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A 44-year-old female asked:

Why was my seizure 15 minutes long when it usually last only 2 minutes? i didn't have an aura. i have partial complex seizures.

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Contact your doctor: A 15 minute seizure is unusually long. Sounds like you need to see your doctor soon (early next week) for a medical evaluation. Things like infections, alcohol, sleep deprivation, meds, drugs, etc. Are all things that may need to be considered.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Variation: Many patients with epilepsy experience a variation in their seizures. Over tired, missed medication, hormonal effects, illness, all can cause a variation in seizures. If this variation is more frequent and/or progressive, it may indication serious changes in your brain. Be sure to discuss these issues in detail with your doctor.

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