Common "Epilepsy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Recurrent seizures caused due to sudden and uncontrolled changes in the brain's electrical activity is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have symptoms like confusion, uncontrolled jerking of the hands and legs, loss of consciousness, tiredness, etc. The factors that increase the risk of epilepsy are head injury, stroke, brain tumor, infectious diseases, birth brain defects, and autism.

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I have epilepsy and have been on medication. medication for many years. Kindly guide me on how to reduce the gamma levels in the liver.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with epilepsy in my brain for a long time and I used always the following treatments 1. Tegretol cr 400 twice a day 2. Koprra 500 mg twice a day 3. Lamitor 100 mg twice a day And I do tests at the lab every three months and all the results tests are good but the level ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. By gamma, do you mean by GGT? Among the mentioned antiepileptic medicines, Tab Tegretol (Carbamazepine) can cause alteration in hepatic enzymes. Increased SGOT and SGPT indicate hepatocellular injury, and increased ALP or G...  Read Full »

I have had anxiety and took medicine but have developed panic attacks and gastric symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 48-year-old male suffering from extreme anxiety from a young age. I now suffer from vertigo, bloating, mild tremors, pins and needles in my hands, silent reflux, and bad anxiety. I developed a panic attack because of my health. I have been to several doctors, and they all seem to...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The doctors have done basic tests. Nevertheless, they did not find abnormalities. From these results, two conclusions are implied. One concludes that your symptoms may be related to a general anxiety disorder...  Read Full »

My epileptic sister behaves aggressively and hurts my mother due to which I have anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,We are a family of four which includes my father, mother, sister, and myself. My sister suffers from epilepsy and takes medication daily. I can understand that it makes her angry, but she beats my mom for no reason. My sister poured boiling water on my mom's head twice and even banged h...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with your query. First of all, I would like to mention that psychotic illnesses are commonly associated with epilepsy. So, punishing your sister will not help. Kindly take your sister to a psychiatrist in person f...  Read Full »

Can I get side effects due to long-term Clobazam use?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3.5 years old; studying in kindergarten. He has been diagnosed with benign childhood epilepsy. There is an epileptic form discharge of 8 Hz spikes from his right occipital lobe. His MRI and CT scan reports came normal. He feels involuntary movements in his left leg when he is...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good to know that your child's seizures are under control with medication. Tablet Clobazam is mainly used to control acute seizures and used for a short duration. The main drawback with long term use of Clobazam is physical dependence. It is observed that, if the...  Read Full »

I have epilepsy and am addicted to masturbation which is affecting my physical health and is distracting. How to control it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am addicted to masturbation, on average twice a day. It is distracting and affects my physical health, whom do I contact? I also have epilepsy, so please suggest a doctor accordingly. I have been masturbating for about 10 years now. Currently, I am taking medications like Paroxetine, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Masturbation is normal, ninety-five percent of males do that (out of a hundred male ninety-five males) it is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice because: 1. It helps to relieve stre...  Read Full »

I am a 42-year-old male and have been suffering epilepsy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male, and I weigh about 196 pounds. I have epilepsy. This afternoon I was working on my computer at home, and I was working, but I had no memory of what I did for about 15 minutes. It is as if my memory recorder was switched off at this time, but I still kept going. T...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, that is one type of epilepsy symptom. You told me you were diagnosed with photos sensitivity epilepsy. Here watching a computer window for a long time may trigger epilepsy. Do not look computer screen for a long time. Better consult your neurologist. Thank you.  Read Full »

My sister was diagnosed with Rolandic benign epilepsy three years ago with grand mal seizures. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 18 years old. She was initially diagnosed with Rolandic benign epilepsy three years ago with only grand mal seizures. One week ago was hospitalized for a checkup and EEG. Did one seizure under EEG. EEG was normal, with no sign of epilepsy. They suddenly cut Lamictal off. Sinc...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are clinical scenarios when family members give history. It seems to be a seizure, and medications are started based on history. As you mentioned during the electroencephalogram (EEG) recording, she had a seizure, but EEG was normal. Long-term EEG also captures vi...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent episodes of grand mal seizures?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 59-year-old male who suffered three grand mal seizures over the past 14 years. The first was at age 45 when I was taking Larium, an anti-malaria med that has been taken off the market due to a wide range of side effects, including seizures. At that time, my MRI, CT scan, EEG, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The rare seizures seem to have happened in somewhat provoked situations. On the other side, because these seizures have occurred rarely, I agree with you that taking medication is unnecessary, considering its adve...  Read Full »

Will my son’s blood clots seen in the recent scan go away?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28-year-old son, has JME epilepsy, mostly under control and also 1 part Leiden Factor V. He had an accident last year. Broke a few neck bones (Hangman's bone) and broke a few backbones, high up nearer the neck. Son is doing pretty well, and he is walking. He has a total blockage on...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the The blood clot will not resolve by Aspirin drug. Aspirin is for prophylaxis to prevent further clots formation. For thrombosis, that is a blood clot, and he needs to be prescribed Rivaroxaban or Apixaban like anticoagulant medication. Factor V Leiden mutation put...  Read Full »

I have cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Can I walk unassisted?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. I am on a wheelchair because I have no leg balance, but I can walk with support from my father or mother. Is there anything that can be done about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Unfortunately, there is not much to do about your clinical condition as there has been brain damage since the birth. Physiotherapy is the primary treatment to improve muscle function and gait. It can also help again...  Read Full »

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