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Dr tapering me off prednisone slowly after just finishing flu. Seizure started a few days ago. Can this be symptoms of withdrawal? Also have headache

Dr tapering me off prednisone slowly after just finishing flu. Seizure started a few days ago. Can this be symptoms of withdrawal? Also have headache

Well : Generally stopping prednisone does not cause a seizure. The seizure is an emergency someone who has this should call 911. The seizure requires consult with the primary care doctor or neurologist in person seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Had to stop prednisone after 3 days because of suicide ideation and focal seizures. Will stopping this suddenly like I did cause headaches.BP 130/90?

Had to stop prednisone after  3 days because of suicide ideation and focal seizures. Will stopping this suddenly like I did cause  headaches.BP 130/90?

NO: Prednisone raises the blood pressure and can cause headaches. You will see these symptoms improve after a day or so. The things you can expect from suddenly stopping are: worsening of the condition for which you were prescribed prednisone, weakness, fatigue, body aches, joint pain,nausea. After only 3 days these withdrawal symptoms will be less severe but you should be sure to let your doctorknow about your decision ...Read more

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I've been on prednisone taper but had to increase dose due to withdrawal symptoms. At higher does symptoms are re-occurring. Cause for concern?

I've been on prednisone taper but had to increase dose due to withdrawal symptoms.  At higher does symptoms are re-occurring.  Cause for concern?

Yes: Regardless of the reason you were taking Prednisone in the first place, chronic use of Prednisone is not recommended as it is known to cause glaucoma, insomnia, low bone density to only name a few things. Taper slowly if you need, but taper off the steroids over time. The longer you have been on it, the slower the taper needs to be. ...Read more

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Does stopping prednisone after a dose of 40 mg daily for ten days cause tinnitus an a withdrawal effect?

Does stopping prednisone after a dose of 40 mg daily for ten days cause tinnitus an a withdrawal effect?

Not familiar: with tinnitus as a complaint after cessation of Prednisone but there can certainly be some "withdrawal" symptoms such as malaise (occasionally severe and of long duration), and anorexia. Even though it is not absolutely necessary, I always prefer to taper the dose over a period of 10-14 days after using the drug at 40mg or higher. Symptoms should dissipate soon. ...Read more

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Can steroid (prednisone) withdrawal cause severe headaches?

Can steroid (prednisone) withdrawal cause severe headaches?

Yes, but: Stopping steroids abruptly can cause headache, aching, fatigue, & feeling of weariness. More likely if you have been on steroids for over 2 weeks. Check with your doctor to see if you should be tapered more slowly off the steroids to avoid these symptoms. But, if this headache feels different than any other previous experiences; or note confusion, weakness or worst headache of your life--go to er. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function.They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. www.neuroscisncemyths.com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read more

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I was on 5mg of diazepam i've been off completly for 5 days today and been anxious and insomniac . Could this dose withdrawal cause death or seizure?

I was on 5mg of diazepam i've been off completly for 5 days today and been anxious and insomniac . Could this dose withdrawal cause death or seizure?

Mild withdrawal: You can certainly have mild withdrawal symptoms from valium 5mg, if you had been taking it regularly. It's long-acting -- meaning it will take longer to completely eliminate from your body than other, shorter-acting benzos would take. Withdrawal symptoms start later & may last longer too. Seizures & death are not likely from this dose, though. Be safe -- tell your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I'm in withdrawal for keppra (levetiracetam) and get waves threw my body that cause me to feel nervous and nauseous I thinks it's an aura but never have a seizure?

I'm in withdrawal for keppra (levetiracetam) and get waves threw my body that cause me to feel nervous and nauseous I thinks it's an aura but never have a seizure?

Speak with doctor: stopping a seizure medicine quickly can cause a seizure, which can injure yourself and others if you are driving a car at the time. speak to your doctor about safely stopping the medicine or getting a refill. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read more

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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


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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