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Started having grand mall seizures while sleeping. No other medical history. Any ideas?

My husbands 42 years old and just started having Grand-Mall seizures and a most of them were while he was asleep... just wondering what may be causing them. Especially while hes asleep. We have no health insurance as he & I both have been healthy so no real reason to get it & now hes unable to work so we're just not financially able. Thanks. Just wondering what could be making this happen since hes asleep when it happens?
Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Grand mal seizures indicate a brain dysfunction, and needs evaluation to find out the cause.

Important investigations that would help us find out the cause of his seizures would include MRI brain epilepsy protocol and electroencephalography (EEG).

In addition, he would need treatment with mti epileptic medications to prevent seizure recurrence.

I hope it helps.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
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Started having grand mall seizures while sleeping. No other medical history. Any ideas?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. Grand mal seizures indicate a brain dysfunction, and needs evaluation to find out the cause. Important investigations that would help us find out the cause of his seizures would include MRI brain epilepsy protocol and electroencephalography (EEG). In addition, he would need treatment with mti epileptic medications to prevent seizure recurrence. I hope it helps. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist