What are tonic-clonic seizures (TCS)?

Generalized seizures. These seizures have 2phases. The first is a generalized stiffening of the body. The second consists of jerking movements of the extremities one trunk.

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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

No. There can be petit mal attacks =catatonic state. There can be isolated movements of certain body parts as well. Read more...
Epilepsy. is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine. Read more...

Have read that after 2 years seizure free can go off aeds, but does that apply if you had tonic clonic seizures as well as partials before went on aed?

Wrong. A diabetic can't stop his meds after 2 yr just because his blood sugars are good. Ditto for hypertension, cholesterol, almost everything. If you have epilepsy and it's not the kind that goes away by itself, you can't stop your aed. You're thinking like a 22-year-old. Discuss the situation with your doctor and get the benefit of a long-term perspective. Read more...
Stop meds. Articles report different success rates for seizure free intervals of 2 to 4 years when being weaned coming off anti seizure medications. Speak to your neurologist about the factors other than time that predict successful discontinuing of anti seizure medications. Read more...

What should I do if I keep breaking teeth during tonic clonic seizures?

Mouth guard. If you can wear a mouth guard that would help protect your teeth. See your dentist about having one made for you. Read more...
Occlusal guard. You should consult with your md and a prosthodontist to see if you can wear an occlusal guard to help prevent or at least reduce the incidence of fracture. You may have to wear this most of the time if your seizures are not at all predictable / known stimulus related. Read more...
Seizure. The best thing is to control and prevent the seizure activities. You must take your meds regularly. If still having episodes, then you should see your M.D. To change, increase the dose or add another medicine. If this continues, you might break your nose, skull, jaw, .... Read more...

I am epileptic, I have absencescomplex partial tonic-clonic seizures. Recently I have been getting a sort of buzzing in my head cud this b a seizure?

Recent consult. Hello there young lady. We just consulted a little bit ago by live means. Just wanted to reinforce the notion that buzzing in the ears/head can be a symptom/aura for virtually ANY type of seizure such as simple/complex partials, absence, and GTC's. It can also be part of a rare seizure complex with genetic underpinnings called ADPEAF. I will discuss this in detail in my note that you'll receive. Read more...