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Doctor insights on: Epilepsy And Seizures And Oxcarbazepine

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Best medicine for epileptic seizures? Daughter was on oxcarbazepine 300mg .1.5 2x daily and she had two seizures in one day after being on it for almost 1 month.

Best medicine for epileptic seizures? Daughter was on oxcarbazepine 300mg .1.5 2x daily and she had two seizures in one day after being on it for almost 1 month.

See below: Why oxcarbazepine, an older generic drug which can cause low sodium, liver toxicity, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and teratogenic risks? Most epilepsy specialists might choose lamotrigine, depakote, vimpat, keppra, as alternative drugs. Furthermore, you need to have her within a therapeutic range on any med, and the above dose is not close. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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Anyone have seizures but tests for epilepsy show up normal?

Yes: The eeg maybe normal even with clinical seizures. Your neurologist may suggest a prolonged eeg with video monitoring. ...Read more

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How often do atonic seizures have to occur for it to be epilepsy?

How often do atonic seizures have to occur for it to be epilepsy?

No magic number: This type of seizure is uncommon, mostly person drop to ground because of loss of tone drop attacks could be atonic, myoclonic or other kind of seizures having said that--atonic seizures are characteristic of certain epileptic syndromes. ...Read more

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We have discontinued meds for seizures which were termed to be absent epilepsy. it has been more than 2 years now, but nothing happened so far. ?

Vague: Question is too vague to answer. What do you want to know? Did a doctor advise stopping the meds? Was an EEG done before meds were stopped? Was the EEG normal? ...Read more

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I have epilepsy since last 3 years. I had 3 seizures by now. I take levetiracetam750mg once in a day. Do I have a better cure. And get relief from med?

I have epilepsy since last 3 years. I had 3 seizures by now. I take levetiracetam750mg once in a day. Do I have a better cure. And get relief from med?

Neurologist: Do i correctly assume that you've had a though examination with MRI by a neurologist ? There can be multiple reasons for seizure... most important is to find the cause. Depending on the cause, different medications might be rx'd. If you've had the workup, It may be time to see the neuro again.. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...Read more

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Can following a bike's flashing led trigger seizures in strobe-sensitive epilepsy?

Absolutely!: Each person with epilepsy may or may not have triggering factors; whether the led will cause a seizure depends on the speed of the flash as well as the individual. If the flash frequency is really slow, it may not trigger a seizure. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Please tell me, could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Actually, yes: In fact, some people can have absence, tonic-clonic, and myoclonic seizures (most commonly seen in syndrome called jme). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with epilepsy i used medication, now seizures has stoped is it possible that it'l return? And why?

I was diagnosed with epilepsy i used medication, now seizures has stoped is it possible that it'l return? And why?

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a condition when a person has had two or more unprovoked seizures. It may lead them to have more seizures without treatment. Some kinds of epilepsy stop during adulthood, most kinds do not. Medication may be helpful for preventing seizures. If you have epilepsy, the seizures may return if the medicine is stopped. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Epilepsy is also known as Seizure disorder. Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...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