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Should my mom be on CBD oil instead of anticonvulsants?More natural. Saw documentary about CBD oil saved child's life when anticonvulsants did nothing

Should my mom be on CBD oil instead of anticonvulsants?More natural. Saw documentary about CBD oil saved child's life when anticonvulsants did nothing

Stay with neurology: Please don't change any of the medications your mother is on and use alternative therapies on your own. You can have a second neurologist opinion, it's your right, but don't stop prescribed medicines till you do so. Anticonvulsants are many, Epilepsy is a science by itself, so stay with experts please, wish yourself and your mother wellness ...Read more

Anticonvulsant (Definition)

Epileptic seizures, either generalized or focal. Numerous meds are available these days, and some work better with certain types, such as myoclonic or complex partial seizures. Often, in resistant cases, the meds can ...Read more


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How long should anticonvulsant be taken?

How long should anticonvulsant be taken?

As long as necessary: Your neurologist with specialization in seizure disorders will determine the length of your anticonvulsant therapy depending on your particular type of seizures, their frequency and other comorbidities. Be sure to ask your doctor to switch you off valproic acid and take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily if planning to get pregnant. Do not drive unless your neurologists allows you to. ...Read more

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Was ethanol historically used as an anticonvulsant?

Was ethanol historically used as an anticonvulsant?

Interesting.: It might work short term, but seizures would likely increase with hangover. Alcohol does work to stop labor, and seizures due to alcohol withdrawal would certainly respond, again, for a time. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of stopping an anticonvulsant?

What are the consequences of stopping an anticonvulsant?

Several: Except in a life threatening situation, you should not stop anticonvulsants abruptly. The most serious reason is that you could precipitate seizures. In addition, one can also develop other withdrawal symptoms: palpitations, anxiety, or shortness of breath. Always discuss the best way to come off drug with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticonvulsant?

What is the definition or description of: anticonvulsant?

Medicine to prevent : Epileptic seizures, either generalized or focal. Numerous meds are available these days, and some work better with certain types, such as myoclonic or complex partial seizures. Often, in resistant cases, the meds can be used in combination. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever come off anticonvulsant medication with no further episodes?

Has anyone ever come off anticonvulsant medication with no further episodes?

Anticonvulsants: Depends on what the anticonvulsant was used for, such as seizures or mood stabilizers or pain control, etc. , & how long. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does ethanol have anticonvulsant effects and can it hypothetically be used for that purpose?

No: Ethanol and all alcohols are central nervous system depressants not medications. Using alcohol to excess will lead to impairment of brain functions and in more serious cases may even result in death. ...Read more

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What is the anticonvulsant mechanism of action?

Comments: Over 20 plus anticonvulsant medications with a host of varying mechanisms, some affecting Na/K channels, others affecting glutamate or GABA, one even having effect on zinc metabolism. Regardless of mechanism, all are effective, and usual choice based upon tolerance of a variety of adverse events. ...Read more

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Do auras always go away when on an anticonvulsant?

Do auras always go away when on an anticonvulsant?

We try: The concept of aura is that it is actually the beginning of a seizure. The seizure may start in a region of the brain that causes a sensation or illusion that is felt as an aura. As the seizure spreads it causes a full body convulsion. Medications can stop the spread, but the early beginning symptoms may not be fully suppressed. ...Read more

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Do auras go away when you're on an anticonvulsant?

Yes if you get contr: If anticonvulsants are ceffective in controlling the seizures the aura will be controlled as well. ...Read more