Epilepsy is a condition that causes you to have repeated fits or attacks, known as seizures.
Some people will have a seizure after a stroke. These are known as acute or onset seizures and normally happen within the first 24 hours.
A hallucination is when you see or hear something that isn’t there.
If a stroke damages a part of your brain called the midbrain, you may experience hallucinations. These hallucinations often involve vivid, colourful scenes with animals, people and patterns.
Hallucinations usually start within a few days after having a stroke. They may disappear within a few weeks, but they can sometimes last for years. Even if hallucinations do last, they usually become less intense over time.
Occasionally stroke can cause locked-in syndrome. This is a very rare condition where the only part of your body that you can move is your eyes.
You are still able to think and reason when you have locked-in syndrome and you’re aware of what’s going on around you, but you can’t speak or move. Some people are able to communicate using eye movements or blinking.