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Epilepsy And Seizures And Ibuprofen
It should not: While it shouldn't trigger epileptic seizures, if you are very sensitive to seizures related to pain, you can have rebound headaches after ibuprofen use and this could signal something. The other issue that could be related is if you are dehydrated and causing any kidney irritation, in severely sensitive epileptics this could possibly cause some increase. ...Read more
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
Hi I'm currently on 600mg of tegretol for my epilepsy but can I take ibuprofen with them as I have really bad sciatica n paracetamol n co_codamol do?
Ibruprofen ok: In general, Tegretol can be used safely with ibruprofen. However, any codeine or opioid combination should be avoided with use of depressants like Tegretol, since the effects can be magnified. Moreover, with the diagnosis of sciatica, use of opiods in general has been thought to be the therapy of last resort; please consider seeing your physician to determine other therapeutic options. ...Read more
One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have recurrent seizures if not treated. Epilepsy is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. ...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
Adult epilepsy I have had a right lobe lobectomy due to my seizure s one year ago. I have been having some seizures again is this normal?
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 more
Short answer: Epilepsy is a seizure disorder whose causes are varied and not well understood. Research suggests that certain drugs used to treat epilepsy can result in substantial weight gain and lead to obesity, researchers have discovered that children newly diagnosed with epilepsy are more likely than their non-epileptic counterparts to be obese. The is a possible relationship between epilepsy and obesity. ...Read more
Yes: Head injuries can cause seizures if there is structural damage. ...Read more
Grand mal seizure: Seizures can be caused by a lack of sleep, hunger, poor nutrition and stress. It is important to live moderately and closely monitor your seizure medication. Seizures can occur after head injury but epilepsy is uncommon after head injury. Likewise, inherited seizures or epilepsy is very uncommon but is seen in some genetic disorders. ...Read more
If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?
At risk: Untreated epilepsy, if active, always provides a risk of a seizure, and subsequent injury or death. This needs an effective and well tolerated medication. Alcohol ingestion may well increase risk, especially at excess. Furthermore, you should not drive a motor vehicle if you are experiencing seizures. Discuss with your physician asap. ...Read more
6yr old, epilepsy, on life support following seizure. Now told encephalopathy. Is it possible to recover?
Kids are resilient..: Without knowing any of the details, it is impossible to say. In general, children have an amazing capacity to recover from adverse events. The child's doctors can hopefully give some guidance as to what to expect, but sometimes all we can do is provide supportive care and hope that the child recovers. Time will tell. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more
Can the antihistamine hydroxyzine pam lower the seizure threshold for someone being treated for epilepsy?
I think I have bipolar. But I also have absence seizures. What kind of meds can I take for bipolar since I have epilepsy?
One med could work: One med could work for both. You must have your neurologist and psychiatrist talk to each other. ...Read more
Can fear start off a epilepsy shake or epilepsy seizure.? And I'm curious does fear make epilepsy worse.? I been shaking a little
Unlikely but possible. Please contact your primary doctor as soon as you can. If you can't get to that doctor for a few days, have a family person or a friend to take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope things go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Body heaviness that increase if I don't stop moving, goes in secs after stop. Neuro said its not periodic paralysis but could be epilepsy/seizure?
Periodic paralysis: Is difficult to diagnose. There are different types and one might not be able to document changes in serum potassium at the time of the event. If epilepsy is suspected an EEG would be warranted to look for inter-ictal spiked or other clues. Prolonged EEG studies can sometimes" capture" an event. ...Read more
I have "epigastric auras" which are apparently associated with epileptic seizures. I had a TBI 2 years ago. Is this a sign I've developed epilepsy?
Possible: You should consult a neurologist and have an electroencephalogram ...Read more
In 98 an EEG showed I had epilepsy could this have been wrong I have not had a seizure since I was on a high dose sleepin med phenabarbital I was 16?
May have resolved: Infection, high fever, certain meds/drugs, tumors, hyponatremia (low salt) are usual suspects for seizure. Eeg shows electrical activities of seizure so it maybe that you had something abnormal then and since has resolved. If u r not taking med and no seizure for 14 yrs, the chance is good that you don't really have epilepsy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?
? JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and I wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more
Can mercury fillings cause simple partial seizures? I had two of my amalgam fillings removed in 2008 and have had epilepsy ever since. Is there a link
I think my daughter is having myoclonic seizures in her sleep is this dangerous? Her dad has epilepsy am taking her dads next app with videos worried
Seizure disorder: A visit to an neurologist is needed as is a brain wave test. ...Read more
I've never had a seizure & don't have family history of epilepsy, but I avoid potentially seizure inducing visuals. Is this a totally irrational fear?
It seems a bit: Irrational to me. I'm not sure if there are visual that could cause a seizure. Consider talking to a psychologist to understand why you are so concerned about having a seizure so that you can get over this fear. ...Read more
My gf has an epilepsy. After changing to stronger meds, she hasn't had seizures as often, but instead dizzines/vomiting/headache. Is this a good sign?
These can be: Side effects of the medications themselves. Sometimes there is a trade off when medications are prescribed. I would talk to her Dr. About his and perhaps adjustments can be made. Sometimes, taking with food can solve many of the GI complaints from many meds. ...Read more
Does a normal EEG mean you don't have epilepsy? All my EEGs have come back normal however I still experience multiple tonic clonic and absent seizures
The EEG recording is a measure of your brain activity during the recording. If a seizure occurred during the recording most likely this would be seen. Some events are not electrographic and not seen.
Your neurologist probably has had prolonged EEGs that hopefully recorded your absence or GTC events.
If unsure see an epilepsy specialist. ...Read more
Can one be diagnosed with epilepsy after one seizure in their sleep to later find out they had a wrong diagnosis even though 1 EEG was positive. 1 neg?
Common question: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for recurrent seizures. A single seizure is not epilepsy. Eeg does not diagnose epilepsy. It is a tool used by an experienced neurologist to help with clinical decision making. The diagnosis of epilepsy is a clinical decision based on thorough evaluation of many factors. Some use the concept of increased risk or low seizure threshold. ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more