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What is ending (postictal) seizure stage?

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During this final stage, your brain tries to get your nerve cells to stop misfiring. Your body begins to relax. The physical aftereffects of the seizure also set in.

It’s common to have:

Once it’s over, many people don’t remember having a seizure.

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Lack of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Trouble walking or writing
  • Thirst
  • Upset stomach
  • Weakness in parts of your body
  • Sore muscles

SOURCES:

The University of Chicago Medicine: “Stages of a Seizure.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “What Happens During a Seizure?” “Types of Seizures,” “What Is a Seizure?” “How Serious are Seizures?” “Tonic-Clonic Seizures,” “Treatment 101: The Basics,” “When Medicines Do Not Work.”

Mayo Clinic: “Epilepsy.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures.”

Medscape: “Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures Clinical Presentation.”

Epilepsy Action: “Focal Seizures.”

Seizure : “Prodromal symptoms in epileptic patients: Clinical characterization of the pre-ictal phase.”

CDC: “Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 27, 2019

SOURCES:

The University of Chicago Medicine: “Stages of a Seizure.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “What Happens During a Seizure?” “Types of Seizures,” “What Is a Seizure?” “How Serious are Seizures?” “Tonic-Clonic Seizures,” “Treatment 101: The Basics,” “When Medicines Do Not Work.”

Mayo Clinic: “Epilepsy.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures.”

Medscape: “Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures Clinical Presentation.”

Epilepsy Action: “Focal Seizures.”

Seizure : “Prodromal symptoms in epileptic patients: Clinical characterization of the pre-ictal phase.”

CDC: “Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 27, 2019

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