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Is there any permanent cure for seizures besides surgery?

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 more

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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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People suffer from petit mal.Which surgery removes the tissue.and which area are the seizures coming from.

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 more

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I have moderate to severe seizures and looking for ways to decrease them without surgery? Also what type of foods can I eat?

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

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The surgery for petit mal to be completely seizure free?

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

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Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Surgery 4 seizures: Yes, brain surgery is done to help with certain types of epilepsy. Seizures that are very difficult to treat are one indicator for this treatment. Adults with seizures that originate in a small part of the brain (focal onset) are also candidates for this. ...Read more

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Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

Could having a bad seizure when i'm waking up after surgery be a reaction to general anesthesia?

No: Anesthesia is generally protective against seizures. This is somthing else. I might consider talling to a neurologist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What should I do even after having seizures after brain surgery?

What should I do even after having seizures after brain surgery?

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