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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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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. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Can i get seizures from quick stopping taking fluoxetine from 40 mg to 0 mg? I don't have underlying epilepsy.

Can i get seizures from quick stopping taking fluoxetine from 40 mg to 0 mg? I don't have underlying epilepsy.

No , you cannot: There is in reality no sudden stopping of fluoxetine because it is going to take five weeks for it to leave your system. There are no fluoxetine withdrawal seizures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello. Currently looking into buying creatine and i'm on the medicine tergetol. Have epilepsy. Haven't had a seizure in 13 yrs. Is it safe?

Hello. Currently looking into buying creatine and i'm on the medicine tergetol. Have epilepsy. Haven't had a seizure in 13 yrs. Is it safe?

Creatine: Individuals with seizure disorder should not take supplements or medications unless recommended or prescribed by a doctor. Creatine would fall under this category. Creatine could change the way your seizure medication is absorbed, lower your seizure threshold, or interact with your medication and some other way . Please check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?

Yes: An electrolyte imbalance can cause a seizure. So can many other events that are not epileptic. When someone has a seizure, we first look for other causes before considering epilepsy as the chances for repeat seizures are very low when the cause is treated. If someone has a known seizure disorder, the same things can cause loss of control even when medication has been effective. ...Read more

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I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?

I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?

Seizure is possible : It is possible to have a seizure while on anti seizure medication. Causes include non compliance with meds (missing doses), sub therapeutic levels, drug interactions resulting in rapid metabolism of the anti seizure medicine, addition of substances likely to increase seizures such as caffeine, pain meds, antidepressants, etc. There are many causes of seizures. Talk with your doctor about your risk ...Read more

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Lately have been waking up feeling confused--don't know where i am--possible nocturnal partial seizure? diangosis with epilepsy-no known seizures for 1.5 yrs

Lately have been waking up feeling confused--don't know where i am--possible nocturnal partial seizure? diangosis with epilepsy-no known seizures for 1.5 yrs

See below: Agree with dr. Lin. Waking up confused is concerning for epilepsy especially with a past history, but it can also be fragmented sleep due to a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. If you have bitten your tongue, wet the bed, or have body aches, it can further point to seizures. It is best to consult a neurologist, at this point, to evaluate your events at night ; manage your lamictal, if needed. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more