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Post-ictal period more worrisome than the seizure?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

Seizures can be scary for everyone, but unless constant or when driving for example, are not usually life threatening.
It is common for the post-seizure period to have confusion, sleepiness, and achiness for 30-60 minutes. So a post-ictal phase is normal and expected. See someone if new seizures, or worsening control of known seizures.

In brief: Not necessarily

Seizures can be scary for everyone, but unless constant or when driving for example, are not usually life threatening.
It is common for the post-seizure period to have confusion, sleepiness, and achiness for 30-60 minutes. So a post-ictal phase is normal and expected. See someone if new seizures, or worsening control of known seizures.
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