Grand mal seizure on awakening best medicine?

Depends on type. There are more than one reason for seizures to preferentially occur upon awakening (or going to sleep) such as jme (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) and tonic seizures. If it is jme then Depakote is the drug of choice. For tonic-clonic seizures Lamictal is also used. Have a talk with your neurologist about your seizure type so you will be better suited to answer that question in full. Good luck.
Depends on cause. There is no good medication for seizures. We try to avoid medications if possible and just manage clinical problems to avoid seizures. Newer medications are now available with much less side effects but high expense. These issues need to be discussed with your doctor.

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Grand mal seizure on awakening has good pronosis with medicine?

Depends on cause. Seizures are a symptoms of brain dysfunction. Tumor or infection must be ruled out as well as toxic or metabolic cause. If no cause is found, good control should be expected. One time event may not need chronic medication. A thorough evaluation is necessary then discussion of options with your doctor. Read more...

What is the difference between Epilepsy with Grand Mal Seizures on Awakening and Juveinile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

Different names for. These are different names for Seizures(doctors call it Epilepsy, if the condition is persistent). You should be checked by a neurologist, unless already done. Read more...

What is the best way to address grand mal seizures?

Accurate description. 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. Read more...

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...

My wife has grand mal seizures, takes meds. During seizure she appears unable to breath. Is that normal, what are the risks, how can I best help her?

The goal is to. prevent siezures in the first place by making sure medications for seizures are therapeutic. Therefore, a neurologist should see her frequently to ensure this is achieved. The neurologist will also look into the respiratory part of the seizure to determine if there is central apnea (or cessation of breathing). EEG should be done regularly. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Grand mal seizures?

Type of seizure. Grand mal seizures are a type of seizure where the patient develops loss of consciousness with violent muscle contractions. It is due to abnormal electrical activity of the brain. This can be caused by trauma, stroke, hypoglycemia, or infection. Read more...

What are tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures?

Whole lotta shaking. 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. Read more...
Electric chaos. The brain functions by electrical circuit communication. These circuits are usually very well regulated and modulated. If something causes them to go into chaos, an electrical storm may occur. When this electrical storm affects the regions of the brain that control the muscles, tonic and then clonic spasms of the muscles will develop. The storm then subsides and the body wants to sleep. Read more...