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Can lamictal induce/worsen seizures rather than suppress them? Been on it for ten days and today had my first big episode. Previously just nocturnal.
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Is it safe to take Effexor with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?
Yes.: There is data that Effexor can slightly lower the seizure threshold slightly in the general population. In those with epilepsy antidepressants with serotonergic function can actually raise the seizure threshold. The most recent literature clearly states venlafaxine is safe in those with epilepsy: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0014299911009526. The xr form may be safer still. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ive had fasiculations for 2 years, worsened by bright florescent lighting. I have a DVA in temporal lobe. Am i actually having simple partial seizures?
Electroencephalogram: The best way to evaluate if you are having simple partial seizures is to consult a neurologist and have an EEG. It is essential that the EEG be done while you are having the twitching. If no twitching occurs during the routine EEG, then arrange for a prolonged study in the lab or an ambulatory EEG, which can record over a 24 hour period. ...Read more
Is it possible for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms to worsen after your first grand mal seizure?
Muscle twitches and pain, numbness in limbs, pain behind my eyes, slightly worsened coordination: ms? (i also have epilepsy, no seizures for 7 years)
? Side effects: It is possible your symptoms could be due to MS. there are other causes too. This question will be difficult to answer online. The best way to get attention for these symptoms is by visiting with your neurologist. A conversation and an examination are a good way to start. Some symptoms can be a side effect of medication. Have there been any changes in the medicines you take? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic pain in pelvic area (mostly left side), irregular periods, enlarged left ovary, bowel problems, quick fullness, bloating, weight gain, pain worsens during and after sex, passing out due to pain (also seizures), nausea, no fever. I would appreciate
See your doctor: See your doctor for an evaluation. There may be a number of things going on such as endometriosis, intermittent ovarian torsion, etc. Also, although you are only 20 years old, any woman with increase satiety, bloating, pelvic pain and excessive weight gain needs to be evaluated for an ovarian malignancy. ...Read more
Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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