Seizure medications epilepsy

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319088 tn?1193840840 3) To see if you are on any medications that may interfere with the effectiveness of your seizure medications. 4) Electroencephalography (EEG) Good luck. -JF THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL MEDICAL EDUCATION PURPOSE ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT OPTIONS OF YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
Avatar n tn Are you on seizure medications? If not it may help control them better. If you are on them having seizures is not your choice just like someone with diabetes or other problems. If anyone says anything bad to you them that. I have a migraine variant and my EEG has a migraine seizure pattern. During the time I was getting diagnosed people made me feel bad too because I was throwing up and sick alot they would say it is psychological, maybe she needs a man or is pregnant.
Avatar n tn Have you achieved good seizure control on the Tegretol? Have you tried other medications? Typically, surgery is reserved for medically refractory cases-i.e. those that do not respond to medications. What are your seizures like? Oftentimes, a description of your seizure may provide clues as to where the seizures are coming from.
Avatar m tn After the seizure ends, place the child on one side and stay with the child until he or she is fully awake. Do not try to give food, liquid, or medications by mouth to a child who has just had a seizure. If the diagnosis is indeed a seizure, discuss the best treatment option for him. Regular intake of medication will help prevent recurrences. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn It's been roughly 20 years, since my only documented epiletic seizure. My treatment has been 300mg. of Dilantin. Not long after the seizure, the left side of my face became somewhat paralyzed and I was told it was Bell's Palsy. I was never told that there were meds or exercises to help repair the damage, so I still suffer with the paralysis. A year and a half ago one of my vocal cords became paralyzed. I went through the usual tests with inconclusive results, and was told to wait appx.
Avatar m tn Respected Sir, My sister, who is 32 year old and mother of two daughters, is suffering from Epilepsy since 6 years. She weighs 45 Kg and 5’2” tall. She has 2 daughters 4 yrs and 6 months old respectively. Both the deliveries were normal. She is on continuing medication since last 3 years and inspite that she had around 6 rounds of Epilepsy. I am sorry I don’t know what the names of medicines are, she is taking. Sir, I would like to ask some questions:- 1. Is this disease is fully curable?
Avatar m tn Hi, My nine year son facing epilepsy from last two years.At the start of epilepsy the seizures attack increase up to 20/22 per 24 hours.Every attack has 6 to 10 seconds.We make MRI scan and EEG reports which is available in Mumbai.Some report comes normal.Some report the problem tint in right frontal lob & other tint in Left frontal lob(MRI BRAIN,SPECT,PET SCAN,14 HOURS VIDEO EEG REPORT.No report can highlight spot.Physicians already tried Tegrital,Fresium,Lemitec kid,Levipil,Valparin.
Avatar m tn Believe me, from my experience, many neurologists do not know a hell of a lot about epilepsy, and often do not give patients the best fit in terms of medications. Finding the best med can take many months, trial and error. Some people are lucky and find that the first med helps, but the ideal drug level for each individual is a hit or miss issue. It takes many-- 3-4 months--to build up an adequate level of the medication in your blood, afterwards it’s a “wait and see” period.
Avatar f tn I have been on medication (encorate chrono-1000mg, 800mg, 500mg) since the last 12 yrs 4 JME. in the last 1-1/2 yrs i had complete seizure and passed out twice. last was a month back. was prescribed combination of encorate crono 300 mg twice a day and lobazam 10 mg once night time. i was forever tired and sleepy after d medication and so the dosage of lobazam was reduced to 5mg.
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 m tn She got a tonic seizure 2 weeks ago and that is why we found out she has absent seizure. She took keppra for 2 days and she is so tired and her throat hurts. So we stopped the medicine. She is still very tired after we stopped the medicine for 4 days. What is happening to her. I am so worried about her.
Avatar n tn Over the years, I have learned to avoid 'triggers' and am on depakote. I hadn't had a seizure in a very long time when I was injured at work; a hit across the upper back and neck. I had a seizure the next day, and another a week later. Panic attacks began again, as well as sever depression. I was hospitalized. My question is: Could the accident have caused the seizure? and then lead to the depression and panic attacks?
Avatar f tn You really need your pediatric neurologist to evaluate your baby for the type of seizure. My newborn had seizures during his first week and is on seizure control meds (phenobarbitol) to control it. Seizures were different, however. Try not to worry, you probably need medications to control them. They might want to do an MRI and CT scan to verify any brain damage...
5878964 tn?1375940444 Hey everyone! So a little background on myself, my first seizure was when I was about ten. My second was when I was twelve. The doctors assumed it was due to either puberty or dehydration. It wasn't until this September (I'm not 18) when I had one at work and another in February that I was diagnosed with epilepsy and put on 25mg of topamax. Even on this I still had episodes where I'd heat up, get a terrible stomach ache and have to lay immediately while breathing heavy until it passed.
Avatar f tn She is now taking her first medications for the seizure disorder and is extremely tired. She's on 250 mg once at night. Next week we will add 125 mg to her mornings. Then we will increase that to 250 in the morning and I'm not so sure I want to increase her more than absolutely necessary because of her low tolerance to all medicines. Could 500 mg daily maybe be effective? Could 250 mg maybe be effective? By the way, her skin infection was ringworm.
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 m tn My surgery was six years ago. My EEGs are still not normal but instead of having an absence seizure or a grand mal seizure when things go a bit haywire, I just have a headache instead. Research the VNS option and the surgery options and see if you are a candidate. I wish I would have done so sooner.
906160 tn?1260219668 It is important to determine the triggers that may provoke the onset of a seizure or cause a seizure in a patient whose epilepsy is under control. Alcohol consumption, hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle, sleep deprivation, flickering or flashing light, and stress can trigger a seizure in a susceptible person. Aside from these, inability to comply to anti-seizure medications may also aggravate and trigger seizures. Have this evaluated by your neurologist for proper management.
Avatar f tn It is not necessary that a person who has one seizure will have another seizure. Treatment is usually not started on the onset of a single seizure.Anti seizure medications are started when the diagnosis is confirmed. Do write to us again with more queries. Take care and best luck!
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.
969640 tn?1247659993 Once I was medicated, I was well-controlled and seizure free. I recently had a seizure in July of this year, and hit my head when I lost consciousness during the seizure. I also have a 10-year history of migraines, which have always been easily managed. After this seizure, my migraines have been out of control: preventatives do not work, my usual pain medications are ineffective, and I live with a migraine every day. My neurologist and I are running out of options.
Avatar f tn I've related my fatigue, memory issues, and rapid weight gain to seizure medications and seizures. Now I am wondering if some of those symptoms could be thyroid related. QUESTIONS: 1. Is there any known relationship between refractory epilepsy and hypothyroidism? 2. Could an untreated thyroid problem inhibit the potency/effectiveness of anti-seizure medications? Thank you for any insight that you can provide.
Avatar n tn My question is with him taking these two type of medications he is still having seizure and cant sleep. Me as a mother do know what to think and do to help him. Can someone help me with this. My son loves to go out and dance and maybe has a couple of beers is the beer causing the seizures or is the body heat causing the seizure? What should I do when he falls on the floor and jurks? He comes out of the seizure within 5 mins.
Avatar n tn I am concerned about the effects on the fetus while taking anti-seizure medications...I am currently on 3000mg daily of Keppra, and 150mg daily of Lamictal...I am told that these medications fall in the "Class C" drug classification...I was curious if you could offer advise, offhand, regarding the risk of these medications w/ pregnancy.
Avatar f tn When my sister was 17, in high school she got her first seizure. She has had 4 more after that all in different years and times. During her first two pregnancies she stopped the medication and was fine during the pregnancies.. Then went back on the medications right after her deliveries. She is now 29, and pregnant with her 3d child and has had 6 seizures while pregnant. She is currently taking medication, while pregnant but it just dosent seem to work...What can she do?
Avatar n tn But that doesn't necessarily mean that it is absolutely 100% safe in epilepsy. Just use common sense and stop taking it if there is a chnage in your seizure frequency that could be atrributed to the herbal. 2.Stress management and emotional well being is also important int seizure management. Psychological factors play a big role that should no be overlooked. 3.
Avatar n tn dx with parietal l. epilepsy. depression and amotivational behaviors. recommendations as to polypharmacy of seizure meds combined with antidepressant? meds of choice?
Avatar m tn doc pl. advise for my case my son aged 01 yrs experiencing seizure in which he force his head and try mov his body forward tillnow he is not sleeping properly in sleep also he head forward he in neithersittink talking nor holding any thing medication given methyl cobalamine valprin lamtac carnite nitrazepam freq of seizure 10-12 thrice a day his mri reveals reduction of white matter. we r also giving him max physiotherapy .