Doctor insights on:
Can I Grow Out Of Epilepsy When I Have Recently Been Diagnosed It
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from Petit mal 2 or 3 years I been diagnose with photosensitive epilepsy what are the difference?
2 facets same diagno: Both terms are descriptions of epilepsy. Generalized Absence seizures, Petit mal, are one type of seizure. Photosensitive epilepsy means your seizures may be triggered by flashing or strobe lights. The diagnosis is still epilepsy, and the treatment consists of finding the best AntiEpileptic medication for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom was recently diagnosed with epilepsy at age 53. Does this seem reasonable? I thought epilepsy usually starts during childhood/teen years?
Epilepsy: Epilepsy at older age can be due to a number of causes such as head trauma, intra cranial hemorrhage, vacular lesions such as aneurysms, strokes, tumurs, infections such as viral, bacterial or parasitic, abscesses etc. A complete evaluation & work by a neurologist is needed. Good luck ...Read more
I have epilepsy from the past three years. And my symptoms shows its tonicclonic seizures. Its not continuous and recently after 2years i got it again?
See U neurologist : For reassessment and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
My girlfriend recently was diagnosed with epilepsy. . What are the chances of it being a tumour causing seizures? Im very worried
Can my recently diagnosed epilepsy have to do with me having huntington's disease? Are seizures an early symptom of hd?
Recently diagnosed with epilepsy, taking keppra (levetiracetam) currently on 500mg going up to 1500mg in 4 weeks times. Can i take paracetamol or neurofen headaches?
My 18 yo son was recently diagnosed with epilepsy but he wants to play college football. Should he?
Is it safe for my mom to smoke a little cannabis from time to time if she was recently diagnosed with epilepsy? Ive heard it even helps sometimes
Seizure and cannabis: Some cannabis components have been useful in severe cases of seizures, previously resistant to other medications alone or in combination. Those have been defined as intractable seizures. Cannabis products are more difficult to standardize as well as other FDA approved meds. I would suggest to ask your mother's doctor to recommend a more traditional approach, until there is further new evidence. ...Read more
Is epilepsy usually genetic or no? My mom was recently diagnosed at 53 but no family history of epilepsy.im 25 and concerned i may get it.i drive alot
Unlikely: That you have inherited a tendency to epilepsy from your mother is unlikely. For example, if she was ever knocked unconscious, that would be the most likely cause. In the elderly, the most likely cause is stroke. You can read about the various factors here: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/epilepsy-101/what-causes-epilepsy-and-seizures ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can i breastfeed if i have been sedated recently?
- How hard can i work out if i have been sedentary?
- Will i ever grow out of nocturnal epilepsy
- I have been diagnosed with prediabetes what can i eat to go back to normal
- How long can i wait before having my mcl repair after it has been diagnosed?
- Can i grow out of epilepsy which i had if i am seizure free for a year?
- When will i grow out of acne
- I have been out of shape since having my baby what can i do to get back in it
- Can i breastfeed if i have recently had anesthesia?