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Medicine For Epilepsy
Yes: There are several very good ones that are very well tolerated. But the choice is very individualistic and depends on many things, including the type of epilepsy, other medical conditions you might have, etc... A neurologist or epileptologist (neurologist who specializes in epilepsy) can help make a proper choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: What the other doctors who answered this didn't ask you is what YOU mean by "holistic" medicines. While you're thinking, let me give you some vital drug wisdom: Drugs aren't like keys that fit perfectly in body locks. Any drug that has no SIDE effects, very likely has no EFFECTS either. Be skeptical. Uncritically swallowing every nonsensical notion about "holistic" this or that is for suckers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My medicine related to epilepsy keeps my blood pressure at high.... Any way out pls... I will appriciate?
Hello. Currently looking into buying creatine and i'm on the medicine tergetol. Have epilepsy. Haven't had a seizure in 13 yrs. Is it safe?
Creatine: Individuals with seizure disorder should not take supplements or medications unless recommended or prescribed by a doctor. Creatine would fall under this category. Creatine could change the way your seizure medication is absorbed, lower your seizure threshold, or interact with your medication and some other way . Please check with your doctor first. ...Read more
I have epilepsy and take lamotrigine an epilepsy specialist said it could be why I don't sleep I can't take sleeping medicine cos my epilepsy pills?!
Unusual: Lamotrigine does not usually cause sleeplessness, but rather sleepiness. Consult your doctor to determine whether your dosing is appropriate for your epilepsy. There are approaches that can be used to help with sleep issues which can include medicines which may be used with your anti-seizure medications. ...Read more
Can epilepsy go away forever on its own if you take trileptal or any other epilepsy medicine.? And can you drive if you have epilepsy
Take no chances: with epilepsy, follow up with your neurologist, take medications as prescribed, check levels, etc.. Epilepsy is a complex disease with several types, each type requires different medications to control, only a specialist can help in that regard.Yes some types can resolve with specialist care, and driving depends on control status, wish you well ...Read more
Yes: Neuroleptics are a general class of drugs that have their primary act ion on nerve cells, or particular neurotransmitters (the chemical released at the end of one neuron activating the next neuron). Since none that we have purely affect a specific nerve cell or a specific transmitter or just one part of the brain, clinically one drug can be useful for multiple disorders, as in case u asked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine and pregnan: Yes, medicines for epilepsy (anticonvulsants) carry with them a risk of birth defects. The safest medicines are lamotrigine and levetiracetam, the worst (most risky) medicine to take during pregnancy is valproate. There is also risk of having a seizure during pregnancy. Often some kind of medicine is a good idea, if it is needed, to prevent seizures during pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi I've got epilepsy I was just curious in case I ever have a seizure what causes seizures is it possible to have one on epilepsy medicine.?
Hi doctor could you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine 15mg can use for epilepsy or can't use?
I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?
Seizure is possible : It is possible to have a seizure while on anti seizure medication. Causes include non compliance with meds (missing doses), sub therapeutic levels, drug interactions resulting in rapid metabolism of the anti seizure medicine, addition of substances likely to increase seizures such as caffeine, pain meds, antidepressants, etc. There are many causes of seizures. Talk with your doctor about your risk ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with posttraumatic epilepsy and have it under control with medicine, can I become a cop?
Pretty difficult.: Many jurisdictions have specific restrictions. You should inquire with the areas you'd be interested in. ...Read more
My boy is 14 years old and suffered epilepsy for two years. He is taking the Chinese medicine and his condition repeats sometimes. How to cure? Thx
Hard to say: There are some forms of seizure disorder that occur in kids that will eventually disappear as they get older. Unfortunately, those that begin in late childhood may reflect a true lifelong seizure disorder. Medication can often reduce the seizure frequency in most patients, but may be needed for years if not for life.Evaluation by a seizure specialist may give you specific answers. ...Read more
AVOID IT TOTALLY: Tendency to experience seizure is always present and many events can drop protective threshold. Recreational drugs are notorious, as maybe also alcohol in some cases. Drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, speed, are critically risky and life-threatening. Social drugs, whatever that implies, should be totally avoided unless you have a "death wish". Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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