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Hi,I'm 30 years of age.I suffer from petit mal epilepsy.I would like to know how many absence seizures occur a day?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Absence seizures

Typically last 1-3 seconds and may occur up to 200 or more times a day.
One is unaware of their lapses as it is a generalized seizure. Ethosuccamide and Valproate are treatments. ( may Worsen with sodium channel drugs like Lamictal . partial complex epilepsy and JME are much more common in a 30 year old than " petit mal" which if not part of JME syndrome typically is outgrown by age 14

In brief: Absence seizures

Typically last 1-3 seconds and may occur up to 200 or more times a day.
One is unaware of their lapses as it is a generalized seizure. Ethosuccamide and Valproate are treatments. ( may Worsen with sodium channel drugs like Lamictal . partial complex epilepsy and JME are much more common in a 30 year old than " petit mal" which if not part of JME syndrome typically is outgrown by age 14
Dr. Eric Weisman
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends.

It varies from individual to individual.
See a neurologist and discuss treatment options.

In brief: Depends.

It varies from individual to individual.
See a neurologist and discuss treatment options.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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