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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 (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 (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 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
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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