Seizure medications headaches

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1559533 tn?1308952161 Yes, anti-seizure medications (Tegretol, Gabapentin, Lyrica, etc) are used to treat neuropathic pain (things like Trigeminal Neuralgia or Dysthesias.) 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.
Avatar m tn It is good that eye issues are ruled out already. This could be due to primary headaches which are usually managed with prescription medications. Anxiety as well as depression can also be managed with medications prescribed by your doctor and also with medical therapy. Do keep us posted with the results of the diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause. Discuss these also with your attending physician for proper evalaution. Take care and best regards.
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 Ictal headaches are headaches associated with seizure activity. They may occur either before or after a seizure. It may be centrally situated or cover the entirety of the head. Severity can vary from a slight pressure to an intensity far beyond migraine. Many cases of ictal headache may be misdiagnosed as migraine with aura or cluster headache. Ictal headaches can often be controlled with anti-convulsants.
Avatar f tn The couple of pain meds they gave me didnt work or caused side effects almost as bad as headaches. Will the headaches ever go away or do i just live with them.
Avatar f tn There are medications available which can be used on a daily basis to prevent headaches. These include antidepressants like Elavil, anti seizure medications like Topamax and Depakote to name a few. A neurologist would be able to prescribe the appropriate medications depending on the characteristics of your headache. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
Avatar m tn , blood pressure or seizure medications). Additionally, depending on the type of headache, indomethacin may be the treatment of choice. Another type of headache is cervicogenic headache which is a headache that is "referred" to the head from bony structures, muscles, and other soft tissue in the neck and shoulders.
Avatar m tn It is important to determine what exactly happened at school (i.e., seizure or not a seizure; if not a seizure, then what is it). Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
381786 tn?1210859667 Hi, Are you taking any medications for your headaches previously?Were your headaches relieved?Have you been given IV medications for the pain? You may discuss with your physician your concern since some of these pain medications may affect your daily activities due to their side effects.As the angioma progresses your symptoms are also expected to progress.Taking any pain medications in your case require close supervision.
Avatar n tn When i start sleeping, during the exact moment at the onset of sleep, my brain blows off and i wake up gasping. i am given medications for depression. it is not helping much. i am confused and afraid.
Avatar n tn Have you seen a doctor about your headaches, preferably a neurologist? With headaches that often you should. You should at least be trying a prophylactic medication that you take every day to avoid the headaches. Don't risk getting rebound headaches from taking pain killers (even OTC ones). If you take pain killers even several times a week, you can be fueling to get the headaches.
Avatar n tn Alterations in taste sensation and smell may be brought about by several factors like multiple sclerosis,medications like antipsychotics, statins, antiparkinsonian medications, antibiotics. Exposure to insecticides, dental and gum problems, and some forms of seizures. Complex partial seizures may present with an aura.This may be in the form of hallucinations or sensory impairment.Complex partial seizures may have a secondary generalized seizure to follow it.
Avatar f tn I know sometimes a cause is never found but is it possible to have a seizure disorder and have a negative EEG? Are there going to be abnormalities if she indeed is having seizures.? She has had a drug addiction to vicodin in the past and we have been suspicious of addiction again- can a seizure be a result of drug withdrawal?
506273 tn?1260142381 I forgot to add, I have been getting headaches almost every night. Advil won't take them away, I just have to deal with it. I don't think they are migraines.
Avatar n tn I loose my vision almost daily, and have focal seizures about 2 times per month. And we not to mention the headaches themselves. According to my doctor these sypmtoms are extreme, but related to the hemiplegic migraines. There isn't alot of information out there on these types of migraines so I just wondered if someone else experiences the same symptoms. I have suffered from headaches since I was a kid, and I am now 31.
Avatar f tn 5 inch laceration on my jaw bone, 1 cracked tooth, and a small bite to my tongue. MRI was normal. I have memory loss,room spins,dizziness headaches now. My neurologist told me not to drive, but no reason why. I have an EEG in 4 days. Can you shed some light on this for me? Thank you.
Avatar f tn From , every day medication to prohibit them , as well as abortive medications. . Not one has kept these debilitating headaches to stop . They are sudden , and get gradually worse to the point of not being able to function from the pain .
Avatar n tn I know a young girl that is 15 years old. She has been having "Seizure like episosodes." She has been to ERs, Doctors, Neurologists, had several tests and no one has been able to completely identify what is worng. She had eegs, ekgs, catscans along with others. Her eeg came back abnormal. Last spring she was struck in the center top of the head with a bat while playing softball. Her ears began rining and she almost passed out later that day. The next day she had her first episode.
Avatar f tn The class of drugs that benadryl is in (1st generation, or "classic," H1 antihistamines) is contraindicated in dysautonomia. This does not mean that ALL dysautonomia patients cannot safely take benadryl (or other drugs in this class such as phenergan/promethazine), but that there is a high rate of adverse and in rare cases even dangerous interactions between drugs in this class and the abnormalities of autonomic dysfunction.
Avatar n tn In addition, it feels like a bubble in the back (top nearest the nose) of my eyes, one side (left) larger than the (right) other side. Moreover, does it cause severe headaches? No matter what I take (medications), nothing works for me. What can I do about this debilitating problem; it is keeping me from working. Could you also assist me with what type of physician would I go to, to take care of this server problem (unbearable headaches)?
Avatar f tn tennitis, which has not bothered me in years and I do not take any medicine for. For that matter, I do not take any medications at all routinely. The headaches come out of nowhere, make me horribly sick (have not vomited yet) and may go away without any intervention. They may come during the day, at night; driving or resting; on computer or just cooking, etc. No rhy/reason to them. They just seem to be a very severe headache, unlike any i have ever had.
Avatar f tn It has been over 12 years that I have been suffering with severe chronic headaches that I 'deal' with 24/7 because nothing has worked and I do not take anything for it. I have had MRI's, blood tests and everything else in between and they've all come back normal. Doctors cannot explain my pain or how I am able to function with it daily. All they've said is that my headaches are: "more severe and frequent than migranes".
Avatar f tn I am a 22 year old female. I have suffered from headaches my whole life, lately they have been getting much much worse.
583389 tn?1218151135 I'm confused by all the different headache types and symptoms out there so I thought I'll post my questions here. Been suffering headaches on a regular basis since approx 2001. Got an MRI in 2003 when it got unbearable. No I don't think I had any type of head truama then. 2003 is also when I found out I had double vision and got prisim glasses. The opthamologist ordered an MRI and while he found a few tiny abnormalites (dont recall what) there was nothing majorly wrong.
Avatar m tn I had a Seizure occur almost 3 months ago while on the Antibiotic Tetracycline. The Dr. said that was the most likely cause. All tests on my brain came back normal, but during the Seizure i bounced my face off what at the time seemed to be an extremely hard bathroom floor. I had fractured my nose, severely lacerated my upper lip and chipped 3 teeth. I do not drink alcohol or submit myself to illegal drugs.
365714 tn?1292202708 There is a possibility that these short lasting headaches that you get are ice pick headaches. Ice pick headaches are commonly seen in migraneurs and are brief spells of sharp stabbing pains not lasting more than a few seconds. I would suggest you to try and identify the triggers for these symptoms by using the migraine tracker of a headache diary.
Avatar m tn Chronic migraine Chronic tension type headache New daily persistent headache Hemicrania continua In most of the cases the cause of chronic daily headache is unknown, in some cases however underlying causes like inflammation of cerebral blood vessels, meningitis, high or low ICP, pinched nerves in the back, brain tumor and traumatic brain injury have been identified. Treatment is mainly with antidepressants, beta blockers, anti seizure medications, and NSAIDS. http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar m tn I felt so strange and still cannot explain it. A lil over a week of being off these meds I had a full blown seizure. I was outside and fell face first on concrete, busting up the left side of my face, convulsing, foaming at the mouth and was clueless as to why I was on the ground. I am still waiting for answers on to why this happened. I have got through the hardest part of getting off the meds, but I am still feeling off. I can't explain the feeling I have in my head/brain.
Avatar f tn Avoiding smoking, alcohol and certain foods which trigger cluster headaches may help. Many medications like valproic acid and Topiramate may be used to prevent headaches. These medications should be taken only under a doctor’s prescription and more studies are needed to evaluate how effective these drugs are at preventing cluster headache. Hope it helps. Best wishes and kind regards!