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Is It Normal To Get Sick After A Seizure?
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Had grand mal seizure last night, after I came too. I needed help to bathroom & got sick for 20 minutes or so. I have never had that happen before.

posted January 25, 2016
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Not to mention that if you have any form of aura, they can mutate. If you research the topic then you will see that there are many types of auras. My standard is always the deja vu, but I have also had the additional kick in the gut (stomach aura). Auras are known to mutate. It is a possibility, but rare that your seizures will as well.

posted September 29, 2016
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Nausea is one of my main symptoms that I'm having a bad seizure. My brain fires, body releases adrenaline and that starts the nausea. This is the worst and is very hard to stop. Cannabis is great for prevention of most of these big seizures, but doesn't work well to stop them. I usually have to take Ativan to stop them. Recovery is slow and sometimes I'm wiped out for days after.

posted December 28, 2018
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I haven't gotten sick after coming out of a seizure.

posted January 25, 2016
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The word "Normal" is that can be debated. However, lots of factors regarding sick after a seizure. I have never been diagnosed with anything except febrile seizures (no idea if I got sick, but I knew I had a high temperature from those in my years from zero to five.

Generalized full seizures and both forms of partial seizures and then later added nocturnal seizures to that. I recall at least one time of getting since after a complex partial seizure -- not sure about nocturnal seizures because I don't know when they officially began and only was confirmed that I have them when at EEG Long Term Monitoring in October 2021.

However, since the only seizure that I know that I have are simple partial seizures, I had to be told after recovering from being sick (and vowing never to eat again) that I had a Complex Partial Seizure before it. I wish I could tell you the details of it, but my Complex Partial Seizures could sometimes be Very Complex. Needless to say, try not to have any seizure (at all again) not long after eating.

Complex Partial Seizures were actually (if I can manage to remain seizure free for the rest of my life) my scariest seizures because I have a very good imagination and my subconscious mind would use this to say the strangest of things during some of those seizures. At least in recent years (before getting to seizure free state 9 months ago) the full and complex partial seizures mutated such that I would always have the complex partial seizure following a generalized full seizure -- thus much easier to prove that it was all a very long seizures grouping.

posted February 21
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

After a nocturnal seizure, I always have a “hangover”. Sometimes they are worse than others, but water, protein and movement always helps. Laying on the couch never does.

posted October 30, 2021

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