Does every seizure patient have a postictal period?
I am a paramedic and have a frequent flyer patient who reportedly has "seizures" but is always conscious and alert by the time I get there and "has just came out of the seizure" when I get there according to family.
- ?Lv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
Paramedic? Now that's embarrassing to the profession!
You should have been taught in school about the different types of seizures or at least how to look up medical information from reliable sources.
- RRLv 59 years ago
What type of seizures are you talking about? Very few people have the "grand mal - old term" like you see on paramedic TV shows.
Primary Generalized Seizures
Atypical absence seizures
Simple partial seizures
Complex partial seizures
Secondarily generalized seizures
Yes it is possible he could have just come out of the seizure.
- 9 years ago
that is possible,
there are certain types of seizures where the patient is alert after as if nothing happened
they may or may not recall the seizure
eg. absence seizures, petite mal seizuresSource(s): tons of research prior to my persnal experience