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Treatment for comlex partial seizures?

Treatment for comlex partial seizures?

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

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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


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What is the treatment for night seizures?

What is the treatment for night seizures?

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

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Cause of non epileptic seizure and treatment?

Multiple: The differential diagnosis for seizures is broad as well as the potential treatments. I suggest a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Why does shock treatment cause seizures and whhat r the side effects?

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

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Can any body tell me what's the current treatment for a tonic seizures?

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

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Can anybody explain what the current treatment for a tonic seizures is?

Difficult: Tonic seizures are harder to treat , if there is intractable epilepsy, but some of the usual meds work, like Dilantin or Keppra (levetiracetam) or new one like Banzel may work. ...Read more

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Do seizure medications treat trigeminal sensory pain or just alleviate pain? if they are a treatment, how long do I need to take them?

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

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What's a gelastic seizure?

Gelastic seizure: Gelastic seizure is a type of seizure caused by hypothalamic hamartoma, usually the patient will have sudden laughing or crying episode, it is more with laughing and it is more in males. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for seizures linked to mecp2 duplication syndrome?

Is there an effective treatment for seizures linked to mecp2 duplication syndrome?

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, mecp2dup@live.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 more

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My son has had seizures for 4 years. We have tried several of the special diets (keonetic). Are there any other effective treatments?

Medication?: The way you have phrased your question, makes it sound as if you have not used appropriate anticonvulsant medicatiion.Have you seen a board certified pediatric neurologist? If not , it would be a good idea. ...Read more