Purple Day: The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness

March 26, is the international day to raise awareness and inform about epilepsy. In Guatemala, we make an effort to bring reliable information, the Purple Day Guatemala project can be found here.

Some quick facts:

  • Seizures are not isolated cases, more than 50 million people worldwide suffer from it.
  • You can speak freely of the subject. It is important that the people around you (work, studies) know.
  • Epilepsy is not contagious, except for cases due to infectious diseases.
  • It is a treatable and manageable. Consult your doctor for proper treatment.

For more information, the translated version to english… y en español.

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  • Adam Ehis

    I’m 31, almost 32 and have been having grand mal seizures since I was about 17. Let me tell you, it sucks. I can usually tell when one is about to come. I become foggy and unable to concentrate. My hands and feet become real cold but sweaty. My stomach hurts and I feel nauseous but can’t throw up. I become extremely uncomfortable and fidgety. All of those feelings happen for about an hour or so before hand. It’s not the best experience. Even if take more medication when I feel one coming I’ll have one. —– At some point I gain consciousness after I don’t know how long with the worst headache and no memory whatsoever of what happened prior or minutes after an episode. Occasionally I’ll bite my tongue or cheek. I’ve tried almost every kind of epileptic medication and I still have breakthroughs. My long term memory is slowly deteriorating. There is nothing I can do except to spread love, pay it forward, and enjoy life while I am still able to. I am content and have accepted my future. When you notice someone having a seizure or about to have a seizure, try to put something soft under their head and stand back. Don’t hold them down. They will eventually snap out of it. that was how a friend ask me to email aishatheorginal for help , iam free now if you have lost hope now there is hope EMAIL. aishatheorginal@gmail.com or aishatheorginal@yahoo.com for your help or call +2348148345303 there is hope now friend