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What is the aura stage of a seizure?

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This phase happens right before a seizure starts. The symptoms come on quickly and may only last a few seconds. If you have an aura, you may have:

Some people don’t have an aura at all.

  • Deja vu
  • Jamais vu (a feeling that you’re seeing something you know well for the first time)
  • Vision problems
  • Odd smells, sounds, or tastes
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or “pins and needles” in parts of your body
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Panic
  • Feelings of intense fear

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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