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what should i do to get cured from epileptic?

now i turned 24 yrs i am epileptic and on treatment since 14 years.now i recently applied for my driving liscence and the authority refused to issue me the liscence telling that i was epileptic, i felt bad , what should i do to get cured from this disease so that i can get the liscence. is there any permenant cure for this disease.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician, Neurology 's  Response
In real terms there is no permanent cure with the medicine. However, more than 2/3rd of the patient usually get seizure free with medication alone. In rest, if a surgically correctable lesion is identified, the cure rate is as high as up to 80%. Please go to the local neurologist with special interest in epilepsy who would guide you to few investigations like
MRI
Video Telemetry
SPECT/PET scan to identify the focus.

So please go for them, lots of hopes are there.
best wishes
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com. 60-70 % of the epilepsies can be cured with medicines alone. Another 30 % requirs either continuation of medicines or require surgery for cure. If you find a scar or tumor or abnormal brain (developmental) these can be removed by surgery after a couple of tests to confirm that these fits are coming from the abnormal part of the brain. These surgeries are very fine and requires expertise. So meet a epileptologist and know if your epilepsy can be cured with surgery. If yes and not controlled with medicines you can proceed for the evaluatiob. Bye
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rachna's  Response
iam getting fits since i was young, it is taking my life, iam taking medications, but still it is not getting alright. Many times i get fits on most of days if i donot get enough sleep. I went to doctor and he was givingsome tablets for some times it got better, then now iam feeling better. I want some thing permanent cure for epilepsy. Can anybody tell me the cure for my epilepsy
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how to cure fits
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swapnilbaksh's  Response

i am getting fits from 2 year, it is taking my life, i am taking medicines like epsolin 300mg & tegrital, but still it is not getting alright. Many times i get fits,well this problem is started after my head injury then after 2 month's csf fluid is leaking through my my nose therefore i had operated craniatomy.please suggest me some cure.
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praveenraghavendran's  Response

My first attack was 9 years back and gradually it got decreased for a year long.I used to get once in a year.I am into consultation of my doctor nd taking VALPARIN 500 mg twice in a day.The main thing is that i smoke. does smoking and drinking affect my health...?

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Shinichiro's  Response
no there is cure in surgery they do some resection of some part and it is cured this is what i heard. but i have not seen anybody till now who has taken this surgery and cured, i just read in some article.
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my son had fits in child hood, thank god his Ct scan was normal. doctor gave him lamitor tablets for 3 months and asked me to stop. now he doesnot have any problem. since then he did not get any fits.

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my sister also was epileptic. she is 22 years now. and stopped taking medicines. two years back doctor took EEG test for her and said that she is normal now. so stopped madicines. if you are still takinf medicine then see if your EEG is ok or not, i guess this will solve the problem. my sister is perfactly normal now. she got driving license, will get married in december.

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romila's  Response
I am a 2nd year medical student...as for as my knowledge epilepsy is not a disease...it shows that there is some problem in our body...mostly brain...so only treatment is treat the cause...u know some times fits occurs...because of restlesness...less blood sugar concentration...if there is no cause then control the fit with medication...
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joao's  Response
there is no cure for this disease. it can only be controlled. for your liscence there is provision in law when the liscence can be issued so you full fill that law and get the liscence as there is no permenant cure for the fits
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romila's  Response
I am a 2nd year medical student...as for as my knowledge epilepsy is not a disease...it shows that there is some problem in our body...mostly brain...so only treatment is treat the cause...u know some times fits occurs...because of restlesness...less blood sugar concentration...if there is no cause then control the fit with medication...
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