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Epilepsy Symptoms and Causes

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose Epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for Epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with Epilepsy.

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Recent Reviews

And ive had 6 or 7 seizures and i also think ive had a couple in my sleep :(

Be careful! Avoid Gabapentin at all costs! My mother's doctor ordered a 900 mg/day dose. In the 2 years she was under this dose, she fell 5 times! No doctor 'suspected' this drug! Then, he increased the dose to...1800 mg/day! I almost lost her! I am

Dose Gabapantin have any ting to do with the nearves in your body

For the last two weeks I have been taking a lowish dose of Gabapentin for night-time nerve pain (100gm three times a day and then 200mg at night.) It has worked brilliantly for the pain and I was ecstatic BUT I have now wet the bed two nights in a r

GABAPENTIN noticed that medication got worsen n Nurgloist n don't listin. My problem n even rash n stomach ach n was getting stress out n decided go different doctor n was. Going take that chance with my n stop going to Nurgloist n been two.n bo

Great so far for my anxiety... just side effects has ... sexually saticfied,nausea little bit.. dizzynezz! lolz.. but great medication/ i think..

Having racing thoughts and unmotivated *DONT_KNOW*

Hear voices

Hello, I've been taking a cocktail of meds for 9 years to help treat acute nerve pain from a severe Brachial Plexus nerve avulsion C 7, 8, T1 and Spinal cord injury. Medications: Gabapentin 3600 mg., Methadone 100 mg. , Baclofen 20 mg. every 8 hour

I am having trouble falling to sleep, and I feel like I' having anxiety attacks I stopped the 400 Mg and I am taking 2 100 MGS now. I am doing this on my own , until I see my Dr next week. .

is epilepsy is life long?????

66 yearr old male living in Winnipeg, MB Cannada. Ialso have other medical problems besides this one. Like Epilepsy, Antidepressant,Migraines,Chloresterol,Klinefelter's Syndrome,High blood pressure, Shortness of breath, HIV, ITCHING.

Alternative to Lofepramine, bearing in mind that patient has epilepsy

Docetaxel and Lamictal cause vertigo after first Lamictal pill in a.m., even tho I'm a couple of weeks since last infusion. Taxotere for advanced prostate cancer; Lamictal for epilepsy. Neurologist doesn't want to lower Lamictal dose; I'm on a trial

Epilum - I have been treated for epilepsy from the age of 14, I am now 34. I have had only 3 episodes in my life. I have used convulex which worked very well. Dr switched me to rivitrol when I wanted to get pregnant.&

G'day all. Have tried other products, have seen epilepsy induced by another quitting drug in a patient taking Sodium Valproate as mood stabilizer. Wondering if any reactions like this have been observed. Also, any info on reactions with Seroquel or o

Hi my Mom is 78yo and had her first seizure 5mths ago (we think due to the flu vaccine)and another 4wks ago, she was diagnosed with Epilepsy after her second episodeand put on Epilim. Since then she has deteriorated sign

Hi, I was diagnosed with Epilepsy about 2 months ago after small misdiagnosed seizures evolved into 'Grand Mal' seizures. I have been taking 300mg Epanutin per day (3x100mg capsules), and so far have had no further seizures, small or large. My

I am new to taking medicine for epilepsy, but i have had all of my life, but i can tell you that keppra was the worst medicine. I cried all the time, suicidal, and anxious. but icame completely off of keppra and swithched to lamictal alone and i stil

I am now 37 and have been on epilim for the past 19 years. I stuggle alot with my weight and have even considered a gastric bypass but after doing some research found out that people who suffered from epilepsy who had the operatin only got worse so d

Epilepsy Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.