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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Overview)

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


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Help plz! Can scarlet fever cause scar tissue on the brain (which is the cause of one's epileptic seizures)?

Help plz! Can scarlet fever cause scar tissue on the brain (which is the cause of one's epileptic seizures)?

Unlikely: Scarlet fever is the combination of Strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). In the absence of an invasive Strep infection, such as bacterial meningitis, it would be unlikely that the Scarlet Fever has damaged the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
519 doctors shared insights

Epileptic Seizures (Overview)

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


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Does repeated seizure activity always mean epilepsy?

Does repeated seizure activity always mean epilepsy?

It depends: Epilepsy is just the clinical condition of a risk for recurrent seizures. Some cases are clearly due to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, metabolic disorders or other medical causes. The major issue is cause. Is this a primary disorder or secondary to some other cause? More important would be plan of management. These issues need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Tip)

Living with Seizures

Have your doctor check you for low vit D—one of most frequent consequences of anticonvulsant use. ...See more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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Can an epidural trigger an epileptic seizure in a person who has epilepsy?

Not generally: Such an association between receiving an epidural and having a full blown epileptic seizure would seem uncommon and unlikely. I do know, that for some who are easily prone toward seizures, stress can contribute to having a seizure and i can see how an epidural could be stressful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for epileptic seizures؟?

What is the best treatment for epileptic seizures؟?

Several: Best med is the one that controls seizures without side effects. Depakene (valproic acid) you are taking may work. Others include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, levetiracetam, topiramate, zonisamide or lacosamide. There are others. Other than matching the drug to your seizure type, the tinder of see effects you might experience may vary (if yogurt side effects at all). ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Tip)

Living with Seizures

Do as much as you can but set realistic goals, remain positive, and reward yourself each day. ...See more

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Can more than one drug be used for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures?

Can more than one drug be used for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures?

Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...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?

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 you explain if it's possible to get rid of epileptic seizures forever after surgery?

Can you explain if it's possible to get rid of epileptic seizures forever after surgery?

Yes, but....: I am not a neurosurgeon, but have read reports of various procedures that can be very helpful. You should talk with your neurologist about seeing a neurosurgeon with experience in this area. I expect you'd need to go to a university medical center. ...Read more

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


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