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Posted by Nancy on February 10, 2000 at 01:17:47:

In Reply to: Re: grand mal seizures posted by Ron Bauer on February 03, 2000 at 13:36:08:

: : My 19 year old son recently had a grand mal seizure.
: : He now thinks he may have had another one a couple of
: : years ago. His CAT scan and EEG were normal. The
: : neurologist didn't seem to be overly concerned and
: : was not going to put him on medication. However, after
: : I explained that my son would continue to drive, he
: : prescribed Dilantin. What other tests can and/or
: : should be done to determine the cause? Is putting him on
: : medication the right thing to do? Are there long term
: : side effects? My son seems to think that the seizure
: : may have been triggered by his having gotten really
: : angry and upset beforehand. Is that possible? Any
: : advise would be appreciated.

: I suffer from grand mal seizures which are under control by medication. For all intensive purpose I live a "normal" life. I have worked in a stress reduction clinic with other epileptics and helped others to decrease the frequency of their seizures and or to get off medication. More than anything keep things in the open and allow your son to express his feelings-his acting perfect wil not heal his brain-good luck :)!



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