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No recovery

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 23:14
My brother had a seizure 3 days ago after many years. he is not getting recovered. he is continusly speaking a single word again and again from 2 days.he has trouble in sleeping..what should i do?


I am not a doctor.  I imagine

Submitted by birdman on Sat, 2019-08-10 - 22:02
I am not a doctor.  I imagine some staff person from the Epilepsy Foundation may not address this until Monday.  But if you are concerned about it and it continues you may want to go to the ER.  You may not have much to fear of seizures since your brother had seizures in the past.  But since there has been a prolonged period of freedom from seizures you're probable wondering what provoked this one.  You will probably never know.  Is the word repetition typical of his seizure pattern?  Are there other speech problems?  Hopefully it is just from the seizure and will go away on it's own.  But if you think there is a more extensive problem you may try the FAST test for stroke   I'm sure you know how to identify your brother's seizures but it is possible a stroke could restart the seizures and cause other problems.  This FAST acronym is a good one for us to learn and remember so we can respond if and when there is more serious trouble.  I found a forum writing about this similar situation if it helps person responds at this discussion with information about echolalia.Mike

 Hi rahul_5d4e353a3d72a, 

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2019-08-12 - 09:24
 Hi rahul_5d4e353a3d72a,  Thanks so much for posting. It’s very important that you all follow-up with your brother’s healthcare team to express your concerns and discuss any potential changes in side effects, seizure types, frequency, behaviors and symptoms. Seizures can take on many different forms and affect different people in different ways. Learn more about seizures and the various types of seizures here:  Sleep deprivation is common trigger for those living with Epilepsy, so it’s very important that your brother is getting enough sleep and that you all bring this concern up to his doctor’s.To learn more about the importance of sleep & seizure control, please visit: Additionally, your brother may want to consider with his healthcare team,  having a device that can help track his seizures, by visiting: and keeping a seizure diary: These tools may be helpful in identifying & tracking seizures, other symptoms, managing medication & other therapies, recognizing triggers and health events that may affect seizures and wellness, which can be shared with his doctors. Learn more about seizure alert devices, here:    It can be helpful to connect with other people who live with, or care for those with epilepsy,to ask questions, share experiences, find & give support to each other. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation here: to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. Additionally, you may also contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.

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