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I'm taking methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) to get off tabs and have epilepsy and had a seizure this morning, is that because I didn't take xanax (alprazolam)?

I'm taking methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) to get off tabs and have epilepsy and had a seizure this morning, is that because I didn't take xanax (alprazolam)?

Maybe: First of all Methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great combination. People rarely accidentally overdose on either Methadone or xanax (alprazolam). However the combo is much more dangerous. The seizure could just be a seizure or it could be due to rapid Xanax (alprazolam) wean. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function.They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. www.neuroscisncemyths.com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read more

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Do the types of seizures an epilepsy sufferer commonly change?

Yes: Not rare for seizure types to change over time. Medications may change the experience of seizures. Also age. ...Read more

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What are seizure disorders besides epilepsy?

What are seizure disorders besides epilepsy?

Many causes: There are many causes of seizures including, abnormalities of metabolism such as excessively low blood sugar, alcohol poisoning and drug intoxication, low oxygen to the brain during breathing problems, acute trauma to the head and brain, infections. these are not considered epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined as seizures coming directly from the brain without any of the above mentioned causes. ...Read more

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Please help! I have epilepsy (absence seizures) ?

Please help! I have epilepsy (absence seizures) ?

Primary Gen Seizures: This is a very treatable condition with more than one option. Of course you will want to discuss treatment options with your neurologist. You should consider joining the epilepsy foundation (www.Epilepsyfoundation.Org) to keep yourself informed. Good luck and well wishes to you during this holiday season. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Usually not: For the typical idiopathic epilepsies (those not due to a stroke, tumor, or other brain lesion), there are no symptoms between seizures. That being said, the psychological and societal impact of having epilepsy (no driving, work limitations, etc.) are very large, and affect people even when their seizures are under relatively good control. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person without epilepsy to have a seizure?

No By Definition: Having epilepsy is by definition, having seizures.If you mean epilepsy as having many or frequent seizures, then yes it is possible to 1 seizure. ...Read more

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Could dextromethophan help prevent seizures in epilepsy?

Could dextromethophan help prevent seizures in epilepsy?

"Sometimes": It mainly has a "down"/sedative effect, which while not treatment, might reduce likelihood of seizure in susceptible person. Risk is idiosyncratic reaction (which is a reasonable % of abusers, but not w/therapeutic use), who can get anxious / agitated ("up"/stimulant effect), which might reduce seizure threshold. For more info: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/forum/showwiki.Php?Title=dxm. ...Read more

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My baby is having seizures in the nicu, is that epilepsy?

My baby is having seizures in the nicu, is that epilepsy?

It may or may not be: It depends on if there is another cause of the seizures, like low blood sugar or other metabolic problems. The neonatologist can tell you what is causing the seizures. I hope your baby improves soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more