Brain damage

Brain damage

Is it normal to get brain damage after long/multiple seizures and if so how can you tell?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. Scans can show the damage. Damage from seizures is cumulative. The way the surgical team explained it as think of each seizure as a small "chip" in a block of ice (or glass). Over time the damage is more obvious. I can't say for sure which test helped show this in my case. May have been the PET scan.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If it worries you, I'd ask your doc. They can have you take some tests to check. Personally, I find myself thinking slower than I used to, but I'm also post-menopausal, so it could be just age.......... :)

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it is possible to get it with multiple long seizures. I would suggest asking neurologist. You would probably need an MRI or CT scan to see if brain damage is there. I got mine from an squire brain injury and am now part of a charity for people with an ABI. Good luck

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It depends on how long seizures last and what part of the brain is being affected. Having regular check ups and tests are always a good thing to do. But realize Doctors have a long way to go in understanding seizures and finding a cure.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I do not know about brain damage after grand mal, I suppose if your brain is not getting oxygen that would do it. I just read an article where a person had a 45 min seizure and it actual "cured" for lack of a better word their abuse of alcohol and drugs as well as gender dysphoria and boarder line personality disorder. So instead of brain damage that was seemingly good for that persons brain. I am wondering if science has bothered to study if having seizure has any beneficial qualities for the people who have them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3020787...

posted over 3 years ago
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