Epileptic Symptoms

Seizures is the only symptom in epileptic patients. However, there are symptoms that are associated with the different kinds of epileptic seizures. Depending on the type of seizure that you have will depend on what symptoms you will deal with. Some people may collapse while others will enter a kind of dream world state. Most people will not remember anything at all even if they never lost consciousness.

Simple Partial Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

  • Flashbacks
  • Strange smell or taste
  • Dejavu
  • Intense feeling of fear or joy
  • Strange body movements
  • Numbness
  • Seeing colored shapes

Complex Partial Epileptic Seizures Symptoms

  • Rubbing hands together
  • Unusual chewing movements
  • Lip smacking
  • Body spasms
  • Looking around in confusion

Generalized Epileptic Seizures

These are the most common types of epileptic seizures. Because there are many different forms of these seizures there are many symptoms. Each type of generalized seizure has different symptoms associated with them that could be very mild as day dreaming or severe as body spasms and loss of consciousness.

Tonic-Clonic Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

  • Slip into unconsciousness
  • Fall to the ground and lose control of their body
  • Body spasms and stiff muscles
  • Rigid jaw that may cause them to bite their tongue
  • Will cease breathing for a few seconds
  • Will not be able to control bladder and bowel movements
  • Will be confused when they come around

Clonic Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

Twitch for a few minutes without falling to the ground or going stiff.

Tonic Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

Will go completely stiff and fall quickly to the ground.

Atonic Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

The muscles will relax completely and they will fall to the ground face first.

Myoclonic Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

The arm, head, leg, and body will spasm. This will only happen during the morning.

Absence Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

They will lose consciousness or may be unaware of what is happening around them. It is more often found in children. They will not fall down or have spasms and may look like they have begun daydreaming.

Secondary Generalized Epileptic Seizure Symptoms

This will begin as a partial seizure and will work its way into a tonic-clonic seizure.