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Should You Cover Someone With A Blanket After A Tonic Clonic Seizure
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Not very common: A generalized seizure could result in tongue biting with bleeding and tendency to choke and trigger vomiting. Rare that folks actually choke on tongue but this could trigger a gag reflex with vomiting. Aspiration into the lung is likewise uncommon but this too could provoke the GI distress. ...Read more
What i want to know, if I have a tonic clonic seizure, should someone call 911 immediately, or should they still wait 5 minutes?
Self limited seizure: Most seizures are short and self limited, usually from 2-5 minutes. If you have had seizures in the past and had them stop spontaneously, the waiting time should be that time if it is less than 5-7 minutes. If there is any indication of respiratory distress, or a fall from which a head injury occurred, i would call 911 immediately. ...Read more
Please explain when a person should call 911 for someone with diagnosis epilepsy having a tonic clonic seizure?
Call 911: If you do not know the first aide principles for treating people having a seizure, call immediately. If a seizure lasts more than 2 minutes, call 911, as most seizures are shorter than that. If there is any question of compromised breathing call 911. If there is any indication of injury that might compromise the individual, call 911 immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it typical for your heart rate and blood pressure to drop extremely low (where BP cannot be taken) after having a tonic clonic seizure?
Varies: It is not unusual but it varies. The blood pressure can some times be elevated. and pulse can be rapid. The pt may be dehydrated as to cause the blood pressure to fall. If this persist then the pt needs to see a cardiologist. The seizure itself can have immense effect on the body vital signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full body convulsion: Involves both arms/legs with loss of consciousness. Tonic phase is stiffness; clonic phase involves jerking of arms/legs. Associated with tongue biting/loss of urine. May be due to genetic factors (involves both sides of brain at onset) or acquired factors (e.g. Stroke, but others) (starts in one place of brain and spreads). Usually lasts up to 90 seconds. Very treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It would depend upon a number of factors: reason for seizures (genetic/acquired), results of your tests (eeg/mri), how easily your seizures were controlled in the first place. Some people are successfully weaned off their anti-seizures medications after being seizure free for two years. However, some with certain forms of genetic epilepsy recur off medications even when seizure free for years. ...Read more
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