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Medicine For Seizure Disorder
My baby've hb e/beta thalassemia & seizure disorder. Doctor said no medicine need for seizure. Proper transfusion will solve the seizure. Pls advice.
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
I have a controlled seizure disorder but am currently taking tegretol. I started slimquick this morning. Are there drug interactions?
No: There should be no problemGet a more detailed answer ›
My 11yr. Old is on valproic acid for seizure disorder, she is also on I'm amoxacillin. She has a bad cough can I give her cough medicine?
See below: Professionally, I do not recommend cough suppressants except as a last resort for cough that has persisted to the point of not sleeping for multiple nights. Cough is protective and keeps your airways open as well as clearing mucous and other fluid from your lungs. Keeping the cough reflex is important. However, if the trigger of the cough is mucous drainage, using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a sudafed can help. ...Read more
Many: Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning. ...Read more
Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more
See a neurologist:: After a first seizure, evaluation should focus on excluding an underlying neurologic or medical condition, assessing the relative risk of seizure recurrence and determining whether treatment is indicated. Successful management of patients with recurrent seizures begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome followed by treatment using an appropriate medication. ...Read more
See below:: Epilepsy is not contagious. It is not necessarily a disability, rather an inconvenience for the afflicted individual. No need to be overprotective. Make plans ahead of time to handle seizures. Be calm. Protect from potential injury. Never try to restrain the movements. Help them recover from the seizure (sleep is okay). Single seizure > 10 min or no recovery of consciousness necessitates 911 call. ...Read more
Good idea: Most people do not know what to do if someone falls and twitches, so an id bracelet lets by-standers get an idea about what is happening. ...Read more
Why disabled???: If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, I don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. ...Read more
I have a seizure disorder and have been feeling like I'm daydreaming a lot but it only lasts about a second I know it's not a seizure Is this normal?
Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read more
Maybe: Two ways it can effect your baby; prolonged, untreated siezure could deprive the baby of oxygen. Treatment for seizures varies and some drugs are more dangerous than others for causing birth defects. Discuss with your nuerologist and OB dr before pregnancy to see if there is a safer treatment than what you may be on. ...Read more
I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?
Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more
I have a seizure disorder. Now I have bronchitis. Is it possible for the bronchitis to cause a seizure? I was concerned after I had one today.
Have noticed a huge increase in dropping things, first I would bobble them, now I drop them. This happens everyday. I have a seizure disorder.
See doctor: You need a. Total examination. See you doctor ...Read more
A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.
Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period of time thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Lower the temp: With Tylenol (acetaminophen). The underlying illness may lead to a lowering of the seizure threshold despite the efforts to bring down the temp. You should exercise seizure precautions as you would if she were sleep deprived or had run out of her medication. If the fever persists see the doctor. ...Read more
Probably not: According to the literature, beta thalassemia is not known to cause seizures. Ask your doctor to be sure. For information, visit http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/thalassemia-the-basics. ...Read more
It should not: Patients who suffer from a seizure disorder need to get good sleep. If they are not sleeping well, seizures may be difficult to control. For someone without a seizure disorder, insomnia should not cause seizures. Excessive use of drugs to try to get to sleep may bring out a seizure disorder. ...Read more
Yes if under control: If your seizures are under control, you should be able to fly. Bring you medication with you. If your seizures are not under control, remember airlines do not carry any medications to treat a seizure on the plane. First aide will likely be available, but medication to stop the seizure will not be available. ...Read more
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