Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
185 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for refractory epilepsy

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Neurologist

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 5894 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: my name is XXXXXXX XXXX from XXXXXXX i was diagnosed for epilepsy / encephalitis in 2012 november and was in coma for 45 days i m 36 years old i was a chain smoker but i stopped smoking since 7 months but i chew tobacco every day and having seizures and fits every day i forgot most events of my past life i am depressed and my behavior has chanced most of the time i am aggressive and violent my mood swings every time my sexual life is also effected ,my doctor prescribed kepra/ lamitor and frisium from last 3 years ,please guide me what should i do, his suggestion is to go for operation/surgery , please guide me what should i do ,whether i go for surgery of be on medicine please guide me online or send an email on YYYY@YYYY i am online now ( my doctor is Mr Roop XXXXXXX Gursahani from hinduja Hospital XXXXXXX XXXXXXX )
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Surgery is the best option.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you

I have noted your clinical details. You are suffering from refractory epilepsy (not responding to medicines) and moreover, you are having side effects due to tablets (aggressive behaviour and sexual problems). So, surgery is the best option for you.

I sincerely hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
sir i dont want to go for surgery any other solution apart from surgery as it may cause some other problem in my case
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Then, you need to continue medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

If you do not want to undergo surgery, you need to continue medicines to control seizures (as well as tolerate the side effects). These are the only two methods of treating epilepsy (medications and surgery).

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 6 hours later
can i come to you with my brief file of my case so as to receive a actual guidance from your side ..and also treatment from you
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would be pleased to see you.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

I would be pleased to see you and you are welcome to visit XXXXXXX Apollo Hospital, to consult me. I would guide you with the best treatment.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Lamitor

doctor1 MD

ive been taking lithosun sr 400 and lamotrigine dt 100 for the past 2 yrs for bipolar.now im having problem sleeping since the past 10 days and my...

doctor1 MD

I am wondering about some numbness that I get fairly easily in my body. I looked through the Internet and saw that this numbness can be caused by...

doctor1 MD

My scrotum is often tight. Other times it seems to hang normally but I can t find any pattern to it (not simply a matter of temperature). Why does...

doctor1 MD

My story is a difficult one, I went through a rough patch last year, Myself and my wife was looking to buy a new house and we battled to find one...

doctor1 MD

Hi, my son is five years old and suffering from left hemiparesis since birth, first time seizure was monitored at two years. Second time three...

doctor1 MD

sir my sqpt levelis 92. how i can reduce this to its level to 40. what i should eat and what i should not . can i controlit in a week because they...