Vomiting And Nausea During Epilepsy Treatment?

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2 and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with epilepsy, and have been doing routine medication (in the first 6 months I had a relapse, but then for 2 years there has never been a relapse, only one relapse during treatment) until the doctor decided to lower the dose of the drug, but yesterday I went to sleep suddenly my bed was vomiting a lot and I was nauseous after sleeping until I vomited again when I woke up, I woke up also feeling dizzy, so I had a little trouble remembering what happened before bed, but 3 minutes thank God I remember again. Does this indicate that I have relapses during sleep or a common occurrence of fatigue and dizziness? Please enlighten me 🙏 thank you 🙏

1 Answer:

Hello, AL Afla, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Vomiting can be caused by disorders in the digestive system (there is an infection in the digestive tract, impaired absorption of food, allergies, poisoning), disorders of the balance system (for example due to motion sickness, disturbances in the ear), hormonal disorders, psychological conditions, to areas in the brain that controls vomiting. Vomiting associated with abnormalities in the brain, for example, is caused by increased pressure in the brain, head injuries, seizures, migraines, infections in the brain / lining of the brain, to the presence of tumors / lumps in the brain. To ascertain the cause, you need a direct examination by a doctor, especially if you do not remember the incident when you vomited. The doctor will ask you about the symptoms you are experiencing, perform a complete physical examination of vital signs such as blood pressure, body temperature, breath and heart rate, examination of the stomach and nervous system examinations, as well as supporting examinations if necessary such as a complete blood test. , Ultrasound, to CT-scan.

What you can do right now is:

1. Immediately control to your doctor

2. It's best to go to bed with someone (if possible) to find out what happened during your sleep, or to install a camera recorder while you sleep

3. If you are still nauseous / vomiting, you can try drinking warm ginger to relieve it

4. Eat regularly, small portions but often

5. Inadequate daily fluid needs, do not get dehydrated

6. Keep taking your regular medication regularly.

7. Report to doctor if you have fever, headache, neck stiffness, seizures

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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