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When you have a gran maul seizure do you know you are shaking or are you unconscience no seizure since im 16 but scared ill have one again im 30 now?

When you have a gran maul seizure do you know you are shaking or are you unconscience no seizure since im 16 but scared ill have one again im 30 now?

Unaware: A grand mal seizure is a generalized event invariably associated with loss of consciousness, and some post-ictal confusion. There may be no real warning that such a spell may be imminent. However, seems you have been stable for 14 years, and, if you have not been taking any medication all that time, it is unlikely that you will have another sz. An updated eeg may assist in reassurance. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Gran maul seizure do you know you are shaking or are you unconscience no seizure since im 16 im 30 now Dilantin levels 3.2 always only?

Gran maul seizure do you know you are shaking or are you unconscience no seizure since im 16 im 30 now Dilantin levels 3.2 always only?

Good news: Your Dilantin level is quite subtherapeutic, and likely is protecting you very little if at all. You may not have to worry. Get an updated eeg, perhaps see an epilepsy specialist, and decide whether you even need anti-seizure meds. Maybe, if eeg is abnormal, you could switch to one of the modern less harmful meds. ...Read more

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Are you pretty safe not having a gran mal seizure if not knowing why you had one in the first and being 14 years free on one after only having one?

Are you pretty safe not having a gran mal seizure if not knowing why you had one in the first and being 14 years free on one after only having one?

Probably: If you had one grand mal seizure (technically tonic-clonic seizure) and no more and no neurologic deficits and normal eeg, the chances are extremely good you won't have another. ...Read more

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Can you have gran mal seizures in your sleep?

Can you have gran mal seizures in your sleep?

Seizures in sleep: Yes. Seizures can occur at any time. They are more likely in the transitions from waking to sleep. But there are also sleep disorders that can look like seizures but are not, for example rem behavior disorder, and sometimes periodic limb movement disorder. Sleep disorders are treated differently. I would urge you to see a sleep disorders specialist, preferably one who is a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have repetitive gran-mal seizures that started from nowhere in 2011. Since then i've found i also have a pharanasangeal cyst (7mm). Please help?

I have repetitive gran-mal seizures that started from nowhere in 2011.  Since then i've found i also have a pharanasangeal cyst (7mm).  Please help?

?idiopathic: I seriously doubt that the cyst is the cause of your seizures, but I am concerned that these are not in control. We have over 20 anti-epileptic drugs, and you may benefit from a very different regimen. Would recommend you have this evaluated by your local medical school department of neurology. This can come under far better control. ...Read more

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With no epilepsy history in family how rare is it to have gran mal seizures?

With no epilepsy history in family how rare is it to have gran mal seizures?

About 1/10...: About 10% of the population will have a seizure in their lifetime. Epilepsy, defined as more than one seizure, is diagnosed in 1-3 % in the population. Grand mal seizures may be due to exposure/withdrawal of certain medications, toxins, fever (in children), illnesses (e.g. Encephalitis), head injury, or even low blood sugar, calcium, magnesium or sodium. Your doctor should evaluate soon! ...Read more

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Hi docs, would it cause a seizure if you have gran map epilepsy?

Hi docs, would it cause a seizure if you have gran map epilepsy?

Seizure types: Seizures can present in many ways including so-called partial or focal seizures, that can only affect a part of your body, or generalized seizures, also referred to as grand mal seizures. Epilepsy is a condition of recurring seizures. Isolated or situational seizure are less frequent, and tend to be associated with some particular event like infection, medication, substance abuse. ...Read more

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I have had 2 gran mal seizures. My EEG results were said to be "mildly abnormal." 5 medications i take can provoke seizures. What should I do?

Ask your neurologist: This is a common problem. I would ask yoiur primary care physician and or the one prescribing your medication to be in touch with your neurologist. They may be able to identify alternatives to what yoiu are taking to reduce your risk of medication related seizures. ...Read more

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Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Grand mal seizures: Many people who suffer with grand mal seizures will have what is known as an aura. This could be a visual symptom like seeing lights or spots, it could be the sensation of lightheadedness or it could be dizziness. Not all patients with seizures have an aura, though. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more