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Old 06-29-2013, 01:37 AM
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'Foaming' at the mouth?


I often see this on TV shows... even just read it in a post... but no one has ever told me I was 'foaming at the mouth' during a tonic clonic... every tonic clonic video I've seen, I see no 'foam'.... I might see some spit or saliva where you're biting the hell out of my tongue but as far as the tv/movie idea of 'foam', (as if you were a rabid dog).... is that the case? Maybe I'm just in the dark, here. Luckily, as well, I typically odn't lose bladder control during seizures...
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:37 AM
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I seen enough T/C to comment on this, rarely big time foam, but saliva definitely pushed out especially post-itcal phase, stertorous breathing, yes can be little foamy, but not like that of white foam of someone who is poisoned (movies) or a rabid dog, not at all. My Sons pillow does be wet from saliva. No bladder loss either.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:28 AM
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I've been told several times during a T/C that I had saliva coming from my mouth. I do remember my blouse being all wet around the neck area. Once when I had a T/C in the middle of the night my spouse at the time said I lost control of my bladder.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:36 PM
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me: "foaming" (stertorous type) sometimes (sleep seizures usually/wet pillow/drool)
and only once so far wet the bed
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:12 PM
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think i was for my original seizure and status, but from what i hear now it is just spit.

also i get to wet myself now and then..

..show me a 'normal' person that can do a faceplant onto pavement in front of random strangers, seize and break bones or crack their head, wet themselves, then has the mental cojones to put it behind them and face a new day.

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:36 PM
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Actually, foaming at the mouth is a relatively rare symptom of a seizure and the majority people who have a seizure do not show this symptom at all. (A little drooling is more common.)

When it does occur, the foaming is caused by the combo of saliva and rapid breathing. The fast moving air aerates the saliva to create foam.
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