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Epilepsy And Seizures And Marijuana
I had a seizure for the first time in my life a year ago. No family hostory of epilepsy I smoke Marijuana more than occasionally. Can this be a cause?
Neurologist: regardless what is the cause seizure is an indication of a serious brain injury or disease you need to be under the care of a neurologist for proper medication and evaluation guessing for the cause and the lack of personal and family history doesd not make it less serious or dangerous please go and see a neurologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I use Medical Marijuana to treat my seizure disorder. Should I stop use to get an accurate EEG test? Or continue use to see the effectiveness of it.
Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased seizures: Mj can lower the seizure threshold. This means abnormal electrical activity in the brain can escape more easily under mj, triggering seizures. This is similar to sleep deprivation, alcohol or certain medications lowering seizure threshold. If you have a seizure disorder, you must abstain from mj. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom recently diagnosed with epilepsy. Is she a candidate for medical marijuana? She is on anti-convulsants just wants marijuana to help her relax
Yes and no: In a strict sense, no, ingestion of marijuana actually raises the seizure threshold. However, more concerning are indirect effects: epilepsy can coexist with depression, which may be worsened by marijuana. Smoking anything can worsen lung function. Marijuana may induce some liver enzymes, which may speed up elimination of some antiepileptic drugs. Use your judgment in this instance. Good luck! ...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?
My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?
Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...Read more
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