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Can I drink alcohol while taking keppra (levetiracetam)? I don't have epilepsy. Taking this medicine because I had eclampsia after I gave birth which caused 2 seizure

Can I drink alcohol while taking keppra (levetiracetam)? I don't have epilepsy. Taking this medicine because I had eclampsia after I gave birth which caused 2 seizure

See a neurologist: I would recommend seeing a neurologist to evaluate how long they recommend you stay on Keppra (levetiracetam). Keppra (levetiracetam) can have effects on mood, so I caution patients about taking any legal or illegal substances that may also contribute to mood problems. ...Read more

Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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Can a past seizure have an effect your risk for eclampsia?

Can a past seizure have an effect your risk for eclampsia?

Maybe: A history of seizure disorder does not increase your risk for eclampsia. If you have had a prior eclamptic seizure, your risk for having it in another pregnancy is about 1-2%. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia when I had my daughter 15 years ago I had seizures blindness and 5 mini strokes do u think im going to have more health issues?

I had eclampsia when I had my daughter 15 years ago I had seizures blindness and 5 mini strokes  do u think im going to have more health issues?

Already serious issu: You have already experienced serious constelation of problems from eclampsia. You did not indicate what your condition is now. that would be very important, for instance are you still having seizures. The complications of eclampsia cause long term problems based on the problems that have persisted. ...Read more

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Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130 to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?

Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130  to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?

No.: Eclampsia occurs during pregnancy, not afterward. New onset seizures requires investigation, including brain imaging (e.g., MRI). Rarely adrenal tumors can cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure. You need thorough medical assessment. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia 15 ys ago i went blind had 5 tias seizures in a coma on a vent latley I've been having vision problems is it possible to loose my eye sight from all this?

I had eclampsia 15 ys ago i went blind had 5 tias seizures in a coma on a vent latley I've been having vision problems is it possible to loose my eye sight  from all this?

Eclampsia: It depends. If your vision returned to normal 15 years ago, then your current eye problems are not necessarily related to the previous eye problems. Call your ophthalmologist if your symptoms persist more than an hour. ...Read more

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What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

Not science: This term is not a medically recognized one. Eclampsia is not caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Yes - temporary.: Temporary but potentially severe liver damage can occur with severe preeclampsia and hellp syndrome. Prompt delivery and expert/intensive care are warranted in such rare cases. ...Read more

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My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies?    I know it's serious.

Pre eclampsia: The cause is unknown and there is no known treatment however, your doctor should be closely monitored for high blood pressure, protein in the urine and possible seizures. ...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