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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   consultation for a 31 year patient having long history of epilepsy associated with and psycho problems which has got aggravated for the past 2 years
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr cccccc here
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   Good Evening
Doctor :   good evening
User :   I am 60 years old and my son is the patinet. We have shifte3d recently to JAIPUR FROM kOLKATA
Doctor :   tell me the problem in detail please
Doctor :   how old is your son ?
User :   My son XXXXXXXX developed Epilepsy since the age of about one month and since then having problem despite regular medication
User :   31 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me the medications he is on
User :   presently he is being given 2X400 mg Tegritol CR, 2 X Risdon MT 0.5 mg, 2 X 10 mg Lobazam and Dine 5 mg X 1 > Apart from above he is being given CLOPIXOL DEPOT 200 MG INJECTION ONCE A MONTH
Doctor :   ok well he is taking the correct medications
Doctor :   how severe has it become now ??
User :   With above medication his fits were under control from June 2009 to nearly August 2010
User :   However since August he has started having recurrence of fits almost twice every days which last for 1 min or so.
Doctor :   ok well he does need a another evaluation . as the dose need to be set again
User :   Yes and we need proper advice for the same
Doctor :   since he was responding to the medications so that means the meds are right
User :   then what needs to be done to control recurrence of fits
Doctor :   Food Sources Containing Vitamin B6: It is also known as pyridoxine and is available in carrot, peanuts, legumes, green leafy vegetables and rice. It helps the brain to perform some critical tasks. Thus it is helpful in the prevention and treatment of Epilepsy. The suggested dose of this vitamin in a day is 150 to 200 mg which can be taken individually or with other forms of vitamin B.
User :   i feel a detailed consultation to review medication may help
Doctor :   Yoga and meditation are advised to the epilepsy patients to deal with stress which is considered to be the main cause of Epilepsy. Yoga and Meditation are helpful in the secretion of Endorphin hormones which are necessary to stay happy and to manage stress. In this way you can prevent or treat Epilepsy disorder.
User :   since he is mentally retarded he can not perform yoga
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well the key is the medications
Doctor :   and since the fits have come again a complete revaluation is must
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