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Avatar f tn In cases of hippocampal sclerosis, 3 or more medicines are needed to control the seizure, even at times surgery is needed to control seizures. Visit website for more information http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic365.
Avatar n tn The treatment for peripheral neuropathy pain includes anti-seizure medications (such as Neurontin or Topamax) and anti-depressants (such as Elavil or Doxepin). These medications are used at doses to treat pain, and not at levels to typically treat other conditions. You can also use narcotics. For patients suffering from severe regional pain they can occasionally have a surgical procedure to stop the sensation from that area (a rhizotomy).
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.
1000946 tn?1253811447 I've taken all sorts of anti depressants and meds like lyrica (think these are anti seizure meds) nothing has helped. When I took the vicoden for pain that seemed to be the only thing that helped. I am on no meds at the present time but I'm having a major flare. What is helping other fibro sufferers?
Avatar n tn Most doctors will consider tapering the dosage and discontinuing seizure medicines after a seizure-free period of 2 years. Some doctors taper seizure medications over 6 weeks. There is this study that shows no difference whether the medications are tapered over a six-week or a nine-month period. One advantage of shorter taper period is that the outcome of the attempt to discontinue treatment may be known sooner, shortening the period of adjustment for the patient.(http://content.nejm.
Avatar n tn Hi My niece has developed a sleeping disorder of laughing seizure like she laughs while i sleep for 3-4 seconds and then stare and then sleep and this pattern at times is also during day time when she is awake. We did EEG and MRI and nothing came out from them.Follwoing is the report of both. EEG It is a wake reord.patient was fairly cooperative. Artifacts are minimal. Photic stimulation from 3 hz to 21 hrtz was given for 45 seconds.At an interval of 5 secs inclose eye state.
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.
Avatar f tn Migraine can mimic stroke, seizure, and can have strange visual symptoms. This diagnosis really made the most sense and my son is in fact doing very well now. He is on an antidepressant, and that may even be keeping the migraines away. We have made some changes in his life - school, etc, to try to reduce stress. So far, so good. Good luck to you and your son. I truly hope he can get back on his meds and do better.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Last Sunday I was going about my day, then next thing I remember I woke up in an ambulance. I was informed by the paramedics that my roommate found me on the floor having a seizure and making weird noises. They said I was "in a daze" and barely speaking but could give them my name but did not know what day or month it was. I do not remember any of this. At the hospital I was in and out of consciousness/asleep but do not remember hours of time.
316189 tn?1193614081 So did I have a seizure? My GP is sending me to a neurologist on thursday for a consult because she said since none of the medicines we have tried has worked and then now this she is concerned...should I be concerned? What will happen at the neurologist? What kind of tests?
Avatar n tn Aside from my seizures 4 years ago, I had no previous history of seizure disorder. There has been no seizure activity until this most recent event. Could this seizure have been associated with the use of nitrous or lidocaine? Also, I have been experiencing severe headaches and light-headedness since the seizure.
146298 tn?1258715847 My primary care doctor prescribes all my medications; hydrocodone, Lyrica, zolpidem, diazepam for muscle spasms (I want to change that one). All the proof of my causes of pain has come from other specialists. My PCP monitors my progress; I check in with her about once a month. I've seen her for about 10 years, through thick and thin, and she's wonderful. Best of luck, Kathy You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Avatar n tn Is there any seizure medicine that does not have excessive weight gain as a side effect? And which medicines dianosed for seizures impair driving the most?
Avatar n tn I am posting for a friend who is newly dianosed and is concerned about the medications side affects for seizures. Understanding the need for patience for medication trial and error, can some one answer the following questions? Is there any seizure medicine that does not have excessive weight gain as a side effect? And which medicines dianosed for seizures impair driving the most? ========= Dear LA thanks for the question.
Avatar f tn Approximately one year ago, my husband was put on tramadol after fracturing his hand. He had a grand-mal seizure that his neurologist attributed to the tramadol allergy. During the seizure, he fractured T3 (severe) T4-T5 moderate compression. His prognosis was good and he returned to reduced normal activity (with pain). He's now on Oxycodene, Methocarbamol, Ibuprophen and recently diagnosed with OSA.
Avatar n tn I am so glad to find other ppl with this condition. I do feel bad that we all have it but so nice to know that I really am not alone in this. My question is "What other medicine can I take to keep the fluid level/pressure down besides Diamox?" Apparently the diamox is draining my body of potassium. I have to go to the ER no less than once a month due to massive migraines followed by vomiting & seizures! My seizures are pseudoseizures tho.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone i know this is kinda of a old post, but anyways i recently ran out of my Soma 350mg, Ativan 2mg and Hydrocodone 10/325mg.... I ran out of all 3 medications on the same day on 5-18-2010. I have been taking Ativan 3 times ED, Soma 3 times ED and Hydrocodone 4 times ED for 3 months 120days.....
Avatar f tn For quite some time now my body has been reacting differently to medicines. Put simply, it takes a much stronger dosage to have the desired effect - if at all. Other times, as is the case with IV medicines, the intended effects are achieved, but only last for an extremely short amount of time. (I.e. Morphine or Dilaudid - lasting 30 mins; Benadryl, Phenergan, Zofran, etc.- lasting 1 hr.) This has been the case relatively recently with seemingly all medicines I have taken, no matter the form.
1699730 tn?1306959987 Hi there! Anticonvulsant medications like carbamezapine, valparin, phenytoin, lamotrigine and many more medicines are available for treating tonic clonic seizures. A child who had a single episode of tonic clonic seizure will have any more seizures depends on several factors. Most children will outgrow their epilepsy.Usuallyanticonvulsants are stopped after taking treatment for 2-3 years if there is no recurrence of seizure.
1717039 tn?1308895370 As mentioned by ssuddarth, some antibiotics (most notably penicillins and tetracyclines) can decrease the effectiveness. Also, some anti-seizure medicines (sometimes also used for moods and/or migraines) can interact - so be sure to ask your pharmacist anytime you get new medicines.
Avatar n tn Hello, Elevated liver enzymes are found in hepatitis, fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease,obesity, diabetes(uncontrolled),mononucleosis, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, gallstones, tumors of liver, pancreas and bile ducts and side effects of medicines like certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cholesterol medications, antibiotics or anti-seizure medications. I feel that you should consult a physician soon and get these possibilities ruled out. I hope it helps.
Avatar f tn I don't but that is because I have other medical issues that prevent me from being able to take medications that might help me.
Avatar n tn The focus of therapy of anti epileptic medications is to control the seizure activity. So, medications are added to achieve this goal. In seizures, electrical activity is initiated in the brain which results in convulsions. Repeated convulsions can cause hypoxemia (decreased oxygen) supply to the brain, hence they need to be controlled. The drowsiness and headaches could be side effects of the medications. So, ensure to see he takes the medications regularly and follow up with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Alcohol consumption Autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary bilary cirrhosis, or other autoimmune disorders of the liver or bile ducts Diabetes High triglycerides, or obesity Excessive use of kava kava, comfrey, pennyroyal, skullcap, or certain other herbal supplements Gallstones Hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, or other metabolic liver diseases Viral hepatitis, mononucleosis, or other infections Liver cancer Medications such as some nonsteroidal anti-
Avatar n tn Elevated liver enzymes are found in hepatitis,fatty liver,alcoholic liver disease,obesity,diabetes(uncontrolled),mononucleosis,autoimmune hepatitis,metabolic liver disease,gallstones,tumors of liver,pancreas and bile ducts and side effects of medicines like certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cholesterol medications, antibiotics or anti-seizure medications. I feel that you should consult a physician soon and get these possibilities ruled out.
2088963 tn?1332693095 Elevated liver enzymes are found in hepatitis,fatty liver,alcoholic liver disease,obesity,diabetes(uncontrolled),mononucleosis,autoimmune hepatitis,metabolic liver disease,gallstones,tumors of liver,pancreas and bile ducts and side effects of medicines like certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cholesterol medications, antibiotics or anti-seizure medications. I feel that you should consult a physician soon and get these possibilities ruled out.
Avatar n tn Elevated liver enzymes are found in hepatitis,fatty liver,alcoholic liver disease,obesity,diabetes(uncontrolled),mononucleosis,autoimmune hepatitis,metabolic liver disease,gallstones,tumors of liver,pancreas and bile ducts and side effects of medicines like certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cholesterol medications, antibiotics or anti-seizure medications. I feel that you should consult a physician soon and get these possibilities ruled out.
Avatar n tn sedatives, sleep medicines, psychiatric medications, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-anxiety drugs, other anti-seizure drugs http://www.medicinenet.com/topiramate-oral/page2.