Epilepsy Can Be Cured Completely?
My mission is to ask, I had epilepsy 4 years ago, but I have been treated at a specialist doctor and have been undergoing treatment for 1/2 year (taking medicine from the doctor 2x a day every 12 hours) I have not had epilepsy after 1/2 year never relapsed and finally went to a specialist doctor in the end. Because he felt he had recovered, but in early March 2018, the epilepsy recurred every time I slept, in a half-sleep/chicken sleep position. So what should I do well, thanks 🙂
Hello good afternoon Edrick.
Epilepsy is a disease characterized by repeated seizures due to a disorder of the brain's nerve cells, namely an imbalance between connecting cells that trigger electrical impulses (excitatory) and impulses that hold (inhibitory) electrical impulses in the brain, where the electrical impulses are triggers are greater than those held and cause uncontrollable body movements such as seizures. Epilepsy can start as a child or as an adult. Apart from heredity, epilepsy can also be caused by other conditions such as severe head injury, brain tumor, or stroke. This condition is called secondary epilepsy.
Most cases of epilepsy cannot be cured. In such conditions, the treatment is aimed at preventing seizures so that people with epilepsy can carry out their daily activities normally. With proper medication and regular consumption, about 47% of cases will give good treatment results (seizure-free) with only one type of treatment. Medications for people with epilepsy must be taken regularly and discontinuation of treatment must be approved by the treating doctor and it is not permissible to decide on treatment unilaterally (without consulting the treating doctor) just because it feels healed. Discontinuation of treatment may be considered if:
seizure-free for 2-3 years brain record (EEG) results show normal results with a note that the drug is not immediately discontinued suddenly, but the dose will be lowered slowly over 6 months.
Regarding your condition, where you experience repeated seizures, it is highly recommended that you go back to a neurologist, preferably a neurologist who has previously treated you, because he or she knows more about the history of your disease and the development of your condition, as well as your medical history. treatment that has been given.
That's all, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa