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Abdominal epilepsy


  Sir,
  My husband is suffering fron Abdominal epilepsy. In last 3 years he has fainted 4 times following a stomach ache. All the instances were supposedly after he had consumed stale food. He has no convulsions, only he loses conciousness for a minute or so. He can feel it coming. Though his MRI was normal, EEG showed something of epilepsy. He was prescribed Frisium , one tab daily by a neurologist who claimed that a dose of Encorate, 2 tabs twice daily was very harmful as was prescribed by another neurologist.
  My Husband got confused and is not taking any medication.
  Please tell something about this disease.  Should there be any medication taken or taking care of stomach and diet is sufficient?
Dear Arti:
Sorry to hear about your husband.  Assuming that the diagnosis is correct, the actual epileptic disease that you are telling me that your husband has does not fit the title of abdominal epilepsy.  Abdominal epilepsy is where the external abdominal muscle twitch uncontrollable.  What you are describing is a condition where the aura of the seizure event involves abdominal pain and vomiting and then your husband loses consciousness.  This is really complex-partial epilepsy.  I am not familiar with the medications that were given to your husband for epilepsy.  I think that you probably would be best served by going to a neurologist who is familiar with epilepsy and can review the EEG.  I hope that everything works out.
Sincerely,
CCF Neuro[P] MD




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