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Seizures from infections?

AllThisIsNewToMeAllThisIsNewToMe Posts: 2,038Registered User Senior Member
edited November 2012 in Parent Cafe
About 7 months ago, my 76-year-old Mother had an apparent seizure. My dad called an ambulance which rushed her to the ER. The diagnose...bladder infection. Her follow-up with her GP and a neurologist discovered nothing, but the antibiotic cured the infection. Several months later, my dad questions the GP about the anti-seizure meds and was told "they really don't KNOW if it was a seizure so they may not be necessary". So my dad quits filling that prescription and yesterday she had 2 more seizures (one in the ER so at least they KNOW it was a seizure now) and is AGAIN sent home with a diagnosis of "bladder infection".

Has anyone heard of this? Clearly she should stay on the anti-seizure meds, but this woman has been very healthy other than an ulcer and (several years back) Shingles.

I am 5 hours away, but she seemed to be doing better physically (she has awful short-term memory issues). My poor Dad is a bit overwhelmed!
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