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Epilepsy Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Epilepsy

  1. Epilepsy and Driving - Preparing For Your Appointment

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

  2. Epilepsy and Driving - Check Your Symptoms

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

  3. Epilepsy and Driving - 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.

  4. Epilepsy and Driving - Home Treatment

    Find out what to do when someone you're with has a seizure.

  5. Epilepsy and Driving - 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.

  6. Treatments for Epilepsy in Children

    WebMD explains surgery and other treatment options for children with epilepsy.

  7. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Epilepsy

    If you have a recent epilepsy diagnosis, take these 10 important questions from WebMD to your next doctor appointment.

  8. Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain by using sensors (electrodes) attached to your head and connected by wires to a computer.

  9. Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor

    Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor (ET) include beta-blockers and epilepsy drugs. Learn more from WebMD about these and other treatments and their side effects.

  10. Refractory Epilepsy

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of refractory epilepsy, which develops when your seizures aren't brought under control by medicine.

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