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Alternative Treatments For Temporal Lobe Seizure
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. ...Read more
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
Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?
Yes it is: Though numbers are better when surgery is employed in focal epilepsies, generalized seizures are successfully treated using techniques such as implanted vagal stimulators and corpus callosum sections. It is even true that some cases of generalized epilepsy are recognized as focal after such surgeries are performed. In carefully chosen cases I believe outcomes are very good. ...Read more
It depends: Temporal lobe epilepsy is an old term for a partial seizure that seems to come from a temporal lobe region of the brain. It can be simple, complex, or can secondarily generalize. Initially a good quality eeg and MRI will help to localize and characterize the process. Initial trial of medication is appropriate, and consideration of epilepsy surgery is appropriate. Some cases are very difficult. ...Read more
No: Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds. YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery Best wishes. ...Read more
Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word. ...Read more
Hello. Is transcranial direct stimulation a good option for treating vision and hearing loss from a right temporal lobe intracraniotomy brain surgery?
Transcranial stim: Tarnscranial magnetic stimulation is only fda approved for depression. Motor cortex stimulation has been used for pain but is not fda approved. Deep brain stimulation is approved for movement disorders such as parkinson's and essential tremor. I am unaware of any brain stimulation that will rehabilitate vision and hearing. ...Read more
Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tocilizumab: So for a fraction of people with temporal arthritis, they possess extremely elevated il-6 levels. Il-6 is a protein that increases with inflammation and is thought to contribute to several autoimmune diseases. John stone (mgh, harvard) has described the use of tocilizumab which blocks the activity of il-6 in these patients with very good results. It may not work for everyone, so discuss with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?
What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart
Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some various ways to treat a patient that has both hemiplegic migraines and parietal lobe epilepsy?
Combination: I would never suggest fighting any tumor alone with alternative therapies but as combination therapy with conventional medicine; i would definitely add large quantities of food enzymes on an empty stomach with solid organic nutrition and i would add protandim to eliminate oxidative stress. Tag me in email thru my website and check protandim www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generic answer: Not familiar with the term "mini seizure", but let's assume you imply a focal limited seizure which does not usually generalize. Yes, these should absolutely be treated, as there is always a risk of dysfunction which could lead to harm, generalization which could cause convulsion and injury, and lastly perhaps most critical, the phenomenon of sudden death in epilepsy. ...Read more
Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more
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