Postictal state

What is Postictal state?

The postictal state is the altered state of consciousness after an epileptic seizure. It usually lasts between 5 and 30 minutes, but sometimes longer in the case of larger or more severe seizures and is characterized by drowsiness, confusion, nausea, hypertension, headache or migraine and other disorienting symptoms.

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Hi, I have a history of seizures. i have experienced most of the types them. For the past few years my meds have kept me perfect with no seizures...

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I think I may have had a seizure in my sleep or actually just waking up. I remember seeing things in my right eye vision like moving...

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My girlfriend has been having what looks like seizures. Her eyes will roll back and she will throw her head back, her body will jerk and her arms...

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From the description of the events it looks to me like she is suffering from seizures. During the seizures depending on...

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