My daughter is 2 years old and her neuro prescribed Keppra. She has had 7 seizures in a year. Any info?
Asked by Joey Interrante 4 months ago.
From this I gather your daughter is Epileptic. Has she tried Epilim?. This helps stop elect-pulses from the brain and releases the pulses calmly, less violently. Keppra and some other Epileptic medicines are used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine headaches and other conditions. Here are a list which are anti-convulsant medicines in New Zealand avaliable. Phenobarbital (brand name Phenobarbitone) Phenytoin sodium (brand name Dilantin) Ethosuximide (brand name Zarontin) Carbamazepine (brand names Tegretol, Tegretol CR,Teril) Oxcarbazepine (brand name Trileptal) Sodium valproate (brand name Epilim) Tiagabine (brand name (Gabitril) Vigabatrin (brand name Sabril) Gabapentin (brand names Apo-Gabapentin, Arrow-Gabapentin, Neurontin, Nupentin) Topiramate (brand names Apo-Topiramate, Topamax) Lamotrigine (brand names Arrow-Lamotrigine, Lamictil, Lamitor DT, Logem, Mogine, Motrig) Levetiracetam (brand name Keppra) Pregabalin (brand name Lyrica) Primidone (brand name Apo-Primidone) If your daughter has had these seizures without been clinically observed within this year of having the 7 seizures, you needs to seek clinical or medical attention as soon as possible. Too many Epileptic Episodes can trigger Neuro-pathy or pathic problems and could indicate a lack of oxidated oxygen in the brain and lack of oxygen can terminate body cells. So clinical or medical attention is recommended. Note:- Their is also a lack of white blood cells and bone marrow from the more seizure activity that is current. This means the more seizures the more defficency the patient with epilepsy will have to producing white blood cells to help stop clotting, bleeding etc. Good Luck!. Answered by Maureen Uballe 4 months ago.
Sorry I dont have any advice regarding breastfeeding because I was not able to breastfeed mine. My daughter was born at 23 weeks gestation so we had/have feeding issues. I did want to comment on the weight thing. Weight gain has always been a big issue for her. She is 2 1/2 and weighs 32 pounds now (yippee)! Some of the things we did to promote weight gain was added calories to the foods she did eat. We switched her to pediasure (240 cal per 8oz), I added heavy whipping cream to some of the foods that she ate. Its like 25 cal per tablesoon and it doesnt alter the taste of the food. We also added alot of butter to mashed potatoes, vegetables, just about every savory dish that she would eat which was not many. Sour cream is also loaded with calories and we used alot of that. Also, we added carnation instant breakfast to her whole milk to bump up its carlories. Again, I know this doesnt help with weaning her from the breast, but I just wanted to pass on some ideas we did to promote weight gain. Good luck! Answered by Leatrice Wede 4 months ago.
Any Doctor that can help please?
Asked by Charline Marney 4 months ago.
Hi, My name is Mary; my sister whom is 17 years old was diagnosed with Autism when she was 3 years old. She was so hyper and didn’t concentrate that much, so she was treated by Neuliptel and Entumeen from Novarts . she was stable for a long time, but 2 weeks ago she had some convulsions, we took her to the doctor and he said that she had an amount of electricity in her brain; so he gave her a new drug called teril 200 she took but it had a very bad affect , which is not being able to sleep , she slept like 3 hours/Day. So we retook her to the doctor and he changed it to Tegrtol200 also from Novarts , but she also couldn’t sleep ; she slpet 3 hours/the last 2 days!!! , we took her back to the doctor and he said that he can’t understand why this happens because she is suppose to sleep a lot of hours (all drugs that she is taking cause the one to sleep) instead of being awake!! My question: is there is any doctor who can explain what is going on with her, is there any reaction between the medicine she is taking i.e. between the Neuliptel, entumeen and the convulsions drugs?? What can we do? if we remove the convulsion drug she will get one .if we keep it she will stay awake what can we do please help , we are from Palestine and there is only 2 doctors in the whole country whom are specialized in psychology and neurology, but they are not helping Regards , Mary. Answered by Gabriela Tradup 4 months ago.
give her mary j and crack because that will knock her out and she will sleep. Answered by Dayle Schoggen 4 months ago.
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I have been working with my dr. on trying to get off Clonzepam. I am on Zoloft for depression 125 mg. Clonzepam worked great for anxiety but not for my stomach. Makes my IBS horrid. Dr. wants me to try Wellbutrin with my Zoloft. Does anyone take this combo. I have been told Wellbutrin helps with anxiety and...
Asked by Melodie Grahe 4 months ago.
I have been working with my dr. on trying to get off Clonzepam. I am on Zoloft for depression 125 mg. Clonzepam worked great for anxiety but not for my stomach. Makes my IBS horrid. Dr. wants me to try Wellbutrin with my Zoloft. Does anyone take this combo. I have been told Wellbutrin helps with anxiety and depression. Did you have any insomnia or stomach probs with this drug? Any feedback is appreciated. Answered by Trinh Oxenrider 4 months ago.
I am very fond of Wellbutrin, it works rather gently and is unique in that it balances 3 neurotranmitters, dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. I have never experienced trouble sleeping with it, myself. Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril, Ravotril in Chili) is in the benzodiazepine class, (the 2nd most abused drug in the USA). It is a an excellent med for bipolar disorder, epilepsy, ADHD, schizophrenia, PTSD, trigeminal neuralgia, phantom limb syndrome, and paroxysmal extreme pain disorder. It is as safe and effective as lithium for bipolar disorder maintenance. Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine therapy (Tegretol, Biston, Calepsin, Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Finlepsin, Sirtal, Stazepine, Telesmin, Teril, Timonil, Trimonil, Epimaz, Carbama/Carbamaze (New Zealand) can help neutralize the sometimes frightening detox symptoms of long term clonazepam use, including seizures, and doesn't cause those withdrawals itself. I take prescription Pepcid for acid reflux/IBS, Tagamet causes a decrease in the metabolising of Carbamazepine. Good luck, I hope this helps. Answered by Shanika Prchlik 4 months ago.
I think they usually say 8 weeks, but maybe Wellbutrin is different. It didn't do anything for me. I keep taking it because taking antidepressants are supposed to help prevent another episode of major depression, even if it doesn't help with chronic depression. It is typical that you have to try several antidepressants before you find the one (or ones) that work for you. Answered by Hortense Nibbe 4 months ago.
I was on Wellbutrin for 12 years. Zoloft for 16 years, along with many, many other pills. Nothing worked for my depression. Zoloft is VERY DANGEROUS for pregnant women who want to breastfeed. Wellbutrin is tolerant with most people. The best medication I am on is Lamictal. It is for bi-polar, but it takes care of my anxiety, depression, psychosis, anger, everything. Answered by Fernande Peredz 4 months ago.