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EEG show epileptiform potential
Dr write epileptiform sharps
Can we prescribe kepra 500 mg bd?
Patient drowsy24hr, intermittent apnoea
Cannabis effects: Smoking cannabis can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. In some, it precipitates ongoing psychosis. In chronic users the adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. Everyday users could be functioning sub-optimally all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Help! 3 EEGs "Temporal subtle focal disruption + 2 transient generalized delta slowings" - Sleep study clean. Muscle enzyme- clean. Diagnosis- Anxiety?
Yes: YEs need evalaution and correct treatmentsGet a more detailed answer ›
Need clarification: CNS vasculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the brain and is diagnosed by tests of structure (mri, arteriogram...) and less of function (eeg, evoked potentials. However, there are frequent eeg abnormalities depending upon the presentation of the vasculitis such as whether the patient has had a seizure. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more
No: There is no current evidence to support the use of cannabis as an antispasmodic. However, there is very little research to support it's use for any conditions except to increase appetite and glaucoma. It me be helpful for other conditions, but hasn't been proven yet. Mild evidence for chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lupus directly impact the brain? Myoclonic seizures, major depression, GAD, major mood swings. No official diagnosis, but positive for antibodies.
A few comments: Yes, lupus cerebritis can occur. Spinal fluid measure of P-ribosomal protein might help. Your myoclonic seizures could be Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, and could benefit from Depakote or Keppra (levetiracetam). Your emotional state could be assessed by psychiatry. Recommend you see a neurologist, and have all of this looked at thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can frontal lobe seizures be difficult to interpret on awake eeg? Is that a reason to do a sleep eeg study?
Sleep deprived EEG: When seizures are part of the diagnostic question, a sleep deprived EEG is the appropriate approach. The period between wakefulness and sleep is a fruitful period during which seizure discharges are seen. Before ambulatory EEG or other long term monitoring, the sleep deprived EEG should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep. ?
No: Minocycline is an antibiotic. It will not protect your brain from the effects of methamphetamine. The best way to protect your brain from this drug is to not use it. It is a dangerous drug. If you can't quit using, contact your doctor or a drug counselor for help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why initial Rx?: I have to assume that you were put on Dilantin because of the concern for epilepsy. It would be appropriate to discuss this with your doctor. If you have bad effects from dilantin, there are many new medications that are as good and with much less side effects. It sounds that you need medication, but may benefit from a change. Discuss options with our doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?
Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer