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Is epilepsy curable?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: good morning sir
my brother suffering from some deseases in year 2005 .he unconscious for 5 minutes at that time he closed his eyes and tight his hands but after 5 minute everything is normal we consult with doctor he gave medicine for 3 years regular basis after 3 year he said everything is normal. epsolin 200 mg but after six year last night same thing happen again. i want 2 know is it curable or what should be our next step for treatment or any effect in martial life??
he got married before 2 months.. please reply sir
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Your brother is suffering from epilepsy.
The duration of treatment depends upon type of epilepsy.
In some cases drugs may have to be taken lifelong.
In majority, the drug can be stopped safely after 3 years of controlled seizure.
You need to provide more details.
What was the Mri findings?
Any eeg reports?
Any history of fever, head injury, family history of seizure, alcohol intake?
Any history of myoclonic jerks like episodes especially in morning?
You need to get him examined by a neurologist.
A brain Mri and eeg needs to be done.
Drugs need to be restarted.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist

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Is epilepsy curable?

Brief Answer: Provide more details and reports Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Your brother is suffering from epilepsy. The duration of treatment depends upon type of epilepsy. In some cases drugs may have to be taken lifelong. In majority, the drug can be stopped safely after 3 years of controlled seizure. You need to provide more details. What was the Mri findings? Any eeg reports? Any history of fever, head injury, family history of seizure, alcohol intake? Any history of myoclonic jerks like episodes especially in morning? You need to get him examined by a neurologist. A brain Mri and eeg needs to be done. Drugs need to be restarted. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist