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Best Seizure Disorder Treatment
Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not advised!: With good and effective medication there is no reason to go to unscientific, potentially harmfull treatment choices! ...Read more
Natural treatment for primary generalized seizure disorder? Had one seizure two yrs ago. Now on lamictal 50 b.I.D.
See below: "natural" remedies such as herbs, etc. Have not been proven to manage epilepsy, especially generalize epilepsies as well as medications (those too have their limitations) do. If you have not had a seizure in 2 years, you may speak to your neurologist about options and management options at this point. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can small photosensitive epilepsy seizures go away without drugs? I mean if i stop triggering them are they ever gonna stop without need of medical treatment?
Unfortunately NO: You are aware of but one trigger, but there are many more potential stimuli. Your meds are not needed when no provocative event is present, but that is rare, and on most days the potential for a seizure is far higher. Your meds are there to keep you stable during the tough times, but hard to predict the future. Follow your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more
It should not: Patients who suffer from a seizure disorder need to get good sleep. If they are not sleeping well, seizures may be difficult to control. For someone without a seizure disorder, insomnia should not cause seizures. Excessive use of drugs to try to get to sleep may bring out a seizure disorder. ...Read more
Yes if under control: If your seizures are under control, you should be able to fly. Bring you medication with you. If your seizures are not under control, remember airlines do not carry any medications to treat a seizure on the plane. First aide will likely be available, but medication to stop the seizure will not be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a seizure disorder i'm on keppra (levetiracetam) should I have my levels checked regularly?
Use of Levels: Ultimately, the level of a medication does not matter. The right level is the level which does not cause side effects and which effectively controls seizures. I periodically check levels in patients. Knowing what level establishes seizure control in your particular case is useful in case seizure control deteriorates in the future. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am taking tegretol 200 mg for seizure disorder, my question is that the quantity (200mg) is not reduced since i am taking it, will it be reduced?
For safety reasons, need to disclose seizure disorder to professors @ school so they'd know how 2 help. Bu how 2 do that w/o making them freak out?
Straight talk: I would make an appointment and talk to your professors at a time when you can sit and be comfortable. I would be prepared with information about what type of seizures you have had and how often they occur. Get recommendations from your doctor about what should be done if you have a seizure. Let them know how long a seizure usually lasts and at what point should they seek medical help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Think I am having seizures, labs say no tho.ways 2 tell if i hav a seizure disorder.can u send me a link to take a quiz 2 see if i am having seizures.
Was diagnosed w/ "seizure disorder (complex partial sz with sec gtc szs)" & told to take "seizure precautions". What are "sz prec"? The dr. Didnt say.
Precautions: Seizure precautions include not driving until 6 months after your last seizure; taking your medication as prescribed every day, avoiding intoxication with alcohol and drugs; showering not taking baths unless someone is monitoring you, not going in a boat alone, not going swimming alone, not diving from a high board. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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