6 Things you should know about someone who has Epilepsy.
There are two sides to me. The side that has complete control (this picture). Then 😒 there is the side that I have no control over. That's when I have a seizure. Check out my ig story with me about to take an #eeg. I had just came from work that day & had to go in because I was having a lot of seizures. That was my first time in years having an eeg test. Oh! An EEG test is an electroencephalogram (EEG) is a testused to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain.Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses. An EEG can be used to help detect potential problems associated with this activity. I googled that.😂
6Things you should know about someone who has Epilepsy.
1. Do not place anything in their mouth when they have a seizure.
It is physically impossible to swallow your tongue. So don't put a spoon, belt, or anything in the mouth.
2. If the seizure last longer than 5 MINUTES...
Call the #ambulance. For example, the last big seizure I had in April really scared my parents. It lasted 4 minutes. My mom said a minute longer and you were gone.
3. People with epilepsy live normal active lives. Depending on the seizure activity. My parents look at me quite often and say "you don't think you're sick." No, I don't. lol. I live the life I want. But my epilepsy won't determine my future.
4. Seizure Hangovers Though
Now you thought you had a really bad hangover? Multiple that by 10! And depending on the seizure it can last an entire day, yes 24 hours! Your head hurts so bad and you really can't do anything but sleep.
5. When someone's having a convulsive seizure, keep them safe, supported, and on their side. Make sure they don't hit their head. For me, I can feel when a seizure is coming on. I usually have an aura. & thats my warning.
6. Epilepsy is common
50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. How common you ask, one in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.