How do you know what type of seizure you have?
- Temporary confusion.
- A staring spell.
- Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs.
- Loss of consciousness or awareness.
- Cognitive or emotional symptoms, such as fear, anxiety or deja vu.
Regarding this, how do I know what type of epilepsy I have?
- Tonic-clonic (or grand mal) seizures: These are the most noticeable.
- Clonic seizures: Your muscles have spasms, which often make your face, neck, and arm muscles jerk rhythmically.
- Tonic seizures: The muscles in your arms, legs, or trunk tense up.
Likewise, how many types of epilepsy are there? Experts now divide epilepsy into four basic types based on the seizures you're having:
- Generalized epilepsy.
- Focal epilepsy.
- Generalized and focal epilepsy.
- Unknown if generalized or focal epilepsy.
Simply so, what are the 4 types of seizures?
The different types of generalized seizures are:
- absence seizures (formerly known as petit mal)
- tonic-clonic or convulsive seizures (formerly known as grand mal)
- atonic seizures (also known as drop attacks)
- clonic seizures.
- tonic seizures.
- myoclonic seizures.
What is the most common type of seizure?
The most common and dramatic, and therefore the most well known, is the generalized convulsion, also called the grand-mal seizure. In this type of seizure, the patient loses consciousness and usually collapses.