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haven't been able to sleep since grandmal seizure.

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I'm epileptic and had a grandmal seizure and haven't been able to sleep since. why is this?

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replied May 10th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
You have been through one of the most dramatic clinical condition where every thing is a dilemma from frothing , tongue biting, peeing in pants, post ictal phases and psychosis and all associated issues are a great trauma to a psychological profile and that blow can cause insomnia and is very common so no worries. Keep in touch, be compliant with medicines of epilepsy, avoid driving, heights, fire, slippery places, wash rooms alone, always under supervision, avoid heavy and dangerous machinery handling, swimming etc and all those things which may lead to fatal results during an epileptic attack.
Discuss some new options like vagal nerve stimulation and ketogenic diets with your doctor for better management.
For insomnia seek a psychiatrist help and let him help you with this transient insomnia.
Visit our epilepsy health centre for further patient education program and let yourself aware of this condition in detail which will be of some help.
Take care
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