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last time was the worst, she could hardly come out

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My daughter was 10 years old when she had her first grand mal. It was 4:30 am and lasted about 5 min. a month later she had another but did not last very long. She has been on meds since then and was seizure free for 2 years. Then in Feb. this year I woke up with her having another one. Then another in March and April. So they upped her dose. She went 2 months and then had another one. I am so afraid! This last one seemed to be the worst. She couldn't hardly come out of it. She stopped jerking after 3 min. but then her eyes rolled upward and she would just tense up several times. I did not know if she was still having one or not- and was afraid to use the diastat. Anyway she goes in next week to stay overnight for an EEG. I cant hardly sleep and I worry about her all the time. I read alot on epilepsy and some people say that it may be blood sugar- I don't know if they ever have checked her blood?? I just can't find out what triggers these? Her EEG came back abnormal 2 times b


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replied July 19th, 2014
Epilepsy Answer A48403
Thank you for consulting e-health forum. You should not worry much about EEG. Normal or not only seizures matter. Standard approach is to do brain imaging (MRI). MRI is needed to find out if it is a primary (no evidence of brain lesion) or secondary (potentially responsible for seizures lesion is found) epilepsy. The first step is always finding the right medication. If the one she is taking doesn't work, then it has to be changed.


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