Is the total "terror" common while coming out of a Grand Mal seizure ?

By flajwo Latest Activity April 10, 2011 at 10:03 am Views 2,584 Replies 6 Likes 1

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The seizure doesnt scare/worry me as much as the feeling of absolute terror as I wake back up after the episode. I return to conciousness in a nightmare state,screaming from fright ! The people that know my situation will very calmly talk me to a smoother transition which helps some but people that dont know (even EMTs) have gotten hurt as I scream and punch returning to becoming concious and aware. Anybody else out there do the same ?

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  • AquariusCharm
    AquariusCharm June 10, 2011 at 10:21 am   

    Personally I don't have terrors but I come out of my seizure a while before I recollect it actually getting up, walking, talking etc and when I come out of my daze as I call it, I can only compare it to being on gas and air really. Is it like when you are sleeping and awoken suddenly?

  • flajwo
    flajwo June 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm   

    yes,pretty much…the sudden surprize is scary…I guess like the syndrome "fight or flight"

  • riverkings
    riverkings May 25, 2011 at 8:27 am   

    Have you figured out what is causing the "terror" episodes as you come out of a seizure? I can't imagine how scarey that must be.

  • flajwo
    flajwo June 7, 2011 at 9:41 am   

    The only thing I can figure is the surprize of talking or whatever one minute then finding myself in a different position the next.(usually on the floor looking up with everyone looking down at me). It seems like in a blink everything changes ! (not knowing I may have been "out" for as long as 30-45 minutes)

  • VJ 918
    VJ 918 July 14, 2011 at 11:06 am   

    Hi flajwo,

    My name is Val. I use to have Grand-Mal seizures really bad. The seizures sometimes would come back to back. One time I was in the store doing my grocery shopping and woke up in ICU. I'd wake up three days later.
    I remember hearing the word "kill" just as I went into the seizure. Just before I came out of the seizure I'd see a horrifing face. I'd wake up screaming and scared.
    I now have Phsyco-motor seizures.
    I hope this helped.
    Val

  • VJ 918
    VJ 918 July 14, 2011 at 11:06 am   

    Hi flajwo,

    My name is Val. I use to have Grand-Mal seizures really bad. The seizures sometimes would come back to back. One time I was in the store doing my grocery shopping and woke up in ICU. I'd wake up three days later.
    I remember hearing the word "kill" just as I went into the seizure. Just before I came out of the seizure I'd see a horrifing face. I'd wake up screaming and scared.
    I now have Phsyco-motor seizures.
    I hope this helped.
    Val

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