• 3. Juni 2019: How do I cope with epilepsy after stroke?

    by  • 10. Juni 2019 • Neiegkeeten

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    Written by Tom Balchin | First published on https://arni.uk.com

    Stroke is one of many conditions that can lead to seizures, or epilepsy. You may think of these as ‘having fits’. In the UK this condition affects just under 1% of the population. Around 5% of people who have a stroke will have a seizure within the following few weeks. These are known as acute or onset seizures and normally happen within 24 hours of the stroke.

    The good news is that your risk of having a seizure lessens with time following your stroke. But, you’ve really got to take care. I see people regularly who have fits for the first time. It’s never fun, but luckily, as someone who has had controlled epilepsy for over 20 years I know exactly how to identify these very early (it’s not that hard really). Quickly get the person to the floor, gently, into the recovery position and call for an ambulance. If you have a list of all their medications on hand to tell the paramedic, that would be ideal.

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    https://www.safestroke.eu/2019/06/03/how-do-i-cope-with-epilepsy-after-stroke/ (source)