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Magnetic Seizure Therapy
Is it normal for a man who had ect therapy at 14 who is now 35 to still be having seizures once a month or so?
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
If i can get my seizures caused by pnes/conversion disorder to go away w/ therapy, how would i know if they are gone for good? Would i still have cd?
Seizures: In my experience adequate therapy in willingly motivated patients like yourself is very effective and seizures can be controlled for good as you said. The treatment should help both conditions simultaneously. Discuss this with your treating physician as well. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a pharmacist, got a 14yr old patient with seizure with aura, lasts abt 2 minutes not well controlled by cbz, what will be the best combo therapy?
Needs neurologist: Such a patient having seizures needs a neurologist to examine him/her, review all diagnostic studies, and make recommendations about medications. Online physicians who have never seen the patient are an inadequate substitute. ...Read more
Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?
Maybe. Can try it.: A seizure should not cause a problem (instead, some problem caused a seizure). There are known and unknown reasons a child can have developmental delays. Because many traits (normal and abnormal) are inherited, we sometimes see familial patterns for speech delays. Speech-language therapy can help some kids (in addition to parents talking and reading to the toddler at home), so it is worth trying. ...Read more
May be difficult: Do you or someone close to you possess epilepsy? Several meds available, and consider, depakote, lamictal, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) potiga, maybe lyrica, topirimate. If 3 meds fail, might try vns unit, or surgery if a focus of seizure activity. See an epilepsy expert. ...Read more
As stated, seizures : in boys with MEC P2 may not respond to treatment with anti-epileptic medications. Find information on http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/mecp2-duplication-syndrome. The contact for the MEC P 2 annual family conferences is Pam Albert, firstname.lastname@example.org. If she is no longer coordinating them, she will give you contact information for the person who is. Don't keep going without information & support. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment for nig-SZ: Once the type of sz is identified, there are classes of meds specifically made for different types of sz. Some meds are for a lot of different types, some are more specific. Frequently, many meds are combined to control seizures. ...Read more
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