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Review: could Epilepsy cause Pseudodementia?

We study 27,290 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Pseudodementia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy (latest reports from 70,863 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Topamax.

Pseudodementia

Pseudodementia (severe form of depression that results from a progressive brain disorder in which cognitive changes mimic those of dementia) (latest reports from 636 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, sleep disorder, depression, osteoporosis, epilepsy.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 27,285 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 6 (0.02%) have Pseudodementia. They amount to 0.95% of all the 634 people who have Pseudodementia on eHealthMe.

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%42.86%0.00%71.43%

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (15 hours ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

    Reply

    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • sudden on set of severity of epilepsy, Dilatin made me super agressive, Gabapentin is effecting my cordination. Severe shakes, light headed and over heated sent me to the ER yesterday. Apitite is up and down. unsure if the medication is helping or hurting me.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Onset of symptoms started on third day of Savella Titration pack. Immediately stopped medicine (had the 3rd day am dose) by midday spasms and back pain severe, by 6pm unable to walk due to extreme pain. Sent to ER, no response to pain medicine, finally muscle relaxer allowed me to walk again. Sent home on Muscle relaxers. Had MRI - found 1 inch fluid cyst on Pancreas. 5 days later muscles no longer hurt, minimal back pain and able to walk again unassisted.

    Reply

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