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Why Do Some People Have Epileptic Seizures When They Eat Certaing Foods
Seizure trigger low: Often, foods and other lifestyle choices can aggravate an existing neurological problem like epilepsy. Common triggers may include monosodium glutamate (also known as msg), caffeine, theobromine (metabolite of caffeine in tea and chocolate), theophylline, estrogens, and nitrites in cured meats are frequent culprits. ...Read more
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
I have epilepsy and take keppra 2x/day to prevent seizures. For the last 3 days I have had diarrhea and any food passes through my body in about 2 hours. I am worried that the keppra isn't having enough time to be absorbed properly and that i may run the
Keppra (levetiracetam) : Keppra (levetiracetam) is rapidly absorbed from the stomach. It can be taken with small about of water before meals, then wait an hour or so then try to eat your meal. The rapid emptying of the stomach following a meal will not affect the medication that was given earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mum has epilepsy seizures originally caused my water infection and over heating. This time she has no infection. Could SPICY FOOD trigger one?
Not really: your mother is an epileptic. an epileptic is just someone who is more prone to seizures than the rest of the population. we treat them with medication to prevent injury. In my 20 years, I have had many people prone to seizure seriously injured because they were improperly treated. I have had people dies needlessly, and even kill others while driving. Please be carefull. ...Read more
Possibly: Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously called tv epilepsy, but new screens do not cause this. Consult a neurologist who may suggest medication and a particular frequency of blue sun glasses that makes the likelyhood of seizures less likely. Also avoid flickering lights. ...Read more
You're special: Many things can cause seizures. One bump on the head too many can do it. Some families have an inherited tendency to develop Epilepsy. This might not be the case with your's. It is reasonable to ask your doctor why they think you have developed seizures. I'm sure they will give you a good answer. ...Read more
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