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Would you have Pseudodementia when you have Epilepsy?

Summary: Pseudodementia is found among people with Epilepsy, especially people who are female, 60+ old, also have Bipolar i disorder, and take medication Depakene.

We study 6 people who have Pseudodementia and Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) can be treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Lamotrigine, Tegretol, Dilantin, Carbamazepine. (latest reports from 39,332 Epilepsy patients)

Pseudodementia

Pseudodementia (severe form of depression that results from a progressive brain disorder in which cognitive changes mimic those of dementia) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, sleep disorder, depression, osteoporosis, diarrhea. (latest reports from 91 Pseudodementia patients)

On Jan, 17, 2015: 6 people who have epilepsy and Pseudodementia are studied.

Trend of Pseudodementia in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Pseudodementia * :

FemaleMale
Pseudodementia66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Pseudodementia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pseudodementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%0.00%62.50%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Bipolar i disorder (2 people, 33.33%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Depakene (3 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lyrica (3 people, 50.00%)
  3. Topamax (3 people, 50.00%)
  4. Diazepam (2 people, 33.33%)
  5. Lamotrigine (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    Son is starting the ketogenic diet again after having been successful and seizure free for 13 years. Seizures are creeping back in so we are staring the diet again. Hydroxyzine is the only med that might have an interaction because it is a liquid syrup. I can't find anything that tells me the sugar content of this syrup.
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  • Has anything helped with muscle weakness/pain caused by carbamazepine? or any remedies?
    I have partial seizures that affects my right side. It's caused by having a brain tumor on the left side when I was younger that was removed. I'm taking 600mg of Carbamazepine a day.

    I have muscle weakness and pain on my right arm and leg a lot. There are times when I can't even pick up a water bottle with my right hand without feeling like I'm going to drop it. The pain almost feels like growing pains but I stopped growing 4 years ago.

    Has anyone had this and figured out things that helped like pain relievers, heat, cold, anything? Right now I just rest but it'd be nice to have something to actually help with the pain.

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