Seizure medications pain control

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Avatar f tn Anyone have luck with other pain medications other than Percoset for nerve pain?
Avatar n tn You definitely need to talk to your neurologist ASAP so that they can help determine whether or not these are really seizures and the next step to adjusting her medications. Once the seizure issue has been taken care of, then deal with the pain. There are stimulators that can placed under the skin of the upper arm/shoulder done in rehab facilities to help with post stroke frozen shoulder and pain. PT, massage, and antidepressants such as Elavil can help also.
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 f tn I am BP and my psychiatrist wants to put me on Anticonvulsant medication similar to Valproate in a bid to control my moods. I am worried about the side effects as she said they can cause liver and kidney problems. 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.
1810724 tn?1316936524 Already been through two different seizure medications and now taking the third. I have tried Depakote ER no help (7 months), Topamax (3 months) and now Gabapentin (1 Week) to control my episodes. Tightness in the chest area with warm sensation that would radiate through both sides left more than right with numbness and tingling feeling. I just plainly felt out of sorts followed by weakness that has lately been putting me down not being able to get up on my own.
Avatar f tn I have had an MRI both with and without contrast along with an EEG, all were negative. They have tried me on ativan, and several other medications; including neurontin. The medications lessen the severity of the "SLA's" but so far nothing has stopped them. They range from very mild to very severe with both tonic and clonic movements. The main area that is affected is my neck and shoulders/ arms but it also travels to my back, legs and into my face.
Avatar n tn I have been on ativan for 3 years for ptsd. During this time I didn't take it every day. Recently I didn't get a chance to go get my refill, and to be honest, I kept forgetting about it. Then I had a seizure (according to my husband). Is this because I stopped the ativan abruptly? I have also had several head injuries this past year. Can too many concussions cause seizures? This is my second seizure and I don't have a hx of seizure disorder.
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 I still don't have a diagnosis..could be RSD or discs in my neck....the pain in my hands is increasing despite meds...time to change them I guess. I just want to live one day almost painfree and not in a fog. Doing everyday things that I used to take for granted is difficult. Even typing this is causing pain in my hands. I'm currently taking Neurontin(? sp) on an increasing dose, and cymbalta for chronic pain. Also on ultracet....If anykone can give me hope...
2030686 tn?1351692148 I remember the gastro saying I needed to be seizure free for so long b4 I can tx. Does anybody know why this is? Will the medications lower my seizure threshold even more? My reg dr put in a call to the neuro after I had a few seizures this weekend and she put me on Keppra.
Avatar n tn I am not sure what to make out of the loss of bladder control except that your son's seizures are not being controlled. The stomach pain is a known side effect of valproate (depakote, depakene). The half-life of VPA likely explains the prolonged effect. It would take several days to completely be metabolized. The chest pain on dilantin is alittle worrisome.
19538311 tn?1480493451 So sorry to hear about your fractured ribs and other trouble you are having with your legs- have you had it checked out with a doctor? Does it happen pretty regularly? Was the doctor able to give you any leads as to what they thought might be happening?
Avatar n tn Gabapentin is not a narcotic and is not a substitute for opiates like Oxycodone. Opiates are still the best pain control medications available. Gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) are similar medications that modulate pain transmission in the nervous system, but gabapentin and pregabalin utilize a different chemical pathway than opiates.
Avatar n tn The outcome seems to be the same -there's nothing we can do, everything looks normal, take pain killers-. Meanwhile he has had to call in from work because they are so bad, he can not drive when they come on. The last episode which occured today was really frightening, the veins on the right side of his brain, his temples started (throbbing) beating really fast and pulsating. He was at home alone and really didn't know what to do. Is there anything that can be done at this point?
199882 tn?1310188142 I don't usually discuss the types of medications I take because it's so easy for others to judge us without spending time in our shoes.. My pain has gotten a lot worse over the last few months and I was wondering if I should ask my doctor to increase them or maybe try something else? I've been on the same dosage for about 2 years now... I take: Methadone 10mg 6 x per day, Cymbalta 60mg 1 x per day, Baclofen 10mg 6 x per day, Amitiza 8MCG 2 x per day, and Oxycodone 30mg up to 8 x per day.
Avatar f tn I have been through the gambit of anxiety drugs, seizure drugs, prescription pain pills and prescription muscle relaxers. I am so tired of taking all these different medicines, I could scream. I also have severe chronic gastritis. I take carafate for that along with my prevacid but it is not getting any better. It took 9 + months to determine my problem. I was being treated for asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Avatar m tn Mechanical trauma of any sort can lead to injury. What you have been experiencing are the after effects of a seizure. There may be ear and jaw pain as a result of a problem in the temperomandibular joint. Most people with TMJ problem complain of soft, dull sounds and clogged ears due to dysfunction of the Eustachian tube. This tube maintains pressure in the middle ear. Hyperactivity of the muscles responsible for regulating the opening and closing of the tube lead to these symptoms.
Avatar n tn Now, for about 1 year later I was diagnosed with having Panic attacts, anxiety, bipolar, and 2 years later I started panic attacks then going into seizures, then the pain, then I started waking up in Hospitals once a week or more, that I was prescribed Xanax 2mg. 3x's daily Depekote, Keppra, Lithium, Paxil, Trazadone and Ultracet, now Every time I try to cut down I go into Epeleptic seizures, Now, to anyone, How is it possible to taper off all of these Drugs, and seriously, not die?
Avatar f tn If she is losing bowel control at all it is a seizure. That is a classic sign of one. I would bet that even thought she isn't losing bowel control in all of them they are all seizures they can suddenly develop with age. I had a dog that the same thing happened too.
1303966 tn?1296743610 those who witness these episodes said they looked like seizures),unable to use my arms without extreme pain, pressure and pain in head at base of head, lightning type jolts of pain in my head and eyes with temp. paralysis on one side of body (diagnosed TIA"s in the ER), etc.......... I'm sure you get the picture. He refused to even discuss my symptoms possibly being related to the Chiari on my MRI. I will never understand this. I paid this man a lot of money, ALOT!
1178983 tn?1279667255 your seizure threshold is lowered quite a bit meaning.. people that have never had a seizure in their Life can have a seizure very easily on tramadol.. some people even have them at lower doses.. thank god i never had one cause at one point I was taking up to 20 50 mg pills a day.. it was very stupid.. I tapered down and quit.. tramadol does raise your heartrate and bp.. because of it's serotonin and norepinephrine qualities.
Avatar n tn I have had several similar situations and what I found out was that I am too sensitive to medications. I cannot take cold medicines, muscles relaxers, strong pain medicines like dolac, prodolina. I have to tell this to my dentists and doctors. All my tests were always OK, nothing wrong...BUT YOUR HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE MEDICATION SENSITIVE. I hope this can help you.
Avatar n tn There are also medications -- mostly anti-seizure medications normally used for epilepsy -- that are used to control the pain. Problem with the drugs is, they can cause other problems (kidney/liver) and regular blood tests are necessary. A facial pain specialist is the best doctor to seek out or a neurologist. I suggest a facial pain specialist first because all they do is treat people with TN. Best of luck finding a pain solution!
Avatar f tn Cavernous angiomas can cause seizures because the small amounts of blood deposits in them irritate surrounding brain tissue. If seizure medications are not effective in controlling the seizures, and the seizures can be shown to be coming from the area around the angioma, surgical removal of the angioma can sometimes be done. This should only be done in experienced centers.
1168718 tn?1464987135 Bone pain (peripheral nerves) responds better to narcotics than GABA drugs. Nerve Pain/neuropathic pain (CNS) responds better to GABA drugs. Bone pain is typically from the periosteum. Stress fractures, tendon insertion points, etc. can all lead to "bone pain." Bone pain is nociceptive pain and is caused by the stimulation of special nerve receptors called nociceptors.
975514 tn?1325001538 The holistic approach is not for everyone but I suggest you give it a try and if it works then that's really great and if not it is time to go on to medications to control your pain. Talk to your doctor and see what options he is willing to give you.
Avatar n tn I do not know how to describe this well, but it feels like a gush of different thoughts rushing through my head and I cannot control them. My mom did not understand what was going on because I was normal and everything about me from the exterior was fine. Then I got to college, the same symptoms did not come back for about two months. One night when I was sleeping my room-mate flashed the lights really quickly when I was sleeping.
Avatar f tn In my opinion your friend's mother may require opiates to control her cancer pain if the current medications are not providing her relief. Often MS Contin is prescribed or a fentanyl patch or even Oxycontin, much depends on her physician and her specific medical needs. Her daughter may want to accompany her mother on her next visit to her physician. She may not be sharing the extent of her discomfort with her physician. It is very difficult to watch those we love so much suffer with pain.
Avatar n tn It scares the **** out of me. Other things that trigger my attacks are; being alone, driving, headaches, chest pain, being far away from a medical facility, stress, sudden and unexpected pains in my joints, head, stomach and chest, falling asleep. I've also had dull aches in the back and sides of my head/upper neck for 4 months.
Avatar n tn I'm really sorry to hear about your pain. Has your neurologist tried you on an anti-seizure medication to control the nerve pain? While most have a host of side-effects, they have been proven to provide relief from pain associated with nerve damage. Some more common medications are Gabapentin(Neurontin), Pregabalin(Lyrica), and Topiramate(Topamax). I have taken all three and Gabapentin had the least amount of side-effects.