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  1. Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy

    Epilepsy drugs can make some birth control methods less effective. WebMD explains.

  2. Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

    WebMD explains surgery and other techniques that have shown promise in treating epilepsy in children.

  3. Handling Bad Behavior in a Child With Epilepsy

    Treating your child differently because he has epilepsy? Kids -- even those who have seizures -- need to meet the same expectations as your other children. WebMD offers suggestions for dealing with behavioral challenges at home.

  4. Seizures in Children

    Seizures in children may pass or be part of an epileptic disorder. WebMD identifies types of seizures, their diagnosis, and the risks they pose to your child.

  5. Aura and Seizures - Topic Overview

    Aura is the term used to describe symptoms that may occur before a seizure. An aura may include:Visual changes. Examples include: Bright lights.Zigzag lines.Slowly spreading spots.Distortions in the size or shape of objects.Blind or dark spots in the field of vision.Hearing voices or sounds (auditory hallucinations).Strange smells (olfactory hallucinations).Feelings of numbness or tingling on one side of your face or body.Feeling separated from your body.Anxiety or fear.Nausea.An aura is often the first sign that you are going to have a seizure. You may have an aura from several seconds up to 60 minutes before a seizure. Most people who have auras have the same type of aura every time they have a seizure.

  6. Seizures - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Epilepsy: Taking your medicines properly ...

  7. Seizures - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Seizures.

  8. Seizures - Check Your Symptoms

    WebMD provides the symptoms of seizures and a checklist for you to assess yourself.

  9. Seizures - Prevention

    Note: If you think you may have a seizure disorder or are being evaluated for one, do not drive, operate heavy machinery, swim, climb ladders, or participate in other potentially dangerous activities until a doctor specifically approves these activities.

  10. Seizures - Topic Overview

    The brain controls how the body moves by sending out small electrical signals through the nerves to the muscles. Seizures, or convulsions, occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions.

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