The period immediately after a seizure ends is called the postictal phase, or recovery period. Just as seizures vary from person to person, the recovery time also varies. After a seizure you may need time before you return to normal function. This recovery time can range from immediate, minutes, hours and on some rare occasions, days. Some common symptoms after a seizure are fatigue, confusion, memory loss, fright, anxiety, frustration, and shame. You may also have injuries such as bruising and cuts. You may need to sleep for a few hours due to exhaustion. You may be thirsty, have a headache and feel weak in one part of side of your body. Take the time necessary to rest and allow your body to recover from the seizure.
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