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can bipolar disorder cause seizures
My daughter has been taking medication for bipolar disorder for  about a year ( she was taking depakote 500 mg).  She was starting have nightmare regarding death, and her medication was changed to seroquel.  About 3 to 4 weeks after starting seroquel she had a seizure ( 1 at home and 2 in the hospital).  She was taken off the seroquel and but on Lamitcal and has had 5 more seizures.  Is her bipolar disorder causing the seizures?
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No bipolar disorder doesn't cause seizures and Lamictal and Depakoate are actually anti-convulsants. However, some medications as an adverse side effect can cause seizures. She needs to see a neurologist and get an EEG to determine the cause of the seizures. If it comes from one of the medications they can change it to another in the same class.
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does she hav a thyroid disorder? get a t3 t4 and tsh check....dont listen if ur doc says no need..just get it done
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