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Can Adderall Cause Seizures
How often does Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures? I am starting the lowest dose of 150mg with my 25mg zoloft and 10mg adderall.
Wellbutrin (bupropion) has been known to be related to increased seizures in people with past or present eating disorders.
While one can never be entirely certain about, the effects of new medications, seizures are not a typical side effect. Stay in close touch with your doctor when starting, any new medication. ...Read more
Can taking risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in an 11 year old?
Unless he overdosed,: It's very rare for either to lower the seizure threshold. Genetic or other medical causes of atypical brain development in kids with Autism or mood disorder requiring Risperdal, especially with other disorders - ADHD, Intellectual Disability, LD, CP, etc., - ^ seizure risk. Evaluations by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & a child neuropsychologist will help search for the cause. ...Read more
I am 25yo, just had my first and only seizure. I had taken adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 12 hours before and marijuana 40 mins before could those cause seizures?
Don't gamble: With your brain, health or life. It's possible, but it's at least as possible, if not more so, that this was what it appears to be: a 1st unprovoked seizure. See a neurologist, don't lie about anything you're taking or using, and do whatever (s)he tells you to do. You may get lucky & have no more; or you may have epilepsy & will have to make some life adjustments. ...Read more
I was recently given 5mg adderall bid. I work in consulting where sometimes I will have a few (<= 2) beers with a client. I've been reading drinking on adderall can trigger seizures. I don't have epilep. What is the actual risk to me?
Alcohol is a poison that never did any body any good, let alone some one already taking a psychoactive drug.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I had a seizure back in October. It was largely determined to be one time thing. Can I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safely ever agaim?
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IN this format we are unable to give you an answer to your question. ...Read more
Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?
Question is unclear: I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is most likely being used to treat the adhd. I'm not sure why she is on the risperdal, and I'm not sure what you are referring to as to is this (what) a seizure. Please clarify. ...Read more
Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi
taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg 2x daily for 3 yrs, I had 2 seizures and was unresponsive for over 10 hrs all test came back normal, MRI CT scan EEG why?
An EEG picks up: Surface activity of the brain cortex that is about the diameter of a quarter and only captures a minimal thickness of the brain. If there are findings, it means something. So EEGs can often be "normal". ...Read more
I took 50mg of Tramadol and an hour later not thinking took my adderal XR 10mg. I have read there is an increased risk of seizures. Should I worry?
No: The risk of seizure with Tramadol is usually at doses higher than 400 mg per day (8 50mg pills), although it may be less in individuals who have a history of seizures, are on drugs that are also associated with seizures (which adderal in usual doses is not). However, talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist for more personal information. ...Read more
Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more
Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many different kinds of seizures. See http://www. Epilepsyfoundation. Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures. Cfm for more information. ...Read more
Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more
Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more
Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation.
Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy:
missing medication doses
heavy alcohol use
cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy
lack of sleep
other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more
Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more
Various: The most common cause is psychological. It's where stress is converted into physical symptoms (do it's called a "conversion disorder"). Sadly, about 2/3 of people with seizure-like conversion disorders have a history of abuse (often sexual abuse.) Other things can mimic seizures and should be ruled out (fainting, certain uncommon migraine types...) ...Read more
Many causes: I agree with the previous answer, that your child needs to be seen. If the pediatrician is not comfortable treating childhood epilepsy, please ask for a referral to a pediatric neurologist. There are many drugs available to treat seizures, the goal in therapy is to pick the one that controls the seizures, with the fewest side effects, and the least impact on your child's life. ...Read more
Not: In theory the smell of the oils might but this is highly unlikely. ...Read more
Evaluation: You would need to see a physician or specifically a psychiatrist. These medications are prescribed for add/ adhd. The provider would determine which medication would be the most appropriate for you. Take care. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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