Seizure disorders trileptal

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Avatar f tn Hi, I'm new to the sight but have been doing research on Trileptal and MS. I currently take Trileptal for Partial Seizures (my seizures are well controlled with it) but whenever I miss 2 doses in a row (which I obviously try not to), I experience numbness and tingling in my face and head. I know these are symptoms of MS and I know Trileptal can be used for MS patients to help with nerve issues. I guess my question is should I see my neurologist?
1559533 tn?1308952161 ) They can also be used to treat seizure disorders. They did not seem to effect my diagnosis. They did not effect my neuro exams, MRI, VEP, LP, etc.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I started having seizures last february (2011). I don't have epilepsy, as far as they can tell I have toxic encephalopathy. Which means toxins were building up in my brain from the combo of meds I was on. My reg dr said "serotonin syndrome" is another possible dx. The definition of a "controlled" seizure disorder is no seizures for 6 months. I've been going more than 6 mos between seizures.
Avatar f tn from what you described, you may have had a simple partial seizure that morphed into a complex partial seizure. it could have been due to low blood sugar, but there may have been a different underlying cause. you should see a neurologist that specializes in epilepsy, and in the meantime, discontinue taking those diet pills.
Avatar n tn Depending on the type of seizure disorder you have, there are various ways to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Anti-seizure medication (Keppra, Lamictal, Trileptal, etc.) are commonly used. Avoiding seizure triggers, which for some people include bright or flashing light, is helpful. Talk to your doctor about these and other options, and check with the Epilepsy Foundation ( for more information.
1374874 tn?1278690080 Tegretol is a very old drug used for seizure disorders. I used it and got lost in my own house! But, I am very sensitive to medicine. Tegretol will help you GAIN weight! Neurontin is just as bad and is used on too many patients for too many reasons most lately. I would try the newer one, Trileptal if given a choice. But, it is also more expensive, Try to start out on the lowest dosage and step it up to find the right dosage.
Avatar n tn My daughters psychiatrist recently prescribed Trileptal to hopefully stabilize her mood disorder. I was surprised to read that this medication is used for seizures. Is this medication typically used to treat mood disorders? Approximately when should I notice a change? She has been on it for about 4 days. Thanks for the information.
Avatar n tn I suffer daily partial and complex partial seizures for which I have just begun Trileptal (after suffering SJS on Lamictal). I also see the cardiologist for angina and palpitations and take Toprol daily and nitro as needed. One of the worst EKGs to date showed Prolonged QT (463), ST & T wave abnormalities, and low voltage QRS, which was at the ER on a day when I was most likely suffering a severe complex partial seizure.
Avatar n tn how might the abnormal brain activity influence his daily life? One option might be to continue the Trileptal (or other anti-seizure medication) and treat the apparent ADHD with non-stimulant medication (I'm assuming the recommendation not to use stimulant medication is due to the abnormal EEG's and the fact that stimulant medication can lower the threshhold for seizures).
Avatar m tn The choice of med depends on the type of seizure disorder, and some people require two meds (polytherapy) to achieve good seizure control. Meds are really the only way to reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures, though some people have seizure triggers (flashing light, for instance) and so avoiding triggers is important for them.
Avatar n tn The lesion is causing various abnormal sensations in rt. side and a seizure disorder. I have just been told by neuro that I need to see a hematologist because I tested positive for Factor 5 Leiden. I take 12.5 mg of atenolol, Tiazac 180 mg., sodium chloride 1 g.(and Trileptal 300 mg.
Avatar m tn These terms are predominantly used in the description of states related to psychiatric/psychological disorders. Several theories exist as to the nature of these states. The majority revolve around a theory that there is dysfunction in certain areas of the brain or connections between brain areas, such as the limbic system, temporal lobes, and other brain areas.
Avatar n tn My son had his first seizure in Dec 07. He is 7 years old. He had a grand mal seizure in the morning while he was sleeping. He had another at the ER in which he would just turn blue and his oxygen would drop. They started him on Tripletal, but after about 4 days he wasn't doing good at all. He had another seizure where he would just lose bladder control and be out of it. We went back to the ER and they went from 100mg of Trileptal to 350mg in one dose.
Avatar n tn She was first on trileptal, then added keppra, then d/c'd the trileptal. About 1 1/2 years ago they d/c'd her keppra, due to being seizure free for a couple of years and her dose was so low that on her last labs it did not even register. She got very ill in February of this year with the flu, then strep throat....after that she was not the same. Her behavior is getting worse.
Avatar f tn It seems to be related to not eating as much though (for me). Keppra has fewer side effects than many other seizure medications, but irritability and depression are definitely listed side effects. For your Dr to completely dismiss it as a side effect is rather strange to me. I would probably want a 2nd opinion.
Avatar m tn After all of these test went down I ended up having what the EMT's stated was a seizure, and that I was clonic tonic after. The neurologist since has referred me to a psychiatrist to check for psychosomatic seizures. The psychiatrist is stating that this is not the issue, and he thinks it's neurological and referred me back to my neurologist.
Avatar n tn He just turned 8 months and has started having seizures. The first noticeable seizure involved rolling of the eys and stiffening of limbs and lasted maybe a minute. He was very tired after this. He was cleared brain/head wise when he left nicu. He has had an eeg which have gotten conflicting readings. His MRI and lab work are clean. His pediatric neurologist has put him on Topamax 15mg sprinkle caps which seem to knock him out. He is definitely not himself.
Avatar f tn She has a history of learning disabilities, staring episodes and sleepwalking The first EEG was done on a digital 19 channel EEG and showed complex partial seizure tendancy. The abnormalities were very frequent and her former neurologist thought it may be a good idea to try her on trileptal. The second neuro we saw decided to repeat the EEG to see if the result was the same, then decide if meds were necessary..........
406957 tn?1203000500 Ok its going on 3 weeks now, done the seroquel thing, now I am on the generic for Trileptal-oxcarbazepine. Not feeling this either....I am so angry at the moment and EVERY things getting on my nerves....not to mention I was taking Chantix to quit smoking...then I found out that it contributes to mood swings and anger I stop taking it...but it's not helping.... my question is why am I taking something for epilepsy.... I am ANGRY, i'm not having seizures....
Avatar f tn I went to the ER and labs were done- my dilantin level was low- but I take my medication- also take trileptal. I had a generalized T/C seizure and when I woke up my hand continued to twitch. I was diagnosed with simple partial status...I was given IV Dilantin and told that I needed to be in the hospital. I was against it because of the cost...and told the doc that I had someone with me and would come back if there was a problem. I remember certain things about the ER visit...
Avatar m tn I am wondering if this is a plausible cause. He was also on Risperdal and Depakote and Trileptal and Terazadone and Lamictal, of course not all at the same time. I am sure I spelled all these meds wrong. We are having trouble finding any professional who will take an active interest in the urgency of our problem with both the aggression and the onset of these tic behaviors. We really need some help.
Avatar f tn Namaste, Tegretol is used in the treatment of seizure disorders, including certain types of epilepsy. It is also prescribed for trigeminal neuralgia (severe pain in the jaws) and pain in the tongue and throat. In addition, some doctors use Tegretol to treat alcohol withdrawal, cocaine addiction, and emotional disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and abnormally aggressive behavior. The drug is also used to treat migraine headache and "restless legs.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if this procedure you are asking about is for seizure disorders or what it might treat?
Avatar n tn My 20 year old son has had two episode in roughly the last year and is being diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Last April 17th, he sat down to a computer mid-morning in college, and turned on the computer. The next thing he knew he was in an ambulance, with no recollection of the transition. At the time, he had not eaten and was drinking a non-caffinated soda (not the diet variety). The hospital ran an EKG and a CAT scan and told him they could not find a cause.
Avatar f tn MTS often occurs without know cause and can present as a new epilepsy later in life (although the 20-40s would be more common). Seizure medications such as carbatrol (carbamazapine), trileptal (oxcarbazapine), etc are good choices for this disorder. However, MTS often leads to epilepsy that does not go away with medications alone. If your father has seizures while on good doses of 2-3 medications, then epilepsy surgery may be the best option for him.
1310468 tn?1274867525 now that I take 300 mg combined with 600 mg of Trileptal, but the latter, also developed as an anti-seizure med, makes me groggy and spaced-out. I began to take both after a year of taking only Lamictal b/c tremendous stressful events took place in 2006, and I've stayed with that regimen. A decent resource, with some extreme opinions, is
477940 tn?1212967769 Trileptal actually started as an anti-seizure medication. But it was also found to work as a softer mood stabilizer with less side-effects than other mood stabilizers on the market. Which is probably why your doctor would probably prefer Trileptal over other mood stabilizers when you are pregnant. It's a newer drug though - so discuss your concerns with your OBGYN. But I'm sure there's a good reason why it was prescribed. And congratulations!
Avatar f tn His epilpesy is pretty bad but currently well controlled on almost 1000mg of trileptal a day and is not currently (or when the eye stuff started) experiencing any seizure activity that we are aware of. Any info, insight, feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar m tn , and a father in the article described how the a particular tincture managed to keep his childs' epileptic seizures in check, with-out the use of the powerful anti-psychotics that are used, which double as anti-seizure medicines. The anti-seizure medicines (Depakote and Trileptal are two of them used) were producing serious psych sx in the child, and once the pills were substituted for medical cannabis, the child was able to function much more normally.
Avatar n tn Is there a family hisotry of migraine or seizures? Do you have any neurologic disorders? My reading on temporal lobe seizures now called Partial or Partial Complex (depending on whether there is loss of consciousnness) indeed does describe a duration of seconds to a couple minutes. Partail Complex can have an "after effect" called the post-ictal phase, which can last up to 30 minutes. Any seizure lasting more than 30 minutes is serious and called "status eptilepticus.