The Side Effects Of Epilepsy Treatment Are Prolonged?
So for 8 years I took chemical drugs, is there no negative effect on my body?
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Epilepsy treatment is a long-term treatment, which serves to prevent recurrence and prevent worsening. The dosage and type of antiepileptic drugs are adjusted according to the severity of symptoms, the type of epilepsy, and the condition of each patient (for example, the patient has certain comorbidities, is pregnant, breastfeeding, etc.). In the treatment of epilepsy, patience and regular control is needed from the treating doctor. What needs to be monitored is the frequency of symptoms (whether more frequent or less frequent), adherence to taking medication, and the occurrence of side effects of treatment.
Some of the side effects of anti-epilepsy drugs are dizziness, feeling tired, weight gain, uncoordinated movements, sluggish speech, memory loss, skin rashes, decreased bone density, and the serious ones are inflammation of internal organs, depression, suicidal thoughts, and severe skin disorders. If you experience these symptoms, you can immediately consult your doctor.
Brain surgery for epilepsy has certain indications and contraindications. Brain surgery is recommended if the affected part of the brain is only in one area and if the brain surgery will not cause a problem due to the loss of a particular brain region. Brain surgery can be considered if the doctor thinks the epilepsy cannot be controlled with existing drugs. For brain surgeons for epilepsy therapy, please ask the doctor who treats you. You can also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of brain surgery therapy tailored to your current condition.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
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