Purple Day (the International Day for Epilepsy Awareness is on Monday 26 March) IAmA epilepsy helpline adviser - ask me anything
Edit: Thank you everyone for the questions. Our first time doing something like this and we realise we might have posted at a difficult time. I am going to have to go back to the phone lines now but please continue to post questions and me and the team will answer them when we can. It may be next week. Apologies if we can't get back to you today - Grace.
Around 50 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy. Purple Day, the International Day for Epilepsy Awareness, is on Monday 26 March.
I'm Grace from the Epilepsy Action (www.epilepsy.org.uk) helpline. Please ask me any question you have about epilepsy. Different seizure types, myth busting, first aid, daily living, SUDEP. Please note - I am not a medical professional. I can't diagnose or recommend products.
Find out more about our Purple Day efforts: www.epilepsy.org.uk/purple
If you have any confidential questions about epilepsy, please email us at [email protected] or call free phone in the UK 0808 800 5050