You passed out and started shaking.

A seizure is a scary event, and it’s more terrifying the first time, especially for loved ones who witness the event. What a person might see when they witness an event can vary. Transient loss of consciousness is a common complaint when someone has a seizure.

Someone having a seizure might loose their awareness and start staring or blinking their eyes. This type of seizure often happens with kids but can happen at any age. Sometimes, a person having a seizure will actually be aware that something is wrong. That person is conscious but has a distorted sense of smell, hearing or sight. There could also be twitching on one side of the body.

Most times, the person who has has a seizure has no recollection of the event. Certain seizures make people confused, and partially responsive. They may appear as if they are scared or have purposeful, repetitive movements.

Many people know that a seizure can cause convulsion, stiffening, and changing in breathing. The person may loose consciousness , be confused and weary, or experience changes in behavior after the seizure.

Brain doctors work with patients to determine the underlying cause of seizures and to learn the risks associated with seizures.