Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have epilepsy.
  • I have epilepsy, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have epilepsy, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have epilepsy.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on May 05, 2019

  1. If I’ve had a seizure, does it mean I have epilepsy?
  2. What are the symptoms of a seizure? How do I know I’ve had one?
  3. Should I have tests to see if I have a condition that’s causing my seizures?
  4. Is there anything I can do to prevent seizures?
  5. What should I do if I have another seizure?

I have epilepsy, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on May 05, 2019

  1. What is the root cause of my epilepsy? Can it be treated?
  2. Should I take a medication to stop me from having seizures? What are my options?
  3. Are there other treatments for epilepsy? Can special diets help?
  4. Is it safe for me to keep working? Is it safe for me to drive?
  5. Can seizures cause lasting damage?

I have epilepsy, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on May 05, 2019

  1. Are my problems a sign that my epilepsy is getting worse?
  2. Could my problems be a side effect of medication? Should I change to a new one?
  3. Should I have tests to see if other conditions are causing my problems?
  4. Are there other treatments for epilepsy besides medication?
  5. Should I see a specialist or join a support group?