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Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:21
How long will it take for me to feel back to normal again? I had 11 seizures last week and still don’t feel back to normal! This is the longest I have felt this for it is just horrible! How long do you think it will last?

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That's a lot of seizures in

Submitted by birdman on Fri, 2020-03-13 - 20:07
That's a lot of seizures in one week.  I'm not sure what you mean "back to normal".  If those were all generalized seizures you are probably tired and feel some post-ictal depression.  I know when I had 2 or 3 generalized seizures in a week my  recovery was a slow process where it took a week to feel more awake, then over the next week or so I noticed other subtle differences in the way I felt and thought.  But what I am wondering is did you feel some differences before the seizures began?  Why so many seizures in one week?  Is this different from your normal seizure pattern?  

Hi, Thank you for posting.

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-03-16 - 09:13
Hi, Thank you for posting. The postictal phase (this is the recovery period after the seizure) varies for each individual. Factors such as the type of seizure, as well as what part of the brain the seizure impacts, affects the recovery period – how long it may last and what may occur during it. https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-happens-during-seizure . It’s important that your addressing your concerns with your healthcare team and if you continue to experience any changes in symptoms, moods, behaviors, seizure types/frequency and side effects to help determine what individual treatment plan is best for you. If you have not already, you may want to consider seeking more specialized care for your epilepsy at an epilepsy center. A comprehensive epilepsy center is a group of health care professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of people with seizures and epilepsy. Usually led by an epileptologist,(epilepsy specialist), who can help explore all treatment options and determine what individual treatment plan may be best for you. Epilepsy centers can also help connect you with additional support groups, educational sessions and connecting you with other families. https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/find-epilepsy-specialist/find-epilepsy-center . Documenting how your feeling and tracking seizures, moods, and behaviors over time may help you and your doctors to recognize patterns, allowing you to modify behaviors or lifestyles appropriately. My Seizure Diary can be used to organize your health issues, manage medications, record side effects, develop seizure response plans, and more which can be shared with members of your healthcare team. Learn more here: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-diary. Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or [email protected]. epilepsy.com/helpline. Or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation: https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates , find support groups, events, and programs in your community.

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