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.
Epilepsy and Driving - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Seizures.
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.
Epilepsy and Driving - Check Your Symptoms
WebMD provides the symptoms of seizures and a checklist for you to assess yourself.
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.
Treatments for Epilepsy in Children
WebMD explains surgery and other treatment options for children with epilepsy.
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.
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.
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.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of refractory epilepsy, which develops when your seizures aren't brought under control by medicine.