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What happens during an atonic seizure?
If you have atonic seizures, usually all your muscles go limp and you drop to the floor. This can result in injuries to your head or face. Sometimes you might not completely fall, but your head may drop forward or you might sag at the knees.
How long do atonic seizures last?
Atonic seizures are very short, usually lasting less than two seconds.
What happens after an atonic seizure?
Your muscle tone returns as soon as the seizure is over. If you’ve fallen, you can get up again straight away.
How can someone help me during an atonic seizure?
Our short online first aid course shows you what atonic seizures can look like, and how to help when someone has one. Visit atonic seizure first aid.
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