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Doctor insights on: Can I Grow Out Of Epilepsy Which I Had If I Am Seizure Free For A Year

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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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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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I have epilepsy and take Dilantin seizure free fpr 17 years and i take cephalexin and be ok?

I have epilepsy and take Dilantin seizure free fpr 17 years and i take cephalexin and be ok?

Keflex with Dilantin: Yes, it is safe to take Keflex while taking Dilantin especially when Keflex is taken only as a course and not long term. ...Read more

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How will i know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?

May be time: Most studies indicate if a person goes 2 years seizure free and has a normal EEG, the chance of remaining seizure free is approximately 70%. Ask her neurologist his approach to weaning from medication. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are seizure free from [epilepsy]?

How can you tell if you are seizure free from [epilepsy]?

Monitor seizure acti: Many people who have gone for an extended period of time without a seizure may try to wean off their anti-convulsant and monitor whether any seizures occur over an extended period, usually at least 6-12 months. Some also have a repeat eeg to see if a seizure focus is still discharging even without visible seizures. Someone else should always be monitoring the person during the test period as they. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy in 2009 (at age 15). Have remained seizure free since then. Can I discontinue Levera XR 750 now?

Seizures : Stopping seizure meds can be an option. However not without close medical supervision. Talk with your doctor. Find out if the time is right. Going off these meds needs to be done gradually so as to not trigger a seizure again. It must be a great feeling to be seizure free. Staying without seizures is the goal. Do it with the council of your doctor ! ...Read more

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Is there any place to get a free EEG I have been seizure free since 15 im 30 now epilepsy foundation wont give me one until Dilantin is stopped?

Is there any place to get a free EEG I have been seizure free since 15 im 30 now epilepsy foundation wont give me one  until Dilantin is stopped?

Why get one?: The eeg is a tool to be used by a competent neurologist. A free eeg will be worth what you pay for it. It will not make decisions for you. It will be useless unless recommended and interpreted by a physician who knows the value of the test. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy but have been symptom free for 13 years but i'm starting to notice my old non seizure symptoms coming back. Should i be concerned?

Hard to say: Likely, you will be seizure free in the future as many of the childhood epilepsies tend to remit as one grows older. But in some cases, evolving problems may re-present. Suggest you see a neurologist and maybe get an updated eeg, just to be safe. ...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


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