A few questions for people who have epilepsy or seizure disorders?

1. How do you feel shortly before your seizure?
2. Do you have any awarness of your surroundings during a seizure?
3. How do you feel physically and mentally afterwards?
4. How long does it take you to feel back to "normal"?

I have a small dog who has epilepsy (she is on phenobarbitol), and I am just curious as to how she feels before, during, and after one of her seizures.

All answers are greatly appreciated!

Written By Nurse007

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  • NDiacvoilse February 18, 2009, 6:48 am

    There are several different types of epilepsy, and each type is characterized by different symptoms. I don't know a whole lot about epilepsy in animals, and how it differs from that in humans. But anyway, to answer your question:

    1. With my types of seizures, I wake up knowing that I'm going to have a seizure that day. I feel very dazed, and though I am aware of what is going on around me, I am very slow to comprehend things. My eyes flutter uncontrollably, and if I don't go back to sleep and take a pill that stops the seizure, symptoms progress. Horrible headaches, stomachaches..I feel like I'm really sick.

    2. I am aware of my surroundings, but it takes me longer to process what is going on. Although I am able to hold conversations, they are very cut-and-dry, and not very well thought out. A lot of what I say doesn't make sense.

    3. Two words- Absolutely drained. My body and mind are both physically tired.

    4. Until the next day. On days that I wake up knowing I will have a seizure, I sleep the whole day. It's a waste of a day, but it's what I have to do. The next morning I wake up and feel fine.

    Hope this helped a little and good luck with your dog!

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