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Holistic Epilepsy Medicine
Please clarify: What the other doctors who answered this didn't ask you is what YOU mean by "holistic" medicines. While you're thinking, let me give you some vital drug wisdom: Drugs aren't like keys that fit perfectly in body locks. Any drug that has no SIDE effects, very likely has no EFFECTS either. Be skeptical. Uncritically swallowing every nonsensical notion about "holistic" this or that is for suckers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: There are several very good ones that are very well tolerated. But the choice is very individualistic and depends on many things, including the type of epilepsy, other medical conditions you might have, etc... A neurologist or epileptologist (neurologist who specializes in epilepsy) can help make a proper choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been diagnosed with posttraumatic epilepsy and have it under control with medicine, can I become a cop?
Pretty difficult.: Many jurisdictions have specific restrictions. You should inquire with the areas you'd be interested in. ...Read more
My boy is 14 years old and suffered epilepsy for two years. He is taking the Chinese medicine and his condition repeats sometimes. How to cure? Thx
Hard to say: There are some forms of seizure disorder that occur in kids that will eventually disappear as they get older. Unfortunately, those that begin in late childhood may reflect a true lifelong seizure disorder. Medication can often reduce the seizure frequency in most patients, but may be needed for years if not for life.Evaluation by a seizure specialist may give you specific answers. ...Read more
AVOID IT TOTALLY: Tendency to experience seizure is always present and many events can drop protective threshold. Recreational drugs are notorious, as maybe also alcohol in some cases. Drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, speed, are critically risky and life-threatening. Social drugs, whatever that implies, should be totally avoided unless you have a "death wish". Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have both epilepsy and asperger's, might epileptic drugs suppress asperger's characteristics too?
Better or worse: Epilepsy medications all have side effects. Some of the newer ones have less systemic toxicity but more behavioral effects. Some are positive with mood stabilizing, others bring out depression and dopey feelings. I have found that those with autistic spectrum can react to medications in an unpredictable manner. Just good seizure control often makes social interaction better. ...Read more
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