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Posted by carol on January 19, 2000 at 19:55:35:

In Reply to: Do peplpe know they had a seizure afterwords? posted by Jamie on November 18, 1999 at 11:56:31:

: I was wondering if a person knows he is having a seizure when it is happening or after it is over. How do they feel,during and after. I have a young child that can't tell me what is going on when he has seizures and I would like to know more about what he is going thru. Thank you!!!


Jamie - Most people have no idea that are having a seizure. Some do get an "aura" which could be feeling queezy, dizzy, headache or a strange smell. Does your son seem to "space out" in conversation or while doing activities? This could be a sign he is having a petit mal. I used to have these and teachers back when I was in school thought I was day dreaming when in fact I was having seizures. I hope this helps. I do know this after a seizures you body is extremely tired. This is due to the jerks the body is having and the energy your body puts out during the seizure. Normally people afterwards tend to sleep for several hours until their bodies have rested.

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