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I have been having seizues for 17 years and I just found out…

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I have been having...

I have been having seizues for 17 years and I just found out they are stress related

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I own a business and have two degress but they are getting worse and I am starting to hurt myself bad

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Yed

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

I have been to several neurologist and EEG's all normal

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I take levETIRAcetam 500mg 2 two times a day and I am so tired and cloudy I don't get off the couch. I am loosing my comany
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I quick taking all my meds other than the seizure meds to make sure they were not causing it but after 4 months I am getting worse. Do benzos help with stress and can stress really cause grandmal seizures were I bust my face open bite my tongue?
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Mental Health Professional: Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist replied 10 months ago
Dr. Kaushik
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Greetings.
Welcome to the site.
I am a Psychiatrist and and I believe that I can help you with your query.
Well, you see it seems like you are having stress induced mixed anxiety and depression and for that you will have to add some medications to your current regime comprising of levitaciratam 500 mg twice a day since this drug will only cater to the seizures but will not have anything to offer against stress.
Yes overwhelming stress can precipitate seizures including grand mal seizures where the person gets tongue bite, clenching of teeth, limb movements, jerks, unconsciousness,etc
I will suggest you to ask your doctor to put you on clonazepam which is a benzo at dose of 0.25 mg twice a day and also my with it an anti depressant drug like escitalopram is also added at dose of 10 mg at bedtime. Benzo like clonazepam will bring prompt relief to stress but for long term and even permanent relief you will require Escitalopram.
I hope this makes sense.
Wish you all the best and discuss these options with your doxtir.
Please kindly leave a POSITIVE RATING if you are satisfied with the answer.
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