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Is there a cure for epilespy that can be monitored?

No: Some people can come off medication but they are still epileptics and should be followed by their physician. ...Read more

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How is that there are at least 3 different forms of epilespy in my family? diangosis grandmal as teenager... Never outgrown. diangosis hereditary but sick as child.

How is that there are at least 3 different forms of epilespy in my family? diangosis grandmal as teenager... Never outgrown. diangosis hereditary but sick as child.

This is a puzzle: Very interesting story. I would have to say that it is likely that there is some kind of link through your family for epilepsy/seizure disorder, regardless of type. It is not impossible for a person in a family with such a link to see different types of seizure disorder in other family members. ...Read more

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Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED ? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED ? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

The drugs mess u up: Not so much the epilepsy that leads to ED...but definitely the drugs and their combination with each other can be big time cause of ED. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

Not much: Benign Myoclonic epilepsy may be simply "twiching" of a muscle or group of muscles. With increasing severity the twitching may spread or be prolonged. A neurologist should be consulted since treatment is available. ...Read more

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How hard do you have to hit your head to cause epilesy?

How hard do you have to hit your head to cause epilesy?

Too hard: Epilepsy can develop when there is scarring of the brain. This can occur in many ways. Repetitive shaking of the baby brain can cause permanent devastating effects even when each single event appears minor. A single dramatic fall with skull fracture can occur without loss of consciousness, the child walks away and recovers fully. A minor blow the the side of the head may rapidly evolve to coma. ...Read more

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What is epilepsy?

What is epilepsy?

Risk for seizures: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizures. Most common is symptomatic epilepsy in which a scar focus or metabolic disorder or genetic condition is the cause. Many epilepsies are called ideopathic because no definite cause can be found. Detailed history, thorough neurological examination, eeg, brain imaging, and genetic and metabolic evaluations may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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What causes epilepsy?

What causes epilepsy?

Brain hyperexcitable: The exact cause & mechanism may be unknown most of the time. Conditions such as cerebral infarct, brain tumor, increased intracranial pressure b/c of any reason, infection of the brain or meninges of brain, metabolic disturbances, eg. Hypoglycemia, electrolyte abnormalities, head injury causing concussion or coupe contrecoup brain injury, aneurysms or a/v malformation, benign increase in icp, etc. ...Read more