Review: could Epilepsy cause Slurred speech?
Summary: Slurred speech could be caused by Epilepsy, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Parkinson's disease, and take Keppra.
We study 27,200 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 444 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 68,069 patients) is typically treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Dilantin, Tegretol, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine.
Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 190,141 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 27,194 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 444 (1.63%) have Slurred Speech. They amount to 0.23% of all the 189,992 people who have Slurred Speech on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :
|Slurred speech||53.49%||46.51% |
Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Slurred speech * :
|Slurred speech||0.00%||5.09%||14.31%||17.49%||14.94%||13.99%||16.38%||17.97% |
Severity of the symptom * :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Slurred speech||0.00%||57.14%||28.57%||14.29% |
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Parkinson's disease (32 people, 7.21%)
- Depression (26 people, 5.86%)
- Convulsion (21 people, 4.73%)
- Anxiety (20 people, 4.50%)
- Hypertension (18 people, 4.05%)
- Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.83%)
- Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.60%)
- Partial seizures (14 people, 3.15%)
- Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 2.70%)
- Back pain (11 people, 2.48%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Keppra (185 people, 41.67%)
- Lamictal (174 people, 39.19%)
- Tegretol (169 people, 38.06%)
- Topamax (125 people, 28.15%)
- Carbamazepine (122 people, 27.48%)
- Neurontin (104 people, 23.42%)
- Levetiracetam (101 people, 22.75%)
- Topiramate (95 people, 21.40%)
- Phenytoin (90 people, 20.27%)
- Depakene (69 people, 15.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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started about 8 monthes ago im am 23 y/o female
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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 (2 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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