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Posted by b webb on August 01, 2000 at 21:45:02:

In Reply to: Re: grand mal seizures posted by Nancy on February 10, 2000 at 01:17:47:

: : : 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 :)!

To the mother of the 19 yr old with grand mal seizures: my 13 month old suffered a grand mal seizure at the daycare last week. after a normal EEG, MRI, and random blood work, the neurologist did not want to put him on medication. we be;lieve this seizure was brought on by our son's temper tantrum. he throws such a fit he makes himself pass out and this time had a grand mal seizure. i am very concerned over my 13 month old's temper and his ability to pass out and have a seizure. i am definetly feeling your concern as a parent. thanks, b. webb--indianapolis, in.

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