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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 I had my first grand mal seizure a few months ago. A couple of days ago, I had a a second grand mal seizure. The first lasted around 4-5 minutes and the second lasted for around 2-3 minutes. I had an EEG, CT Scan, blood work, and a holter monitor for the heart, and all of my results came back normal. My neurological exam was also normal. I had the aforementioned tests 1-2 days after my first grand mal episode. I had several aura episodes, and I had many panic/anxiety attacks.
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.
2030686 tn?1351692148 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 m tn I have had 8 grand mal seizures in the past 3 yrs. No aura, etc. I was on Lamictal and Zoloft for pst 9 months and gained 24 lbs, extremely tired, etc. Doctor has recently changed me to Keppra (500mg) and Zoloft (100mg). Not sure this is the right combo for me. Any suggetions? I seem to have mad mood swings, sleepy all the time. Would Wellbutrin help? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!
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.
911669 tn?1294102788 this can be with enough force to really bite into my tongue and cause bleeding. A Grand Mal - the usual type of seizure associated with tongue-biting, does NOT awaken you with the pain of the bite. After grand mal, the person falls into a "post-ictal" (after seizure) state that can last 30 minutes to several hours. It looks like a deep sleep or a period of deep lethargy and confusion. People do not remember what happened during the seizure nor during the postictal state.
Avatar n tn //www.mayoclinic.com/health/grand-mal-seizure/DS00222 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.
328328 tn?1261682204 It took me a while to find one that would help me find the perfect medication for my type of epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy - starts in childhood, permanent, consists of involuntary jerks of appendages and full-on tonic clonic/grand mal seizures). Be wary of the medication Tegretol if you suspect my type of epilepsy, because it only makes them worse, despite the fact that it works wonders on most other types. As for running into things, I do that a lot too.
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 n tn When I was a child I suffered grand-mal seizures when I had even the slightest of fevers. I grew out of that, but I began having seizures again at 12 yoa (not related to fever). I seemed to outgrow them again, but hit my head several times in a car accident at 17 yoa. and I began having seizures again. I stopped having seizures in 1983 and have not been medicated since 1989. However, I have been suffering migraines ever since I stopped having seizures.
Avatar f tn actually I looked it up and the type I was thinking of is "petit mal" seizures. These are mostly found in children but due to hormonal issues these can be present in a thyroid patient. Below I copied and pasted the definations of certain types of seizures from my saved file. These are listed under generalized seizures if you want to read more.
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 Hi, How is your grandson feeling now? Is he still having seizures? In the pediatric age group there are lots of causes for seizures. Seizures are common in pediatric age group and occur in approximately 10% of children. Most seizures are provoked by body disorders originating outside the brain, such as high fever, infection, syncope, head trauma; shortness of breath for want of oxygen can also cause seizure, or cardiac abnormalities. What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized?
Avatar n tn he never experienced another, though was prone to fainting through his teens. i experienced febrile grand mal types seizures throughout my infancy and early years. i was treated with phenobarbital, which somewhat controllled my seizures until i outgrew the condition. medication was stopped in elementary school and i never experienced another grand mal seizure until last week. it was actually my 29th birthday. my husband had to call 911.
Avatar n tn is in my non-dominant lobe, could it be causing the speech change? Can such a small tumor or cyst cause a grand mal seizure (I've never had any other types of seizures) The radiologist noted there is no midline shift, mass effect, or edema. My neurologist doesn't seem worried and says "its probably just a cyst and nothing to worry about". I'm thinking it's quite a coincidence that I have the speech problem and a seizure, and my MRI shows an unidentified object in my temporal lobe.
Avatar n tn My 17 year-old son has had two grand mal seizures upon falling asleep within the last 8 months. The first occured last August,and the second occured in January. He has had an MRI, which showed nothing abnormal. He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep.
Avatar n tn My 17 year-old son has had two grand mal seizures upon falling asleep within the last 8 months. The first occured last August,and the second occured in January. He has had an MRI, which showed nothing abnormal. He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep.
Avatar n tn My 17 year-old son has had two grand mal seizures upon falling asleep within the last 8 months. The first occured last August,and the second occured in January. He has had an MRI, which showed nothing abnormal. He had a sleep deprived EEG. This showed a little seizure activity in the two front lobes of his brain when he was in the transition from being awake to falling asleep. There was no seizure activity while awake or while in a deep sleep.
Avatar n tn Can such a small tumor or cyst cause a grand mal seizure (I've never had any other types of seizures) The radiologist noted there is no midline shift, mass effect, or edema. My neurologist doesn't seem worried and says "its probably just a cyst and nothing to worry about". I'm thinking it's quite a coincidence that I have the speech problem and a seizure, and my MRI shows an unidentified object in my temporal lobe.
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 Hello. You are going through a lot. This condition is, in fact, Epilepsy. 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 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 n tn I had the surgery in 2004 and since that time, I have not had any absence or grand mal seizures. I still have seizure activity on my EEG but it now manifests itself as a headache. I don't like dealing with the headaches but they are easier to handle than the other types of seizures. Depending on where he lives, I may be able to direct you to where he could have some of this testing done.
1350886 tn?1295670799 I honestly don't know but my guess is that they would not turn into a grand mal seizure. I guess any medical condition has the potential to be serious or dangerous. It almost sounds like a ?dissociative fugue. I don't know much about this and probably have the term wrong. Could the medication be for anxiety? At best it would probably help you to function better with the hallucinations or to dampen them down.
Avatar f tn Some people may have a focal seizure which may then secondarily generalize into a grand mal seizure. Others may have multiple foci for seizures, but this is less common. The majority of seizures can be effectively managed with medication. If you are on a medicine and it is maxed out, another medication can be added. Once you have failed (either by not being controlled or not tolerating the medication) several medications, epilepsy surgery may be an option.
Avatar n tn I am still not certain if my seizures are under control... then again I haven't had or shown any grand mal in a long time since I've started my medication... tho I am worried that if I should have one while I'm home... alone... how would one know? I do have a hearing assist dog... who alerts me to sounds I unable to hear. The org she's from does train seizure response dog... so I was wondering if I should see about obtaining a seizure response dog should I live alone?
Avatar f tn i ran out and thought that it (like most meds) built up in your system. NOT. i ended up having a grand mal seizure, spent time in icu and now have to take seizure medication twice daily. BE CAREFUL.