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Need some advice. I'm confused after seeing neurologist for epilepsy?

Need some advice. I'm confused after seeing neurologist for epilepsy?

Epilepsy: If you didn't get the help you need, then you can try again with the same neurologist or get a second opinion. If the second one says the same thing as the first, then you should stick with whichever one you feel more comfortable with. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

Depends.: Initial choice of seizure meds depends on the type of seizure - generalized vs partial, tonic-clonic vs absence, etc. If the first choice medication does not work, adding others or replacing the first med are all possible, but ultimately it's going to be trial and error. ...Read more

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Are family practice doctors trained to manage epilepsy or do I need a neurologist?

Are family practice doctors trained to manage epilepsy or do I need a neurologist?

Could be an issue: Would certainly recommend a neurologist to diagnose, and characterize the seizure type, and qualify the variety of potential triggers. Once a successful medicine has been chosen, and the patient is fully controlled, the family doctor could easily manage medications, and the patient would only have neurology followup if problems with meds or more spells. ...Read more

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Why would I be told to get an endocrinologist for epilepsy instead of a neurologist?

Why would I be told to get an endocrinologist for epilepsy instead of a neurologist?

Good question: I suspect you had some abnormal labs.....Maybe thyroid function, glucose levels or calcium. Your doctor should go over this with you. ...Read more

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My meds for epilepsy still not responding to my seizures can a neurologist refused surgery?

My meds for epilepsy still not responding to my seizures can a neurologist refused surgery?

Second opinion: Get a second opinion about your medications. There are some forms of epilepsy that are not amenable to surgery so it is possible that the neurologist would not recommend surgery. ...Read more

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How do neurologists tell the difference between benign fasciculations and something more serious like Epilepsy, neuropathy, etc?

Emg/ncs: detailed neuromuscular exam, thorough clinical hx by a neurologist and emg/ncs done by a fellowship trained neurologist is all you need to tell which is being and which is serious ...Read more

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I've never had seizures until almost a week after being involved in a car accident at work. My neurologist stated it didn't qualify as epilepsy?

I've never had seizures until almost a week after being involved in a car accident at work. My neurologist stated it didn't qualify as epilepsy?

Epilepsy definition: The definition of epilepsy is two or more unprovoked seizures. When an injury causes a seizure, sometimes the tendency for a seizure resolves after the injury heals. A car accident may have caused a head injury, and seizures that follow would not necessarily qualify as epilepsy. So it's a question of the cause. The treatment is normally the same though. ...Read more

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My son is suffering from epilepsy. How long does it take to cure. At present he is under treatment of neurologist and taking oral drug oxatol 450 bd?

?Cure?: True epilepsy can be a lifelong problem. Some seizure disorders in childhood will disappear as the nervous system matures and be gone by adulthood. The specific pattern for your sons illness is best determined by the treating physicians. Your questions are good ones & best answered by those who know your son well. ...Read more

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Found out today that I have "parietal lobe epilepsy"..But my neurologist wasn't really clear on what it means & how to treat it long term--any advice?

Found out today that I have "parietal lobe epilepsy"..But my neurologist wasn't really clear on what it means & how to treat it long term--any advice?

AES: I'd suggest spending some time on the american epilepsy society's website. If you can't get the info you want there then bring a list of questions in for your next appointment. ...Read more

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On keppra (levetiracetam) and tegretol for epilepsy, diagnosed with hypothyroidism, neurologist doesn't suggest stopping tegretol, but i can't function. What to do?

On keppra (levetiracetam) and tegretol for epilepsy, diagnosed with hypothyroidism, neurologist doesn't suggest stopping tegretol, but i can't function. What to do?

Depends: The tegretol may be controlling your seizures. It would be disappointing to stop it and then have seizures again. It is a great medicine, but yes, can certainly have side effects. I am betting that if it works well for a while, your neurologist may be willing to switch to oxcarbazepine. Follow up with neurologist, let them know your concern. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be caused by trauma from a job related car accident, it's not epilepsy as stated by my neurologist. I've never had seizures before.

Can a seizure be caused by trauma from a job related car accident, it's not epilepsy as stated by my neurologist. I've never had seizures before.

U must ask this of..: ...Ur provider. Remember when someone has their 1st seizure, they also never had a seizure B 4 either. U need 2 talk 2 Ur neurologist, & if they R related. ...Read more

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My neurologist did an MRI thinking my symptoms were from my temperal lobe epilepsy. The MRI showed atrophy of the brain. Now having neuro testing. ?

My neurologist did an MRI thinking my symptoms were from my temperal lobe epilepsy. The MRI showed atrophy of the brain. Now having neuro testing.
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Sounds right: The MRI will show if there is a structural cause for your symptoms. However, not all people with epilepsy have something structurally wrong with their brains. Instead, there is an electrical problem. Your doctor will probably perform and eeg to evaluate the electrical signals traveling through your brain. ...Read more

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28 what make my GP suspect either narcolepsy or a seizure disorder and refer me to a neurologist? Never had seizures unless they happen while asleep??

28 what make my GP suspect either narcolepsy or a seizure disorder and refer me to a neurologist? Never had seizures unless they happen while asleep??

Plesse repost: Please repost and include the answer your GP give to this question - I assume that since (s)he was the one who make the referral, you ask him/her why - or, if you did not ask your GP - since after all (s)he was the one who make the referral - why not. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/"contra migraines/mild epilipsy". Havent seen neurologist in 10 years-had a bad seizure-effected me for two days. Can they change w/ time?

Diagnosed w/"contra migraines/mild epilipsy". Havent seen neurologist in 10 years-had a bad seizure-effected me for two days. Can they change w/ time?

Yes : Over time they freq become less severe, but your recent experience should prompt you to reestablish a relationship with your neurologist. ...Read more

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How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...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. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...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