Seizure types tonic clonic

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Avatar n tn Those kinds of seizures don't really do much damage. 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 n tn one can also have different types of seizures at the same time like generalized tonic clonic and absence seizure. These causes need to be ruled out and caution exercised in future. Anti epileptic drugs may not be required unless an organic cause is detected. Hope this helps. Take care.
393986 tn?1303829575 usually convulsions are tonic (only spasms) or tonic - clonic (spasms followed by repeated contractions). An EEG confirms a seizure. Has it been done?
1653487 tn?1303527762 e. tonic-clonic seizure, lasting anywhere from 2 to five min. or more. Called secondary generalized seizures. Partial seizures can be caused by scaring from an accident, a tumor, or for many reasons we don't yet understand. Primary generalized seizrues, of which there many kinds, not simply the classic tonic-clonic, involve the entire brain from the onset. In general, primary generalized seizures are easier to control with meds, but every case is different.
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.
328328 tn?1261682204 I don't do any drugs, just a drink once in a blue moon. My son is 2 now and has had a seizure type attack. He has had them off and on (about 4) since the about 9m old. The first was a vaccume started it. The second was he got in the tub. Nothing sets if off (noise,bang head, etc.) Hes awake and standing, he first screams like he got hurt, he has little control of his body. I hold him his heart is racing to fast, his eyes move back and forth, (both at the same time).
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.
763149 tn?1234423248 This time my neurologist prescribed ativan and said he waasn't sure that these are true seizures since I am conscious during them and they aren't just absense seizures or partial seizures that I'm describing. He tought maybe they could be tonic clonic seizures but there again I guess consciousness is not preserved in those types. My question, after that long history is, what could possibly cause this and is it related to Narcolepsy or sleeping or Epilepsy or the spots in my brain.
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 There are so many different types of Epilepsy 40+ and not many people are aware of this, everyone imagines that a person that has epilepsy has a huge tonic clonic seizure and flails around etc, this is not the case and I think its important that more education is needed especially surrounding certain myths. Some people even think you can "catch" E.
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.
Avatar n tn threshhold. An abnormal EEG targeted the seizure disorder. : Evaluation for depression targeted the others. The ultra-rapid : cycling was established by a reaction to anti-drepessants. : The conditions are somewhat refractory. I take tegretol, neurontin, : seroquel as well as a panel of certain herbs (under doctor's direction). : The control is not strong.
Avatar n tn In this stage the patient has a violent convulsion which may have phases of head turning, generalized stiffening (tonic phase), and generalized jerking (clonic phase). Clothes may be wet, and tonguebite may occur. Lasts 1-2 minutes. (iv) POST-ICTAL STAGE - after the seizure ends in stage iii or iv, the patient is commonly confused and drowsy to a variable degree for a variable duration.
Avatar m tn My fear is that I will have a seizure, I have delt with someone else having a medication withdrawal seizure (tonic-clonic, or clonic tonic I forget what the order is) and that dreadful noise is forever stuck in my head! PLEASE, I want to know what the likelihood of me having a seizure is, I have been taking the fioricet for a few months now, and have lowered it down to 3 a day. I must have a professional estimate or reccomendation before I have another breakdown!
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.
1466984 tn?1310564208 Absence Seizures, Atypical Absence Seizures, Myoclonic Seizures, Atonic Seizures, Tonic Seizures, Clonic Seizures, Tonic-clonic Seizures, etc. Myoclonic seizures seem to be listed as a recognized MS symptom. Your doctor also has to be aware of the medication you are taking. Tegretol can cause generalized slowing of an EEG. Check out http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar f tn Hi ma’am, How are you? Has there been any seizure recently? 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.
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Avatar n tn Hi I suggest you have this assessed by a neurologist. This may be a partial seizure. These seizure types may not present with the convulsions noted in the more generalized tonic clonic seizures. You have noted that you also have headaches accompanying these? For how long have you noted this ? Have you ever been assessed by a physician with regards to your symptoms?
1098760 tn?1266451497 begins with rigidity, may have a sudden fall or cry, followed by muscle jerks (convulsions), shallow breathing or temporarily suspended breathing, bluish skin, and possible loss of bowel or bladder control. The patient is unconscious during seizures that usually last one to two minutes, after which normal breathing resumes. The patient may be confused or tired afterwards and fall into a deep sleep.
Avatar m tn Hi, I had a suspected tonic clonic fit/seizure a month or two ago on tramadol, then another whilst on oxycodone, when I was being treated with opiates for kidney pain. They happened whilst falling asleep and I woke up having bitten my tongue the first time. I was sent to neurology who wanted to be on the safe side and sent me for an EEG and an MRI. Both were normal, though they found slight abnormalities in my EEG, with slow waves in my temporal regions.
887324 tn?1241733637 He had sometimes many a week and then sometimes NOT one FOR WEEKS!!! He one time with a fever had a very very very long {many minutes} tonic seizure, followed by a clonic one without any tonic movements. The postictal period was aweful and long and he had many memory problems for a week after ward. He also did alot of sleeping. His eegs are all noirmal,and all the MRI shows is a small temporal prominence bilaterally and small amt of decreased white matter.
703031 tn?1398966907 We have seen our granddaughter's seizures evolve over the 9 years since she was diagnosed. She's 11 now. Initially her seizures were tonic-clonic they were brought under control with Keppra. As she has aged, we're seeing numerous other types. She's now ramping up on Topamax and Felbamate with hopes that this combination for quell those types.
Avatar n tn Tegretol, accroding to my knowledge, is generally for generalized tonic-clonic seizures and complex-partial seizures. I don't believe that it is used that much for treating myoclonic seizures.
Avatar f tn I have a range of different seizure types, but tonic clonic is most common. My partner has mainly tc now after a head injury when he was 12 but had absences regularly prior to that. We are both concerned that we could pass epilepsy on to our child. Is this particularly likely? At the diagnostic stage we both were diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy.
Avatar f tn It is estimated that 45% of people with epilepsy have postictal headache. It most frequently occurs after tonic-clonic seizures but can also follow simple and complex partial seizures. The pain of a postictal headache is widespread. It can be steady or throbbing and its intensity can range from mild to severe. These headaches usually last between about 6 and 24 hours, or sometimes even longer. They may be quite disabling, causing you to lose additional time out of your normal activities.
Avatar m tn Also it seems like her timeline gets messed up. I've seen a number of complex partials and a couple of tonic-clonic seizures. What I'm most interested in is the simple partial seizures. I'm no doctor by any stretch of the imagination but I've done quite a bit of research on TLE and how it pertains to her and I was wondering if the above listed symptoms could be from simple partials. Looking back over the years, this seems to be getting progressively worse.
Avatar n tn The most common adult seizure subtype is classified as a complex partial seizure. These types of seizure generally involve a behavioral arrest with some staring, stereotyped behaviors called automatisms, and a period of confusion following the seizure. At times, the seizure may become "secondarily generalized" thereby leading to a full-blown tonic-clonic seizure. Urinary incontinence and tongue biting may occur as well.