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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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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


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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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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more