Having a multiple sclerosis seizure can be very scary.  During a seizure, a person temporarily loses control of their body, and it is no different during a MS seizure.  While these types of seizures tend to be short in duration, they can still be very dangerous and they require prompt medical attention.  A seizure should always be considered an emergency situation.  Even if the seizure is short and does not include a lot of involuntary movements or jerking, a person should still seek immediate medical attention.  Medical professionals may want to run some tests in order make sure no brain damage has occurred during the seizure.

Seizures can be directly related to multiple sclerosis in a number of ways.  One reason that seizures can occur is because of the lesions that grow on the brain throughout the disease.  The larger they get, the more likely they are to affect the brain signals.  Damage to the nervous system can also cause seizures.  Nervous system damage is one of the main factors in multiple sclerosis due to the process of demyelination that occurs, so this could be another potential reason someone experiences seizures during the course of their disease.


Preventative Treatment for a MS Seizure


Today, there are many different prescription medications available that can help to prevent a seizure from occurring.  They work for multiple sclerosis seizures as well as other types.  The most common type of medication to take for seizures is known as an anticonvulsant.  There are a few different FDA approved anticonvulsants on the market, and most of them have few side effects.  They can be taken on a regular basis in order to keep seizures from occurring.  By taking them daily, the medication will stay in the bloodstream, helping to regulate the brain signals to avoid seizures from happening.  It is best to take them as a preventative measure, even though multiple sclerosis seizures are not a regular occurrence.

Seizures can occur when a person with multiple sclerosis is experiencing a flare up or a relapse.  They can also have one right before this happens, so it can be an indicator of a worsening on their condition.  Sometimes, people can have a seizure at the onset of the disease.  This can happen before they even receive the diagnosis.  It is important to mention any seizures to your medical professional in order to receive all the proper testing and get the right care.