Information about non epileptic seizures and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.

Todd’s Paralysis/Paresis in NEAD

By on 9 April 2015 in General

Sometimes, people who have a non epileptic seizure find that when they come round they can’t move an arm or a leg or even the whole of one side of their body. Naturally, this can be very frightening. This paralysis may last anything from a few minutes up to 36 hours.It’s known as Todd’s Paresis or Todd’s Paralysis.

If it’s the first time it has happened or you are in the slightest bit concerned, get urgent medical help.

It’s important that stroke is ruled out as a possible cause of the paralysis.

It’s not known why this temporary paralysis occurs following a seizure and there is no specific treatment. The best thing is to rest quietly until the paralysis disappears.

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