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What is a seizure?


Seizures are a trigger, like lightning in the brain and they function like a load of electricity and when it happens it’s like a thunderstorm and it ruins the electricity in the brain and it causes jerky movements. Now there is definitely different types of seizures: Grand mal – one of the deadliest ones because I experienced them with my sister, they turn blue, are jerking constantly. It’s kind of scary because you never know. Sometimes they pass out and wind up in comas. Complex seizures are not as bad but they trigger damage in the brain. They are like a blank stare – you’re not there – kind of like daydreaming. There’s many seizures. It’s dangerous.


Seizures can be very different – like the Grand Mal seizures when you actually pass out to the floor and start twitching. It could be just partial seizures where your head or a section of your body just stats flailing out; or it can just be like an Absence seizure where you stare off into space and the you come back like two seconds later.


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