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Vomiting during a seizure

Does anyone else vomit during a seizure?

My episodes always follow the same pattern. I wake in the night, feel like I need the toilet and then I get warning, sweating, the fear, the noise and so I lay down to be safe. Once I have blacked out I immediately vomit and a lot. Once I come round I continue to vomit. I lay on my side to make sure I don’t choke, but I am always covered.

This then happens a few more times over the night, every hour or so and happens every 6 months to a year.

Does this happen to anyone else?


Hi, Thank you for sharing

Hi, Thank you for sharing your story and experiences. Seizures can take on many different forms and affect different people in different ways. For some symptoms during a seizure usually are stereotypic (occur the same way or similar each time).  Some commonly reported symptoms before and after a seizure include, nausea or other stomach feelings (often a rising feeling from the stomach to the throat), sweating, sounds and “strange” feelings and fear/panic(often negative or scary feelings). To learn more about seizures and auras, please visit: It’s important that you’re able to identify your auras and how that makes your body feelIt’s also important that you’re following up with your healthcare team to review this further and if you experience any changes in seizure types, frequency, side effects, behaviors, moods and symptoms, to determine what individual treatment plan is best for you.A key part of managing epilepsy is knowing how it can affect a person's independence and day-to-day needs. Visit our independent living pages here:  to learn more about resources that are available & when help is needed. Track your seizures, record your medical history, set reminders,manage medications, side effects, moods, triggers, behaviors or other personal experiences using a diary: Create a seizure response or action plan, which is a helpful tool for those close to you understand what do if you have a seizure:  Talk with your doctor about rescue or “as needed medication”, to see if this is an option for and your individual treatment plan: our seizure alert device factsheet with your doctor, to see if a seizure alert device is an option for you: more regarding seizure safety at night:            Additionally, you may always to contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources.1-800-332-1000, or

Other than the blacking out

Other than the blacking out and the vomiting, for me it was frothing at the mouth, everything else reminds of what I experienced from the age of 10 thru age 16.   All of this came to an abrupt halt when I reduced my calcium intake by simply not consuming any milk.     On the internet you can find various articles whereby increasing the calcium level triggers seizures in some, not all Epileptics.  I recommend that you use many different internet browsers as you do your research because each browser uses their own search algorithm.

Just came across this article

Just came across this article related to Epilepsy which the section under Chronic Infections and Acute Infections reminded me of the symptoms you described.  We Epileptics, unfortunately, must do so much research on our own.  Hopefully this article may answer your question.

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