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Anticonvulsant (Definition)

Anticonvulsant is a medication similar to Antiseizure medication. Epileptic seizures, either generalized or focal. Numerous meds are available these days, and some work better with certain types, such as myoclonic or complex partial seizures. Often, in resistant cases, the meds can ...Read more


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Diagnosed with piriformis syndrome.Pain has moved from the middle left buttocks, groin, quadriceps. Now I have hypersensitive skin on knee, & sheen. ?

Diagnosed with piriformis syndrome.Pain has moved from the middle left buttocks, groin, quadriceps. Now I have hypersensitive skin on knee, & sheen. 
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Most likely disc : The symptoms of piriformis syndrome some time look like disc problem, when you sign of numbness going down to chin this tell me most likely it is a disc problem in the lumber area. Check it out. ...Read more

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Do you know if over-sharing and hyper-sensitivity are normal symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

Do you know if over-sharing and hyper-sensitivity are normal symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

Yes: These are indeed quite common to experience with Asperger's. The failure to pick up on social cues can lead to the over-sharing, and the hyper-sensitivity can be a reaction to the social impairment (i.e., the person knows they don't act like other people and becomes anxious about it). ...Read more

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Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Anyone on the: Autism spectrum can develop the hyper sensitivity you mention. Anyone can, for that matter, but people on the spectrum may be more at risk. Great plains laboratory has a good website with info and lab tests. Please see you doc for a check up to rule out other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does ethanol have anticonvulsant effects and can it hypothetically be used for that purpose?

No: Ethanol and all alcohols are central nervous system depressants not medications. Using alcohol to excess will lead to impairment of brain functions and in more serious cases may even result in death. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of stopping an anticonvulsant?

What are the consequences of stopping an anticonvulsant?

Several: Except in a life threatening situation, you should not stop anticonvulsants abruptly. The most serious reason is that you could precipitate seizures. In addition, one can also develop other withdrawal symptoms: palpitations, anxiety, or shortness of breath. Always discuss the best way to come off drug with your physician. ...Read more

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How long should anticonvulsant be taken?

How long should anticonvulsant be taken?

As long as necessary: Your neurologist with specialization in seizure disorders will determine the length of your anticonvulsant therapy depending on your particular type of seizures, their frequency and other comorbidities. Be sure to ask your doctor to switch you off valproic acid and take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily if planning to get pregnant. Do not drive unless your neurologists allows you to. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticonvulsant?

What is the definition or description of: anticonvulsant?

Medicine to prevent : Epileptic seizures, either generalized or focal. Numerous meds are available these days, and some work better with certain types, such as myoclonic or complex partial seizures. Often, in resistant cases, the meds can be used in combination. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever come off anticonvulsant medication with no further episodes?

Has anyone ever come off anticonvulsant medication with no further episodes?

Anticonvulsants: Depends on what the anticonvulsant was used for, such as seizures or mood stabilizers or pain control, etc. , & how long. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Was ethanol historically used as an anticonvulsant?

Was ethanol historically used as an anticonvulsant?

Interesting.: It might work short term, but seizures would likely increase with hangover. Alcohol does work to stop labor, and seizures due to alcohol withdrawal would certainly respond, again, for a time. ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more