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Hello,My Husband has difficult to control epilepsy which

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My Husband has difficult to control epilepsy which he has had since the age of 13. I am also worried that he has a dependence to painkillers which I think traces back to when he had a bad wrist injury back in his teens. If he is dependent to painkillers could this cause him a. to have more seizures and b. interfere with his epilepsy medication?
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Kerry Pocock
Hi. Sorry for the delay but I just got your question. In general pain medications don't interact with seizure medications but if he is dependent and at some time runs out of his pain medications then the withdrawal syndrome could cause seizures. I would hope his doctor who prescribes his seizure medications also prescribes or knows about his pain medications
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