Review: could Epilepsy cause Slurred speech?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 27,163 people who have Epilepsy. Among them, 443 experience Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)). See who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Epilepsy (latest reports from 69,117 patients) is typically treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Tegretol, Topamax.
Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 187,090 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 27,163 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 443 (1.63%) have Slurred Speech. They amount to 0.24% of all the 186,902 people who have Slurred Speech.
Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :
|Slurred speech||53.42%||46.58% |
Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :
|Slurred speech||0.00%||5.09%||14.31%||17.33%||14.94%||13.99%||16.38%||17.97% |
Severity of the symptom * :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Slurred speech||0.00%||50.00%||33.33%||16.67% |
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Epilepsy (443 people, 100.00%)
- Parkinson's disease (32 people, 7.22%)
- Depression (26 people, 5.87%)
- Convulsion (21 people, 4.74%)
- Anxiety (20 people, 4.51%)
- Hypertension (18 people, 4.06%)
- Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.84%)
- Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.61%)
- Partial seizures (14 people, 3.16%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 2.71%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Keppra (184 people, 41.53%)
- Lamictal (174 people, 39.28%)
- Tegretol (169 people, 38.15%)
- Topamax (125 people, 28.22%)
- Carbamazepine (122 people, 27.54%)
- Neurontin (104 people, 23.48%)
- Levetiracetam (101 people, 22.80%)
- Topiramate (95 people, 21.44%)
- Phenytoin (90 people, 20.32%)
- Lamotrigine (69 people, 15.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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.
From this study (3 days 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.
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