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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can ihelp you
User :   hi doctor
User :   may i know your specialization?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   i am epileptic i get seizures
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you getting it
User :   childhood
User :   4-5 years of age
Doctor :   what medications are you taking
User :   reason not known
User :   now with Keppra
Doctor :   since when you are taking medications
User :   and sometimes Alprazolam
Doctor :   ok
User :   childhood
Doctor :   do you still get seizures
User :   but medication change no. of times
Doctor :   ok
User : i take Alzolam
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the dose of Keppra you are taking

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   are you back?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   well,i had forgot to tell that i am also going with Divalporate Sodium(250+500) alongwith Keppra(250+250)
User :   yes,back
Doctor :   ok
User :   drowsiness and irritatedness headache and mood fluctuation prevails
Doctor :   ok
User :   though seizures are under control
Doctor :   Yes Sodium valproate has these side effects
Doctor :   Is Keppra, the levetiracetam
User :   yes
User :   are these side effects?
Doctor :   yeah some mood changes, impairing abilities happen
Doctor :   with them
User :   if my seizures become nill for 5+years,can i stop medication?
Doctor :   yes usually if the seizure free period is 5+ years the doctor shall gradually reduce the dosage
Doctor :   to the minimum levels
Doctor :   and then stop them
Doctor :   like once in two day , then once in a week
Doctor :   and stop
User :   can this affect congenial issues
Doctor :   Remember not to stop them without doctors advise
User :   i am 25
User :   ok
Doctor :   as the most common cause of epilepsy is irregular withdrawl and insufficient dose
Doctor :   Regarding your question of congenital
User :   insufficient.....what?
User :   ok
Doctor :   it dpnds on the cause
User :   cause is unknown
Doctor :   Ok
User :   should i go for the very Extensive EEG?
Doctor :   Is your doctor suggesting that?
User :   to find the cause and type?
Doctor :   are you seeing a specialist in Epilepsy diseases
User :   He is trying with medication
Doctor :   Yes in fact that helps partially to get the cause
Doctor :   Yes importantly the damage control should be done
User :   Recently change in medication led me to trouble
Doctor :   without seizure
Doctor :   so the doctor usually put on trials of seizure medicine
Doctor :   to control them
Doctor :   and then try to find the cause
User :   i dont know any Epilepsy specialist in my country
Doctor :   which country are you from
User :   my parents take me to the neurologist
Doctor :   Ok fine
User :   He suggests the 30 min EEG which says i m not epileptic
User :   i am from India
Doctor :   ok EEG is not a very sensitive when the person is normal
Doctor :   you should better go for Extensive EEG
Doctor :   Ok Neurologist is fine
Doctor :   HE can help you
Doctor :   I guess the treatment is going fine
User :   dont even wher the extensive EEG is carried out in India
Doctor :   When was the last time you had epilepsy
Doctor :   any neuro centre it is done
Doctor :   your doctor can help you find and send you to that centre
User :   about 1 month back
Doctor :   Which place are you?
User :   India
Doctor :   Yeah city
User :   i am from bhubaneswar
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Dont worry the chances are not significant
Doctor :   to your children
User :   i am worried because my parents want me to get married now
Doctor :   Ok it is not that the epileptics should not marry
User :   i belong to a society where epilepsy is cursed and i dont want to be the victim of accuses
Doctor :   they can have the similar quality of life
User :   i know
Doctor :   as others do
User :   but people around me dont know
Doctor :   You dont worry now
Doctor :   You have a positive attitude
Doctor :   always
Doctor :   Dont get depressed
Doctor :   Dont be under stress blanket with these thoughts
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my parents say i cant settle if i disclose this to the person whom i may be betroothed
Doctor :   You can have a normal married life and
Doctor :   the chances are very less
User :   i know that very well
Doctor :   No you are an eligible person
User :   but i have harsh experiences in my hostel life during graduation
Doctor :   to marry a person of your choice
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Stick to the medicine, and the doctor's advise
User :   i worry because i dont wanna lie or do anything equivalent to that
Doctor :   Yeah you can say to the person marrying
Doctor :   If you dont have a seizure period
Doctor :   for one year
User :   and the main issue is that my parents have changed the doctor now
Doctor :   you can be happy and never think of the episodes
User :   episodes.....i learn from them
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   However you should know that you should not drive
Doctor :   operate machinary kind of thing
Doctor :   swimming
Doctor :   should be avoided
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but look please suggest me a certified neurologist or neurosurgeon
Doctor :   We do not have database for Bubaneswar
User :   i dont drive or swim
Doctor :   but soon will be looking
Doctor :   to come in Bubaneshwar
Doctor :   then I can help you with a good Neurologist
Doctor :   So keep in touch
User :   but i need to walk on the road or work in front of the fire in the kitchen
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   yeah atleast see that some one is around yu while you work in the kitchen
Doctor :   always keep the epilepsy card and the doctor to call in your pocket
Doctor :   and also your parents ID
User :   Doctor,even if u may be coming to bbsr,i may not be able to reach the venue
User :   anywhere in India
User :   Name of the Hospital
User :   or Tele advice
User :   and test in the Hospital
Doctor :   Yeah we are always available online
Doctor :   you can seek help from us
Doctor :   anywhere
User :   You r from?
Doctor :   in the world
Doctor :   Bangalore
User :   which Hospital?
Doctor :   We do online consultation only
User :   I may be able to go Blr in 2009
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   So can i know where can i get my Extensive EEG test done?
User :   ok
Doctor :   I think BBSR is well having a Neuro speciality centre
Doctor :   your doctor can guide you for the extensive EEG test
Doctor :   yuo can better approach him as I have little knowledge of BBSR
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   in Bglr?
Doctor :   are the institutes
User :   ok,doctor
Doctor :   Please contact us if you are coming to blgr
Doctor :   we can help you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Can i meet you in person?
Doctor :   As I told you we do only online consult
User :   Dont you work for any hospital?
Doctor :   No
User :   contact no. or address?
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting for our service. Please log in after sometime to clarify other medical doubts.
Doctor :   We have a phone service
User :   this website controlled by only u?
Doctor :   This is a paid service, online payment for a 24 hour package. Once you pay, we shall give you the number to call and the doctor can assist you.
User :   bye
User :   ok,thanks
User :   i have done the payment
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