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Would you have Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)) when you have Epilepsy?

Summary: Slurred speech is found among people with Epilepsy, especially people who are female, 20-29 old, also have Parkinson's disease, and take medication Keppra. We study 448 people who have Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult)) 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, Tegretol, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine. (latest reports from 39,402 Epilepsy patients)

Slurred speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 31,351 Slurred speech patients)

On May, 5, 2015: 448 people who have epilepsy and Slurred Speech are studied.

Trend of Slurred speech in epilepsy reports

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

FemaleMale
Slurred speech53.33%46.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Slurred speech0.00%5.05%14.35%17.35%14.83%13.88%16.25%18.30%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Slurred speech0.00%72.73%18.18%9.09%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (32 people, 7.14%)
  2. Depression (26 people, 5.80%)
  3. Convulsion (21 people, 4.69%)
  4. Anxiety (20 people, 4.46%)
  5. Hypertension (18 people, 4.02%)
  6. Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.79%)
  7. Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.57%)
  8. Partial seizures (14 people, 3.12%)
  9. Petit mal epilepsy (12 people, 2.68%)
  10. Back pain (11 people, 2.46%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Keppra (187 people, 41.74%)
  2. Lamictal (174 people, 38.84%)
  3. Tegretol (169 people, 37.72%)
  4. Topamax (125 people, 27.90%)
  5. Carbamazepine (122 people, 27.23%)
  6. Neurontin (104 people, 23.21%)
  7. Levetiracetam (101 people, 22.54%)
  8. Topiramate (95 people, 21.21%)
  9. Phenytoin (90 people, 20.09%)
  10. Lamotrigine (69 people, 15.40%)

* 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.

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    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.

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    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

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    Godschild2 on Nov, 8, 2014:

    Just had a grand mal seizure too...1st time ever. Was diagnosed with chronic severe anemia from uterine fibroids in 2010. Symptoms became very bad in 2012...my hair started coming out in clumps, my hemoglobin was/is very low (5.8), as well as many other symptoms. Does anyone know if smoking marijuana causes fibroids?

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