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Home Remedies For Epileptic 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 are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
Can small photosensitive epilepsy seizures go away without drugs? I mean if i stop triggering them are they ever gonna stop without need of medical treatment?
Unfortunately NO: You are aware of but one trigger, but there are many more potential stimuli. Your meds are not needed when no provocative event is present, but that is rare, and on most days the potential for a seizure is far higher. Your meds are there to keep you stable during the tough times, but hard to predict the future. Follow your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Several: Best med is the one that controls seizures without side effects. Depakene 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Non-epileptic seizures may be physiological or psychogenic. Assuming the latter, supportive psychotherapy is often tried. Continued follow by the neurologist is also important. There have been small trials of medications (like zoloft), with some benefit. Identification and treatment of co-existing conditions (anxiety/depression) also helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't want to switch to lamictal for epilepsy.It's like it's making neuro angry. I'm having no seizures now i'm stay @ home mom. Isn't it my choice?
A partnership: It is your choice. Without knowing the specifics of your case, the best case scenario would be for you to have a thoughtful discussion with your health care provider so that a treatment plan could be decided upon that would be both therapeutic and amenable to you. That being said, you get to decide your treatment. Sometimes a 2nd opinion can be helpful. I hope you work this out. ...Read more
I get my paper back from neuro and it says localization-related (focal )(partial )epilepsy& epileptic .Syndromes w complex partial seizures .What mean?
Type of epilepsy: The description labels your spells as having a focal and localized source of dysfunction within the brain, as contrasted with generalized epilepsy. This type of epilepsy is rather unlikely at best to respond to dilantin, and you would likely do better with a different medication added to your current dilantin. An MRI might demonstrate a focal area causing your seizures. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m an epileptic patient .my dose is epival clonatril topiro from childhood till continued what should i do for permanent cure for epilepsy seizures.
Please rephrase: My apologies but I'm not understanding your question. I am a neurologist so would love to help. Please think of another way to come at your quesiton. I'm not even able to really approximate what you're trying to ask. If you're seizures are not adequately responding to multiple medications and your neurologist has tried all possible combos then, perhaps surgery is what you may wish to consider. ...Read more
I have "epigastric auras" which are apparently associated with epileptic seizures. I had a TBI 2 years ago. Is this a sign I've developed epilepsy?
Possible: You should consult a neurologist and have an electroencephalogram ...Read more
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