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Can Chiropractic Manipulation Help With Reducing Seizure Frequency In Epileptics
No: Seizures have their origin in the brain. Chiropractors have a discredited theory of disease causation with the spine as the center of illness. No spinal manipulation will alter the wiring pattern of the brain. You should be seeing a neurologist and there are some who specialize in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
YES: In general, persons with seizure disorders should not drink alcohol. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may also interfere with any seizure medications you may be taking rendering them less effective. If yoiu have a seizure disorder, you should discuss this very carefully with your pcp and/or neurologist before drinking alcohhol. I would just not do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary Gen Seizures: This is a very treatable condition with more than one option. Of course you will want to discuss treatment options with your neurologist. You should consider joining the epilepsy foundation (www.Epilepsyfoundation.Org) to keep yourself informed. Good luck and well wishes to you during this holiday season. ...Read more
"Sometimes": It mainly has a "down"/sedative effect, which while not treatment, might reduce likelihood of seizure in susceptible person. Risk is idiosyncratic reaction (which is a reasonable % of abusers, but not w/therapeutic use), who can get anxious / agitated ("up"/stimulant effect), which might reduce seizure threshold. For more info: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/forum/showwiki.Php?Title=dxm. ...Read more
I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?
Type of epilepsy: The description labels your spells as having a focal and localized source of dysfunction within the brain, as contrasted with generalized epilepsy. This type of epilepsy is rather unlikely at best to respond to dilantin, and you would likely do better with a different medication added to your current dilantin. An MRI might demonstrate a focal area causing your seizures. ...Read more
Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!
Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not generally: Such an association between receiving an epidural and having a full blown epileptic seizure would seem uncommon and unlikely. I do know, that for some who are easily prone toward seizures, stress can contribute to having a seizure and i can see how an epidural could be stressful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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