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Belchertown, MA
A 65-year-old male asked:

wellbutrin (bupropion) aside, are any of the ssris or snris more likely to lower seizure threshold than others?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Great question !!: All do this to some extent. The activating ones (Paxil (paroxetine) Prozac) may be more likely to do this (you'll also see a higher incidence of migraine with these as well- look at the package insert and compare the agent to placebo). An inter-ictal EEG with activation might be helpful in seeing where you currently stand. With CML there is an increased incidence of seizures as well. (as you no doubt know)

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Is there any risk of febrile convulsions occurring in my child?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Most children will never have a febrile seizure. The risk is increased if the child has had a previous seizure or if there is a positive family history. Unfortunately, current evidence does not show that any treatments prevent febrile seizures, however they are not considered serious, but they can be frightening.
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If my baby has a seizure does that mean he has epilepsy?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving repeated, spontaneous seizures of any type one seizure is not diagnostic but needs to be evaluated.
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Can anti-seizure medicine be used to treat bell's palsy?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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No: Bell palsy is treated with Prednisone and/or antivirals. Perhaps you are thinking of trigeminal neuralgia, which is treated with an antiseizure medicine, .
Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:

If someone is seizure free on a low level of Dilantin 3.1 for 15 years since teen what are the chances of another seizure are chances low ?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Very low-unlikely: Your Dilantin level is known as a homeopathic dose-not likely to be preventing any seizure activity if you truly have an ongoing epilepsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

When a person had a seizure, does it mean he has epilepsy?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Not yet: A single seizure does not epilepsy make! a careful history and neurologic evaluation may determine that it was an incidental event. Recurrent seizures with specific findings on eeg, examination and MRI may lead to a diagnosis of epilepsy. Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a risk for seizures.

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