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I am a patient of epilepsy taking medicine tegral 200 mg 1 in night half in day , but my hands shiver when I do something?

I am a patient of epilepsy taking medicine tegral 200 mg 1 in night half in day , but my hands shiver when I do something?

Depends: If you are having side effects like tremors from tegretol as your antiseizure medicine, then you should see the neurologist or doctor who prescribed tegretol for you. It may be too high a dose or a medication intolerance. In any case, don't stop or change your medicine until consulting with your doctor first though. ...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


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How do you stop uncontrollable trembling of hands? And believe me, I don't have epilepsy.

How do you stop uncontrollable trembling of hands? And believe me, I don't have epilepsy.

Neurological evaluat: There are a number of possible causes of tremor. A neurologist should be able to diagnose which problem is causing your tremor, & prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Where do you go if you have epilepsy?

Where do you go if you have epilepsy?

Neurologist: It is preferable to see a neurologist, and try to find one that specializes in seizures and epilepsy. Make sure you have a full evaluation so that the diagnosis may be confirmed. If the diagnosis is correct, the neurologist can guide you to determine if the epilepsy needs to be treated, and with what. ...Read more

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What are the causes and triggers of epilepsy?

What are the causes and triggers of epilepsy?

Short circuits...: The answers to your post are too numerous for 400 characters; the underlying cause of epilepsy is basically a short circuit in one's brain. There are a variety of 'triggers' from fever, to stress, to medications, and so on. My advice is to consult with your doctor for more information on the topic; even a discussion with your friendly, neighborhood neurologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Does epilepsy strike at a particular age?

Does epilepsy strike at a particular age?

Any age: Although onset of epilepsy is more common in children and adults over 60, there's no age at which it's distinctly uncommon to start having seizures. ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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How does someone get epilepsy?

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Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy inherited?

Occasionally: There are different forms of epilepsy. Usually, you don't see epilepsy in the offspring of epileptics, although, there exists an increased risk for those born of an epileptic. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...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. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more