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Doctor insights on: How Effective Is Carbamazepine In Preventing Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures

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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


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Can a child grow out of his generalized tonic-clonic seizures?

Can a child grow out of his generalized tonic-clonic seizures?

Depends...: ...On their cause. In case of "idiopathic" (without a disease that explains it) epilepsy, growing out is quite common. ...Read more

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What should I do if i keep breaking teeth during tonic clonic seizures?

Seizure: The best thing is to control and prevent the seizure activities. You must take your meds regularly. If still having episodes, then you should see your M.D. To change, increase the dose or add another medicine. If this continues, you might break your nose, skull, jaw, .... ...Read more

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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

Epilepsy: is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine ...Read more

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Have read that after 2 years seizure free can go off aeds, but does that apply if you had tonic clonic seizures as well as partials before went on aed?

Have read that after 2 years seizure free can go off aeds, but does that apply if you had tonic clonic seizures as well as partials before went on aed?

Wrong: A diabetic can't stop his meds after 2 yr just because his blood sugars are good. Ditto for hypertension, cholesterol, almost everything. If you have epilepsy and it's not the kind that goes away by itself, you can't stop your aed. You're thinking like a 22-year-old. Discuss the situation with your doctor and get the benefit of a long-term perspective. ...Read more

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I am epileptic, i have absencescomplex partial tonic-clonic seizures. Recently i have been getting a sort of buzzing in my head cud this b a seizure?

I am epileptic, i have absencescomplex partial tonic-clonic seizures. Recently i have been getting a sort of buzzing in my head cud this b a seizure?

Recent consult: Hello there young lady. We just consulted a little bit ago by live means. Just wanted to reinforce the notion that buzzing in the ears/head can be a symptom/aura for virtually ANY type of seizure such as simple/complex partials, absence, and GTC's. It can also be part of a rare seizure complex with genetic underpinnings called ADPEAF. I will discuss this in detail in my note that you'll receive. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tonic-clonic seizures, simple partial seizures, and complex partial seizures?

Accurate description: The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going eeg. If it starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used. ...Read more

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Swelling in upper left abddomen, and slicing pain in lumbar vertabrae stopped 5 years ago no more tonic clonic seizures. How come?

Swelling in upper left abddomen, and slicing pain in lumbar vertabrae stopped 5 years ago no more tonic clonic seizures.  How come?

Probably unrelated: Many of the epilepsies resolve over time. Some may be gradually improving and then disappear in association with some new process that the body must fight off. You may have had a bout of shingles or a sudden ruptured disc that caused severe reaction of your body. This may have helped to suppress the risk for seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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Carbamazepine (Definition)

This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses ...Read more