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My girlfriend has seizures and I need to know how to help

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Hi, my girlfriend has seizures and would like help from people who have seizures on how to help her either to not have as many or make her seizures less serious, thank you

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Hi Zacjones, Thanks so much

Hi Zacjones, Thanks so much for sharing, it sounds like you all have been through a lot. It’s important that you continue to express your concerns and that your girlfriend is following up with her healthcare team to discuss any changes in side effects, behaviors, symptoms, or seizure types.https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/pg2L_HealthCareVis...                 It is common for those who are in caretaker role to feel overwhelmed, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. As a caretaker, https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/parents-and-caregivers, it’s just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well.   https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Caregivers%20facts... Institute, https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/our-programs/wellness-institute  provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role. To learn more about stress management please visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Stress%20Managemen... https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Emotional%20Health... it’s helpful to connect with other people who live with, or care for those with epilepsy, to ask questions, share experiences, find & give support to each other. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at: epilepsy.com/localsupport  ,to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. Additionally our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, contactus@efa.org  epilepsy.com/helpline  , where a trained information specialist can assist in connecting you to resources,  provide referrals and additional support.

If she has not tried

If she has not tried medication. You can just be a supporter, Maybe do some reserch if you have already not done so. Be informed know how to handle a situation. Do not be afraid even though these situations can be scarry especially for the person with the epilepsy. Stay calm. That's the best you can do in my opinion. It may not seem like much but it really is.Please exuse my spelling

You need to know what kind of

You need to know what kind of seizures she has and how to identify them.(sometimes I can just space out and that can be hard for the average joe to notice) Then how to handle them. Not all seizures need an ambulance ride. Some just need physical support.(take a CPR/First Aid class for that) Everyone has seizures for different reasons. Stress can be a big increaser so, try to keep her calm. Sleep deprivation can do it's harm too, so keep her well-rested. 

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