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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how does this petit seizure happen ?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   R u neuro specialist ?
Doctor :   I am a General Physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall be able to help you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Petit seizure is also simply called absence seizures
Doctor :   where there is simple staring and where the observer may not if it is seizure
Doctor :   but there is loss of consciousness
User :   yesterday i was going through the different types of seizurers then i realize , i am suffering from petite seizure
Doctor :   It is a really difficult diagnose
User :   i had a fit three years back , after about an year or so i found i had loss of memory , some time i stare a person for some time ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so what should i do now ?
Doctor :   Do you lose conscious
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, so you remember what you had undergone?
User :   but i get stuck while speaking or facial expression changes
Doctor :   So your problem is few seconds memory loss
Doctor :   and staring for those few seconds
Doctor :   Is it?
User :   not more that one second or so
Doctor :   How many times did it happen?
User :   it is not fix
User :   some time it happens
User :   not on regular basis
Doctor :   Ok did some one observe it or witness this?
Doctor :   Did they complain about your such acts?
User :   no
User :   not yet
User :   but i can easily feel that
User :   trioptal 600 mg i am taking twice every day ?
User :   can smoking be the reason for it ?
Doctor :   Is this because previous episoe
Doctor :   sode
Doctor :   I mean the medication
User :   may be
User :   i don't know
Doctor :   WHo gave you this medicine?
User :   Doctor , when i went after my stroke
Doctor :   What is your age? occupation?
User :   initially it was 300 morning and 600 ninght
User :   but looking at the problem he made it 600 mg twice
User :   i am 30 years now
Doctor :   When was that made?
Doctor :   Did you seek the doctor's opinion on these episodes that happen sometimes?
User :   i am teacher and take lectures , and handle business also for the company i am working for
User :   yes , i did
Doctor :   what did he say?
User :   then doctor advice me the medicine that i didn't continue
User :   he say, stroke shouldn't repeat till 5years
Doctor :   you mean seizure
User :   if it wont repeat we will reduce the dose
User :   yes
Doctor :   So are you taking this medicine?
User :   trioptal i am taking
Doctor :   Did you consult a Neurologist?
User :   yes , i did
User :   it was adviced by him only
Doctor :   So it was diagnosed as Absent seizures
User :   that i realized
User :   when i read all the symptomes
Doctor :   Was it told by doctor or not? If no, what did he say about your problem?
User :   i found all the symptomes wriiten for that , i face them
User :   i just realized that yesterday when i was reading
User :   before i even not very sure
User :   i tried telling him all the problems
User :   when ever i met him
Doctor :   Ok, what was his opinion
Doctor :   and his diagnosis?
User :   he sad every thing is normal , and these are the episode
User :   continue takung the medicines
User :   what is your take on it ?
Doctor :   Ok, your description is not suggesting of Absent seizures as I hear them
User :   may be
User :   so what it could be and how to go about it ?
Doctor :   I suggest you to go back to the Neurologist along with another person who was with you when you were experiencing the episodes
Doctor :   The Neurologist might be able to ask some history with him / her too
User :   ok
Doctor :   You might require EEG test also
User :   but no one could notice it
User :   i had done that and it was normal
Doctor :   Ok, EEG should be able to find some
Doctor :   Repeat the EEG as these are new symptoms you expeirience
User :   that i did , about 6 months back
User :   ok
User :   i'll do that
Doctor :   Moreover the medicines can also make you experience some of your symptoms
User :   is the medicine right which i am taking ?
Doctor :   Ask if anything can be done to change them
User :   oxcitol that doctor suggested last time
User :   but he say i am using the best one
User :   has it got the side effects also ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Every medicine that acts to reduce the seizure attack has some of them
User :   what are the side effects ?
Doctor :   and this medicine is relatively safe than others
User :   ok
Doctor :   What I am saying is about Trioptal ( Oxcarbazepine)
User :   but is smoking also causing the problem ?
Doctor :   Might be a good reason to think of
User :   i smoke 10-12 stick everyday
Doctor :   Smoking does not go well with any medicines
User :   ok
User :   i tried many time but could never quit it
Doctor :   You have to seek the help of Addiction medicine specialists
Doctor :   Psychiatrist who will be able to take it forward with his expert treatment
Doctor :   Now a days there are nicotine chewing gums
Doctor :   NICORETTE which can use
Doctor :   instead of smoke
User :   ya i know them
User :   i tried also
Doctor :   But this takes much time that you think
Doctor :   It requires patience and resilience
User :   i think all this problems of episodes will remain through out my life
User :   and there are no medications for it
Doctor :   First we have to find out the problem then we can have treatment
Doctor :   and it is not reasonable to lose hope without trying it
Doctor :   What I felt is not a serious problem
User :   every one says the same
Doctor :   but should be worked with your doctor running few tests
Doctor :   Which city are you in?
User :   but i feel akawardness when it happens when i am taking a class or doing something
User :   bombay
User :   I am consulting
Doctor :   Can you take an opinion from specialist Epilepsologist
Doctor :   Ok he is good enough
User :   what that doctor does ?
User :   Epilepsologist ?
Doctor :   They have more studies on these kind of problems
Doctor :   and they are trained in them
User :   ok
User :   do u know
User :   i am facing hair loss too
Doctor :   Is it reducing the hair density?
User :   yes
User :   earlier only i had few hair
User :   but its not that much
Doctor :   Do you think it is more than 100 per day?
User :   no no
User :   lesser that
Doctor :   Every one loses 80 to 100 per day, even me
User :   ok
User :   anything else you would like to advice me ?
Doctor :   I think you should not be worried
User :   i m running out of time ?
Doctor :   Just do not panic too much aboiut problems you do not have
User :   ok thatx
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