After first grand mal seizure, is it necessary to go on medication?

50% If eeg is abnormal, chances are there is more seizures to follow for first seizure with normal eeg depend on cause of seizure, only 50% may have a recurrence after one seizure.

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Hi - my husband has just had a grand mal seizure - he has had morphine. Not on medication. 2nd seizure in 6 weeks. No MRI. What now?

Neurologist input. This is so specialist you need to see at this stage, whether an MRI is needed or not, history and physical by an expert neurologist / epileptologist is what you need, start the first step by your GP, best wishes. Read more...
Well. Hopefully he is in the emergency room. Your doctor but find the cause of the or lemon and then can treat. So be sure you follow closely with the doctor . Read more...
See a neurologist. Obviously, if your spouse has had a seizure he should be seeking medical care, if not done so already. He should be contacting his health care provider to be seen promptly in order for further assessment. Seeing a neurologist would be helpful to better define and provide a diagnostic assessment of the potential causes of the seizures. Read more...

What do you suggest if I had my first grand-mal seizure, which was absolutely terrifying, what to do?

See below. It can be frightening, but it's important to understand why it occurred. Seizures can be due to many reasons. So, it's recommended you consult a neurologist for evaluation. Of note, in tx, if you're diagnosed w/ epilepsy, you have to be seizure free for a period of 6 mo. Before you can drive. See: http://www.Epilepsy.Com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/receiving-quality-care/first-diagnosed. Read more...

I had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago, still getting headaches, when will I be safe to drive and work?

See a doctor. after your first grand mal seizure you must be under the care of a neurologist and on medication . Your doctor is the only person that can tell you about your activity and when it is safe to drive and work. So please follow your doctor instructions and advise and do not take any risk. Read more...

Had my first grand mal seizure 2 wks ago at 51. Is having a seizure or the 4 new meds still causing my head to hurt?

Confusing. Are you 16 or 51 yrs old? Headaches can be part of the post-ictal complications of epilepsy, or could be co-morbidities. Many medications can cause headaches. Need to know names of your 4 to comment further. Read more...