I usually have a major headache for the rest of the day and my muscles are really sore for 1-5 days. My tongue takes the biggest beating and takes the longest to heal, sometimes 30 days.
I have only had two grand mal seizures and I really bite down on my tongue so I hope I don't have them anymore. I refused to take meds between the first two seizures because I am newly diagnosed and I thought I might have had a single episode. This is because I had just quit taking Paxil after nearly 4 months and was having weird withdrawl side effects from it. Sometimes I still wonder about the Paxil.
The second grand mal I had wasn't nearly as bad as the first (even though I was on no meds) and I wasn't really sore at all with the exception of my tongue.
I fear if I have too many more seizures, I'm going to bite off my tongue or severe it badly. I am on 400mg Dilantin daily now since my second seizure and I have gone 245 days since my last seizure. The first two were 233 days apart so maybe I'm doing better. Time will tell.