I'm new to this forum and I want to know if anyone has dealt with this situation. My husband is an epileptic and he had a seizure a couple of days ago. This was the first one I had witnessed, as his others had happened away from home. I knew what to do during the seizure, but something happened afterward that totally threw me and was quite scary. As he started to awaken, he got up and began to walk around. But he was still very confused and didn't respond to me at all. I was on the phone with a paramedic at the time, who told me it was not unusual and instructed me to try to get him to sit or lie down. But I couldn't. He didn't seem aware of me and he was too big and strong for me to try to control. He walked hard into the fireplace and then lurched around the room and I was afraid he would hurt himself. He finally managed to get into our bedroom and lie down, but he still kept wanting to get up. Fortunately, the paramedics came quickly, just as he was beginning to talk. But even they had trouble with him. He kept wanting to get up and leave and wouldn't lie down on the gurney to be transported outside. I have never read about this, nor has anyone ever told me it was a possibility. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to handle this situation if it happens again?View Thread
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