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Will I Ever Grow Out Of Nocturnal Epilepsy
Outgrowing epilepsy: We now are aware of many genetic epilepsy syndromes which usually are associated with lifelong tendency to have epilepsy, a few have only night time seizures. Genetic or not, many people will have a very long or complete remission in their epilepsy. Key: insist on a treatment on which you feel good and have no seizures that is adequately affordable w/few risks then live well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to tell if myoclonic jerks are a seizure my child has these all through the night some nights but how to tell what's normal from myoclonic epileps?
Neurologist?: As a physician it is through the descriptions that the patient makes that one can start to determine if they are meaningful. I would video these movements that you have concerns about and show them to your physician or pediatric neurologist. This would be very helpful and then if necessary further tests can be done to determine if they are seizures. ...Read more
What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.
STAY AWAY FROM LSD: Any hallucinogen has the potential to increase the number and severity of seizures, whether grand mal or petit mal. The worst ones are mdma and pcp, but lsd can cause problems as well. Furthermore, you do not know what you are taking when you get something called "lsd." it can literally be anything, and you are putting your life, your health and your trust into people who are dealing drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can epilepsy cause brain cancer? I have may have a vascular epilepsy. I tend to lose a lot of memory, lose hair, and get weak at times.
Seizures are the...: Seizures are the result of abnormalities in the brain structure, imbalances in brain chemistry or electrical signals, etc... Seizures are not the cause of the brain problems, but rather the person's brain problems may be causing her seizures. That means seizures and brain cancer can both be present and each may be due to a different cause, but one's seizures do not cause cancer. ...Read more
I am epileptic. I tend to lose memory. How do I cure this other than going through surgery. Also do epileptics have a higher risk of getting cancer?
Cure: If you are taking more than two drugs and still having seizures, you technically have drug resistant epilepsy. There are numerous medications out on the market and if you continue to fail then surgery may be an option if you are a candidate. I've seen people do well with vagal nerve stimulators if they are against brain resection. Talk to an expert in epilepsy, NOT just a general neurologist. ...Read more
35 yr female, used to have long hair. Hair growth stunted for 10 yrs. Literally the same length, it just does not grow. Docs can't figure out why~help?
Short growth cycle: Hair goes through a cycle - growth, rest, shedding, and regrowth. You shed 60-100 hairs/day, all of which regrow. Your hair is growing; you just used to have a longer growth cycle, but now it is shorter and your hairs are shedding before they can grown any longer. Why this happens is not yet known. There is nothing to do about it until more research is done on regulation of the hair growth cycle. ...Read more
dissecting body and I heard some people pass out and have seizures doing it doc said I am at risk for seizures so I want to know how to prevent It?
Multiple factors: People who are at risk for SZ need anti seizure med and need to be compliant with it to prevent seizure episodes Other factors that can increase likelyhood of having SZ is stress, sleep disturbances, infections, sickness, heavy alcohol drinking, drug usage, other stimulant meds, etc. Keep SZ log book http://www.epilepsy.com/information/professionals/resource-library/tables/drugs-may-lower-seizure ...Read more
My brother may have to go for brain surgery for epileptic seizures what are the side effects, what can we expect, any chance he won't come out if it?
Decide to change: I believe that people change when they make a decision to change. I would not count on aging to correct problems with procrastination. The good news is that anyone can make the decision and then put in the effort to have a more productive life. Take care. ...Read more
Occasionally take 2.5 mg of Valium to fall back to sleep . Then I have erotic dreams and nocturnal erections. Curious what's going on neurologically?
I have a 16 year old sister. She's short so she's been dreaming of becoming taller. What are the effective ways to make her dream come true?
Depends on situation: If your sister has been growing consistently but in the shorter range, there are few chances for her to gain much height. Most girls can expect about 2 to 2 &1/2 inches after their periods start before the growth centers fuse & they don't get taller. I take it that wearing heals remains fashionable , though sometimes not practical in some settings. ...Read more
Hello I'm 17 I have really thin straight hair and it falls out quickly even when I brush it all my family members have thin hair I want to know will my hair ever grow thick or will it stay the same
Hey, I have a question. I found myself with the status of rape victum a few years back. I need to know how to get rid of the phantom pains that seem t?
Resolution: Coma affects the base of the brain, brainstem, the same area responsible for concussion outcomes. As a disorder heals, and inflammation or swelling decreases, gradually the reticular activating system switches back on, and responses resume. However, on occasion this can be a lengthy restoration, maybe even months and very rarely yrs. ...Read more
I'm dying to grow taller.I have been teased alot from my classmate for becoming short.Can you suggest me some advice on how to grow taller in a week.
High healed shoes: At eighteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.It wouldn't happen in a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read that red heads with freckles have a tendency to not fall fully asleep during surgery. How would i know if i fall in this category of redhead?
Unaware: Of this correlation! have operated on any number and no particular report! ...Read more
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
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