What is the best way to stop having epileptic seizures?

A neurologist can. determine the type & cause of seizures & prescribe appropriate anti-epileptic medications to control them. Referral by a primary physician is usually required. .

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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...

Body heaviness that increase if I don't stop moving, goes in secs after stop. Neuro said its not periodic paralysis but could be epilepsy/seizure?

Periodic paralysis . is difficult to diagnose. There are different types and one might not be able to document changes in serum potassium at the time of the event. If epilepsy is suspected an EEG would be warranted to look for inter-ictal spiked or other clues. prolonged EEG studies can sometimes" capture" an event. . Read more...

What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy? Staring seizures with full body involvement, now in clusters.

It depends. There's no 1-size-fits-all seizure med any more than all kids eat 1 food or wear identical clothes. There are 3 basic types of epilepsy: 1) primary generalized, 2) partial-onset, and 3) everything else. "staring spells" etc is not good enough. That's not a diagnosis. Find that out. The "best" med is the 1 that reduces seizures with minimum side effects in your child. Arm yourself with knowledge. Read more...
Not a simple quest. You should discuss with your child's pediatric neurologist. Depending on where in the brain the seizures arise from, type of seizures, frequency, and other medications and side effects acceptable to you and the neurologist , medications are chosen. Some medications work better on certain types of seizures. Not enough information here about your child and the specifics to give an appropriate answer. Read more...
Keppra (levetiracetam) dose. Another thing to keep in mind is that when doctors start a medicine to treat seizures in kids, we start at the lowest possible therapeutic dose for their weight/age. Then we slowly increase the dose if the patient has more seizures. Some seizures are difficult to control. But a second medicine should not be started until the first one's dose has been maximized. Your dose may not be maxed yet. Read more...

Epilepsy. On meds for years. Lobectomy in 2007, seizures gone, *nothing* on long-term EEG. Can I stop meds? On 400 Carbatrol bid, 10 inderal (propranolol) bid.

See Your Neurologist. While surgical treatment can greatly reduce or eliminate seizures, many patients may still require medication in a reduced amount or may be managed on a single drug. The decision to discontinue medications is complex & will require much more detailed knowledge of your seizures, medical history, EEG's, surgery specifics, & more. Your Neurologist has the most information and can best advise you. Read more...
It depends. The Inderal, (propranolol) first of all is not a seizure med so coming off that has to do with the reason you are on it (exertional migraine, BP control etc) The Long term EEG was done while on Carbitrol so discharges that might otherwise be seen on the EEG may be blunted. (suppressed). I would begin to taper the Carbitrol under supervision and check a routine EEG (read by neurologist not computer). Read more...

I have TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), diagnosed March this year. When I menstruate I get seizures. What can I do to stop the hormone imbalance?

Catamenial epilepsy. This is not an uncommon scenario particularly in young women with epilepsy. Fortunately, this can be controlled in the vast majority of women with medications, sometimes with additional meds at the time of menses. Meet with your neurologist to discuss options to address these seizures at the time of your menses. Read more...

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possible. Anything that causes an increase in stress can lead to an increase possibility of seizure, it is more likely to increase seizures in post traumatic epilepsy but possible in idiopathic epilepsy as well. Read more...
Possibly. Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. Read more...

Anyone have seizures but tests for epilepsy show up normal?

Yes. The eeg maybe normal even with clinical seizures. Your neurologist may suggest a prolonged eeg with video monitoring. Read more...
Quite common. It is quite common for people who have a small number of seizures to test normally- with respect to blood tests, EEG, MRI of the brain- this happens up to 50% of the time. Read more...