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Are responsiveness and unlocking one's phone possible post seizure attack?

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Dr. Ornela Ademovi

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Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 in General Health
Question: Could someone that has had a seizure be even the slighest bit responsive following the episode. For example could they recognize their name by looking up when called or even unlock their phone?
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 1 hour later
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Confusion after a seizure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I believe I understand what you are asking and thank you for choosing this platform for your question.
Usually, a seizure, which involves loss of consciousness, is followed by a period of confusion and drowsiness. The person may appear disoriented, nauseous and usually with little realization that they had just had a seizure. This may last anywhere from 5 to 30 or more minutes, depending on the extent of the seizure.
It is very unlikely for a person that has suffers a seizure to look up or figure out a phone passcode.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have any further questions.

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