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Mini Seizures Treatment
Can small photosensitive epilepsy seizures go away without drugs? I mean if i stop triggering them are they ever gonna stop without need of medical treatment?
Unfortunately NO: You are aware of but one trigger, but there are many more potential stimuli. Your meds are not needed when no provocative event is present, but that is rare, and on most days the potential for a seizure is far higher. Your meds are there to keep you stable during the tough times, but hard to predict the future. Follow your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...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, email@example.com. 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
Shock therapy: Many years ago, they observed that epileptic patients had a lower incidence of depression.In an era with no workable medicines, they tried shock therapy:using electrical shoch to trigger seizures, as treatment. After a certain number of treatments the patient sometimes showed improvement. ...Read more
Rx for tonic SZ: Long chapter ! old meds are still used as first line. Then one med is sometimes not sufficient to help, then combined old meds can be used. New meds are used only when sz is not controlled with older meds. Frequently old meds are combined with new meds. ...Read more
Do seizure medications treat trigeminal sensory pain or just alleviate pain? if they are a treatment, how long do I need to take them?
Trigeminal pain. : Typically, these medications are used to treat the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia by calming the nerve down and reducing the amount of pain signals generated by the nerve. Patients will typically remain on the medication as long as they have symptoms. You may want to consult a neurosurgeon to discuss potential surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia if the medication is not working for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers