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I have fibromyalgia and started taking seizures my doc prescibed me resperidone and my pcp nerontin and now kolopin. Can resipodone make seizures wors?

I have fibromyalgia and started taking seizures my doc prescibed me resperidone and my pcp nerontin and now kolopin. Can resipodone make seizures wors?

Seizures: Risperidone is associated with a slight increased risk for having seizures. So, it needs to be used cautiously in your case. Also, Neurontin is not approved for fibromyalgia; Lyrica (pregabalin) a similar medication is approved and works. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Why do I get seizures I have fibromyalgia and i've been having seizures for about 2 weeks now started off with 2 a day and 3 and so on till 5 a day but i don't know there happening until i come round from it my partner tells me

Why do I get seizures I have fibromyalgia and i've been having seizures for about 2 weeks now started off with 2 a day and 3 and so on till 5 a day but i don't know there happening until i come round from it my partner tells me

You : You could benefit from a through evaluation with a neurologist. A complete evaluation including an eeg is indicated. It would be even better for you to have a recording of your seizures with a video eeg. After seeing the information from the eeg the neurologist would be more prepared to choose a good treatment for your seizures. A neuropsychological testing would also give good information about your brain functioning and help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is Gabapentin safe when used on an as needed basis for insomnia and fibromyalgia? I don't have seizures, but doctor prescribed this for sleep.

Is Gabapentin safe when used on an as needed basis for insomnia and fibromyalgia? I don't have seizures, but doctor prescribed this for sleep.

Yes: gabapentin is a very good sleeping pill because it increases slow-wave sleep unlike most other agents. it is ok to take on an as needed basis. also fibromyalgia can often respond to medications used for migraine. i hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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What is a seizure?

What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Potentially: Epileptic seizures can only be cured if a neurosurgeon could remove the area causing the seizures. Otherwise, seizures can be managed with medication, vagus nerve stimulator, or avoidance to stimulants that trigger seizures such as flickering lights or other causes of sensory stimulated seizures ...Read more

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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

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What are atonic seizures?

What are atonic seizures?

Loss of tone: Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more

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What are partial seizures?

What are partial seizures?

Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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