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Cycling of simple and complex seizures in men

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:02
My son's seizures seem to have a cycling pattern and I was wondering if this is common with simple and complex seizures. Seems like about every 11-13 days he has anxiety and then he'll have his sp and cp seizures for three days, then they stop, and then in another 11-13 days the pattern repeats. Anyone else have that?


Re: Cycling of simple and complex seizures in men

Submitted by Masterjen on Thu, 2013-11-14 - 21:50
My seizures also happen in cycles, about every 5-7 days.  For a couple of days prior to a full nocturnal seizure, I am wakened by small brief bouts of "activity" that resemble a portion of a full motor seizure.  I am told that the main seizure I have is a nocturnal complex partial motor seizure based on description; I am still waiting for a video EEG so we can find out for sure what the seizure type is.

Mine are about every six

Submitted by leon_heller on Sun, 2014-03-23 - 20:19
Mine are about every six weeks or so, and last for three or four days, with me getting seizures every couple of hours. They take the form of a strange sensation affecting my whole body, yawning, and a hot flush, lasting about 30 seconds. The neurologists at the hospital think I have temporal lobe epilepsy (EEG and brain scan were normal), and I take carbamazapine twice a day. It has reduced the severity of the attacks, but I still get them.

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