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Do I Need To See A Neurologist Or A Neurosurgeon If I Just Had My First Seizure
A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more
If I jus had a seizure could I still take Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep or should I wait until I see what the neurologist says about why I had the seizure first ?
Careful: A seizure should make you sleep well without need for medicine. I assume you are prone to seizures and are being treated in an on-going manner. If not, you need urgent evaluation. If so, review your day. Did you miss your medication? Stress, toxic reaction, bad drugs, infection, what may be happening? Do not just sleep it off! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i see a neurologist? I'm suffering from extreme spells of dizziness, often leading in loss of consciousness, or vision and feeling in my body. Two years ago, it resulted in a seizure. Before each spell i feel extremely light headed, dizzy, shaky, a
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal whats your outlook on my situation should i go see a neurologist what could of caused this I had to
Absolutely: I would certainly see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
On december 4th i had seizures, my neurologist has put me onlevetiraceta500mg and divalproex 500 mg for this what should I be aware of and what side e?
Need to focus on:: Most neurologists start pts with epilepsy on one drug, or have you had additional drug added to enhance control? First, divalproex may cause hair loss, tremors, weight gain, ovarian cysts, pancreatitis, osteoporosis, liver problems, carnitine metabolism issues, birth defects with mental retardation. Potential levetiracetam, drowsiness, dizziness, depression, psychosis, etc. Hope you avoid all. ...Read more
Why can't my neurologist confirm or deny that a car accident caused my seizure? My test results all came back normal.
Trouble with tests: This has to do with the tests- they cannot answer every question. Especially when the results are normal. For example: If the MRI showed an injury to the brain, or the EEG showed a focal abnormality, related to an injury from the accident, then the answer = yes. But if the tests are normal, the answer is indeterminate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My neurologist only wants to prescribe me medication and won't look into the cause for why I am having seizures. Is this normal?
Possible?: Medication reduces your risks of further seizures. As a well respected epilepsy expert once taught me, and emphasized to his patients, you can die from a seizure. So, do not disregard taking medications. Findings the cause for a seizure is not always easy, there is such a thing as cryptogenic seizures. ...Read more
Need a neurologist , m epiliptic patient .my doz is epival 250 clonatril 0.5 , topiro 50 what should i do further .the duration in seizure become wide?
More of less?: You'll need to work with someone in your country but sounds like you are on low doses of three drugs. Overall care might be better and more effective if you are on more therapeutic doses of less drugs. Choice of seizure meds depends on seizure type (EEG based answer) and your tolerance of indivdual meds. Blood levels of drugs used in U.S. to guide dosing. Optimal treatment varies with person. ...Read more
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