I am new to these forums. My 5 year old daughter had her first seizure (tonic clonic / grand mal) on Tuesday morning, 12/7 (6 days ago). All of her tests including CT scan, MRI, EEG, blood and urine are negative and the neurologist says there is an 85% chance she will not have another seizure in the next 2 years.
What is particularly troubling right now is that she has been reporting strange symptoms for the past few days. She says she feels "a little dizzy" and this has been going on for several days. She has also said multiple times over the past few days that her "eyes hurt" while watching TV, and I don't believe she has ever said that before. Today she said her teeth were tingling. She has also been complaining of a tummy ache during the days before the seizure and every day since (she does get a lot of tummy aches, in general, so that is not new). She also seemed to have a bit of trouble recalling memories (such as my phone number) for a few days after the seizure, but that seems to be better now.
I called the neurologist and he said he did not think there is any connection between the seizure and the dizziness at all. In these forums, I do see a lot of people saying it can take a full week for someone to get back to normal after a seizure, so this seems to contradict what the nuerologist is saying.
Is it common to have strange symptoms for several days following a seizure that would still be going on 6 days later? Are the symptoms related to the seizure? Will these symptoms go away? Are they permanent (is she going feel dizzy for the rest of her life)? These strange symptoms the past few days has given us more worry than the seizure itself because we don't know what is going on.
She did get a large dose of chloral hydrate and Benadryl to sedate her for the EEG and MRI on Wednesday, 12/8, but that was 5 days ago. Could she still be "hung over" from that? 5 days seems like a long time to still be feeling any effects from those drugs.