| | 21 Year Old Brother Had First Grand Mal Seizure and exhibeted Rage???
Has anyone had anything similar occur to them?
My brother (21 yrs old) had his first tonic-clonic seizure two nights ago while he, my mother, my wife and I were having dinner. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through, and fortunately he remembers nothing from it. It lasted 3 to 4 minutes, and he stopped breathing. I had to give him a quick steady tap on his back and he began inhaling again. Suddenly, he came to, and stared at me as if he didn't know me and started screaming. He charged me and tried to throw a chair, and continued to scream. The whole time I was letting him know I was his brother. I ended up having to tackle him and hold him down until he calmed down and passed out. Right before the EMT's arrived, he woke up and realized something had happened, but didn't know what. He remembered who I was, but thought he was just asleep. Obviously, he was frightened.
He has been on a number of depression medicines for some time now, and over the last year, was put on wellbutrin and colonipan(SP?). 6 days prior to the seizure, he said he had suddenly stopped taking the colonipan.
The dr's believe it was the wellbutrin or the colonipan, and pulled him off both. But his Psychiatrist told him to get back on the colonipan(sp?), but to stay off the wellbutrin.
Number one, Has any one exhibited or seen someone display this sort of confusion/rage following having a seizure, and could it be from one of these two drugs?