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    step-mum having an epileptic fit

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    I was staying at my dads house last-night and my step-mum had a fit. I was so panky, scared, in tears, when it all happened.. It was the first time me seeing someone have a fit. I don't know what to do. It also put me off going beause I could stand it when that happened. I sit there watching it its so scary and upsetting to belive it and see it. How could I tell her aswell that she needs to stop hiding it from the famliey. She dosnt want the famly to see it. What happens If one of us dint know what was happing to her and dint know that she was having a fit.


    Don't know nothing about fits but now I kind of know but still not 100% sure erkkkk
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    Sorry to hear that you had to witness that.

    There is some good info on Epilepsy on thesite Hopefully that offers you some reassurance.

    Witnessing seizures will be difficult but with time they will become less scary. I promise you. Stay strong
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    My sister has had fits before and seen a couple of customers before and I know I can actually be quite upsetting, you feel pretty helpless.

    What you need to do is stay calm, move anything out of their way they could hurt themselves on and don't try to hold them down as they could actually hurt themselves more if say you're holding their arm and they move it.

    Call an ambulance and when they've stopped fitting lay them on their side and get them comfortable, but until then all you can do is let them go through it, like I said trying to intervene will only make things worse.

    Not everyone who fits has to go into hospital and it is their choice but its best to call just in case. You'll find that the person will most likely want to sleep afterwards but of course make sure they've come out of it and have woken up and spoken to you first


    What appended to your step mum afterwards, is she ok?
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    Some great advice there Lexi

    Thanks!!
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    My friend had a medical emergency yesterday too which saw them slipping in and out of consciousness and not being at all with it. Whilst it wasn't a fit, it was related to a potentially life threatening serious condition so I understand it is scary!

    I ended up on the phone to the paramedics and found that helped me a lot. Having someone the other end of the line comforting you and telling you what to be doing to help the person in need.

    Next time (and I hope there isn't one for you!) maybe you talk to the emergency response person on the phone, it may help you know what to do to keep the casualty safe and out of danger and may also stop you from panicking as you have to be level headed and relay the instructions to other people and the casualty.

    Also, I think next time it will be less scary as you have now had the experience of seeing a fit.

    Hope your step mum and you are ok
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    You may need to put them in the recovery position.

    Witnessing epileptic seizures is scary, I agree. My dad had one 9 years ago. Thankfully for him, it wasn't 2 minutes later. (He was about to pick up the kettle)

    If they're laid on a hard floor, get a cushion for their head.

    Some people (I did) may vomit or soil themselves during a seizure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpledhaze View Post
    My friend had a medical emergency yesterday too which saw them slipping in and out of consciousness and not being at all with it. Whilst it wasn't a fit, it was related to a potentially life threatening serious condition so I understand it is scary!

    I ended up on the phone to the paramedics and found that helped me a lot. Having someone the other end of the line comforting you and telling you what to be doing to help the person in need.

    Next time (and I hope there isn't one for you!) maybe you talk to the emergency response person on the phone, it may help you know what to do to keep the casualty safe and out of danger and may also stop you from panicking as you have to be level headed and relay the instructions to other people and the casualty.

    Also, I think next time it will be less scary as you have now had the experience of seeing a fit.

    Hope your step mum and you are ok
    She ok but iam not iam really low at the moment and I cont have comferdance to say. I need to inbox a rant with someone really then I can of load


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexi99 View Post
    My sister has had fits before and seen a couple of customers before and I know I can actually be quite upsetting, you feel pretty helpless.

    What you need to do is stay calm, move anything out of their way they could hurt themselves on and don't try to hold them down as they could actually hurt themselves more if say you're holding their arm and they move it.

    Call an ambulance and when they've stopped fitting lay them on their side and get them comfortable, but until then all you can do is let them go through it, like I said trying to intervene will only make things worse.

    Not everyone who fits has to go into hospital and it is their choice but its best to call just in case. You'll find that the person will most likely want to sleep afterwards but of course make sure they've come out of it and have woken up and spoken to you first

    What appended to your step mum afterwards, is she ok?
    Thanks for the reply. She ok now thanks for asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by *BananaMonkey* View Post
    Sorry to hear that you had to witness that.

    There is some good info on Epilepsy onsome reassurance.

    Witnessing seizures will be difficult but with time they will become less scary. I promise you. Stay strong
    Thanks
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    jo - If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”

    helen-We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
    Even longer,' Pooh answered.
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    Whats wrong?

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