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how does topamax affect the brain

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: For abortive migraine treatment and Topamax (topiramate) adjustment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Likely : Discuss with your prescribing doctor to see if it is safe for you to taper down or stop the medication. If symptoms improve, you have an answer. Slow ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
EEG: The eeg is looking at your brain waves, so it limb movements should not affect it unless they were part of some seizure activity, which is what you we ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moseri
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Epilepsy is sudden massive electrical discharge in the brain. It can manifest as myoclonic jerks, loss of consciousness, and amnesia of the events. Th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
GHB: The sodium salt is called Xyrem, a medicine to treat excess daytime sleepiness & cataplexy. The pure form depresses the nervous system & cause ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain and anesthesia: Ketamine is a controlled substance. Addictive, Dissociates the brain and an NMDA antagonist Causes nystagmus, halucination double vision- should be u ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Master organ: The brain is the primary organ affecting homeostasis. The hypothalamus of the brain is the main organ controlling temperature, hormone release, water ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many ways: it is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine used as an hypnotic, sedative, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and skeletal muscle relaxant drug. if you use i ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange fee ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these pa ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco: Refer to diagram
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to b ... Read More
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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
No one knows: Autism is defined as a group of symptoms. They probably have many causes. Although there are several good theories and some studies that show brain ch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Many different way: Autism causes mild to significant changes to a diverse number brain processing centers.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic us ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
EEG and Concerta: any psychostimulant taken prior to obtaining an EEG can produce a lowering of the seizure threshold and the appearance of epileptiform discharges on a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Brain fever: By brain fever i presume you mean meningitis or encephalitis. These disorders can cause damage to brain due to inflammation, direct toxicity to nerve ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Binds to brain recep: Codeine's active metabolite, mainly morphine, exerts analgesic and euphoric effects by binding to mu receptors
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
Cocaine on the Brain: This is a complex answer to address here, but in summary it works on specific receptors in certain areas of the brain responsible for pleasure. As a ... Read More
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