Brain's natural Valium could stop seizures, scientists say. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a naturally.
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like brake on certain types of epileptic seizures.
'Our results show for the first time that a nucleus deep in the middle of the brain generates a small protein product, or peptide, that acts just like benzodiazepines.' This drug class includes not only the anti-anxiety compound Valium (generic name diazepam), first marketed in 1965, but its predecessor Librium, discovered in 1955, and the more recently developed sleep aid Halcyon.
SUCCESS STORIES OF STOPPING CLUSTER SEIZURES USING THE VALIUM PROTOCOL. Cathy and Zak: Zak started the day with a seizure. We used the.
The good news if I can give Zak the correct dose of rectal valium right away and follow up with the oral valium, we are able to stop clusters, the seizures are milder and he bounces back very quickly after the seizures.
A continuous seizure or a series of seizures in which the patient does not They were randomly selected to receive either Valium, Ativan or neither treatment.
Paramedics currently are able to administer Valium, but there have been no controlled clinical trials that have looked at its efficacy. Valium and Ativan carry the risk of the complications such as dangerously lowering blood pressure and impairing breathing. This risk has caused some to question whether these drugs should be administered outside of a controlled hospital setting.
I take Carbamazepine (Tegretol) for my seizures but I still have Yesterday my doctor prescribed Diazepam (Valium) 5 mg for me to take 3.
Interesting - I do sometimes take it when I have a bad migraine and my migraine meds dont work - its only 5mg but always helps me.
Hi Jason, I thankfully have had success with Keppra so have not needed extra meds to help control any seizures, I have taken diazepam while still taking Keppra under medical supervision (While in hospital) and had no issues, very low dosage and didn't notice the affects, I guess its a try it and see what happens, After all if you are taking Tegretol and still having them then there are changes needed. Take care and please do let us know how you get on with them. Thanks Martin.
This is just an update for anyone that may run across this someday. After one week of taking both the Tegretol and Valium I had a very small seizure that was limited to my foot that lasted for about 30 seconds. This was after what for me is now considered fairly strenuous physical activity. Before I would have had a full seizure on the entire left side of my body lasting several minutes. The next day he upped my dosage to 5 mg 4 times a day and after about a month of this I have been seizure free. Every once in a while I get a little twitching in my toes for about 5-10 seconds but if that's as bad as it ever gets I'm very happy with that. I have had no negative side effects at all (just feel a little more relaxed) and would highly recommend that anyone struggling to find the right combination of drugs to deal with seizures to talk to their neurologist about this. If you have any questions about this please feel free to message me.
I take Carbamazepine (Tegretol) for my seizures but I still have several a month. I have tried adding other meds but none have worked. Yesterday my doctor prescribed Diazepam (Valium) 5 mg for me to take 3 times a day. Has anyone else tried this and what were your results. Thanks.
Dr. King mentions the use of rectal valium as a therapeutic choice for seizures in which venous access is not available. I would like to expand on this point in.
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It is important to place Valium in the lower two-thirds of the rectum or anus. If Valium is placed in the upper third of the rectum, it will be absorbed in the portal circulation en route to the liver, where it will be metabolized before reaching the brain. Valium placed in the lower two-thirds of the rectum or anus will be absorbed in the systemic circulation, and carried back to the heart before it's distributed to the brain, the target organ of the drug.
(2005;27(5):22.). As a board certified emergency phys- cian who's been in private practice since 1980, I thoroughly enjoy reading your publication. I would like to comment on the article, “Status Epilepticus: Therapeutic Advances” by Dr. Brent R. King in the May issue.
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Nikunj Parikh, MD Shreveport, LA. Because many emergency departments may not have Valium suppositories readily available, it is important to mention that IV Valium can be inserted into the rectum.
As a result of this anatomical difference, it is crucial where Valium is placed in the rectum. Dr. The lower two-thirds of the rectum and anus have systemic circulation and the upper one-third of the rectum has portal circulation. King mentions the use of rectal valium as a therapeutic choice for seizures in which venous access is not available. I would like to expand on this point in regard to the distinct vascular supply of the rectum, the systemic and portal circulation.
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