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Alternative Treatments For Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful.
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?
Complex question.: We are limited to a 400 word answer so only basic general info can be given. 15% of kids with epilepsy have this type. It doesn't affect intelligence, usually. See http://www. Epilepsy. Com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/benign-rolandic-epilepsy Carbamazepine is often used to treat epilepsy & is a good choice for many. No med is right for every one. Don't take ANY other med w/ it unless OK'd by MD
Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms.
How will I know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?
My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?
"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed.
In adults, rolandic: Seizure is named partial seizure- it starts from one part of the brain usually the temporal lobe and can spread to the other parts. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-benign-rolandic-epilepsy? Page=1 http://m.Healthline. Com/symptom/seizures http://www. Epilepsy. Com/learn/types-seizures/simple-partial-seizures.
Prognosis good...: ..As most children do outgrow this form of epilepsy typically seen in the preadolescent and adolescent age ranges. Some children will continue seizures later in life (about 2 %). This type of seizure is characterized by nighttime seizures, normal cognition, and typical eeg findings. Treament with antiepileptic meds if frequent but usually not needed.See 1 more doctor answer
I have epilepsy from the past 3years. I am tired of medications. What is the best treatment for epilepsy?
Epilepsy: I am sorry to hear about your struggle. I understand this must be very difficult to you. The best treatment for your epilepsy will depend on the type of seizure or epilepsy. Difficult to control seizures require multiple medications. In most teaching hospitals, epilepsy centers are now providing surgical cure to some types of seizures. A vagus nerve stimulator could also be used in some cases.
Have you any treatment for epilepsy to permanent remove epilepsy? I m n epileptic patient my dose is epival clonatril topiro. Continued
Curing is difficult: But controlling epilepsy nowadays is much easier and more likely than it was several years ago. We have many different agents and medications that are very good. You need to find a good neurologist or Apple apologist to help you.
Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures.See 1 more doctor answer
Can't do it online: You need to see a qualified pediatric neurologist or a neurologist for evaluation and management, if this is not available where you are, then a good pediatrician would direct your child's care, best wishes
How long will it take to achieve a therapeutic trough level for epilepsy treatment while taking 500mg bid of lamictal?
Patient doses vary: Your therapeutic level may take several days and depends on several factors including your metabolism, your body weight, gender, as well as other medications you may be taking. This definitely isn't something that can be answered without knowing more information. Your prescribing physician will definitely be able to tell you with more accuracy.
Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point.
Yes, many, but...: There are many natural treatments that may help epilepsy, but unfortunately there is not much research proving (or disproving) their effectiveness. A high fat/low carb diet may help, as can fish oil, magnesium, taurine, bacopa ; passionflower. The only treatment I know that might cure epilepsy in some cases is homeopathy.See http://bit. Ly/1hzctuo see comment re: the potential of medical marijuana.See 2 more doctor answers
Newer medications: Several new medications are appearing on the market. Must say I am not so sure this truly represents a breakthrough or substantial improvement, and the future risk factor projection is yet unclear. Approaches which could be considered include implantation of vagal nerve stimulator device, and even some newer surgical extirpations.
I was treated with epilepsy for 5 years and it was gone. Now after 3 years it has reoccurred. Isn't there any permanent treatment for it? Thanks
No: Treatment for seizures is aimed at control not cure. The only possibility of cure is when there is a very localized focus of seizure activity that can be removed by a neurosurgeon. Patients who go from 2-4 seizure free years have up to a. 70% chance of discontinuing medication without recurrence. This leaves a 39% chance of recurrence.See 1 more doctor answer
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