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

Can i take valium with neutrotin?

I am decreasing Neurontin. I am experiencing feeling of bugs crawling on me and itching all over. Could this be from Neurontin?

I began this drug for a muscle strain in my back 2 years ago. I am a healty 56 year old with no health problems whatsoever. At about that time I began using this drug I rapidly and unexpectedly lost my libido and suffered impotence problems.

I started Neurontin 4 nights ago...I've taken 4 - 300 mg.pills. One 300 mg. each night. I can't sleep and my tongue is swollen this morning. Called pharmacist and he said insomnia is a side effect of neurontin.... :'( I have terribel pheriphial n

I took my Epilepsy's medicine twice cuz i forgot that i took it the first time .. is that bad ?? is it gonna effect me in any way ? please answer my Question!

I was only in 5th grade when i had my first seizure. Ive only had three seizure so far im only 13 years old right now im in 8th grade when i grow up i want to be in the military or police force. Myfamily has told me that i probably won't be

I was put on neurontin and bextra. I had severe auditory hallucinations for a very long time. My children were taken from me for a year! I would hear people in the basement and I would chase them - I used a nail gun once, I would try to video them

Med worked for 5days then began feeling tingling on other parts of my body. My doc uped the med. We will see!

My side effects of Gabapentin are weekness, pain in extremetis, fatigue, memory loss, sometimes confusion., constipation, more pain in shoulders, knees, arms, some shaking, and cramping.

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.