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Does Having Epilepsy Cause Extreme Fatigue
Strange symptoms being overlooked, I have juv. Onset epilepsy and bipolar nos, but these symptoms are overwhelming. Random tingling of face, like a current down my body that cause me to tense up.
Extreme fatigue, i could sleep all day, its terribly hard t
See your neurologist.: These symptoms are not psychiatric. They are neurologic in nature and likely coming from your seizure disorder. It's also possible that it could be a side effect of your medications either directly or indirectly through a vitamin deficiency. Do not change any of your medications obviously without discussing things with your neurologist and your psychiatrist. You should always alert both of your physicians when new symptoms emerge. It would also be a good idea to be in therapy and have a psychologist as a liaison to help if you are having difficulty expressing these things to your physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme exhaustion and dizziness, can this be a result of my epilepsy medication no longer working for me?
Yes: It depends on what type of seizures you usually have, but theoretically if you are extremely exhausted suddenly, when before you werent, and you are on the same dose of meds, you could be having silent seizures that are causing you to be tired afterwards. That is called post ictal somnolence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.
Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more
Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?
Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more
Come again?: Not really sure what you mean. Please repost and explain what you mean by "vegetive state synptoms." I would also highly recommend that you type out your question in Microsoft Word and run your spell-checker on it before you copy and paste it into the HealthTap question box. Correctly spelling the words in your post might render them understandable and actually answerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often none!: "Absence seizures" are often not associated with any other syndrome. Sometimes there is known cause. Sometimes kids who have febrile seizures seem to develop petit mal seizures. Sometimes it's hereditary and there is a family history of petit-mal seizures. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/petit-mal-seizure/basics/causes/con-20021252 People with porphyria can have petit-mal. ...Read more
Non convulsive epile: symptoms of a chronic mental health disorder can be caused by a form of non convulsive epilepsy. In this case the individual has a pattern on EEG of seizure discharges associated with emotion centers of the brain such as the temporal lobes, or general discharges. These may be continuous or episodic. ...Read more
No: There are no clear links between epilepsy and depression. However, it was observed that epileptic seizures were able lift depression in those with epilepsy. This resulted in the use of electroconvulsive therapy for depression, an effective treatment for those who have failed medication trials. ...Read more
Medication first: Start with seizure meds prescibed by a doctor. There are many good ones out there (meds and doctors) some people might do best with epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation or combinations of meds with or without surgery to abort or modulate break through seizures. You also need to monitor blood levels, get an eeg. Check calcium, sodium and magnesium levels. Talk to the doctor about restrictions. ...Read more
See below: One variety of epilepsy, chronic partial seizures, has been associated with psychiatric issues, and many anti-epileptic drugs might cause emotional adverse effects. You might want to confer with your neurologist in concert with a psychiatrist, as this challenge may be easily managed with some minor tweaks. ...Read more
Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more
Many things: Medications, salt balance in the blood, certain drugs...to name a few ...Read more
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