Seizure prevention

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Avatar n tn My second question is, could the combination of drinking, the abrupt withdrawal from a benzodiazepine, and the Zprexa (which I have read can lower the seizure threshold), have preciptated his seizure. He has never, ever had severe withdrawal symptoms before; it always seemed fairly easy for him to quit. Thank you. B.J.
969640 tn?1247659993 I have been dealing with chronic migraines for 12 years; they recently became unmanageable after my 3rd seizure last year (dx with partial complex seizures & epilepsy in 2005). After trying multiple preventative and abortive treatments without much luck, my neurologist has prescribed Zanaflex each evening (starting at low dose) for prevention. What can you tell me about the effectiveness of this medication in migraines?
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969640 tn?1247659993 I have been dealing with chronic migraines for 12 years; they recently became unmanageable after my 3rd seizure last year (dx with partial complex seizures & epilepsy in 2005). After trying multiple preventative and abortive treatments without much luck, my neurologist has prescribed Zanaflex each evening (starting at low dose) for prevention. What can you tell me about the effectiveness of this medication in migraines?
Avatar n tn My questions really relate to prevention of future strokes. I wonder how much greater risk I am at to have another one with this history? I have gone of birth control pills and I am taking aspirin every day. My doctor said the only other option is a calcium channel blocker, which he doesn't want to put me on unless I get symptoms more often than every few months (which I don't). Is this the only other mode of prevention?
Avatar n tn Once the abnormal stimulation of brain cells begins (which is what happens in a seizure), only medications such as ativan or other anti-seizure meds can actually stop a seizure. Prevention is important by taking meds as prescribed, staying away from alcohol (not only interacts with meds but lowers your seizure threshold), and keeping yourself healthy. Fever, dehydration, emotional and physical stress and starvation are other things that can lower your seizure threshold.
209227 tn?1242350345 It did affect my memory and was put on seizure medication for 6 months. In you're opinion was this a seizure? Because I feel it was not. Opinions are greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn I was intialkly prescribed Tramadol for the pain, and then Nortriptyline for migraine prevention. I started at 25mg once at night. That decreased the headaches probably about 50% then moved to 50mg at bedtime. That didn't really help the headaches anymore, but I began to notice the side effects. I was REALLY drowsy and I started to have mood swings (I'd be sad or anxious for no reason). So, we decided to go back down to 25mg again. Also...
Avatar m tn The connection between Alzheimer's and depression has been known for years. The big mystery, though, is exactly how (and if) one affects the other. "Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?" asks Robert S. Wilson, PhD, neuropsychologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Avatar n tn After the lauging gas and in the process of receiving 2.0cc of 2% lidocaine(she weighs approx. 45 pounds), she had an immediate seizure. According to the dental notes, her oxygen saturation were never under 97% and she took approx. 1 1/2 hours to become coherent. She essentially slept through the ER visit (2 hours). The ER doctor said that the seizure was caused by the lidocaine(no MRI or CAT) and she has had no discernable after effects.
Avatar n tn keep a can or even two 6-oz. cans of juice by his bedside so he can simply pop one open if he wakes up low and drink it without having to get up -- we usually are too groggy to get up and go to the kitchen when low. I hope he continues to do OK and that he never has another serious problem like this again. By the way, SOMETIMES when seriously low, I DO remember everything that happens while I am unable to help myself or to speak coherently. Sometimes I don't.
Avatar n tn Does he get his blood pressure checked? He needs to! Encourage him to go to the doctor! The best medicine is prevention!
Avatar f tn A common protocol in United States hospitals is to only presribe anti-seizure medications after the third documented seizure. I cannot tell you to get on or off a medication, but it is reasonable for you to experiment with the discontinuance of this medication, under the supervision of a physician. Generally, the medication would be "weaned". That is to say the doseage gradually diminshed over a period of weeks.
Avatar n tn Wake up disoriented, vomits, brief disorientation post seizure. They are usually less that 2 minutes long. He is a WDWN kid. Bright. Healthy otherwise. He has a difficult time paying attention at school. Manages to get A/Bs but struggles with taking notes during class. He was started on Keppra. I would like info on this type of seizures. Is Keppra the best medication? How can they be prevented? Triggers? Prognosis. Is there way to help him during school? Thank you. M.
Avatar n tn I have an idopathic seizure disorder for 35 years without seizure for 28 years. I have never had an abnormal EEG, CAT, CT, MRI or PET of the Brain. I was on Dilantin for over 30 years and transitioned to Lamictal 4 months ago however developed rash and had to be dc'd. I have been on small dose of Klonopin and Paxil 37.
Avatar f tn Eptoin will have to be continued for effective seizure prevention. He is getting married. This will increase stress and there are chances that he may have a seizure if he is not taking Eptoin. The medicine will not affect the children.
Avatar f tn Hi, Topiramate or topamax is an anticonvulsant drug indicated for seizure and also prevention of migraines and other medical conditions. This will not make your headache worse but will prevent future headache attacks. It is recommended that you give feedback to your attending physician on your follow-up to determine if a change of dosage or medication is indicated. There are plenty of migraine medications in the market today and it may take several tries to find the medicine that works for you.
Avatar n tn My neurologist increased my Klonopin dosage to 4 mg QD with repeat EEG in 2 weeks. Do you think Klonopin can be effective a s monotherapy for seizure prevention as it benefits me for Anxiety disorder?
Avatar n tn A good dose of Neurontin for seizure prevention is most likely 1800mg per day or higher. Since the Dilantin is being stopped, there is no need to check a level. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar n tn 4cc a day prevention of seizures, been on it since August 2007, the poor dog had a seizure couple of days ago. He takes this medicine because he had smoke inhalation he was trapped inside a smoking truck, luckily he was picked up and out of the truck before the truck caught on fire. If this is supposed to work then why the seizure?
Avatar m tn You may wish to discuss with your prescribing physician changing you from dilantin to possible valproic acid which is used for both seizure prevention and also mood stabilizing. Also, another option may be carbamazepine, which is another antiepileptic used for mood stabilizing. However, if a change in medication does occur, it needs to be closely monitored by your neurologist since you have been well controlled since 1972. Another option would be to try lithium with your dilantin.
Avatar n tn The day after she got the shot, she had a seizure. We took her to the ER. She had numerous blood tests done and a CAT scan which all turned out to be completely normal. Her blood sugar, when the paramedics arrived, was 81. The ER doctor told us he thought the seizure was due to a drop in blood sugar. She sees an endocrinologist for her diabetes, and that doctor said we should take her to a pediatrician to have her checked.
Avatar f tn The main component of Valparin is sodium valproate, which is indicated in all forms of epilepsy and as prevention of recurrent febrile seizure in children, just like your son. The side effects of Valparin as listed in this link ( can be: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, incoordination, drowsiness, reversible hair loss, skin rash, weight gain, tremor, confusion, hepatitis, or pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn I had my brain scan yesterday to see why I had a seizure although I am pretty sure I took too much tramadol. But they nearly causeed me to hav4e another one with a freakin strobe light. This morning I woke up feeling good (my husband was home ) I wonder if this is because he was home or becuase I had a few tramadol before bed? I am still working on this tapering thing. I wake up every morning w/ the best intentions.
Avatar n tn does this increase the chance of overdose, neurological damage or manic intensity? does the anti-convulsant property of the tegretol aide in the prevention of seizure in the event of an overdose?
592774 tn?1325397342 He has been weak and sort of unsteady since then, but he thinks it is just his fever..(100 F or less.) He did have a tonic-clonic seizure in 2004 and is still on meds for prevention. He did not seem post ictal after he fell out of bed so he will not call his neurologist.
Avatar m tn She is currently on seizure medication and has not had one for last 2 years. I am giving her sporlac tablet (would not swallow liquid easily) 4 times a day and twice a day enteroquinol. She is doing still the same. Norflox was suggested but I have deferred it till now as I think enteroquinol covers amoebicidal and antibacterial areas both. Please advise.
Avatar f tn He has been epileptic free for about 7years and off meds for 6years. After some research I found out for prevention one can use anti-seizure drugs. I would like to know if there is any connection between the two?
Avatar f tn I spent 4 days in the hospital and I also started having seizure like things as well. I finally got in to see a Neurologist on tuesday and he believes complicated migraines is what I am suffering from seeing as all my tests have come back clear. He has me on 3 different meds, one I take daily and 2 I take as needed. Anyone else out there with this type of migraine, what can I expect and do the meds work?