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How long will the after effects of a grand mal seizure last if low drug level?

How long will the after effects of a grand mal seizure last if low drug level?

Grand Mal Seizure: Grand mal seizure if not prolonged i.e. Less than 60 seconds will not have any long term sequelae. Status epilepticus (seizures that last greater than 5 minutes) are associated with greater morbidity, and by extension... Mortality. ...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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How long will the after-effects of a grand mal seizure last?

How long will the after-effects of a grand mal seizure last?

Varies: Recovery from a grand mal seizures (post-ictal time) can vvary from minutes to hours or even longer. Grand mal seizures tend to be associated witha longer recovery period that often involves falling asleep for an extended period, sometimes 1 or more hours. ...Read more

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I have grand mal seizure whenever I get one it lasted between 5to10 min. Does not having oxygen to my brain for so long cause damage?

I have grand mal seizure whenever I get one it lasted between 5to10 min. Does not having oxygen to my brain for so long cause damage?

Hopefully not: Grand mal seizures that last over 20 min are seen as a risk for brain damage, but shorter ones are not considered to be a risk for that. Here's a link: However, it is still important that you work w/ your physician on achieving the best management you can. Talk with them about your concern and best treatment planning. I hope it goes well. ...Read more

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I suffered a grand mal seizure a couple of weeks ago. I am a truck driver and I am curious about how long I'll be out of work?

I suffered a grand mal seizure a couple of weeks ago. I am a truck driver and I am curious about how long I'll be out of work?

Sorry to hear: Each state's laws are a bit different in that regard and in all probability the department of transportation for your particular state likely has its own rules and regulations. In some instances having a seizure disorder completely disqualifies you from driving commercially. As a normal vehicle driver in the state of Ohio you would be off for a minimum six months. ...Read more

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Husband out of long acting insulin, he has very stinky burps (ketoactosis?) every time has burps like this he has a grand mal seizure, why? Take 2 er?

Husband out of long acting insulin, he has very stinky burps (ketoactosis?) every time has burps like this he has a grand mal seizure, why? Take 2 er?

ER!!!: Yes, please take your husband to the er or call 911. High sugar levels can affect the brain and cause seizures among other things. If he has stopped the Clonazepam abruptly that may also be the trigger for seizures. He will need to have his blood sugar levels brought down and monitored. Your husband needs immediate medical attention so please act abruptly. ...Read more

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What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

STAY AWAY FROM LSD: Any hallucinogen has the potential to increase the number and severity of seizures, whether grand mal or petit mal. The worst ones are mdma and pcp, but lsd can cause problems as well. Furthermore, you do not know what you are taking when you get something called "lsd." it can literally be anything, and you are putting your life, your health and your trust into people who are dealing drugs. ...Read more

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Stopped tramadol after having multiple grand mal seizures. Should I have tapered? It's been a week since last dose do I still have to worry?

May be no worry: Long-term use of high doses of tramadol may be associated with physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome. Tramadol causes typical opiate-like withdrawal symptoms as well as atypical withdrawal symptoms including seizures, but these symptoms usually come within 72 hours of stopping it. If you don't have any symptoms after 1 week, then its unlikely you get withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi. I started having grand mal seizures in my sleep 10 years ago and started taking epilim and carbamazepine togetter since then and for the last two ?

Hi. I started having grand mal seizures in my sleep 10 years ago and started taking epilim and carbamazepine togetter since then and for the last two ?

What's the question: Are your TWO drugs fully controlling your seizures? Are you concerned about chronic side effects and risks? Not knowing what you seek, makes it tough to respond to your concerns. ...Read more

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last few times right b4 my grand mal seizure people said i complained of really bad chest pain. Didnt think that was a typical seizure aura. Ideas?

last few times right b4 my grand mal seizure people said i complained of really bad chest pain. Didnt think that was a typical seizure aura. Ideas?

Almost anything goes: In seizures there are limitless ways of having either "aura" or "premonitory symptoms"....I try to reserve aura for things that are universally thought of as aura such as sounds, visual phenomenon, streaks/lights, sudden muffling of sounds....but then, there are things like feelings of something coming up from the stomach, heat flashes, etc. I call those premonitory symptoms. Could be aura as well ...Read more

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My adult son had a grand mal seizure. Tumor?

My adult son had a grand mal seizure. Tumor?

Possible: Rare but possible. His doctor will surely take this possibility into account. ...Read more

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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