One of the biggest challenges of living with a condition like epilepsy is dealing with the unconsciousness or absence that accompanies most seizure activity. Whether it is a Tonic-Clonic seizure (completely absent, full convulsion and/or shaking limbs) or a Partial/Absent seizure (still absent, but it is a much more mild type of bodily action; only blanking out rather than a full convulsion with shaking limbs). Partial/Absent seizures also tend to last for a shorter amount of time (mere seconds, usually) than Tonic-Clonic seizures which can last for seconds, minutes, or in some extreme cases, hours.
My point is, the epileptic has little to no control over his or her limbs during a seizure. The result of this fact is unfortunate, but it is something to be aware of…post-seizure first aid isn’t always optional. For those instances when you need to treat bumps, bruises, or scratches, be sure to check out some of my recommendations from this week’s Epilepsy Insight. Epilepsy Insight #3 focuses specifically on this topic of post-seizure first aid because of my own recent need for treatment. I scratched my face with only my fingernail, but it looks pretty bad. So, I am sharing recommendations that I have used personally and I have found that each product mentioned in this video promotes quick healing. Let’s be honest, when you have a scratch across your face like I do in this video you don’t just want it to heal quickly you NEED it to heal quickly so that people will stop staring at you with extreme pity.
If you have any questions about the content in the video, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or DM me on Twitter or Instagram (@seizethedayblog for both). For those of you living with epilepsy, stay strong! Even when it doesn’t feel like it, you still have lots of fight left! Today is not the day we let epilepsy win, today is the day we conquer epilepsy together!