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daisywilla posted:
my son just had a 5 min. seizure and his bp is very low and pulse is fast. this is happening alot he is on keppra and zonegran any ideas as to why seizures are lasting longer?
dancer86442 responded:
Hello Daisy,

Was his Episode non-stop? Or back to back? Off & on? Gran mal aka tonic-clonic? Or other Type? Has he had anymore since? Low BP can mimic some types of seizures. Myoclonic, aka Drop Seizures, for instance. Do you keep a Daily Journal? Please read what to note besides Seizures. Last page of Tips.

Now, that I have asked My questions, here's what May be Happening. I don't know how long he has been on his current meds. It's possible that due to a 'growth spurt', food allergies, or other possibilities, that his system is not metabolizing/absorbing the meds properly. Most meds metabolize in the Liver/kidneys. Suggestion: Have his blood/urine cheked ASAP.

2-3 min or less is 'norm' for most episodes. Mom, any seizure activity that is non-stop & lasts Longer should be brought into the ER. I know they can't do much for him, after the event, but, they could/need to run the tests to determine Med Levels in his system.

I don't mean to alarm you, but, has your DR ever discussed SUDEP (sudden unexpected death due to Epilepsy) w/ you?

How is your son doing today? How Old is he? Know I care! HUGS! for you & yours.

Love Candi

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