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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr. If they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist, get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...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


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What treats generalized seizures in adults?

What treats generalized seizures in adults?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have unexplained seizures that randomly appear in an adult?

What do you do if you have unexplained seizures that randomly appear in an adult?

See below: Do a thorough history & neurologic work-up including medications, supplements, hx of head trauma, hx of high fevers, ct/mri to check for abnormal anatomy, eeg to analyze brain waves. ...Read more

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I had a seizure last year and I am treating with fenitoin and it works what do you think about this medicine?

I had a seizure last year and I am treating with fenitoin and it works what do you think about this medicine?

Phenytoin: Is an older anti epileptic drug. It is used for GTC and partial seizures. The drug level has to be monitored periodically to minimize chances of toxicity. It has long term side effects to watch out for including gum hypertrophy and osteoporosis, if well tolerated could be very effective. Since is controlling your epilepsy without adverse effects change may not be indicated ...Read more

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What happens if I have a history of seizures but have it controlled with medecine, can I still join either the army/marines?

What happens if I have a history of seizures but have it controlled with medecine, can I still join either the army/marines?

No: "Epilepsy (345) occurring beyond the 6 th birthday, unless the applicant has been free of seizures for a period of 5 years while taking no medication for seizure control, and has a normal electroencephalogram (EEG) is disqualifying. All such applicants will have a current neurology consultation with current EEG results." See: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/neurological. Htm ...Read more

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Drugs. Com says several of my medications have major interactions could they be beneficial even with so many potentially causing seizures?

Drugs. Com says several of my medications have major interactions could they be beneficial even with so many potentially causing seizures?

The potential for: A drug combination to cause seizures does not mean that they will cause seizures. Other things are factored in - such as your age, if there is pulmonary or renal disease, if there is pre-existing seizure disorder. If there is a high risk for a bad drug interaction then it is less likely that most providers would order it. If a particular side effect occurs very rarely - it may be more faborabl ...Read more

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I woke up at 3 and ever since then I have lost my balance standing up and sometimes sitting I am taking seizure medicine so I don't think I had one?

Go to Hospital: You might be having a vertigo which is spinning feeling and loss of balance
Also this might indicate a stroke and therefore I would ask you to get it checked soon. Thanks ...Read more

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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative. Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice in treating absence seizures?

What is the drug of choice in treating absence seizures?

Whatever works: Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures. In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Epilepsey what are the good medicines for treating epilepsey / seizures in today's technology

Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read more

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What causes adult absent seizures? I didn't have seizures as a child. So why would I have them as a adult

Don't know: Exactly...Head trauma, alcohol, drug interaction, medication interactions, are examples of things that could trigger a condition. Neurotransmitter imbalance, perhaps nutrient imbalance. Sometimes we never find the exact cause. Hopefully you have had a thorough workup.
Consider a chinese medicine practitioner as that can add a wonderful dimension of understanding and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Some: Prescription medications could potentially lower seizure threshold. ...Read more

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It necessary to take medicine for mini seizures and are mini seizures considered epilepsy?

It necessary to take medicine for mini seizures and are mini seizures considered epilepsy?

Generic answer: Not familiar with the term "mini seizure", but let's assume you imply a focal limited seizure which does not usually generalize. Yes, these should absolutely be treated, as there is always a risk of dysfunction which could lead to harm, generalization which could cause convulsion and injury, and lastly perhaps most critical, the phenomenon of sudden death in epilepsy. ...Read more

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Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Acute vs subsequent: Acute seizures during the overdose indicate toxic state or withdrawal state. This may resolve with good supportive care. Subsequent seizures usually indicate severe brain damage with bad outcome. ...Read more

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Can perpehnazine cause a seizure if im only taking 1 mg a day? Is there a drug for schriz with no side effects of potential seizures?

Can perpehnazine cause a seizure if im only taking 1 mg a day? Is there a drug for schriz with no side effects of potential seizures?

Yes but unlikely. NO: Among all medications for schizophrenia (antipsychotics/ old and new), perphenazine is mild and least likely to cause seizures at the dose you are taking. All medications available till now can potentially make seizures worse. ...Read more

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My daughter now 5 is been administered with levipil daily 2ml for once she had an seizure attack way back in october 2012, is it a good medicine?

My daughter now 5 is been administered with levipil daily 2ml for once she had an seizure attack way back in october 2012, is it a good medicine?

Re-evaluate need: Based on the circumstances you describe, I would question the need for your daughter to be on medication. A single, brief, seizure-like episode and she has since been fine now for nearly a year and a half. I think it is time to speak to her doctor about tapering her off of the medication and then observing to see how she does. ...Read more

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Is having a schizophrenic episode or an epileptic seizure anything like a hallucinogen drug?

Schizoph./Seizure: Acute psychotic phase of schizophrenia, and during the aura phase of a seizure, it can be similar to hallucinogenic experience, although duration varies. ...Read more

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Do adults get febrile seizures?

Do adults get febrile seizures?

No: By definition the upper age for febrile seizures is 7years. If an adult has a seizure with fever the illness causing lowered the threshold for seizure. You should speak with your doctor and see a neurologist ...Read more

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Is Dilantin still one of the best drugs to treat seizures?

Dilantin: Dilantin is a good medication for seizures. There are newer medications that may have fewer side effects. However, if you have been taking Dilantin for years and your seizures are controlled, I am of the opinion "if it a'int broke don't fix it." ...Read more

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Can adults suffering from complex partial seizure lead a normal life?

Yes: Medications are available to control this condition. You should make sure to identify the cause. ...Read more

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How do hypoglycemic seizures differ from epileptic seizures in adults in appearance?

Seizures: There is no difference in the appearance of these seizures. Most are all Tonic/clonic type seizures. THe cause and treatments of the two types differs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

Drug/alcohol related: ...Seizures are more likely to result in death than natural seizures. The brain is more likely to be starved for air even before the seizure starts, and stopped breathing is more common. ...Read more

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On phenobarbitone fr 9months since day9 of birth aftr suffering seizure. No further seizure till date. Mri normal. Wen can I stop the drug?

On phenobarbitone fr 9months since day9 of birth aftr suffering seizure. No further seizure till date. Mri normal. Wen can I stop the drug?

NEONATAL SEIZURE: I advise to do EEG, if EEG will be normal so Phenobarbital may be weaned off gradually over weeks and then a follow up with the neurologist is recommended closely 2-4 weeks after the medicine is completely weaned off. ...Read more

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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 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.?

Many causes: Many causes for the different types of epilepsy. Yes you can have breakthrough seizures on medication. Many people do fine with proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when every muscle in your body tightens up and you have this seizure like episode and can't move for a good 5-10 mins? (Drugs used)

Could be drugs: Which drugs did you use? I would advise you to seek drug rehab now to get off of the drugs. It sounds like the drugs induced a seizure, Next time it could kill you. ...Read more

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I'm in Lamictol for seizures. Would this affect a drug test? & I have smoke pot for several yrs (small amnts) haven't smoked in 2 weeks, would it show?

I'm in Lamictol for seizures. Would this affect a drug test? & I have smoke pot for several yrs (small amnts) haven't smoked in 2 weeks, would it show?

Cannabis: Would show up on a screen for drugs of abuse but not on most standard tests. Single use of marijuana should be out of your urine in 1 to 7 days. Regular use of marijuana – should be out of urine in 7 to 100 days. Single use marijuana can be detected 12 to 24 hours in blood. Regular use marijuana can be detected for 2 to 7 days in blood. Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single _ ...Read more