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Grand Mal Stroke
Yes, it's possible: Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low levels of medication in your blood. It is not clear if it is causes by problems with the heart rhythm or if it due to fluid in the lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Epilepsy needs to be treated, with either anti-epileptic meds, vagal nerve stimulator, surgery or all of the above. Sudep is death during sleep, seizure while driving or at heights can be deadly. While aspiration and suffocation quite rare, if it happens, it can be deadly. Got the picture, always try to prevent future seizures. ...Read more
It is different: Focal epilepsy (localization-related epilepsy) is due to focal brain pathology or part of genetic syndrome or unknown cause. Many types of focal epilepsy involving different parts of the brain.Onset in adolescent or adult. Petit mal (childhood absence epilepsy) happened mostly in school age children with frequent episodes of profound impairment of consciousness or subtle changes. Consult neurology ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?
No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more
Not likely: A grand mal seizure may originate from pre-existing permanent brain damage, or from a new event such as a tumor or vascular lesion. The events in a grand mal seizure, although dramatic, usually do not increase brain damage unless they are recurrent. You can injure the rest of your body depending upon what you were doing at the time of the seizure. You should see a neurologist; seizure specialist. ...Read more
Depends on type: There are more than one reason for seizures to preferentially occur upon awakening (or going to sleep) such as jme (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) and tonic seizures. If it is jme then Depakote is the drug of choice. For tonic-clonic seizures Lamictal is also used. Have a talk with your neurologist about your seizure type so you will be better suited to answer that question in full. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The term grand mal should not be used. A partial seizure may occur with the patient fully aware of all that happens. A complex seizure involves alteration of awareness, but significant aspects of the event may be remembered. Primary and secondary generalized seizure are dramatic and memory is often lost before, during, and after the event. They may appear aware but are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole lotta shaking: As jerry lee lewis says. Grand mal seizures are the kind of seizure that most people think of: people pass out, and their muscles contract violently. It usually lasts less than 5 minutes. Sometimes people have only 1 seizure & never have it again. Sometimes people have more than 1 seizure & need to take medicine to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absence seizures, : formerly known as petit mal epilepsy, are more often found in children aged 4-14. They are usually able to be controlled, but not cured, by anti-seizure medications. Often an underlying cause is not found. Many children have a genetic predisposition, a family member with seizures. While some children develop other types of seizures, most outgrow absence seizures in adolescence. ...Read more
Peti mal seizures: The difference is the petti mal is a more minor seizure lasting typically several seconds. A witness to the event would only see some mild twitching, possible arm or leg movements and it stops fairly shortly. A grand mal seizure is more prolonged and has a great effect on the body. Typically are serious prolonged movements of arms/leg involuntary urination. ...Read more
Possibly: Talk to your doctor about this issue. You may be eligible but it's important to know how well controlled the seizures are and the type of work you are skilled to do, particularly if it involves more risky duties such as driving or operating heavy machinery. ...Read more
Former buiz owner, suffered 21 strokes, several grand mal seizures & brain damaged. Outside of meds, any suggestion? I want to get back into biz.
Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?
YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometimes treatment (med ; occup therapy) can mitigate longterm damage. With seizure, usually no longterm damage (unless injury during seizure), but repeated generalized seizures can alter cognition. ...Read more
Why is my tongue different since i had my stroke and my seizure it is suppose to be like that. I was just wondering ? It's was not like that before
Not enough info: What specifically is different about your tongue? ...Read more
Can u helpMe? patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure.MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils
Much difference: A seizure is a sudden electrical surge in the brain usually related to brain malformation or dysplasia. Seizures can also be related to tumors or metastasis in the brain. Damage to brain by trauma, ischemia, and metabolic disorders can also result in seizure. Stroke is usually from blood vessel clot or narrowing due to atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and hemorrhage from aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not rare: In the older age group, seizures are often caused by cerebrovascular disease, and needs preventative treatment. Many anti-epileptic drugs are useful, but since older folks take multiple meds, best to find one without drug-drug interactions, such as lyrica, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) neurontin, etc. ...Read more
Not unusual: Approx 10% of stroke patients have seizures within 5 years after a stroke. Some of these patients have multiple seizure episodes, and are diagnosed with post-stroke epilepsy. Seizures soon after stroke may be related to blood product irritation (hemorrhagic strokes) or related to decreased blood flow, hypoxia (low oxygen) or other factors for ischemic (embolic) stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Differences: Stroke is brain damage related to decreased blood flow to the brain. Symptoms vary depending on where in the brain the damage is done. TIA is symptoms like stroke that go away. It can be a warning sign of increased risk for stroke. Seizure is caused by a focus of abnormal electrical activity in the brain; symptoms depend on the location in the brain of that activity. Syncope is fainting. ...Read more
Will the seizure and jerking ever stop its been 4 years since small stroke 4 hours since last seizure im told by daughter?
Some directions: The stroke seemingly is the underlying culprit, but your daughter needs far better seizure control. Many medications are available, and if part of the jerking involves myoclonus, you might find added success with Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) but other drugs may help. In some cases, if more than three drugs have been used without significant benefit, might consider a vagal nerve stim unit. ...Read more
What are possible outcomes after a stroke and chronic seizures and no relief from seizure meds? Gma is sedated and not responding to meds. 1 week now.
It depends: on several factors. The effects of a stroke depends on its size & location. There are dozens of stroke syndromes from mild to devastating. You give no specifics. Also "chronic seizures" is vague. She is "not responding [how is she not responding?] to meds [what meds?]" Also unclear is the significance of her being sedated. An answer to your post requires more & more coherent information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.
Should treat this: Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider: 1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous) 2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one 3. stroke risk factors should be addressed A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In uteto stroke,abnormal EEG,no seizures. Drs say abnormality on EEG can be from stroke site. Can anyone elaborate? Is it likely to not hv seizure?
EEG Findings: I would need more information to provide a better answer, but most likely the EEG showed some focal slowing without any seizure like discharges that would indicate a structural lesion. In this case, most likely a stroke. The likelihood of having a seizure has many other factors that need to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can migraines give u seizure like symptoms. I know they do strokes but i had a seizuer but i was still coherant but could not remember dates and days?
Seizure or migraine: Probably the greatest similarity between migraine symptoms and seizure symptoms is the "positive visual symptoms" that some people with migraines get. These feel like shiny lights, dots, waves or other visual distortions prior to the headache. Sometimes these are similar to occipital epileptic seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue is thicker than it b4 i had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?
Stroke: A stroke can lead to difficulty speaking and weakness and numbness in the facial and mouth muscles leaving a person with the sensation of a thick tongue. The tongue difficulties will lessen over time. The white patches may signify thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth. After a stroke and with diabetes, yeast infections are common and reflect a weakened immune system. ...Read more
Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart
Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer