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I take seizure medication after having brain surgery that removed a malignant tumor. I am wanting to go off now?

Do not. Do not go off seizure medication without explicit direction from your doctor. Going of seizure medication can precipitate a very serious form of seizure called status epilepticus. Read more...

Is a seizure drug administerered post op? Does a neurosurgeon administer seizure medication through IV as a precaution against a patient having a seizure during or after brain surgery? Is this common practice?

Administering . Administering anti-seizure medicine through a vein (IV) or by mouth after brain surgery is not uncommon, and usually depends on the neurosurgeon's personal understanding and experience of the risk of seizures given the patient and the surgery. In some cases, patients are advised to take anti-seizure medicine for weeks or months following a surgery. Read more...
Depends. Depending on many factors, a neurosurgeon may choose to use a seizure medication for a short period of time on a prophylactic basis. Read more...

My 26 year old brother has to go for brain surgery for uncontrolled epelpic seizures what are the side effects of it and what will exactly happen?

Surgery for seizures. Your question is really too general you'd have to really talk to the neurosurgeon . There are various procedures; it depends on what part of the brain and what exactly are they going to do? Each person is individual. Of course what should the outcome be ? It should be that this procedure will control the seizures. Read more...
Impossible. I am very sorry to hear of your brother's troubles. I am sure he is in good hands there. Unfortunately there are too many unknowns: the type of surgery, any complications, the medications he is on etc for us to give you any valid answers to your good questions. Please copy these questions and take them to the hospital so that they can be asked of those caring for him. Read more...

I had brain surgery in 2009. Multiple seizures following but that ended by 2010. But I still have a hard time swallowing.

Dysphagia. Seizures are not unusual after brain surgery or damage and thankfully you are doing well. As for the swallowing problem, your neurosurgeon is best qualified to advise you whether it's related to the brain surgery. A speech pathologist can evaluate and treat you for the dysphagia. Read more...
Not unusual. undortunately the Brain is one of two organs that tends not to regenerate. Muscle memory is key, so the primary recommendations would be speech therapy even if u have done this before. Others things to consider are a Video Barium Swallow too to make sure there is nothing going with the pharynx-larynx-epiglottis mechanism . Read more...

Can Vimpat help with memory ext. From Complex Part. Seizures Brain Surgery although I am on it for migraines and have been off meds for 16 yrs!

Memory worse. Vimpat (lacosamide) is not widely used for prevention of migraine. There is not so much data as for many other drugs, but if all else has failed, it would be reasonable to try. Vimpat generally tends to make memory function worse--not better. Any temporal lobe problems (seizures, prior damage, etc.) also tends to make memory worse. Read more...
Vimpat. Control of your seizures will probably be the best thing to help your memory, rather than a drug for migraine headaches. You should discuss this with your neurologist to ensure you and your doctor are on the same page with respect to the therapeutic intent of the Vimpat. 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?

Depends. Depends on the surgical site and age of the patient, need additional information to give you a more precise answer. Read more...
It is brain surgery. Every brain surgery does present risks. Even under the best circumstances it has some danger. Nowadays the risks are much lower than in years past but it is not completely risk free. He can have anything happen including stroke, paralysis or death. The likelihood is he will do well and not have a problem. Read more...

3 yrs seizure free after brain surgery, want to stop keppra (levetiracetam) 1000mg bid What are risks of seizure recurrence now vs later? If same risk want to end med

See your neurologist. Don't stop keppra (levetiracetam) cold turkey! Best done with guidance of your doctor. Several factors including your imaging and EEG can help predict likelihood of seizure recurrence. If you are to stop keppra (levetiracetam) you should decrease your dose gradually under a doctor's supervision, don't suddenly stop it altogether. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to discuss further. Read more...
Advice. Stopping your Keppra (levetiracetam) could be very hazardous with withdrawal seizures if not done very carefully. First, get an EEG, and if normal, discuss potential tapering approach with a neurologist, especially one with epilepsy focus and experience. You could be very stable off Keppra (levetiracetam) if done properly, but do under supervision, not by yourself. Hard to predict risks here. Read more...

Do you think I should have another brain surgery to get rid of my seizures?

When to get checked. If your prior surgery and current medical therapy are maximized and you still have seizures then okay to get evaluated. Your doctor will then be able to make a recommendation about more medication, more testing or more interventions. Take family or friend with you to see your doc. Read more...