A person having a seizure stops
breathing for longer than 30 seconds.
A seizure lasts longer than 3 minutes.
More than one seizure occurs within
A seizure occurs with any signs of a
stroke. These may include sudden
weakness, numbness, inability to move,
changes in vision, slurred speech, or
A seizure occurs with signs of
serious illness, such as fever,
severe headache, stiff neck, trouble
breathing, or an unexplained rash.
A seizure follows a head injury.
A person has a seizure after using
illegal drugs or drinking a lot of
A pregnant woman has a seizure.
A person with diabetes has a seizure.
Call a doctor if you have been
diagnosed with epilepsy, and you notice
a change in your seizures (for instance,
they happen more often or are worse
than they used to be).
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November 14, 2014
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