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Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-tbi with post traumatic epilepsy (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. also over the last year i have been to the er a few times and last time i was at the er (seizure) i w

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely controlled with the current therapy. Check your Tegretol level, liver function, sodium, magnesium, calcium, Vit D and Tegretol 10-11 epoxide. Consider a different approach to seizure prophylaxis.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Complicated: Due to your seizures, you may have had an event caused injury to your back or ribs. Sometimes a small fracture can occur with generalized episodes. Need to get X rayed. Also, I am concerned about your carbamazepine, as there is potential for liver toxicity, and you already have hepatic disorder. Need to check liver blood studies regularly. Find a neurologist to help.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2017


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