are only approved and indicated for severe bipolar mania and psychotic episodes.
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.
Avatar n tn 1) If you have been seizure free for at least 6 months. Most doctors will consider tapering the dosage and discontinuing your seizure medicines after a seizure-free period of 2 to 4 years. If you have had only one seizure, some doctors will consider discontinuing the medicine if you have been seizure-free for 6 to 12 months. 2) If you seizures were infrequent prior to starting your medications. 3) If you under the close care and supervision of your physician, preferable a neurologist.
1066198 tn?1333312628 I take it for bipolar disorder I've been on 200 mgs for a year now , and haven't had any signs of hair loss but I'm also 17 so it could start to affect me so I may not be much help
794366 tn?1418012995 I exercise everyday on treadmill and elliptical, and I try to watch my sweets intake but if there are medications that work for me they work for a while. I am treatment resistant.
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 f tn a medication to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition; medications to treat Parkinson's disease; or seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproate (Depakene). This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Seroquel. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products.
6810737 tn?1385008368 Unless this is a very young small breed puppy, the dog should not have low blood glucose without an underlying cause that should be investigated and treated. There are a number of anti-seizure medications that she can and SHOULD be on with seizures occurring 2 days apart!
Avatar f tn And believe it or not, that was the minimum dose. The others havent been that bad, but still horrible. What do you do when you are so sensitive to the drugs that are supposed to help you?
215234 tn?1305146561 You probably did blood work, but blood work does not show whether there is a fracture in the brain, a leakage, or any other kind of issues. How do you know her central nervous system is 100% good? From what you've mentioned, I don't think the vets are going all the way and are taking this lightly when they should be looking deep into this. You, as the pet’s guardian, are even wondering what’s going on.
Avatar n tn For the morning sickness really or is it the money or is it the population control like what and how do they go on pushing the ill mommies to be onto what clearly isnt safe to the child so...
Avatar m tn But no clinical physician could design a drug and many of the drugs we take aren't known why they work or how they work often for years after they hit the market. If you read up on pharmacology, you can become more knowledgeable than your doctor in a few months, if you really wanted to do that. The job of a doctor is to match symptoms to treatment, not to know complex chemistry.
377493 tn?1356505749 I look at the infant and child mortality rate in developing countries and see how many of these kids are dying from things preventable by vaccine. I cannot imagine risking going back to that, and if people continue to not vaccinate, these horrible diseases will start to show up again (some already are) and more kids will die. I am trying to understand the thinking behind this choice, I truly am. If anyone can shed any light on it for me, I would be most grateful.
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.
1303966 tn?1296743610 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. What kind of medications are available to treat chiari? Is it better to treat symptoms, or have the surgery and hope this eliminates the symptoms? When do you know it's time to have surgery verses controlling symptoms with medicatons?
551343 tn?1506834118 I was laying awake last night in so much pain thinking to myself how much longer can I cope with this cr*p its wearing me out now. I had a phone call from my GP on Friday she got a letter from my neurologist who has told her he wants me to see a rheumatologist and to arrange it ASAP. The last person she wrote to declined as she said all my symptoms are neurological and although my neuro knows a lot are he thinks and has always thought that there is more than one thing going on.
Avatar n tn To answer the specific question, "How do I know when skipped heart beats are dangerous?" You don't. Only a doctor can determine that with equipment like an EKG. The big clue that something is wrong is if you begin passing out, which from what you say is highly unlikely since your heart tests are normal. If you're just having ectopic beats, this probably isn't even worth you thinking about it.
Avatar f tn Yes to both of your questions. It will work but there are many people who have posted on this site about Tram being so addictive. Coming off of Tram seem to be almost the equivalent of coming off of Heroin. I'm sure there will be others who will answer your question that have first hand experience. All the best.
Avatar f tn I do not have a psychiatrist- they are all booked. And there is a detox place that will take me and get me off with anti seizure meds and valium. say it can be done in 8 days, but that sounds like a lie. I was abandoned by my pain doc. Now, all i do is shake like a leaf. Got on 6 mg of xanax to detox off fentanyl. I AM DESPERATE HERE> I cannot function at all and the xanax has the opposite effect now - insomnia, fear of outside ,paranoia, inability to do simple tasks, poor memory, etc.
147426 tn?1317269232 One of the things I have tried to be careful of is appearing to WANT a dx of MS but how do you do that when you have to fight for a dx? When you are begging for some one to listen but they won't. I know that probably sounds ridiculous. Who would want a DX of MS? I think a few of those who are dx'd quickly or easily might get the wrong idea from those who have struggled for a DX. Maybe it appears we are wanting a dx of MS?