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Tongue piercings with epilepsy

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i am looking into getting my tongue pierced and want to know if it is safe.. i mean when i have seizures i do bite my tongue but is only ever the sides and the piercing is in the middle of the tongue so i dont see how this could be harmful... please help

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replied February 2nd, 2009
Epilepsy Answer A5645

Current medical status: i have epilepsy, both grandmal seizures and pettimal
Current medical treatment: i am on lamotrigne 150mg twice daily and clonazepam 1mg at night

Grand mal seizures accompanied with losing consciousness are characterized with contractions of the muscles in the beginning followed by relaxation of the muscles. Certain of the muscles that are relaxed include the tongue muscles. Therefore, the tongue should always try to be pulled out in men with seizures after the contractions stop. Having your pierce on the tongue might increase the risk of suffocating in this particular situation, so getting your tongue pierced is not recommended.

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