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Feb 16, 2016 · I have a son that is 52 years old and has had seizures since he was 3. in Brain & Nervous System

Sharin, so sorry to hear of your sons troubles. Seizure control is a journey for sure, and for many not a destination. You mentioned after the last seizure he was screaming at the end that he couldn’t breathe. I’m sure all seizures are different, but when my daughter has gran mal seizures she is OUT and unresponsive anywhere from 15-25 mns before she can make sense verbally. If he can speak right after a seizure, I wonder if there is something else going on? Panic attack? Insulin drop? I’ve had to call ambulance several times and have never had an EMT say to let my daughter get up on her own. The seizure itself wears you out, no wonder he fell, they need to recover, not move unless they are in the street. You need to speak to your dr about having diastat in the house. A 10 minute seizing episode is very dangerous. Do you think the forgetfulness is an effect of the medications, or has he always had it?

Dec 9, 2015 · Released from the hospital for "episodes". All tests clear. Confused in Epilepsy & Seizures

My daughter who has both gran mal and petite mal seizures has never had a clear EEG, even if she did not experience a seizure during testing. I’m wondering 1) why an AED drug was prescribed if no seizure activity and 2) why you given a certain time to take the AED. Antiepileptic drugs are only effective thru consistent dosage and usually takes weeks to get to a therapeutic level. You can’t just start and stop them. Was there a reason given for the prescription to be what it was? Did you see a neurologist? Did you have blood levels checked, including sugar levels? An MRI might be useful. You describe these episodes in great detail, do you remember them or is someone telling you what you did? My daughter usually has no memory of a seizure. Could it be possible that you might be having mini strokes? I hope you get answers.

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