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If I have nocturnal epilepsy can I still get a drivers license?

If I have nocturnal epilepsy can I still get a drivers license?

Depends on state law: Depending on the state law where you live, seizures of any kind have to be in control with no recent seizure for you to maintain your drivers license. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Can I get a driver's license if I have been diagnosed with epilepsy?

Can I get a driver's license if I have been diagnosed with epilepsy?

It depends: It depends on the state of residence. All states have a law as to how long you have to wait seizure free, on medication. That being said, some people have exclusively nocturnal seizures and cannot drive until a certain time of day. ...Read more

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What happens if I have anxiety and panic for which I claim va disability can I still get my cdl and be a truck driver?

What happens if I have anxiety and panic for which I claim va disability can I still get my cdl and be a truck driver?

Social Security: disability gives people several months to do a trial and see if they can work again before getting off disability. Perhaps the VA does something similar. Talk w/social worker or other professional at the VA and see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What happens if I collect social security disability because I had a craniotomy and seizures but I have not had a seizure?

What happens if I collect social security disability because I had a craniotomy and seizures but I have not had a seizure?

Depends on diagnosis: If the reason for the craniotomy puts you at greater risk for a seizure and having an increased risk for seizure prevents you from employment in your profession then you are probably entitled to that payment. ...Read more

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I am handicapped due to paralysis, how can I find out if I have been misdiagnosed or even have MS?

I am handicapped due to paralysis, how can I find out if I have been misdiagnosed or even have MS?

Can be challenging: Not clear why you were paralyzed, but could possibly be due to a spinal cord disease, such as neuromyelitis optica, although MS could also be a culprit. Since many conditions including trauma, a spinal cord infection, tumor, or stroke, could be the answer, if you wish to reassess, could get a second opinion at a nearby medical school dept of neurology clinic. ...Read more

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If i can get my seizures caused by pnes/conversion disorder to go away, how would i know if they are gone for good? Would i still have cd?

If i can get my seizures caused by pnes/conversion disorder to go away, how would i know if they are gone for good? Would i still have cd?

Pseudoseizures: Non-epileptic seizures are often due to psychiatric stress. As such, they are not true seizures, and do not require seizure medication. The management of emotional stress that brings on these episodes often requires a team of psychology, psychiatry, and social support. ...Read more

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Will i ever have a chance to get off my medications if I have schizophrenia?

Will i ever have a chance to get off my medications if I have schizophrenia?

Hmm: It is usually best to use some form of medication for life with schizophrenia. This will help to preserve function, protect cognitive abilities and to prevent positive sxs. ...Read more

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I suffer with low mood/depression i think I have always been a misrable person and had an episode in aug will i always need medication can't get off ?

Not necessarily: There are various types of depressions . It can be biological and it can be caused by life experiences including childhood issues. Treatment for depression can include medication and/or therapy. Some people don't require medication and other people respond very well to medication. Some people can come off medication and do well while others stay of them for a long time. Depression is treatable. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 and for some reason I have to jack off every time I get an erection (i have 8-10 erections a day especially in school) is it bad?

What to do if I am 17 and for some reason I have to jack off every time I get an erection (i have 8-10 erections a day especially in school) is it bad?

Poor coping: There is not a physical reason which requires you to do this. Erections will subside without ejaculation. Your job is to find better and different outlets to deal with your life stressors which currently you seem to deal with by masturbation. Get busy, stay active, and perhaps pick up some new hobbies or activities that you can do and share with others. You will feel much better about yourself and have a much more accomplished life. ...Read more

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I'm 17. My neurologist thinks I have ms. Got an MRI yesterday. If I do have it, will I become disabled soon? Also, do you think they will find a cure?

I'm 17. My neurologist thinks I have ms. Got an MRI yesterday. If I do have it, will I become disabled soon? Also, do you think they will find a cure?

Let's start with: hope. MS is a disease with a wide variation in severity. For now, let's hope that yours is the most mild case ever. That being said, when MS is severe, it can progress over time. The good news is that there are many new treatments currently being tested, some of which can halt or even reverse the progression. Your neurologist will know which of these treatments are best for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex recently & was told the guy tested positive for chlamydia , if i know i am positive to have it as well, how can i get a prescription without having to go see a doctor as i do not have medical insurance and do i want to have more doct

I had unprotected sex recently & was told the guy tested positive for chlamydia , if i know i am positive to have it as well, how can i get a prescription without having to go see a doctor as i do not have medical insurance and do i want to have more doct

Maintenance: If you are sexually active you need to plan medical evaluations as part of the ongoing maintenance. There are probably a dozen diseases that can pass sexually and if you are exposed to one, there can be a second or third passed at the same encounter. Find a free STD clinic and get tested/treated. Docs can loose their license by prescribing without proper evaluation and documentation. Not worth it. ...Read more

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Cant i develop epilepsy, since i only had abcencer as a child? Or can i get epilepsy in adultness? I have dysfunction in right brain.

Yes: Having a problem with the right side of the brain can increase the risk of seizures in adulthood. Be on the look out for paroxysmal impairment of visual spacial processing, skills, autobiographical memory, or sensory aprosodia. (inability to interpret facial expression, tone of voice, body language or gesture). Also parasthesias on the left side may be a clue as to the occurrence of focal seizures ...Read more

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Would I be liable to get my medical card if I have ADHD , neurofibromatosis, asthma and anexity?

Would I be liable to get my medical card if I have ADHD , neurofibromatosis, asthma and anexity?

Not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Medical card usually refers to government-supplied medical insurance which is given to the poor. If you have a low enough income, you can get it. There are no pre-existing conditions. ...Read more

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I had an abortion a year ago, since then I have suffered with anxiety/depression, normally have high sex drive which has vanished, how do I get it back?

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I had an abortion a year ago, since then I have suffered with anxiety/depression, normally have high sex drive which has vanished, how do I get it back?

Seek counseling: It sounds like you have been through a lot in the past year. You mentioned anxiety/depression, i'm not sure if you are taking an antidepressant medication. If you are many of them can decrease libido (sex drive). I refer patients that have post abortion depression to local counseling services. See if there is any postabortion counseling services in your area. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and not afford a consultation with doctor, can I get one for free?

What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and not afford a consultation with doctor, can I get one for free?

Medical consults: on Health Tap do require a fee. Have you tried using excellent sleep hygiene? Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk ...Read more

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I have suffered from migraines for 8 years. I can not get rid of the one I have had for 2 days. New to state so no new doc yet. What can I do?

I have suffered from migraines for 8 years.  I can not get rid of the one I have had for 2 days.  New to state so no new doc yet.  What can I do?

A few directions: Some pts can gain relief with excedrin migraine or extra-strength excedrin. Aleve contains naproxen, and about 300-500 mg total may help, which is several pills. Also, consider preventative steps with butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, coq-10, riboflavin. This may get complex, and if additional self help is desired, dolovent or petadolex may work (www.Linpharma). ...Read more

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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Epilepsy (Definition)

A central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and ...Read more