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Suffering from epilepsy and hallucinations. took medicines, no relief. Permanent solution?

sir ,i livie in mussoorie,i have had this problem of epilepsy and hallucinations since i was a kid,i have gone to many surgeons and specialists,but they don t seem to be working very well with me, right now i have been advised to take 5 mg frisium , 250mg oxetol and levroxa which is also 250mg and i am take these twice a day,but i am not satisfied as the fits repeat after five or six months plus i feel itis the hallucinations that trigger the fit and no doctor has been able to provide me with a permanent solution as they keep repeating every now and then please help
Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Epilepsy is a chronic disease and requires long-term medications.

Your symptoms are suggestive of complex partial seizures, arising from the temporal lobe. However, this needs to be confirmed by MRI brain and EEG tests.

Your current medications are good, however, I feel the dose is inadequate. The lowest effective dose for oxetol is 10 mg per kg body weight per day, and for levroxa it is 500 mg twice daily.

For good control, you should be on correct dose of medicines. Please discuss these with your neurologist.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com
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Suffering from epilepsy and hallucinations. took medicines, no relief. Permanent solution?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. Epilepsy is a chronic disease and requires long-term medications. Your symptoms are suggestive of complex partial seizures, arising from the temporal lobe. However, this needs to be confirmed by MRI brain and EEG tests. Your current medications are good, however, I feel the dose is inadequate. The lowest effective dose for oxetol is 10 mg per kg body weight per day, and for levroxa it is 500 mg twice daily. For good control, you should be on correct dose of medicines. Please discuss these with your neurologist. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com