Seizure medications grand mal

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Avatar f tn Hi, my 17 yro son was found last week, on the ground, across the street from his HS. Apparently he was having a severe Grand Mal Seizure. EMS reported he had been seizing for at least 15 minutes. Verset was administered to stop his seizing. However, he has a history of neg reaction to Versed as well as many other medications. This is due to a medobolic disorder, which causes various reactions and poor metabolizing of all drug's.
Avatar n tn On April 11th early morning around 1 am, I was awoken to my 1 yr 10 months old maltese, 4 lbs, having a grand mal. It was the first time I saw her having a grand mal. At that time, I had no idea what it was and was in panic! She was unconscious, violently jerking full body, salivating and then went very ridgid. I have no idea how long the seizure lasted. When she came out of the state, I took her to an emergency.
Avatar f tn Deep deep depression and grief. On Oct 20th I experienced my 1st grand mal seizure. Last week I had 2 more 7 days apart. EEG came back normal, MRI showed what could be scarring on the left side of my brain. DR said retest in 3 months to see if its a tumor. He says I have epilepsy,I disagree. Is it possible this is caused from severe trauma and grief? Each seizure I have had has been shortly after I awake in the morning and before I eat breakfast.
Avatar f tn my 16 yr old son who suffers from autism cerebral palsey ocd servere to profound hearing loss and epilepsy has suffered 3 seizures in 2 weeks, 1 tonic seizure may 2, 1 grand mal may 7 and 1 grand mal may 17. he is now taking 1000mg depakote. his depakote level is 105 (he weighs 98 lbs) since his last seizure on may 17 he now cries for hours before he falls asleep, and wakes during the night crying. i think his meds r affecting him. can u please give me an idea to help him?
Avatar f tn I was taking that regimen for about a year and a half. I suffered a grand mal seizure in October 2007 and another one shortly thereafter. I had a MRI and EEG which were conclusive for temporal lobe epilepsy. I have no family history of this. My question is could the drugs I was taking possible caused the seizures? I would appreciate any help. Thank you for your time.
996693 tn?1249679461 Do petit mal or complex partial seizures with medication still always carry the risk of progressing into grand mal seizure activity? And will he grow out of it? How is this going to effect him learning in school? I just found out that my son has this, and I have so many concerns.
3921209 tn?1348608695 Hi, I had an episode of seizure (Grand Mal) over a month ago. I was prescribed Dilantin. Since I ake my meds, I feel grogy, I have difficulty walking normal (people ask my why I limp) and if I try to walk normaly, my head seems to spin. My index finger twitch when I work too much on the computer or when I am tired. Is this normal or I was prescribed the wrong medication?
Avatar f tn A grand mal seizure is often followed by a period of confusion and delirium for a few days. You doctor is right in saying that you must not drive because you may have such seizures again. You should not drive unless you are free from seizures for a period of 6 months after taking treatment. Please take proper treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
327385 tn?1378364331 The face drooping that was noted to occur before your grand-mal seizure is not a sign of that you are having a stroke before your seizure. Seizures can be partial onset, in which the seizure starts in a specific part of the brain, and then may or may not spread to other areas of the brain, leading to a grand-mal seizure (the other type of seizure is generalized: it starts throughout the brain more or less at once).
Avatar n tn im kind of confused now, because my gp said he thought id had a grand mal seizure, but i went to A and E coz of my headache and the doc said he didnt think id had a seizure at all and that its normal to make jerking movements. i think its coz i told him i thought i was conscious through it, but i dont really know anymore because noone else was there and i think i was thinking unconscious as in shut eyes unconscious and not unaware unconscious.
11639155 tn?1420066015 I'm 24 years old and about 140ish pounds, and I'm breathing deeply into the mask, when I black out. Apparently I had my first Grand Mal seizure and the dentist switches back to oxygen when I come back. I asked my mom what happened and she answered that I had a Grand Mal. So we tried again with the Nitrous Oxide only after a good 10 minutes of oxygen and I blacked out again. This time the Dentist was quicker to switch back to oxygen and woke back up from the second Grand Mal seizure.
Avatar n tn Then, about 6 weeks ago, I woke up staring into the faces of about 8 paramedics. I had a grand mal seizure in my sleep with absolutely no warning. So---please be careful. I am just glad it did not happen while I was driving my kids down the road. Now, I can't drive for 6 months. Better safe than sorry.
Avatar f tn My twin sister ( she is 39 yr old and has never had seizures)had a grand mal seizure about a month ago in which she dislocated her shoulder with the seizure. At that time,she was placed on dilantin and topomax. She has had MRI and MRA which were normal. A spine xray showed bulging disc in the cervical spine. She had an EEG but that is to be repeated and I don't know the results. She had another seizure last week and has been in the hospital since.
Avatar n tn I had a slightly better sense of well being and the vivid nightmares were reeduced. 6 days after being put on the risperdal, however, I had a grand mal seizure at work whilst teaching. I had taken 25mg of adderall that day. The night before I had taken 15mg restoril, 30mg lexapro and 0.25mg risperdal. MY stress level was extremely high that day with general feelings of being out of control and unable to keep up during the general time frame of a few weeks.
Avatar f tn It could be that this may be the only fit your dog has, as this is more often the case. My dog had her first grand mal fit aged 12 and since then (one year) she hasn't had another (touch wood). About the post-fit recovery stage... I used to be a general nurse and can tell you that fits in dogs follow a pattern very similar to humans in that there is a stage after the grand mal that lasts around one hour when the patient appears concious, but actually is not (in their own mind).
Avatar n tn Also, what danger, if any, is he in, if he does not lose full consciousness or have a grand mal seizure? Thanks for any information you can provide.
Avatar m tn Hi, My Wife had a tonic clonic / Grand mal seizure a month ago at age 34. We are just getting started in dealing with this disease and could use some help from the community. Here are the facts: * She had a stroke (or something similar) when she was six which may be related to the seizure. When she went to the ER she had a cat scan which showed some "calcifications" which may be left over from the stroke.
Avatar n tn I have had them turn into grand mal as well. Some of the unexplained events though might be soon explained. They are now checking for Myasthenia Gravis and possibly coming up ALS. I am scared a little, so I know what the scary feeling of not knowing is like. I went for about 4 or 5 years before they diagnosed me with seizures, although sometimes events did show up on the EEG. I hope though that all can be figured out and your daughter will make a full recovery.
2030686 tn?1351692148 None have been as severe as the first one, but they have all been nocturnal grand mal seizures. The neuro says the first one was more of a "drug interaction" that built up over time (few years) and the others because my seizure threshold has been lowered. I supposedly had one of the best neuros in the state do the testing after my first seizure. He came up with toxic encephalopathy through process of elimination, the only other thing he could find was low potassium.
Avatar m tn My husband has been having grand mal seizures about every 6-7 weeks since having a stroke 8 months ago. They started 3 mos post ICB. We have tried med after med with nasty side effects causing us to have to eliminate them. He is currently on the least nasty one, Gabapentin, but it isn't controlling the seizures. Yesterday the neurologist added topamax. I was to give 25 mg at bedtime and gradually taper up to 100 mg bid. I was to continue the gabapentin at 300 mg tid.
Avatar f tn While attempting to get him inside and onto a gurney, he then went into a full Grand Mal seizure...something he hasn't had In over 8 years. He was then rushed to the local ER where he was given heavy doses of anti seizure medication that did absolutely nothing to stop the seizure. He seized for approximately 8-10 minutes! When convulsions stopped, he proceeded to be combative and violent towards everyone including my mother, which at this point he did not recognize.
Avatar n tn // I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes, and I don't know all the specific of your son's case, so I'm resisting saying exactly what happened to him. But that site does describe the condition pretty well. Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.
Avatar n tn They will sometimes get treated different but that's what makes us stronger. I had one bad seizure (grand mal) at my cousin house. I was all perfectlt fine until more and more people showed up. I started feeling dizzy and had a headache so I thought if I went and laid down it would help. All I remember from there was once I came back to it I had a horrible headache and everyone was scared. Make sure you warn the teachers just incase it ever happens in class.
Avatar f tn If CT, MRI, and blood tests are good, how long does it take for an EEG test to be explained? Also, what does a full neurological assesment consists of? My son had a grand mal seizure a few days ago and information is very sparse.
Avatar n tn Certainly your husband could be having seizures, but I cannot answer for sure. Yes, often times seizure medication will prevent generalization (grand mal) evolution of a seizure without being able to halt the initial phases of the seizure (aura or reduction of mental awareness). I would talk to his physician as there are many new medications on the market that may prevent the "trance" states. I hope things are corrected for your husband.
Avatar f tn Primary Generalized Seizure, Absence Seizure, Atypical Absence Seizure, Myoclonic Seizure, Atonic Seizure, Tonic Seizure, Clonic Seizure, Tonic-Clonic Seizure, Partial Seizure, Simple-Partial Seizure, Complex-Partial Seizure, Secondary Generalized Seizure, Psychogenic Seizure, and Hypoxic Seizure.
Avatar f tn ) Out of the blue, I had a grand mal seizure. I had an MRI, an EEG, and a 24 hour EEG done that showed nothing abnormal except for the scarring which I already knew about. So, I went through a few different medications and am having difficulty tolerating them. As far as the seizures go, I have not had one since, but I was put on Keppra for a short time and was not functioning well at all, Depakote I was on for about 6 months and the side-effects were too severe for me.
Avatar n tn I am a 34y F who had my first grand mal seizure in 6/03 I don't remember anything preceeding up to it. My MRI, CT were neg but my EEG had peaks on both sides of my brain, temporal I belive. I have been on Dilantin 300 qHS, had been fine until last wk when I started noticing a jittery feeling, got home noticed a perm solution smell. I recalled smelling it earlier in the wk. My neuro said it sounded like I was having an aura and is now changing me to Tegretol.
363110 tn?1340924019 He told me about the %30 of women who have more seizures during pregnancy and that it is more dangerous for those who have Grand Mal seizures (like me) to be off meds since we can fall and hit our stomachs/heads.... There are 2 meds that are relatively ok. I really just wanted some real life experiences from other women.