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Is There Any Permanent Cure For Seizures Besides Surgery
Smaller procedure?: Most patients achieve seizure control with medicines. Ask your neurologist if a vagal nerve stimulator is appropriate for your seizures. It is surgery- but not brain surgery. There are also interesting trials of gamma knife radiosurgery (focused radiation treatment to achieve the same goal as surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People suffer from petit mal.Which surgery removes the tissue.and which area are the seizures coming from.
Absence seizures, : formerly petit mal seizures, often start in early childhood & stop before age 20. If they start ~age 10, they may persist, but often as complex partial or tonic-clonic seizures. Absence EEG spikes-&_waves may be generalized in kids. Adult focal seizures refractory to AED's are more likely to be complex partial seizures. Tests to define type & area of genesis of seizures are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have moderate to severe seizures and looking for ways to decrease them without surgery? Also what type of foods can I eat?
Many choices: Several newer meds available, and you might consider these, but statistically, if you have already tried 3 or 4 meds, the chance of med success by adding or changing may not be higher than 5-10% at most. A vagal nerve stimulator could be considered instead of surgery. Doubtful that most foods would affect the seizures, but might cut back on carbos due to sugar effect, and watch alcohol. ...Read more
Petit mal - surgery?: People do not normally have surgery for petit mal (absence) seizures. Most people who have these are children, and the seizures abate as they age. Perhaps you mean complex partial seizures? These would not be peit mal, but they may be amenable to surgery, in some cases. Normally a person would try several medicine treatment options first. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/petit-ma ...Read more
I was epileptic growing up but got surgery and have been seizure free for 2.5 years since the surgery. Why does my Neuro Dr keep me on my meds?
Ask your doc: The sole meds you list include Clonazepam, a rather weak anti-epileptic drug. You may be prescribed due to anxiety or difficulty sleeping. Since your neurologist knows you best, sit down for about an hour face to face, and query him/her regarding future plans for your meds. ...Read more
Get help: If you have had need for brain surgery and now have ongoing seizures, treatment is available, and numerous medications can work quite well . See a neurologist and get this controlled. ...Read more
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