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What are chances of seizures recurring after two attacks while on medication?

Hi, I had a question about my father's health, who has had 2 seizures in the past 8 months.
In Jan 2010 he had one attack of loss of consciousness & had a fall with slight numbing on one side of the body. The hospital said it was a mild stroke, and got him on blood thinners & blood pressure control tablets. Again in August he had one more fall, short loss of consciousness. This time the doctors say it is a case of mild epilepsy. (with 2 episodes of transient LOC & syncopal attack, conflict partial seizure)
The medicines prescribed are valparin 200 mg, alkalets, eptoin 100.
I would like to know the following
1. What is the possibility of recurrence?
2. Is it okay to leave him unsupervised?
3. How serious/ life-threatening can this become?
Wed, 4 May 2016
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Welcome to I am Dr.Bruno Mascarenhas, and I am happy to answer your queries. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. Let me try to help you.

Question 1 : What is the possibility of recurrence?
Answer 1 : Since he has had two attacks, the chance of Recurrence is quite high

Question 2 : Is it okay to leave him unsupervised?
Answer 2 : No.
He has two problems
(a) Fits
(b) Stroke
It is not Okay to leave him unsupervised

Question 3 : How serious / life-threatening can this become?
Answer 3 : If he gets an attack when there is no one around, this can become life threatening

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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