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Can I grow out of epilepsy when I have recently been diagnosed it?

Can I grow out of epilepsy when I have recently been diagnosed it?

Outgrow epilepsy?: No! whatever the cause, epilepsy will not go away and it always recurs. Only seizure due to high fever on kids younger than 5yo can go away when the kids grow beyond 5 years old, as the cause was only high fever. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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Can I grow out of epilepsy which I had if I am seizure free for a year?

Can I grow out of epilepsy which I had if I am seizure free for a year?

It's possible.: Depending on which type of epilepsy you have and what a recent eeg shows, it is possible. Generally, neurologists like to have patients be seizure-free and have normal eeg's for a few years before considering stopping medication. You and your doctor can discuss how long you need to go with normal eeg's and no seizures before a trial off medicine. ...Read more

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Can I grow out of epilepsy if I am seizure free for 14 years been on Dilantin levels only 3.1 for 14 years have anxiety over this?

Can I grow out of epilepsy if I am seizure free for 14 years been on Dilantin levels only 3.1 for 14 years have anxiety over this?

Discuss with doctor: This is a common issue you should discuss with your neurologist. It depends on the cause of your epilepsy. If you had only one seizure and normal mri, no cause found (called idiopathic epilepsy) your chances are good. But if you have a scar or lesion on your brain, your eeg is abnormal off dilantin, you have had brain surgery, etc., the issue is more complicated and doubtful. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose epilepsy?

How do you diagnose epilepsy?

By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated. ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

Several: The most useful is an examination by a neurologist. Often we doo an EEG, MRI of the brain, and occasionally other tests. ...Read more

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Will I ever grow out of nocturnal epilepsy?

Will I ever grow out of nocturnal epilepsy?

Sleeprelat. epilepsy: Nocturnal epilepsy can be outgrown in some patients but most requires lifelong treatment. If, however, it is not a childhood form of epilepsy or one that was causes by a specific brain lesion, some are outgrown. There are some patients that have only due to sleep apnea causing low oxygen. Treating apnea makes the epilepsy to remit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi.I wanted to know can a blood test diagnose epilepsy.

NO: A test called an Electroencephalography (EEG), which is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. An EEG test is most often used to diagnose epilepsy. ...Read more

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If a 15 year old was diagnosed with primary generalised epilepsy can she still grow out of it?

Yes: It depends on the type of epilepsy. Some are more persistent than others. However, statistically, up to 70% of epileptics will stop having seizures if they can go 2-4 years free while taking medication. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more