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Alternative Treatments For Partial Seizure
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Unlikely, but: If the seizure were to be untreated, generalize, and result in a series of uncontrolled convulsions, this could be life-threatening. Also, lack of therapy could lead to nitetime events, causing sudep, a risky situation. Thus, all seizure disorders should be treated with medication to be safe. ...Read more
Varies: Typical......Motionless state, altered cosciousness followed by repetitive purposeless movements.......Arm, hand, lip smacking, swallowing, sucking, chewing, fumbling, picking at clothes, varibly involving both sides. ...Read more
Simple v complex sz: The difference has to do with alertness. A simple partial seizure: the person is awake, alert, and they can feel the seizure- it may cause arm or face twitching, tingling or a visual sensation Complex partial seizure: the person may look awake, but they are not alert, and they may have no memory of the seizure or anything that occurs during the seizure. This may look like staring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my son had a partial seizure. He has asd should I wait for his neuro appt on 2/23 or have er eval him now? He fit signs for complex partial
Mgt: I would advise taking him to the hospital for evaluation. They can call a Neurologist to see him. Ensure that he is breathing comfortably . ...Read more
See below: Complex partial seizures affect a larger area of the brain than simple partial seizures. It affects consciousness-person can't interact or control movements, speech or actions; doesn't know what their doing; can't remember afterwards what happened during the seizure. Often take place in the temporal lobes-bilat. Cereb.Hemispheres sometimes referred to as temporal lobe epilepsy/psychomotor epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it is possible: Although not a rosy answer but yes it is possible. It is an unfortunate complication of a not properly managed or treated complex partial seizure. If you having seizures, it is recommended that you consult your neurologist for close evaluation and management. Please view this link from the epilepsy foundation: http://epilepsy.Com/learn/types-seizures/complex-partial-seizures. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Yes: Medications are available to control this condition. You should make sure to identify the cause. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to still have simple partial seizure taking 400mg lamictal daily (200 am, 200 pm)?
"danger" vs "ok": The dose of lamictal that most end up at is around 500 mg per day for maintenance. Are you taking any other medications with this that may affect lamictal's effectivity? I would review your med list with MD and consideration may be needed to change your meds to something else to get better control of the seizures. Goal is not to have daily seizures of course.... ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it possible that one has a disease other than epilepsy if he had symptoms of simple partial seizure in 2012 then in 2014 and then now in 20?
Lately have been waking up feeling confused--don't know where i am--possible nocturnal partial seizure? diangosis with epilepsy-no known seizures for 1.5 yrs
See below: Agree with dr. Lin. Waking up confused is concerning for epilepsy especially with a past history, but it can also be fragmented sleep due to a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. If you have bitten your tongue, wet the bed, or have body aches, it can further point to seizures. It is best to consult a neurologist, at this point, to evaluate your events at night ; manage your lamictal, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm online now. Type your question here. Expecting phenobarb coma tomorrow for partial seizure status. What can we expect in recovery from coma?
COMA: What was the cause of the COMA? The reason for the COMA determines the recovery. For example a heroine addict can be in a COMA from overdose, but be back to normal mentation in minutes with narcan. However if someone had head injury or some infection causing COMA recovery can be awhile. ...Read more
Simple partial seizure, 26 mos since last episode, on Keppra (levetiracetam) 250mg once a day for 26 months. What's recommended weaning schedule?
Take your time: It may or may not be safe to stop your medication at this point. I usually wait at least 3 yrs, and if totally seizure free over this time, I check an EEG, and repeat neurological exam. If all is well, would wean over about 3-4 months. But, you are taking exceptionally low dose of Keppra, (levetiracetam) which is likely sub therapeutic. Work closely with your neurologist. ...Read more
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