Epileptic seizure

What is Epileptic seizure?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. Neurons normally generate electrochemical impulses that act on other neurons, glands, and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings, and actions. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behaviour, or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.

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Hi, I've been on ovranette for about four years as my dr thinks that my periods were causing my epileptic seizures, over the last few weeks I've had some bleeding every few days. I don't follow the four week cycle, I'm prescribed the pill for every day without a seven day break so why am I bleeding?

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Hi,

Breakthrough bleeding while taking Ovranette daily should theoretically not happen and should be reported to the doctor immediately in order to rule out other potential problems.

You should consult the prescribing physician for instructions on whether or not it would be a good idea for you to...

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I've been told that my son has gallbladder polyp, he is non verbal and also has cerebral palsy with epileptic seizures. he can not tell us how he feels and in the last 3 weeks he has lost his appetite , squeezes his mouth shut. we have been kind of just giving him boost energy drink. does loss of appetite have anything to do with gallbladder polyp

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern and sorry for your son's medical condition, the gallbladder polyp and appetite are not directly related but of course polyp may disturb function of lever and this may be the cause of loss of appetite and that is to be ruled out, take a...

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I have epileptic seizures i also have small episodes were i blink alot ive had this since childhood currently now im 7 mnths pregnant my question is i used rubbing alcohol to wake up my senses up when i would have a seizure is it still ok to use that same method now that im pregnant? Please note the only reason i used the rubbing alcohol method as a child was cuz it worked my mother used it on she was fully aware.

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Well come to HCM
Seizure attack could come around even without the medicine rubbing alcohol is just coincidence, different societies have different methods for seizure attack to wake the patient, but as a matter of fact this is not fact, because if nothing can be done then also patient would come...

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I have seizures that just started one day. I've had many tests and they have found nothing wrong that would seem to cause these seizures. However, recently my mom told me about a lady she worked with that has the same problem as me but her obgyn diagnosed her with something that has to do with the lining of her uterus that's causing her seizures. I would like to know if you know what this disease is and if you know anything about it.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for posting your query.
Epilepsy or seizures is a brain disease, which occurs due to abnormal epileptiform activities in the brain.
Uterus has no connection to epilepsy.
However, some people have psychogenic seizures, which are also called as hysteria (as in the past, it was...

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hi ,

i dont want to disclose my name,am 27 year old and am currently persuading my masters course in UK,i was taking encorate chrono 300 twice a day for the last 5 years for seizures but after coming here i stopped taking it due to non-availability,am i likely to get a seizure in the forth coming days because am unable to concentrate the class lectures and feel more discomforted while travelling alone.are seizures curable??

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Hi, You are 27 years, using encorate chrono 300 since 5 years for seizures. you have stopped due to un availability.
Don't worry, actual period of treatment is 3 unevent full years. If you have no seizures in these 5 years you can take it granted that course is finished.If you have seizures in...

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My brother had sudden vision loss yesterday evening followed by epileptic seizures for close to two hours. upon doing CT scan they suspect accumulation of fluid in the brain. MRI and EEG are yet to be performed. I read online surgical intervention is the only cure for hydrocephalus. Is there no alternative treatment for it like drugs or ayurvedic treatment?

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
No there is no treatment for this in either of systems of medicine you better follow the advised given by medical team if you are looking for something beside the current line of treatment then you are wastin the time, have nice day

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I have been diagnosed with catamenial epilepsy. I used Epilex chrono 300 mg thrice a day for 6 months but that caused severe weight gain and hair loss. The doctor replaced it with Levipil 500 mg (twice a day) and Eption 100 mg (thrice a day). I am worried about the side effects of these medications. Will these provide any solution

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Catamenial epilepsy is the epileptic seizures occurring during changes of menstrual cycle. It occurs mainly due to hormonal variation during menstrual cycle. Epilex is valporate sodium. It is known to cause nausea, weight gain, loss of hair, curly hairs. Levipill is...

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I have epileptic seizures, mainly complex partial. I am wondering if there is a specific food or a juice that I could have in my diet to help control seizures?
Anticonvulsants taking - 225mg Lamictal morning...300mg evening
200mg vimpat morning...200mg vimpat evening
7.5mg clorazapate morning...7.5mgclorazapate evening

doctor1 MD

Hello! I read your question and understand your concern.
There are some types of food I would recommend to avoid like: caffeine and alcohol and high carbohydrates food like desserts, chocolate and pasta.
I would also recommend you to avoid smoking and sleep deprivation.
There is a specific diet...

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hello doctor, My name is Melissa, i am 25 yrs old, im 5' 8" tall and i am 60kgs. i would kindly like your help in advising me on ways to stop having epileptic seizures. i have been having seizures since i was 11yrs old and i have been having grand mals. i get seizures when i am asleep then i would wake up and have a complex formal seizure by walking around the room unaware. i am on medication known as Encorate Chrono 500mg (3 pills) each night, and carbomazepine 200mg (1 pill) each night. I am also diabetic Type 1, and i am on insulin on a daily basis. Please help me to stop these conditions i suffer from. thank you

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If you having seizures for last 14 years and still they are not well controlled, then there is strong possibility that you might need to take antiepileptic medicines very long time or life long.
carbemazepine 200 mg HS seems very low dose for 60kg BW.
i advice you to undergo EEG test and MRI...

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Hi,
My name is XXXXXXX, my 17 yr old son has been having Jerk movements in arms and legs, it became more severe lately that he even fell when he had the attacks. It looked like his whole body was twitching his arms knees and legs twitching then his body got down to the floor. But he didn't loose consciousness. He has been examined by a neurologist and epilepsy/seizure was ruled out. All EEG, MRI & CT scan of brain, blood works were normal. He was prescribed Baclofen 10mg twice a day, it seemed better at the beginning of this med, but he fell 4 times in 2 wks lately, I wonder if Baclofen is the right medication. He is also on a small dose of Zoloft 25mg from his family doc, he appeared to be mild depressed but he is doing better now. I'm worrying of his falls very much, hope to get advice.

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks for using health care magic.
It was right to suspect an epileptic seizure with scenario, which you describe. It’s true that the EEGs, MRIs and CT scans of the brain were normal. However, epileptic seizures are not always accompanied by loss of consciousness. These seizure types...

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My daughter is 9, she has been diagnosed with autism however at around 3 she was put on meds for focal sizures. She has since then come off the meds and she has an episode about 2-3 month where her anxiety goes up and she will start to have nose bleeds and then what apears the post symptoms of a seizure where all she wants to do is sleep. She has recently went to the nurologist who doesn t seem to have any answers for me. Can children have a nosebleed prior to seizures? Can anxiety cause a seizure to take place? Thanks, Mom in SC

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My son is under treatment for grand mal seizures. He just had a grand mal this morning, while he was standing in the bathroom. While his staff was trying to help him lie down so she could get help, he jerked and fell out of her arms and hit his head on the bathroom floor. He seems fine now, but I don t know enough about internal bleeding. If we took him to get it checked out, what would they do? He has low cognitive functioning due to brain injury in infancy, so it is really hard to do anything with him at the hospital and I dont want to go if we don t have to.

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Hi, I am 25 years old. And i am suffering from seizures from past 1 year 3 months and last time attack of seizures was on March 2013. since from than i am regularly taking oxetol 450 morning and night. Since now i am one month pregnant, any effects is there to my baby or me by taking this tablets regularly.

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My father was prescribed razadyne and started having seizures. They put him on dilantin and lyrica but still kept having break through seizures. I stopped him from taking razadyne and the seizures stopped. My question did razadyne cause his seizures?

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