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I have a controlled seizure disorder but am currently taking tegretol. I started slimquick this morning. Are there drug interactions?
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
I have anxiety attacks and I have a seizure disorder and I don 't want to take a anything that will interfere with my medications keppra (levetiracetam) 1250 mg?
Agree w Dr. Husar: Are you using non-medical approaches to address your anxiety? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read more
10 year old son. Cerebral palsy. Fed strictly via gtube and seizure disorder. Not on any medications. He has diarrhea, what do I need to do for him?
Why disabled???: If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, I don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. ...Read more
Yes: It is not uncommon to require more than one anti-seizure medication to control seizures. ...Read more
Alcohol/Seizures: I would not advise it, since it conflicts with the seizure medications & can precipitate more seizures. ...Read more
Curious if dysautonomia can cause seizures? I have a seizure disorder (on meds) &recently diagnosed w/POTS, Doc said POTS was due to dysautonomia.
It depends: In general, dysautonomia and seizures could occur independently and this is the case in most patients. However, there is no simple answer to your question. Seizures can cause autonomic changes (depending on seizure type) and people could seize after a syncopal episode (syncope can be due to dysautonomia). You should meet with your physician to see if they think the 2 conditions are related. ...Read more
How likely is tramadol to cause seizure? Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin. No history of seizure disorder.
Greater than none: Janssen did not include the incidence of seizures in pre-approval clinical trials or postmarketing surveillance in their FDA Product Information. You should read it ALL: http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020281s032s033lbl. Pdf It's rare, but does happen. For any individual, the chances are either 0% or 100%. (This is true of ANYTHING in life except birth & death.) ...Read more
Safe to work 3rd shift job if seizure disorder completely under control for six months with meds? Any relationship night shift/seizures if epilepsy
Pace yourself: Glad to hear that your seizures are controlled with lamictal, a quite effective drug. However, you do need to know that sleep deprivation and/or shift work changes in your sleep pattern could possibly increase risk of break-through seizures. Please discuss with your doctor, if work schedule not changeable, as during waking state can use nuvigil, and when wears off, you can sleep better. ...Read more
I take 50mg bid of lamotrigine for primary generalized seizure disorder. I am to start 25mg/day of spironolactone for acne. Will these meds interact?
No drug/drug: No drug-drug interactions are reported for this drug combination. ...Read more
See a neurologist:: After a first seizure, evaluation should focus on excluding an underlying neurologic or medical condition, assessing the relative risk of seizure recurrence and determining whether treatment is indicated. Successful management of patients with recurrent seizures begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome followed by treatment using an appropriate medication. ...Read more
See below:: Epilepsy is not contagious. It is not necessarily a disability, rather an inconvenience for the afflicted individual. No need to be overprotective. Make plans ahead of time to handle seizures. Be calm. Protect from potential injury. Never try to restrain the movements. Help them recover from the seizure (sleep is okay). Single seizure > 10 min or no recovery of consciousness necessitates 911 call. ...Read more
Maybe: Two ways it can effect your baby; prolonged, untreated siezure could deprive the baby of oxygen. Treatment for seizures varies and some drugs are more dangerous than others for causing birth defects. Discuss with your nuerologist and OB dr before pregnancy to see if there is a safer treatment than what you may be on. ...Read more
I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?
Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more
I have a seizure disorder. Now I have bronchitis. Is it possible for the bronchitis to cause a seizure? I was concerned after I had one today.
Have noticed a huge increase in dropping things, first I would bobble them, now I drop them. This happens everyday. I have a seizure disorder.
See doctor: You need a. Total examination. See you doctor ...Read more
A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.
Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period of time thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more
It should not: Patients who suffer from a seizure disorder need to get good sleep. If they are not sleeping well, seizures may be difficult to control. For someone without a seizure disorder, insomnia should not cause seizures. Excessive use of drugs to try to get to sleep may bring out a seizure disorder. ...Read more
Yes if under control: If your seizures are under control, you should be able to fly. Bring you medication with you. If your seizures are not under control, remember airlines do not carry any medications to treat a seizure on the plane. First aide will likely be available, but medication to stop the seizure will not be available. ...Read more
I have a seizure disorder I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) should I have my levels checked regularly?
Use of Levels: Ultimately, the level of a medication does not matter. The right level is the level which does not cause side effects and which effectively controls seizures. I periodically check levels in patients. Knowing what level establishes seizure control in your particular case is useful in case seizure control deteriorates in the future. ...Read more
Very serious disorde: Infantile spasms is a seizure disorder characteristic of the first year of life, usually occurring in the first 6 months of life. The consist of quick bending of the body at the waist, extension of the body or bowing of the head. They are associated with an EEG pattern called hypsarhythmia. 50% of children are neurologically impaired at onset and more than 75% are retarded ultimately. ...Read more
Yes: You can have both. Work with your neurologist to determine which one is the symptomatic cause. ...Read more
Can I continue Dilantin while pregnant if it is the only thing that works for a seizure disorder?
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