Seizure medications drugs

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Avatar m tn Hi there, i had a brain injury in feb and havent had any seizures yet but i was told in order to get back to driving/work etc i might have to take an anti-seizure medication. What medications are there? And i was told by someone else that they will slow down my recovery. because they are stimulants? in what way would they slow it down?
Avatar f tn my 16 yr old son who suffers from autism cerebral palsey ocd servere to profound hearing loss and epilepsy has suffered 3 seizures in 2 weeks, 1 tonic seizure may 2, 1 grand mal may 7 and 1 grand mal may 17. he is now taking 1000mg depakote. his depakote level is 105 (he weighs 98 lbs) since his last seizure on may 17 he now cries for hours before he falls asleep, and wakes during the night crying. i think his meds r affecting him. can u please give me an idea to help him?
Avatar f tn I was prescribed 4 psychiatric medications at one time at quite high doses of each. The medications were Abilify 30 mg., Zoloft 300 mg., Cymbalta 90 mg. and Xanax 2 mg. I was taking that regimen for about a year and a half. I suffered a grand mal seizure in October 2007 and another one shortly thereafter. I had a MRI and EEG which were conclusive for temporal lobe epilepsy. I have no family history of this. My question is could the drugs I was taking possible caused the seizures?
Avatar n tn My son has not been well for seveal weeks now and the doctor feels he has Erythema Nodosum. The doc believes it may be a reaction to his seizure med, valproic acid. My son has been on Valproic acid for 9 years now.. Is it possible it is from the valproic? Also has low platelets and has suffered from it for a long while, can this be from the med.?
Avatar n tn The nurse that prescribed the Lexapro and Adderall said I should just drink milk because the tryptophan would counter the interaction. I know.. it's bad to use illegal drugs and everything but I'm just experimenting a bit and know I won't try anything else. And just because someone asked me already... I won't abuse the Adderall even though a lot of people do.
Avatar n tn As for the EEG the MD above recommended and your question about it, there is such a thing as a 24-hour tape they can run, which is more reliable than the typical five-minute kind, and also, a second EEG, like a second opinion, will reveal anything new that is going on, or hopefully will help confirm his brain seizure was a one-time thing caused by the first drugs given to him. Again, if your husband gets back to his old self soon, perhaps none of this will matter.
Avatar m tn I have a friend who had a random seizure one morning after she had been vomiting and had diarrhea all night before. She also had not been sleeping well or at all some nights the whole month before. I took her to the emergency room and she had blood work done and a CT scan done both came back just fine. The doctor told her it was probably that she was dehydrated, and had lack of sleep that put too much stress on her brain. He also told her to consult a family doctor.
222369 tn?1274478235 It runs the gambit from simple muscle relaxers and anti-seizure medications such as Neurontin, to much more troubling medications such as Z-drugs (Ambien and Lunesta), benzos, and even marijuana or alcohol. It's a very understandable thought process that makes us seek anything that will help us get through the perceived horrors of withdrawal. I say "perceived" because if they were truly the hell that we think they were, would we do them over and over?
12182312 tn?1427687556 If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.".
Avatar n tn Dilantin,carbamezapine,valproate can be used in temporal lobe seizures.Topamax,keppra,lamotrigine can be used as add on drugs with medications mentioned above.Dilantin doesn’t cause depression but can cause decrease in renal function,headache,dizziness,confusion,double vision etc.It is best to discuss your concerns with your doctor before initiation of an alternative antiepileptic drug. Do keep us posted. Regards!
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 f tn The pain appears to get worse following seizure events. He has be having a run of CPS recently and the pain is becomming intollerable for him. No one can tell us why he is having so much pain or what is causing it therefore nothing is done for it. I have tried drugs like brufen and panadol and panadeine. He claims these do nothing and refuses to take them for that reason. I need to stop his pain somehow.
Avatar f tn he had a seizure (laid on side, legs stiff paddling, foaming at mouth) for about 30 seconds then got up and walked around seeming fine within 5 min. About 8 hrs. later he had another seizure & I called the vet & took him in. Due to the Diarrhea the vet figured he was having stomach cramps, gave me metronidazole for the diarrhea & loperamide for the cramps. All was fine. On Mar. 31 his hind legs seemed to be slipping more than usual, a friend was taking care of him for the weekend.
Avatar f tn I've always been a little bit of a lightweight, I get a buzz pretty easily and I figured it was because I was on a lot of medications but I was always careful. Up until about a week ago I was on Hydrocortizone, Levoxyl, Humatrope, Enpresse (a Birth Control), and Topamax. Now last week I saw a new neuro for some seizure medicine complications and he is going to wean me off the Topamax and slowly put me on Lamictal, which I have begun, I am only on 25mg right now.
Avatar n tn As for your inquiry about alternatives, there are many seizure type medications, including benzodiazepines, dilantin, phenobarbital, and so forth. Generally if a person comes into the emergency room and has had a problem with their seizure drugs, they'll give them a big shot of perhaps Valium or another class of anti-seizure medication, depending on what the situation is.
Avatar n tn blood and brain barriers -the drug's interaction with other medications -the person's age, weight and degree of compliance -length of time the drug was taken The effect of medications on children may be affected on whether certain drugs have been taken by their mothers prior to birth. Some medications may lead to birth defects or what we call congenital anomalies when taken at a specific time of pregnancy( usually in the first 3 months). Medications requiring chronic use ( ie.
Avatar f tn I have had an MRI, a CT, blood taken, urin tests, and an EEG done to me so far. I dont do drugs, im not on any other medications, the closest thing i had to a brain injury was heat exhaution back on the 4th july while i was working. They didnt find anything on the CT or MRI. I just took the EEG today. It will be a few weeks before I find out anything from that. They have to ship the paperwork from to another city. I would like to thank you for your time. Im glad I ran across this website.
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.
Avatar n tn 6 days after being put on the risperdal, however, I had a grand mal seizure at work whilst teaching. I had taken 25mg of adderall that day. The night before I had taken 15mg restoril, 30mg lexapro and 0.25mg risperdal. MY stress level was extremely high that day with general feelings of being out of control and unable to keep up during the general time frame of a few weeks. I have quit work for 3 months to lower my stress and reduced adderall to 15mg a day.
Avatar f tn We have a wonderful Epilepsy program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and see patients from all over the country and world. Seizures can be caused by withdrawal from some medications or drugs, the most common being alcohol. Good luck.
Avatar n tn She will also take Motrin when she gets a headache or her knee starts swelling from standing or walking too much. She has experienced 2 episodes described as possible seizure by her doctor, although they couldn't confirm seizure. The first was 6 months post stroke, the other (yesterday) at 11 months. Both occurred while working (part-time). Work involves standing at a demonstration and sales booth for long periods (a biz she has owned for 20 years).
Avatar m tn For instance, if you are on AED's and you haven't had a seizure for year the Dr would probably conclude that the drugs fixed the problem. However, we also don't know if she would never have a seizure again (or could have one several years later). 3) Really concerned about the side effects of drugs. Are people able to to function at their previous levels? 4) Does anyone else have a similar situation where a seizure was caused by a brain lesion? IS there a high chance of recurrence?
Avatar f tn 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. Asked for records to be sent to another cardiologist for another opinion, office refused to send them, and tole me I was harrassing them when I followed up on request. Pediatrician is nice, but does not help much.
2030686 tn?1351692148 If the doctors think it is a toxic buildup of the medications you are on, maybe they should think about changing the medications or changing the dosages or some other such tweaking of the medications. They also should do some blood levels to see how much medication is in your blood. Also, if the doctors think you have serotonin syndrome, they should do some more in depth investigation into what is really going on. Serotonin syndrome is not a diagnosis one casually tosses about.
Avatar n tn My husband has also been diagnoses with hemiplegic migraines. We haven't found anything that we can pinpoint that triggers these episodes but there are times when he can't stand or walk because the hemiparesis on his right side is so severe. Other times it may only affect his right eye and his speech a bit. Our biggest problem is that whether he is on the meds to supposedly prevent the migraines or not he still has them. However, that may not be the case with you.
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 Drug-induced hypoglycemia is seen with the inadvertent or intentional overdose of insulin or oral medications used to lower blood glucose. Blood glucose-lowering pills and insulin are medications used to lower the abnormally high blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. Examples of blood glucose-lowering pills are glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, and Glynase) and glipizide (Glucotrol).
Avatar f tn Yes, my husband uses it for bipolar and for antidepressant/mood stability, but also for seizure depression as well. Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizure I know you are worried and afraid for your daughter. I have no advice about what to do, just wanted you to know I am hoping all goes well and I am so sorry about it all.
Avatar f tn Been a week since last seizure but dog still suffering side effects of or from the drugs. On a wait and see mode as only on drugs a week-praying side effects and ataxia goes away and he resembles his old self. May check into CNB therapy.
Avatar n tn Is it nessasary to take all of these drugs, even though it seems the seizure meds void the memory meds? Are people w/ tbi, more sensitive to the effects of medicine? Is there anything I can do to make the side effects less severe? Thanks for ant infomation.