The 1000 mg Keppra were 2 tablets twice per day morning and night. Now spacing them out may help with the partial seizures which usually hit me during the day. Just Google partial seizures if you want to know what all that means. They are often called auras, but are medically considered seizures, though not the ones we usually thing of because the person is conscious and usually can function to some degree, though neurologically their functioning may be hindered depending on what part of the brain the partial seizure hits. A gran ma seizure happens when the whole brain has a seizure. They are more common in me at night because that is when the brain is resting and not able to rest and I have gran ma seizures in my sleep every couple months or so. I had one this month while taking a nap in the evening and all but one, the second seizure in my life which caused me to be diagnosed, happened while I was sleeping. The first one in my life happened while I was sleeping back when I was 13 or so. Then I had one again in 2009 on Thanksgiving dinner, before dinner. We were talking in the kitchen, and I started to fill funny, a partial seizure, something I had been having off and on for a couple months but did not know what it was. My parents asked if I was okay and I said I was fine. Next thing I know I was in the hospital and heard the doctors saying, "Brandon, you've had a seizure. It's Thanksgiving!"
I remember saying, "Call a priest!" I thought I was dying.
The others have been during sleep though. Vladimir Lenin dyed during a type of seizure I had twice last year called status epiletus. Wikipedia says of it:
"Status epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure. Definitions vary, but traditionally it is defined as one continuous, unremitting seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes, or recurrent seizures without regaining consciousness between seizures for greater than 5 minutes. Treatment is, however, generally started after the seizure has lasted five minutes. It is always considered a medical emergency. There is some evidence that five minutes is sufficient to damage neurons and that seizures are unlikely to self-terminate by that time.
First aid guidelines for seizures state that, as a rule, an ambulance should be called for seizures lasting longer than five minutes (or sooner if this is the patient's first seizure episode and no precipitating factors are known, or if SE happens to a person with epilepsy whose seizures were previously absent or well controlled for a considerable time period). The mortality rate of status epilepticus has the potential to be quite high (at least 20%), especially if treatment is not initiated quickly. However, with optimal neurological care, adherence to the medication regimen, and a good prognosis (no other underlying uncontrolled brain or other organic disease), the patient- even people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy- in otherwise good health can survive with minimal or no brain damage, and can decrease their risk of death and even avoid future seizures."