Today is the start of National Epilepsy Week. I am an epilepsy helpline adviser for Epilepsy Action - ask me anything about epilepsy
Edit: Wow, when we posted this there was only a few questions after around 4 hours. But it really picked up later in the day! I will get Diane to pop in the thread on the 21st and answer questions - Rich - Epilepsy Action.
Edit 2: Your questions have been sent to our helpline team, we'll try to get some answers to everyone as quick as we can. Thank you all!
Around 50 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy. Today is the start of National Epilepsy Week in the UK. This year, Epilepsy Action and other epilepsy charities are focusing on the importance of seizure first aid. Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a seizure?
I'm Diane 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, aspects of my job. Please note - I am not a medical professional. I can't diagnose or recommend products.
Find out more about our Epilepsy Week efforts: www.epilepsy.org.uk/epilepsyweek
We're also launching the epilepsy community Discord today! A safe place for people living with epilepsy and their carers. This community is designed so you can chat with others, get epilepsy support and ask Epilepsy Action questions. Join at epilepsy.org.uk/discord
The epilepsy subreddit is another great place for support - reddit.com/r/epilepsy