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Boyfriend has seizures

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 07:16
My boyfriend of almost t years is 36. Up till this past summer as far as we know he has never had seizures before. Was diagnosed with epilepsy but don't recall a specific one. He doesn't want to take his meds and actually never went to his doctor for a refill. He hasn't been on meds since the initial first month and I know him he will find every excuse he can to not. How do I help him when it comes to this, when he has a seizure, and if he continues to not take medication for them when do I call 911 if needed?

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Hi, my name is Chris.He needs

Submitted by Chris Wrightson on Sun, 2018-12-30 - 20:47
Hi, my name is Chris.He needs to take his medication to get his seizures under control. If he has grand mal epilepsy make sure you get him in the recovery position and never put anything, especially your fingers, in his mouth.My fits have mellowed to petit mal but reoccur when I forget my medication. It's a pain in the backside to continually have to take medication but if it's for the better for him to just grit his teeth and take it.My wife says that she brings me under control by gently stroking my face or hand.Your boyfriend should not feel ashamed of what he suffers from.Take care x

Your situation sounds so much

Submitted by Jennis on Sat, 2019-03-16 - 14:41
Your situation sounds so much like mine. My husband had his first seizure last year and he loathes taking his medication. He said he hates the way it makes him feel and if it weren’t for me, he wouldn’t take them at all. I get that the side effects suck, but so do the seizures that your wife has to deal with since you have no memory of. It’s so frustrating!

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