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Re: elusive putative seizure disorder

Posted by PattyG on September 29, 2001, at 9:23:16

In reply to Re: elusive putative seizure disorder Elizabeth, posted by Zo on September 28, 2001, at 0:38:56

Hello,

I have been trying to search the archives (not sure I've done this properly) about seizures and consequent testing, medications, causes, etc. My 27 yr. old son has had his second seizure in two years and we're in the process of trying to learn the cause. Neurologist first thought it was a side effect of the Wellbutrin, but since he's been off that and has now had another episode, obviously not. Test scheduled are MRI, MRA, and EEG. After first episode, he had CAT Scan and MRI and some blood work, but nothing showed up. My son does smoke pot and the doc says this can lower threshold for seizures. I have not idea, but found it interesting that after first seizure, he told son it was *withdrawal* from usage that could prompt an attack. So which is it? Or is it? This guy does seem a bit uptight. They prescribed Dilantin (Phenytoin) and I'm now hearing that is a relatively old drug with side effects. Can you offer some insight or direction to websites that might help us?

Thank you so much,
PattyG


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