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Epilepsy Do U Know How to Treat a Fit

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As alot of u know jojo my lovely wife has got epilepsy . I was wandering i u saw her.or someone else having a seizure would u know.what to do ...first make sure yhe.person is breathing . DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGERS OR ANYTHING ELSE IN THEIR MOUTH AS THEY WILL BITE U .

TURN THEN ON THEIR SIDE INTO THE RRCOVERY.POSITION .MAKE SURE THEIR AIRWAY IS COMPLETLY CLEAR ..AND FONE THE AMBULANCE .. TIME THE FITS. TRY MAKR THEM AS COMFORTABLE AS THEY CAN BE AN KEEP THEM SAFE FROM HURTING THEMSELVES .KEEP CHECKING THEY'RE BREATHING ... LEARN AND YOU PROBABLY SAVE SOMEONES LIFE ....

DarrenHelsby
6 days ago
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BW07
BW076 days ago

Good advice. Although dont try and put them in the recovery position until theyve stopped.

Dont hold their head. Try and throw a blanket under their head if possible.

Protect their dignity by getting rid of people staring.

Call 999 immediately unless you know 100% their fitting patterns and severity. 999 wont mind if they are not needed they will be happier to assist than not.

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DarrenHelsby
DarrenHelsby
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5 days ago

Sorry to disagree but my wife has epilepsy and they advise to call 999 if the seizure lasts 5 mins tops .

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BW07
BW075 days ago

DarrenHelsby yep. I said call 999 unless you you know 100% their fitting patterns and severity.

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JohuraBegum
JohuraBegum6 days ago

just to add to everything you both. It’s worth noting how long seizure duration was. Apparently longer than 15minutes Should be taken to A&E to have medical tests done.

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DarrenHelsby
DarrenHelsby
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5 days ago

Sorry wifes epileptic n 5 mins tops to ring ambulance

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JohuraBegum
JohuraBegum5 days ago

DarrenHelsby you are correct. I find it so scary. How does one deal with it thoug?

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DarrenHelsby
DarrenHelsby
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4 days ago

JohuraBegum i met my wife 9yrs ago and she had it then she was embaRressed of telling me n thought if she did i wouldnt love her . I panicked the first time i saw her n her daughter was there so she just took over n tLked me through it and what to do and not to do .. she was 13 n it didnt phase her as she had lived with it from being born. Jojo has both grand mal n petite mal seizures . The grand mal shes having a full blown sizure shakes bites her tongue n sometimes wets herself . The petite mal are like a trance n she slaps her lips or waves an arm . She cant here anything and sometimes its hard to tell shes having a petite mal as she just sat their starring into space ... once shes come round shes disorientated and goes to bed . Unless the fit lasts over 5 mins no ambulance or hospital visit as all the do is put in a room n tell her to sleep

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JohuraBegum
JohuraBegum4 days ago

DarrenHelsby Hi. Sorry hear about this. It’s so difficult but we have to learn to accept and find ways to cope I suppose. My baby had seizures just a little before his 2nd birthday. its traumatic for me, has never witness since things before.

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SalmaS
SalmaS6 days ago

Never had a first hand experience. But I do have a first aid qualification. I think its very important to know what to do as you could possibly save a life

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter5 days ago

Move things away from the person also, chairs/ tables, anything they could hit themselves on. Don't restrain them, let them fit. Always call an ambulance because you don't know if the person has epilepsy or not.

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elise
elise5 days ago

I knew someone that said they had epilepsy so got training as part of my first aid training, turned out they were lying about having it but it is still a useful think to have knowledge of

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nicoledbradburn
nicoledbradburn4 days ago

Don't touch them.. Let them go down

try to quickly to move anything near them that will hurt them.

Wait till the sezuire has ended.

Most people will say call ambulance all the tine

Not good idea depending how bad the sezuire is.

Some people who come out of a sezuire will need few hours sleep because will be heavy over tired.

Going to the hospital if they are in this condition makes it worse because some people the fatigue affects amount of sezuires

So if they are in the hospital for hours, they could have another sezuires

Some with a little sezuire doesn't need a doctor or hospital just needs to sit down for few minutes.

Its best to ask them what they want to do.

If sezuire is more then 5mintues and it's bad one just call the ambulance.

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Johnny
Johnny3 days ago

I suggest putting the free St John‘s Ambulance FIRST AID app on your mobile phone, and familiarise yourself with it - good info on recovery position, keeping airways clear etc.

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