Sometimes I forget my medications amlodopine (for hypertension) & carbamazepine (for temporal lobe epilepsy). Can I go without them like this?

Medications. Medicines are tested for effectiveness usually with one primary dosage methodology. If you want the outcome associated with the proof of effectiveness; you need to take the medication as it is approved and prescribed. If you don't take them as prescribed, your chances of the desired outcome are impaired.

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Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy, on 150 mg lamictal x 2 times, tegretol 200 mg x 2 times. What are consequences of tegretol taken for over 30 yrs?

Some consequences. Long-term tegretol can affect sodium and liver functions, but can also raise cholesterol and contribute to osteoporosis. Unlikely, at this point, you will have bone marrow or liver damage. Might talk with your neurologist, as newer meds may be more convenient and safer. Read more...

Does nocturnal temporal lobe epilepsy disappear? I have no seizures since 7 years. The seizures were 40 seconds long. I've always taken carbamazepine.

Can. Most large studies of withdrawing seizure medicines were done at the 2 yr seizure-free mark. Evaluation by a neurologist can help evaluate the risk of tapering off. Eeg and MRI along with the history and exam help determine chances of success. If it's the genetic nocturnal tle, then recurrence would be likely off aeds. Read more...

Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Increased risk seizu. 5-htp is a precursor of serotinin and leads to the the formation of 5 hydroxytrytamine and then converted into serotonin. Serotonin may increase the risk of seizures and also, may trigger a manic episode, which may destabilize the patient. Thanks. Read more...

What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

Temporal lobe epilep. These seizures may cause anxiety depression and other mood disorders. Impulsivity may also be present which can affect executive function. Read more...
Geschwind's syndrome. Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. Read more...

I'm 18 yrs old and have temporal lobe epilepsy. Is smoking marijuana bad for this?

Yes and no. In a strict sense, no, ingestion of marijuana actually raises the seizure threshold. However, more concerning are indirect effects: epilepsy can coexist with depression, which may be worsened by marijuana. Smoking anything can worsen lung function. Marijuana may induce some liver enzymes, which may speed up elimination of some antiepileptic drugs. Use your judgment in this instance. Good luck! Read more...

Is nicotine in itself dangerous in any way? Do people with temporal lobe epilepsy or other neurological disorders tend to crave it?

Nicotine Addiction. Nope. Without first being exposed to nicotine no human craves it naturally. Read more...
Unhealthy. Not "dangerous" but considered unhealthy - nicotine promotes atherosclerosis and slows down wound healing etc. Regarding craving, many people like it (not particular to epilepsy). A remarkable chemical - perks one up and calms the nerves at the same time. Most stimulants cause jitters, most relaxants cause sedation, while nicotine combines excitation and relaxation with few side effects. Read more...