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How Long Should Epilepsia Partialis Continua Last
EEG and imaging: Epilepsia partialis continua (epc) is frequently seen in patients with an anatomical/pathological abnormality at or near the gray-white junction in the brain. An eeg would confirm the clinical diagnosis but MRI (preferably) would be needed to localize the lesion. Treatment of this type of epilepsy is difficult, frequently requiring multiple medications. ...Read more
Epilepsia partialis continua is a condition in which a person has partial seizures (seizures are uncontrolled, repetitive body movements; partial ones do not result in a loss of consciousness and only affect a certain area of the body). Unlike other conditions with partial seizures, these last for a significant amount of time, which could be ...Read more
Abort the seizures: Typically these are intermittent partial focal seizures during recovery from status epilepticus, but such activity can occur with brain infections and even diffuse brain problems from toxins, poisons, and medication withdrawal. Intravenous anti-epileptic drugs are provided within a hospital setting, and treatment should be aggressive, as there is potential mortality if left alone. ...Read more
My gf twitches in her sleep but lately seizure-like our doctor says it's epilepsia partialis continua we got phenobarbitone sertraline hcl.Its serios?
Be up front.: Suggest you share a bed for your intimate time with each other and when it's time to sleep, both can move to a separate bed. Let your girlfriend know that you are a much better partner when you can get a good nights sleep. She may not know how you feel if you don't tell her. Telling her may bring out things about her feelings you may not know. That may change some of your thinking as well. ...Read more
My boyfriend hasn't smoked in 4 days. He's having trouble with the cravings. How long will these last?
Depends on habit: The more cigarettes you smoke and the longer you've had the habit, the tougher it'll be to quit. Many people try quitting multiple times before they're completely successful. Quitting cold turkey is the most difficult way to go about it. Try doing something else when the cravings hit, like chewing gum or exercising. There are many other options, including nicotine patches, gum, and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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