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What Does It Feel Like To Fall Unconscious Or Pass Out?

What Does It Feel Like To Fall Unconscious Or Pass Out?

Is it like falling asleep or how you feel when you go under anesthesia or does it feel different?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sometimes it's just like nodding off for a second but it's actually about 30 seconds to a minute. Occasionally I'll have a freaky thing where I'm falling down a deep hole or tunnel spinning and then go unconscious. One of my neurologists says I can't have that with a seizure, but we found a research paper where the researcher says it does happen with some people that have temporal lobe epilepsy. Anyway, it's really scary - feels like you're dying.

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i had many types and when i had a grand mal (tonic clonic), i always fall but never the thud... next thing i new i was on the floor. heres a video about the 1st seizure... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOsAhwdfob4&amp...

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Just be precortus and make sure something new isn't tried

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I never felt myself falling. The night before Christmas eve I woke up on the floor, my husband brought me to the hospital. I don't remember how or what happened. Sometimes if I've had one, I have a terrible pain, sometimes my shoulder is out of the socket or my hip will hurt. That's my proof that I've had one. One time I injured my left forearm and my ribs. I was standing next to my clothes hamper and I hit it so hard I crushed it so hard we couldn't get it back to it's original sharp.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nada, it’s good that you have warning. When notice a seizure coming, you can find a safe spot, before your seizure.

I have Complex Partial Seizures. That means I’m unaware of my seizures. So when I fall, I have no clue, when and how long I was out. It’s when I come to, when I start noticing clues that I had the seizure, like falling.

posted 5 months ago
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