Seizure symptoms grand mal

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Avatar f tn I haven't told anyone about this bump tho, for one I forget about it when I have a grand mal or mini mal. Everyone forgets about it bc my seizures are so severe when they happen. So I was just wondering if this is something that could be contributing to my seizures, causing my seizures, or I should just go get looked at. Thank you!
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 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.
Avatar f tn Within seconds he was in a full blown (MASSIVE) Grand Mal Seizure. I have a gf who has Grand Mal Seizures. Honestly, this was 100 x's worse! It lasted for well of 45 seconds!!! Frankly, I did not think he was going to make it. He could not breath during the seizure, and I started to question if he was having a heart attack or choking. I immediately rushed him to our vet, who began running all the tests others have listed in this forum (within 2 hours of the attack).
Avatar n tn In March of 1998 I gave birth to my 4th child via cesearian section. The next day, I had a couple of grand mal seizures. I am once again on a high dose of dilantin. I also take zoloft for depression and just lately have been diagnosed as hypo- thyroid, so I take synthroid for that. I have also been told to take both an iron and a folic acid supplement.
Avatar n tn Posted By crager on January 13, 1999 at 11:24:14: In Reply to: Re: grand mal siezures posted by CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS on January 10, 1999 at 17:08:31: In Jan. 1995 three days after giving birth to my third child, I had several grand mal seizures. Tests showed only a slight slowing of the brain waves after two days. Nothing more. I was placed on dilantin and took it for 2 years. In March of 1998 I gave birth to my 4th child via cesearian section.
Avatar n tn Posted By crager on January 13, 1999 at 20:05:22: In Reply to: grand mal siezures posted by crager on January 13, 1999 at 11:24:14: : In Jan. 1995 three days after giving birth to my third child, I had : several grand mal seizures. Tests showed only a slight slowing of the : brain waves after two days. Nothing more. I was placed on dilantin and : took it for 2 years. In March of 1998 I gave birth to my 4th child : via cesearian section.
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.
5466288 tn?1410488785 I did some research on this issue since I really needed an answer.What I came up with was Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).Sounds like what my mother was suffering with at the time of her death.But she was in the late stages.
Avatar n tn What causes someone to have a weak leg after having an epileptic seizure (grand mal) for the first time?
Avatar n tn April of 2003, I had a grand mal seizure. I don't remember most of the day. When the medics (I was at work) checked my blood sugar it was 18. I had done everything correctly, but with a combination of stress and heat, they thought I had a diabetic seizure. It turned out to be seizures unrelated, but that the intense force my body was using during the seizure that my blood sugar bottomed out. I had grand mal seizures for the next 8 months (very sporadically).
Avatar n tn I am a 43 healthy female. I had a gran mal seizure in 2004 where I fell backwards stiff as a board and cracked my head open on concrete. I lost all consciousness and could not tell where I was when I came to. I do not remember falling. God blessed me that day as I was about to drive my husband and 2 children home from vacation from San Antonio to Houston. I could have killed them and another driver.
Avatar n tn It's a controversial topic though, but repeated grand-mal seizures or cases of status epilepticus are generally the types of seizures that cause damage in the long run. simple partial seizures will no necessarily morph into complex or tonic-clonic seizures. Many people simply have simple partial seizures restricted to a certain part of the brain.
Avatar m tn The seizure he had was pretty bad, Im guessing it was a grand mal. He fell to his side, stiffened up really bad, threw his head back, eyes rolled back , and defecated. Lasted about five minutes. By the time we got to the vet, he was moving around, but slow. Also, if he lays down for any lengthy time, he yelps once or so when he goes to get up. My question is, is this normal after a seizure to be this way, or should we be looking for something else going on?
Avatar f tn Hi, Your symptoms suggest of a Grand mal seizure. Please wait for EEG and consult a neurologist for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. 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.
1745492 tn?1320201940 They were, however, investigating only my episodes I have thaty mimick grand mal seizures at that time. Those were diagnosed as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. These episodes weren't happening then though, and they feel different. Could they have missed something? I don't want to spend alot of money again if I'm mistaken.
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 My daughter had a closed head injury at the age of 3, which resulted in multiple seizures (grand mal) and a heart arythmia. It seemed at first that she had epilepsy, and wsa trated for years on phenobarbitol, dilantin and Tegretol, none of which subsided the seizures. Then she was told she may have a vasal vagal reflux disorder, and that was triggering the seizures. she was taken off of the seizure medication and placed on inderol to control her heart.
Avatar f tn How was your appointment with the neurologist? Usually, Generalized or Grand Mal Seizures begin suddenly; the person loses consciousness and may experience the following symptoms: he becomes rigid, and falls down and may have jerking movements of the arms, legs and trunk muscles. He may involuntarily pass urine or feces. The seizure usually subsides within 2 minutes or less, leaving the person confused and sleepy.
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 n tn Since I have had that I suffer from Grand Mal Seizures due to scar tissue. Is this something that is common? Also after my seizures I am confused as to the year and even not remembering people in my family.On one occasion this has lasted 2 hours. I am not concerned about it but my family is very concerned about it. Any help or advice I can get would be of great help.
Avatar n tn He has also had petite seizures as well. The Grand Mal have been under control now for 2 years but the petite seizures continue. He currently s taking 2400mgs of Tegretol time released and 1500mgs of Keppra. The keppra seemed to stop the petie seizures from 3 a week to 1 every siz weeks or so. However, since March of 07 he began to have a different type of seizure. At first we were told it was because he wasn't taking his medicine correctly but we knew that wasn't the case.
Avatar n tn I'm 31 yrs old and took seizure meds for over 10 yrs due to 2 grand mal seizures many yrs ago. I had about a 1 year history of petit mal seizures when I started meds. I discontinued my meds (phenobarbitol, 90mg/day) about 7 mos ago. My MRI was completely normal. No problems till now. On Sat. I had some neurological problems that were very different from my past experiences.
594907 tn?1227312764 I can really feel for your daughter, I was speech developed late, I now have grand-mal sz and I still have trouble talking. Being as communication is learned as a child, makes whole thing just "off". and am dubbed as "One who repeat speaks backwards" meaning, I stutter whole words or phrazes, and jumble letters with in words and sentences, as well as
Avatar n tn she had tonic clonic seizures (used to be called grand mal) and had at least 10 at home before having one in the hospital, once the doctors saw her seizures they then placed her on epilim. She never had another seizure after starting medication, and was weaned off her medication when she was 4. she is now 8 and has still not had another one.
Avatar n tn The EEG and MRI came back normal, as did all the blood work. My doctor put me on muscle relaxers and valium to help with the leg cramping/spasms. So far, they are not helping. The nighttime leg cramps are still going on. They are still very painful. And now, I get them during the day, which had not happened before. They happen when I am standing or sitting. I cannot figure out what triggers them.
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.
Avatar f tn Temporary confusion A staring spell Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs Loss of consciousness or awareness According to the same article Tonic-clonic seizures (also called grand mal). The most intense of all types of seizures, these are characterized by a loss of consciousness, body stiffening and shaking, and sometimes loss of bladder control or biting your tongue. Click here to keep reading http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am wondering i fyou guys have had any resolutions with this issue as I am dealing with the exact same situation with my husband, who is now 25 years old diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. Non-low related grand-mal seizure activity with no answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.