How To Deal With Recurrent Seizures?

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Hello. I have had seizures 5 times, I have been using drugs but still have seizures. What is the solution?

1 Answer:

Hello Wahyu,

Thank you for asking

Seizures occur because of disruption of electrical activity in the brain. In adults, the most common cause of recurrent seizures is epilepsy. In addition, seizures can also occur due to the effects of sleep deprivation, infections (for example meningitis, encephalitis), hyponatremia (sodium deficiency in the blood), head injuries, strokes, brain tumors, drug side effects (such as antidepressants, anti-pain), to abuse alcohol and drugs. Determination of the cause of this seizure requires a comprehensive step, it is not enough just to interview and regular physical examination, but also need to be done supporting tests, such as laboratories, x-rays, CT scans, MRI, brain records, and so on.

In addition to many causes, seizures also have many types, for example tonic, atonic, clonic, myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures. Determination of the type and cause of this seizure is very important role in deciding the best management. For ordinary people, ordinary muscle stiffness can also be considered a seizure, although this assumption is actually not quite right.

Therefore, it needs to be clarified first, what kind of seizures have you experienced, and what medications have you been taking?

In order to get the right treatment, our advice, you first check your condition to the doctor or neurologist so that further examination is done as well. If it is true that you are experiencing seizures, often this condition can recur without known triggers for sure. Therefore, even definitive preventative measures are generally difficult. However, recurrent seizures can be overcome by administering several types of drugs, surgery, to other therapeutic modalities, such as vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation, certain dietary therapies, and so on.

Here are our recommendations so that your seizures don't recur frequently:

Take medication regularly according to doctor's advice
Enough sleep
Live a healthy lifestyle, stay away from alcohol, drugs
Don't do dangerous activities alone

Hope this helps ...

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