10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Epilepsy

  1. What causes epilepsy? Will I have it for the rest of my life?

  2. Can seizures cause brain damage?

  3. Do I have to stop driving?

  4. Who should I tell about my epilepsy?

  5. What medications treat epilepsy?

  6. How long will it take for this medication to start working? For how long will I need to take the medication?

  7. What are the side effects of this medication? What can I do if this medication doesn’t work for me or the side effects bother me?

  8. What other steps can I take to help keep my epilepsy under control?

  9. Do you have experience treating epilepsy?

  10. How do I reach you in an emergency?

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Epilepsy affects as many people as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy combined. It creates an estimated $15.5 billion in medical costs and lost earnings and production each year.