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Review: could Epilepsy cause Slurred speech?

We study 27,296 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 446 have Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy (latest reports from 70,879 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Lamotrigine, Dilantin, Carbamazepine.

Slurred speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 191,870 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 27,285 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 446 (1.63%) have Slurred Speech. They amount to 0.23% of all the 191,856 people who have Slurred Speech on eHealthMe.

Trend of Slurred speech in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :

Slurred speech53.48%46.52%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :

Slurred speech0.00%5.07%14.26%17.43%14.90%13.95%16.32%18.23%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Slurred speech0.00%66.67%22.22%11.11%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (32 people, 7.17%)
  2. Depression (26 people, 5.83%)
  3. Convulsion (21 people, 4.71%)
  4. Anxiety (20 people, 4.48%)
  5. Hypertension (18 people, 4.04%)
  6. Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.81%)
  7. Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.59%)
  8. Partial seizures (14 people, 3.14%)
  9. Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 2.69%)
  10. Back pain (11 people, 2.47%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Keppra (187 people, 41.93%)
  2. Lamictal (174 people, 39.01%)
  3. Tegretol (169 people, 37.89%)
  4. Topamax (125 people, 28.03%)
  5. Carbamazepine (122 people, 27.35%)
  6. Neurontin (104 people, 23.32%)
  7. Levetiracetam (101 people, 22.65%)
  8. Topiramate (95 people, 21.30%)
  9. Phenytoin (90 people, 20.18%)
  10. Depakene (69 people, 15.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Sudden on set of aphasia 3 days ago


  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • started about 8 monthes ago im am 23 y/o female


  • From this study (6 months 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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