Epilepsy/seizures

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hi i was wondering if not taking meds at the exact same time every day  could cause a breakthru seizure? do meds stop seizures from happening even if a person is sleep deprived?or does a person always have to be careful about getting enough sleep? tks tami

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Hi Tami,
It is a good idea to take medication at the prescribed intervals as the blood levels decrease to non-therapeutic
levels after a number of hours.
Meds may not prevent a seizure from occurring when someone is sleep deprived.  Obviously it depands on many factors:  how severe the sleep deprivation, how severe the seizure disorder and how effective the medication and dosage of the med.
Sincerely,
Sophia

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Sophia, R.N., M.S.

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Almost any questions pertaining to epilepsy, seizures, pseudo-seizures, testing for epilepsy, medications, surgery. Self-care, appropriate emergency measures, medication side-effects, drug interactions etc.

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Working as an epilepsy nurse clinican in a large comprehensive epilepsy center for 15 years. Previous employment with a major pharmaceutical company working in pharmaceutical research. Before that - varied experience in nursing.

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