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Dr. R D. Smith answered:

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

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

Varies

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

Peti 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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Dr. Andrew Reeves answered:

Could juvenile myoclonic epilepsy symptoms worsen after your first grand mal seizure?

Could

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Most folks with JME respond well to modest doses of Depakote, but a small percentage have difficult-to-control seizures. It might seem like it gets worse after the first convulsion simply because the convulsions don't come under control.
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How long will the after effects of a grand mal seizure last if low drug level?

Grand Mal Seizure

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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.
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I am having tegrital 100 for about 20 years for seizure and can you tell is there any side effects in taking this tablet for long time.

Tegretol

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As far as long term side effects, nothing irreversible as far as I know. You would probably know yourself by now if you had them.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya answered:

What effects can a seizure have on the brain?

Amnesia

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Frequent recurrent seizure will have damaging effect on brain......retardation, memory problem. More often it is a association of the primary condition.
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What are the effects of anti-seizure medications?

Brain control

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Seizure medications help the brain inhibit abnormal electrical activity. Most work at the level of membranes in nerve cells that control nerve cell activity. Injured brain cells can have over active membrane that cause electrical storms that become seizures. Seizure medications stabilize these abnormal cells and keep them from going into storm.
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Dr. William Singer answered:

What are the effects of a diabetic seizure ,if any?

Hypoglycemic seizure

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It is not the seizure that is responsible for any problems, it is the hypoglycemia. If seizures are an issue speak to the doctor who is managing your diabetes to see if a change in medication or diet is necessary.
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer answered:

Will my seizure disorder have negative effects on my baby?

Maybe

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Two ways it can effect your baby; prolonged, untreated siezure could deprive the baby of oxygen. Treatment for seizures varies and some drugs are more dangerous than others for causing birth defects. Discuss with your nuerologist and Ob Dr before pregnancy to see if there is a safer treatment than what you may be on.
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