Grand mal seizure types of seizures

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Avatar n tn Hi sapna_grn, How are you? Grand mal seizures also called generalized tonic clonic seizures are the most common and best known type of generalized seizure. Usually, they begin with stiffening of the limbs (the tonic phase), followed by jerking of the limbs and face (the clonic phase). During the tonic phase, breathing may decrease or cease altogether, producing cyanosis (blueing) of the lips, nail beds, and face. You can see the diagram in this link: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.
2030686 tn?1351688548 There are different types of seizures. The grand mal seizure is the tonic clonic type. Next are the absence seizures or petit mal seizures. They cause absence attacks. And temporal lobe seizures can cause altered smell or hallucinations. So, each seizure activity fits into a particular pattern, this prompts the treating physician to order an EEG. If what you have is seizure activity, only an EEG (electroencephalogram) can help confirm this. This is done under the guidance of a neurologist.
Avatar n tn my son had complex partial seizures and was tried on several types of seizure medications, all of which made him totally out of control, and none of which controlled the seizures. he would have as many as 8 a day. in 2003 the doctor did a temporal lobectomy and removed a grade 2 astrocytoma along with a portion of his right temporal lobe. for 2 years he had swelling in that general region, but no seizures...
Avatar m tn After some of my seizures (post operation) I came to consciousness begging the paramedics to give me tissues to blow my nose and rid my throat of congestion and mucus. I experienced my last grand mal seizure ten days ago while walking around the city of Dominica when the temperature was well over 90 deg. F. About 20 minutes prior to the seizure I drank a bottle of water sold to me by a street vendor who retrieved the bottle from a dirty ice water chest!
Avatar f tn Well have you went to see a Neurologist he will be the best DR,for you.I'm have Grand-Mal seizure and when it attack's me it's when I'm very tired,that's number # 1 then if I'm stress that's number# 2,What was your symptoms,Iusely wet my pant's,I mubble with my word's,get confuse,get really tired,and I have a bad headaches.
Avatar n tn Pregnancy, because the hormonal environment is rich in progesterone, an agent known to calm seizure activity, is often a time of few seizures and postpartum when the hormone vanishes a time of increased seizure activity. Discussion with a neurologist who has interest in seizure (there are neurologists who specialize in epilepsy) may be helpful. Keywords: postpartum seizure This information isprovided for education and is not a medical consultation.
Avatar f tn Since birth he has had some sensory processing issues which may attribute to his anger and irritation. Two weeks ago, he experienced a grand mal seizure. We are going through the process of having a diagnosis for his seizures, however, I wondered what type is generally assoicated with Asperger? Because ADHD medication seemed to work most of the time but not consistently, some thoughts about complex partial seizures were suggested.
Avatar n tn Grand Mal and Absence seizures are types of Epilepsy. Do you get seizure all over your body, or only some parts of the body ? Tegretol is known to work well in partial epilepsy, where one gets seizures involving only some parts of the body... for example, a hand seizure, with twitching of the mouth, etc. But for Generalized seizures, there are other medicines which are proven to be more effective. (Like...
Avatar n tn Posted By Wendy on December 05, 1998 at 22:59:55: Five years ago, my brothers' son was diagnosed with epilepsy. He is now 33 years old and a husband and father of two small boys. His seizures have been controlled with medication . On more than one occasion however, he has "forgotten" to take his medicine. My brother believes that this is not true; he thinks his son is in denial and purposely doesn't take it thinking that he has "beaten" the illness.
Avatar n tn I am a 40 year old man that has had grand mal seizures since birth , They are controled by meds. ( dilantin , 100 mg 2 caps two times a day ). When I do have a seizure it is always when I take a bite of bread ,roll, e- muffin . is there a link between the two . Thank - You Jerry Dear Jerry, There are cases of "eating epilepsy " reported in the literature.
Avatar m tn After a Grand mal seizure, can you have smaller “after shook” seizures, especially after hitting your head? How long till you “heal” from a Grand mal seizure? Question 2: We will hesitate extremely before putting her back on medication, the effects of the Keppra were worse than the smaller little seizures she had. But if we are forced to go with medicine, what is the best for a child like this?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with grand-mal seizures when Iwas 15 yoa after having my first grand mal seizure. After batteries of tests through the years (I am now 53 and seizure free for 18 years), I have never been given a reason for why. After 36 years of being on Dilantin and those side effects, I was placed on Topamax in the last year and have tolerated it well so far.
Avatar f tn There are different types of epilepsy with different characteristics like grand mal epilepsy you have tonic clonic generalized muscle contractions, frothing, unconsciousness, twitches, metal confusion, some may lose bladder and bowel control, usually preceded by an aura of impending seizure. aura is a strange feeling of muscle stiffening, hearing weird sounds, smelling strange smells etc. absence seizure manifest as brief staring spells where the person is cut off from the surroundings.
Avatar f tn BECAUSE CERTAIN TYPES OF SEIZURES AFFECT CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BRAIN.WHAT TYPE OF SEIZURES WAS HE DX WITH? GRAND MAL?
Avatar n tn petite mal) siezures? Dilantin does not control these types of seizures well and if she is still having these, this might be the reason for her having the breakthrough generalized seizures. What medication would depend on what her EEG shows and her clinical seizures are like. If she has complex absence then a trial of lamictal might be worthy of a try, but since I have not seen her EEG nor done a physical exam, it is impossible to suggest treatment.
Avatar n tn petite mal) siezures? Dilantin does not control these types of seizures well and if she is still having these, this might be the reason for her having the breakthrough generalized seizures. What medication would depend on what her EEG shows and her clinical seizures are like. If she has complex absence then a trial of lamictal might be worthy of a try, but since I have not seen her EEG nor done a physical exam, it is impossible to suggest treatment.
Avatar n tn petite mal) siezures? Dilantin does not control these types of seizures well and if she is still having these, this might be the reason for her having the breakthrough generalized seizures. What medication would depend on what her EEG shows and her clinical seizures are like. If she has complex absence then a trial of lamictal might be worthy of a try, but since I have not seen her EEG nor done a physical exam, it is impossible to suggest treatment.
Avatar n tn petite mal) siezures? Dilantin does not control these types of seizures well and if she is still having these, this might be the reason for her having the breakthrough generalized seizures. What medication would depend on what her EEG shows and her clinical seizures are like. If she has complex absence then a trial of lamictal might be worthy of a try, but since I have not seen her EEG nor done a physical exam, it is impossible to suggest treatment.
Avatar n tn Dilantin does not control these types of seizures well and if she is still having these, this might be the reason for her having the breakthrough generalized seizures. What medication would depend on what her EEG shows and her clinical seizures are like. If she has complex absence then a trial of lamictal might be worthy of a try, but since I have not seen her EEG nor done a physical exam, it is impossible to suggest treatment. Without both, one cannot give specific treatment options.
Avatar n tn Seizure activity goes through the aura, tonic and clonic stages, which is grand mal seizures. Others are petit mal epilepsy, which is otherwise called as absence seizures. And temporal lobe seizures are known to cause altered sense of smell or taste. If her symptoms fall into these mentioned categories, it could be seizure activity, only an EEG (electroencephalogram) can help confirm this. This is done under the guidance of a neurologist. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
757747 tn?1234746323 Such completely controls the grand mal seizures, although I still have petit mal seizures on a fairly regular basis. My question to you is this: How likely is it that my brain lesion and the accompanying seizure activity is affecting my vestibular system? I ask this of you because usually when I have seizures, I then suffer from dizziness/vertigo and a feeling of unsteadyness/clumsiness, coupled with slight muscle weakness.
Avatar n tn Hello: My name is james I have had seizures since I was a child.I never had a Grand-mal while I was Young only strange feelings.The feelings I have are like I'am living back at an old house where I use to live.Then sometimes its like I concentrate on one thing and that brings on a seizure.I am 40 my first grand-mal was when I turned 33,since then I have went thru 100's of ora's or I was to da-ja vue feelings and I have had 15 grand-mals.My last grand-malwas 8-20-98.