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what can happen after a seizure?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus).
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Postictal: Immediately after, some patients have a period of confusion lasting several minutes, and later fogginess, exhaustion, trouble concentrating. Rarely, a focal seizure will experience a todd's paralysis with unilateral weakness lasting several days. In most cases there is no acute injury, but sometimes, a broken bone can occur.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What exactly happens when a person has a seizure?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Seizure: There is an electro-chemical discharge in one or more regions of the brain that render part or the whole brain incapable of functioning for a short time. The nerve cells recover and normal function is regained. See also: http://vsearch.Nlm.Nih.Gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?V%3aproject=medlineplus&query=seizure&x=0&y=0.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it feel like before a seizure is about to happen?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Aura: Aura is a perceptual disturbance showing as perception of strange light or unpleasant smell or confusing thoughts or experiences. Can be confused with panic attack. Some reported symptoms, depending on type of seizures, are bright lights, zigzag lines, tunnel vision, objects distorted, blind spots, light sensitivity, strange smell, auditory hallucinations, weak, scared, sweat, nauseated.
A 23-year-old member asked:

When does a seizure normally happen after your last drink?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Typically,: If one is truly an alcoholic, drinking quite heavily on a consistent basis, sudden cessation and subsequent abstinence, could result in a withdrawal seizure btwn 6 and 96 hrs following the last alcohol usage. The seizure may be the first sign of impending delirium tremens. If this applies to you or someone close, the full situation requires immediate medical attention.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when someone has a seizure?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Brain storm: Certain brain cells have excessive electrical activity. Produces different behavioral effects- unusual tastes, smells, tingling, altered awareness, shaking of arms or legs depending upon which part and how much of the brain is involved. This also results in excessive metabolic needs for the brain.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What will happen if you take someone else's seizure meds?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Sz medication: If you use someone else's medications, you may have side effects of those medications. If you have epilepsy and you use someone else's seizure medication, you may find the medicine does not work well for you, especially if you use them in place of the medicines you are prescribed to use. You may also find that their medicines interact with your medicines in a negative way. BE CAREFUL !

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