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Why keppra (levetiracetam) or valporic acid prescribed by doctor to a non epileptic myoclonus patient? Trembling of hands, migraine are side effects of valporic acid?
Valproic acid: Causes tremors of the hands very frequently. It is uncommon for it to cause migraines; in fact, it it's widely used to prevent migraines ...Read more
Generic answer: Not familiar with the term "mini seizure", but let's assume you imply a focal limited seizure which does not usually generalize. Yes, these should absolutely be treated, as there is always a risk of dysfunction which could lead to harm, generalization which could cause convulsion and injury, and lastly perhaps most critical, the phenomenon of sudden death in epilepsy. ...Read more
Flashing lights: Relatively few folks actually have seizures triggered by flashing lights. Those that do, show twitches or jerks with flashing lights, and their seizures are almost never complex partial. They're myoclonic, absence, and / or convulsions (or a mix). ...Read more
What is the difference between Epilepsy with Grand Mal Seizures on Awakening and Juveinile Myoclonic Epilepsy?
It is a type of sz: A tonic clonic seizure is a type of seizure when there are alternating movements of muscle stiffening and contraction on both sides. There are many other types of seizures besides this one, including partial seizure, absence seizure, myoclonic seizure, complex partial seizure, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Yes, depression and epilepsy may certainly be linked, and it's often unrecognized. Presentations may be atypical, and involve fatigue, anxiety, irritability, poor frustration tolerance, and mood lability with bouts of crying. Changes in appetite, sleep pattern, and difficulty concentrating may also be part of the picture. http://tinyurl.com/k4h2v7b. ...Read more
3 months baby having grand mal seizures.EEG good,MRI as well.Talking keppra (levetiracetam) 2*1.5ml and phenob.2*15mg and still has seizures almost daily.Reason?
Does vimpat (lacosamide) and lamictal used for complex partial seizures can cause blackouts after 5 months of use?
Potent agents: Lamictal is a preferred drug for those who specialize in epilepsy, and vimpat, (lacosamide) a terrific add-on med with a good side effect profile. Not sure what you mean by "black-out", whether loss of consciousness or vision. Neither drug causes this, and there is no drug-drug interaction here. Maybe you are having more seizures or even migraine events. Talk to your neurologist about this. ...Read more
Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
I have absent and partial complex seizures, will an Mr show anything, will taking Keppra (levetiracetam) help with them? Is there huge side effects of Keppra (levetiracetam)?
Few pointers: Keppra (levetiracetam) is useful for partial complex seizures and could be a good adjunctive medication, but does have side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, emotional problems. Most people tolerate fairly well. An MRI might show presence of an underlying causative lesion, and might be beneficial to check presence or absence of medial temporal sclerosis. ...Read more
My kid has ideopatic epilepsy she took lamictal and clonac does these medicaments causes any brain defects on time?
Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?
No: Photosensitive epilepsy is triggered by the flickering of light at a given frequency and given intensity that triggers discharges from the vision centers of the brain. Lightning is a streak of intense light with dramatic discharge of ions and sound pressure associated with dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure. It can be dramatic as a stimulus, especially if it strikes near to the person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know the difference,aura migraine and aura seizure?Get no headache.Dizzy,blind,confused,hot,speech prob,heart palput.dad had grand mal seizure.
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