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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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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


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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?

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

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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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What is the best treatment for non-epileptic seizures?

What is the best treatment for non-epileptic seizures?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can an epidural trigger an epileptic seizure in a person who has epilepsy?

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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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...Read more

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Anyone have seizures but tests for epilepsy show up normal?

Yes: The eeg maybe normal even with clinical seizures. Your neurologist may suggest a prolonged eeg with video monitoring. ...Read more

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Do the types of seizures an epilepsy sufferer commonly change?

Yes: Not rare for seizure types to change over time. Medications may change the experience of seizures. Also age. ...Read more

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How often do atonic seizures have to occur for it to be epilepsy?

How often do atonic seizures have to occur for it to be epilepsy?

No magic number: This type of seizure is uncommon, mostly person drop to ground because of loss of tone drop attacks could be atonic, myoclonic or other kind of seizures having said that--atonic seizures are characteristic of certain epileptic syndromes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

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