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Remedies For Nocturnal Seizures
After brain surgery & 3+ yrs seizure free, hubby noticed nocturnal generalized seizures. mri only surgical changes & eeg not abnormal, causes/ treatment options/ was this happening all along & just being noticed b/c now sleep together?
Possible: It could be because there is a partner to witness events as seizures often do occur during sleeping. Also, there are many delayed effects of surgery and a post-surgical seizure disorder can occur up to 5 years out of surgery. EEGs are usually normal. Please consider treatment and discuss with your neurologist. ...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
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
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
Several: Best med is the one that controls seizures without side effects. Depakene (valproic acid) you are taking may work. Others include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, levetiracetam, topiramate, zonisamide or lacosamide. There are others. Other than matching the drug to your seizure type, the tinder of see effects you might experience may vary (if yogurt side effects at all). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...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
Overstimulation : Some studies have shown an increase in the risk of seizures while on stimulant medication. Most of these patients have either a personal or family history of a seizure disorder, however, it may rarely happen in patients without any history of seizures. The fda recommends discontinuing stimulant medication if seizures occur.Source: ritalin causes seizures? - healthcentral www.Healthcentral.Com/adhd/h/. ...Read more
Need clarity: Am not clear as to whether you have permanent cortical blindness, or episodic associated with seizure activity. If the former, this could represent permanency, but if paroxysmal, better seizure control is very probable, especially with newer medications, and potentially, a Vagal Nerve Stimulator unit. ...Read more
Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Memory loss: I have treated severely depressed/suicidal patients who agreed to shock treatments after failing numerous meds. (by qualified md) by far their greatest complaint has been memory loss. The loss generally relates to a brief period of time around the treatment, but in cases of a longer series of treatments, the memory loss was more extensive. However, in my opinion, the treatments saved lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was found to have a pituitary adenoma after looking for cause of seizure in Dec. Are these common? Treatment? Mine is 7x9x9m. Have headaches.
Not advised!: With good and effective medication there is no reason to go to unscientific, potentially harmfull treatment choices! ...Read more
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