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Does Ibuprofen triggers in form of epilepsy?

Does Ibuprofen triggers in form of epilepsy?

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.

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

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


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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?

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.

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How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time.

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Can a person die of a seizure? Or of epilepsy

Can a person die of a seizure? Or of epilepsy

Yes: While its not common. You can die from a seizure generally from airway compromise.

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What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

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.

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

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.

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Many things: Medications, salt balance in the blood, certain drugs...to name a few

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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?

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?

Well....: Not hoped-for. This happens a certain percentage of the time following surgery, though we are always trying to lower that number. Sorry to hear this!

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Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

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.

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Does obesity or just being overweight have any relationship to epilepsy or seizures?

Does obesity or just being overweight have any relationship to epilepsy or seizures?

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.

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My doc put me on risperdal. I have epilepsy (absence seizures). Is it still ok to take it?

My doc put me on risperdal. I have epilepsy (absence seizures). Is it still ok to take it?

Generally yes: It is uncommon for that drug to worsen absence epilepsy. Can happen, but not too frequent. Partly depends upon what drug you use for epilepsy.

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Can you give yourself a gran mal seizure? Is it mostly hereditary epilepsy or head injury

Can you give yourself a gran mal seizure? Is it mostly hereditary epilepsy or head injury

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.

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If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?

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.

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6yr old, epilepsy, on life support following seizure. Now told encephalopathy. Is it possible to recover?

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.

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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.

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Can fear start off a epilepsy shake or epilepsy seizure.? And I'm curious does fear make epilepsy worse.? I been shaking a little

Epilepsy: 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.

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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?

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.

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more