Disclaimer: This page may contain affiliate links. We may earn a small commission for purchases made through links in this post, at no extra cost to you.

Is it a Seizure?

I have a friend with MS. Several times, when in the middle of a conversation, he will go into a trance with his eyes half closed. It will last only a matter of five to ten seconds, and then he seems to come back to his senses. Could a seizure be taking place or is it most likely fatigue.

Comments for Is it a Seizure?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 20, 2011
Maybe, Maybe Not
by: Anonymous

According to the MS Society, seizures are not a common symptom of multiple sclerosis. They do talk about it in the video below, however, as a symptom that can be managed.

Seizures in the general population occur at a rate of 3%. In the MS population, they occur at a rate of 2% to 5%. These rates are very similar.

If I were an expert, (which I'm not), I'd say that it had more to do with fatigue or something else. Possibly one of his medications or the cognitive issues that many MSers deal with.

He could be one of the 2% to 5% who have seizures and the only way to know this for sure is if he talks to his doctor about the symptom. If he drives, that 5 to 10 seconds could put him and others in danger.

Encourage him to check it out with his doctor. He's very lucky to have a friend who is concerned about him. MSers need people around them who are supportive and willing to be there no matter what happens. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Hope this helps. I will keep researching and if I find out anything else, I'll comment again.

Take care,


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Do you have a Question? .

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Dear Friends,

"Life in Spite of MS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We're also part of the Ebay Partner Network, another affiliate program."

We'd also like you to know it doesn't cost one cent more  when you click through the links here on our blog. Not one single penny. And we will make a little extra cash when you do click through. We'll be ever so appreciative. You also have our word that we'll only link to things that we would use ourselves, (or wish we could have or use).


Cir & Akrista

You are reading original content written by Akrista or Cir L'Bert of Life in Spite of MS. If you enjoyed reading this blog, please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. See you there!

Enjoy this page? Why not pay it forward? Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Privacy Policy ~ Advertising Policy ~ DisclaimerContact Us ~ About Us