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Why did my 17 year old have a seizure?

Why did my 17 year old have a seizure?

She received a CAT, MRI which were both clear. Her neurologist found a spike during a sleep-deprived EEG, describing it as her brain “trying to have a seizure, but the Keppra held it back” and that “she is prone to seizures” WHAT??? Ok, we all know that any or all of the things she experienced prior to this can trigger seizures.

When do you have 2 or more seizures with no known cause?

But when a person has 2 or more seizures with no known cause, this is diagnosed as epilepsy. There are different types of seizures. The type of seizure depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected and what happens during the seizure.

How often can you have a grand mal seizure?

These seizures may occur several times a day. This is also called a drop attack. With an atonic seizure, you have a sudden loss of muscle tone and may fall from a standing position or suddenly drop your head. During the seizure, you will be limp and unresponsive. This is also called grand mal seizure.

Why do so many people have seizures at Mayo Clinic?

People with seizures are more likely to have psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety. Problems may be a result of difficulties dealing with the condition itself as well as medication side effects. By Mayo Clinic Staff Seizures care at Mayo Clinic

When did my 17 year old daughter have a seizure?

Please know we want to keep talking to you about epilepsy, seizures, and what you need. We want to stay connected with you. Last July my 17 year-old daughter had a seizure while on a college road-trip with her dad. Since it was 6 hours away from home, they combined the campus tours with business meetings.

But when a person has 2 or more seizures with no known cause, this is diagnosed as epilepsy. There are different types of seizures. The type of seizure depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected and what happens during the seizure.

How many children have seizures in the US?

Overall, 0.7% of children and adolescents (weighted national estimate = 336,000) were reported to have had at least one seizure during the preceding year. Compared with children and adolescents without seizures, a higher percentage of those with seizures were socially and economically disadvantaged.

How old do you have to be to have absence seizures?

Absence seizures are most common in children from age 4 to 14. However, older teens and adults may also have absence seizures. Some people have absence seizures for many months or years before it’s recognized as a problem.