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What are the differences between petty mal or grand mal seizures?

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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.
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What can I do to limit the amount of grand mal seizures I have?

Management

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Epilepsy can rarely be cured. But it can be managed. Usually good health habits and an appropriate medication will give control. For some surgery is necessary or combination medications. Special devices such as vagal nerve stimulator may be appropriate. Consult at an epilepsy center focused on best management would be appropriate.
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Do grand mal seizures cause death?

Yes, it's possible

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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.
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What are tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures?

Whole lotta shaking

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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.
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Do you thrash and kick during grand mal seizures?

Yes

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grand mal is another name for tonic clonic which has 2 phases in succession stiffening and jerking trashing and kicking is not a good description,because it may not be a seizure at all
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Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

It can

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if the seizure cant be aborted (called status epilepitcus) permanant and severe brain damage can occur. also if one aspirates during a seizure and becomes hypoxic this too can cause brain damage.
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What is the best way to address grand mal seizures?

Accurate description

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The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going EEG. If it starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used.
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Do grand mal seizures cause brain damage in children?

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A seizure may already be due to an underlying brain condition. On the other hand uncontrolled seizure can cause brain damage as well.
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Dr. Sumeet Kumar answered:

Might having grand mal seizures entitle me to disablility?

Possibly

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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.
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How can I stop biting my tongue during grand mal seizures?

Not sure

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wearing a permanent biteplate would make sense
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