WHAT DOES A SEIZURE FEEL LIKE?
What does a seizure feel like? Am I having a seizure? Do my seizures feel like other people’s seizures? How can I explain what this feels like?
We asked these questions of our subscribers, below are their answers:
water and then I don’t see anything.
I can hear you a little bit, Mom.
I forget what I’m doing or where
I am too!” – Declan
Mine feel like “The Day the
Earth Stood Still.” I feel like I
am lost in space. When I wake
I feel like I took a trip in a time
machine. This is how out of it I
become. I feel very tired. All I
want to do is to sleep. I don’t
feel like eating. I become
nauseous. I also get very bad
did before I would have a
seizure. It takes me a few days
to begin to feel like myself
again.” – Robin
but you are awake.” – Nevin
anything about the seizure.
Sometimes, it is preceded by
the yawn. Sometimes, he
remembers the yawn and
sometimes not.” – Julia
It’s just BOOM! It happens and
I can’t stop it. I know I’ve missed
something, but I don’t know what.
And after I’m back I feel tired and
confused.” - Joshua
“When my son had, “big seizures”, as we called them, he said it was, “Dark.” Otherwise, I would say “PAINFUL.” Chase has (used to have before the K-diet) drop attacks. He would have 30-100 of these a day. His day would start with his face falling into his bowl of cereal, or dropping into the toilet while going to the restroom, or his face would plant into his bike handles. He mostly sat on the couch (his safe zone) during that time.
Fortunately, the diet is working and he is back to his old self and SEIZURE FREE! God has worked a miracle in his life!”
“Having a seizure is kind of just like being off somewhere else because you can’t feel anything, and you don’t know it’s happening, until you wake up. When I wake up after having a seizure I feel kind of confused and don’t know what’s going on, but after a minute I look at my mom or dad and just say, “Seizure?”, and they say, “Yes.” When I wake up I have a really bad headache from my brain freaking out. I always dream when I have a seizure, and it’s always the same, and I’ve tried to explain it to my mother, but I can’t. I think it’s because my brain was still recovering from the seizure, but I’m not quite sure. Overall, a seizure is just like being in another place for a while.”
During the seizures I sometimes feel left out or as if I’m not there. I hear the surroundings, but am unable to react.
When I pop out of it, I’m tired, maybe dissolved in tears, and can’t always remember or understand the fuss around me. Sometimes, I have the feeling like I have to say, “I’m sorry”, when my seizure ends.”
“I don’t remember anything for a while before and after the seizure. When I become conscious I see myself lay on a bed and people looking worried.
I feel I don’t have any energy at all to even sit up. I feel so dizzy and don’t remember anything. I start asking what has happened and where I was. Where, when and who observed it?
I feel sick. I feel like sleeping afterward to get some energy back. I have a bad taste in my mouth. I usually feel pain somewhere on my body due to falling down on something, or just the ground.”