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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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After being seizure free on low levels of Dilantin for 15 years after just 2 what is the odds a seizure will return. Everyone tells me 100 percent?

After being seizure free on low levels of Dilantin for 15 years after just 2 what is the odds a seizure will return. Everyone tells me 100 percent?

Hard to predict: The correct odds are 50/50. If your Dilantin levels have been sub-therapeutic, and you have been totally sz-free, the odds are in your favor. Since your last event was at age 15, this is also positive. To help assess this, check with a board certified neurologist with epilepsy experience, get an updated eeg. If appropriate, can slowly taper off, but under close obs by your neurologist. ...Read more

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After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

Why few concussions: Repeated head injuries are harmful to brain , why few concussions , are you a boxer ? . Yes if you continue to have injury to head repeatedly , there are long term consequences , as seen in the boxers , typical example Great boxer Muhammad Ali. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) decanate still work and function in your system after a month has passed from initial injection. Does it have permanent effects on brain?

Can haldol (haloperidol) decanate still work and function in your system after a month has passed from initial injection. Does it have permanent effects on brain?

Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate: Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate is much longer acting than oral or IV forms of haldol (haloperidol). It is usually given about every 3-4 weeks, and is active for that time period. Long-term movement disorders (tardive dyskinesia) can result with haldol (haloperidol), and can be irreversible. Risk of this must be weighed against risk of psychotic symptoms without the medication. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of a 12000 mg aspirin overdose that was in my system for 2 1/2 hours before initial treatment?

What are the long term effects of a 12000 mg aspirin overdose that was in my system for 2 1/2 hours before initial treatment?

Why do you ask?: No lasting harm. You have my word this is true. I am so glad you failed to end your life. I also want to reassure you that there is more good in this world than bad, and that you can find something better than death anywhere. Try to understand how your mind played a trick on you, and how to avoid this in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Typically how long does it take Depakote to reach full effectiveness in a new patient with non- epileptic seizures. How can you tell that the meds have reached the right level?

Typically how long does it take Depakote to reach full effectiveness in a new patient with non- epileptic seizures.  How can you tell that the meds have reached the right level?

75 hours average: The half-life of Depakote is about 15 hours that means after five half-lives have passed the drug has usually reached a steady state.Right around 75 hours the drug level should be stable. We can check the level of Depakote to know if the patient is in the therapeutic range. This drug is metabolized primarily by the liver so your doctor may want to check several levels to ensure it doesnt rise. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a febrile seizure to last as long as 15 minutes in a three year old boy? Are there any long term effects to seizures as long as that

Is it normal for a febrile seizure to last as long as 15 minutes in a three year old boy?  Are there any long term effects to seizures as long as that

It's Probably OK: Febrile seizures are considered "typical" if they are 15 minutes or less in duration and are "all over" body seizures (not just one limb or one half of the body involved). There are no known long-term problems with febrile seizures, even at that length. For otherwise healthy children, it takes quite a while (>30-40 minutes) for any seizure to start to have a significant risk of injury. ...Read more

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How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?

How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?

If it was: Due to the antihistamine, which a doubt, it should be relatively quickly over days. Also, it is unlikely that that is the cause of your hair loss. Check w/your doctor for other explanations for all of your concerns. ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg safe if you have a healthy heart? How long after stopping the drug (i took one dose) does the risk for cardiac issues cease?

Is Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg safe if you have a healthy heart? How long after stopping the drug (i took one dose) does the risk for cardiac issues cease?

Ondansetron: Zofran (ondansetron) in doses greater than 16 mg at a time has been implicated in prolonging the qt interval. This effect would last for a few hours while the drug was in the system. A single 4 mg dose does not carry this risk. ...Read more

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What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read more

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Lamictal toxicity after giving birth. Complete control of seizure before birth. Can lamictal usage not work as well after? Problems last 4 years

Lamictal toxicity after giving birth. Complete control of seizure before birth. Can lamictal usage not work as well after? Problems last 4 years

Lamictal: Lamictal is a medication for use in epilepsy. The effective level of Lamictal in the blood stream can be altered by hormones including birth control pills. Women are more likely to have side effects related to Lamictal than men. See your neurologist to determine if the dosage needs to be adjusted or another anticonvulsant medication should added. ...Read more

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How long does it take to reverse the neuroadaptation after 8 years of ssri use ? 2 months off and having a lot of symptoms that i never had before ssri

How long does it take to reverse the neuroadaptation after 8 years of ssri use ? 2 months off and having a lot of symptoms that i never had before ssri

Taper: You may want to resume your ssri under a doctor's supervision and have them make up a schedule for withdrawal. Ssri's must be slowly tapered off. The longer you've been on them the longer it should take to taper them off. Otherwise, it is quite common to have bizarre and unpleasant side effects. ...Read more

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What is the ideal sugar level before, during, and after a long run? How do you prevent sugar low during the run? Any advice on glucose tablet dosage?

What is the ideal sugar level before, during, and after a long run? How do you prevent sugar low during the run? Any advice on glucose tablet dosage?

Questions: Do you have diabetes? Treatment with oral meds or insulin? In our Insulin dependent kids, we lower Insulin ahead of time and often for hours later. We always ask them to carry glucose tablets or some other form of fast acting glucose and to stay well-hydrated. We also help to modify before and after meals if necessary. Most important: medication adjustment which has to be done by you & doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
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Tonic Clonic Seizure (Definition)

A tonic clonic seizure is a generalized seizure involving loss of consciousness and is associated with both ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more