Confusion and disorientation after a seizure attack - Online Doctor Chats
User : hello
Doctor : hi
User : I have a question. The following episode happened to my friend. She was asleep, and her husband woke to her falling off bed, convulsing
User : she was unconscious and stopped breathing for a short bit
User : after regaining consciousness she was confused and disoriented
User : about 30 mins later she was back to normal self
User : could this be anything other than a seizure in your opinion?
Doctor : ok
Doctor : it is seizure itself
User : she is healthy, 31 yrs old
Doctor : that is called postictal confusion
User : so it sounds like a seizure to you as well
User : should she be on meds immediately or can she wait for her EEG/ MRI in a couple of days
Doctor : she should be on medication
User : there is no other medical explanation other than a seizure?
Doctor : right from the moment she admitted in er
User : hypoglygemia, hypothermia, allergic reaction?
Doctor : any reaction can present as seizure
User : so not necessarily epileptic
User : her dr suggested keppra
User : but I recall from school it is usually not taken alone, but within a whole regimen
Doctor : yes that is an antiepileptic drug
Doctor : most of the times it will be used as adjunctive therapy
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