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Generalized Convulsive Epilepsy Without Mention Of Intractable Epilepsy
Ask a neurologist: Epilepsy (recurrent unprovoked seizures) is typically not something that would start in a 40 year old and be generalized at onset. (typically if you start having seizures at this age there is a cause other than genetics like a recent history of head trauma or stroke that would produce seizures that may become generalized after first starting in a specific location in the cerebral cortex). ...Read more
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
I was told after an extended EEG that I have unspecified epilepsy without mention of intractable epilepsy, what does this mean?
I have unspecified epilepsy without mention of intractable epilepsy and asked about it forgetting to mention they did see calcifacation in my brain..
I was told after a er visit that I have unspecified epilepsy without mention of intractable epilepsy what does this mean.? I'm also 7 months pregnant thank you for responding.
See an Obstetrician: If you had a seizure during late pregnancy you most likely have preeclampsia which can be a serious complication. You need your blood pressure checked and urine protein measured. Don't mess around, see an obstetrician today! If you've never had a seizure before then it's likely this seizure is pregnancy related. If you cant find an OB, go back to ED and ask the doc to consult the OB on call. ...Read more
Untreatable: About 60% of seizures are controlled by one medication 20% with more than one med, 10% with surgery, but fewer than 10% do not respond to any measures they are termed intractable, with recent advances in surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, special diets etc this number is shrinking! ...Read more
What does this mean its on my daughters medical. Records. I've tried. Asking her doctor andepilepsy specified without mentioned of intractable epilepsy?
Coding: It is a coding thing. It means that she has seizures without ones that cant be controlled. Don't be concerned. ...Read more
Can the CBD oil currently available on Internet help control intractable epilepsy? How do you know what dose to use
CBD Oil is one of the 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.It is a major phytocnnabinoid accounts for 40% of plants extract. It has been used in US for Davet's Syndrome under the brand name Epidiolex
Davet's Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy which is difficult to treat and is also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy is rare and intractable epilepsy and cbd oil may be good for ...Read more
When is epilepsy is considered "refractory"? Tried couple of meds that work 4 for a bit but then seizures & migraines again. Getting frustrated.
FLEXIBLE DEFINITION: In fact, full control is the goal, but "refractory" could imply just a few seizures monthly. Whenever using epilepsy medication, need to dose to maximum level, if tolerated. Then add second medicine if first is inadequate. A third medication has only a 3-4% chance of controlling seizures, and if this develops, consider a Vagal Nerve Stimulator. We have well over 20 AEDs, and one may be best. ...Read more
Complex partial sz: I think you may be referring to complex partial seizures and those that secondarily generalize. It is very common to have seizures that start in one area of the brain with loss of awareness followed by spreading to involve the whole brain. It is called complex partial epilepsy with secondary generalization. Hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more
Actually, yes: In fact, some people can have absence, tonic-clonic, and myoclonic seizures (most commonly seen in syndrome called jme). ...Read more
Cause of epilepsy: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more
Symptoms of epilepsy: Many epileptics are not aware of their seizures. Characteristic will be repetitive, stereotypical episodes of non purposeful actions. There may be a history of falls and injury without knowing why, a feeling of familiarity with a place where you have not been before, finding yourself in a place but not know how you got there., episodes of confusion clearing in minutes to 24 hours. ...Read more
Any age: Epilepsy may start in early childhood and in the elderly. There are different kinds of epilepsy, some of them are idiopathic (cause unknown), whereas others may have a plausible cause such as head injury. Epilepsy is not hereditary but may have increased incidence in relatives of people with epilepsy. ...Read more
Eeg monitoring is a good tool for seizures. But this test has its limitations;
while having the test if the patient has seizures and eeg showing epileptic discharges then this is diagnostic. If the patient is having seizures while testing and eeg does not show epileptic discharges then we may be dealing with non epileptic seizures. A single normal eeg may not rule out the possibility of seizures. ...Read more
Not really: There is always a cause, as abnormal brain tissue is the culprit in all cases, but we doctors don't always easily uncover causation. Quite common is nerve injury via head trauma, but there are congenital malformations, blood vessel abnormalities, prior encephalitis or meningitis, or even toxic effects of meds or recreational drugs. Sudden stopping of alcohol may also be impactful. ...Read more
Cognitive decline: If seizures continue or are poorly controlled, may have side effects from meds, may get better on their own if no seizures for 2 years or so. ...Read more
None: All the antiepiletic drugs (aed) have a potential to cause birth defect (s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more
Complex partials: Temporal lobe epilepsy is often tough to control fully, in spite of fact that we now have over 20 medications. However, suggest you consider a vagal nerve stimulator unit, as this might provide additional control without added adverse effects. Occasionally if specific focality can be isolated, surgery may be valuable ...Read more
Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms. ...Read more
In many cases, no cause for the seizures can be found. The abnormal bursts of electrical activity in the brain occur for no known reason. It is unclear why they start, or continue to occur. Hereditary (genetic) factors may play a part in some cases. People with idiopathic epilepsy usually have no other brain (neurological) condition.
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Yes but carefully: Women with epilepsy can have healthy babies but the epilepsy should be well controlled and certain drugs such as valproic acid must be avoided. I suggest seeing an epileptilogist (neurologist with specialty training in epilepsy) before becoming pregnant in order to optimize treatment. ...Read more
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