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seizures

help grant ellie’s christmas wish of a cure for epilepsy

When we received a heartbreaking letter from ten-year-old Ellie, detailing the death of her friend Patrick from an epileptic seizure, we knew we had to share it with you.

latest research papers

A selection of the latest research papers from researchers at Epilepsy Society.

Me and my epilepsy

Deborah and her two daughters all live with disabilities and all care for each other. Here she describes how they push forward together, never allowing epilepsy to beat them.

My experience of sodium valproate

Kat, who has borderline personality disorder, was prescribed sodium valproate as a mood stabiliser for two and a half years. She was informed of the risks associated with sodium valproate during pregnancy and shares her experience.

 

 

How new mum Gina was diagnosed with epilepsy

Young mum Gina  explains how her epilepsy began shortly after having her baby son, Charlie.

 

Top tips for working with epilepsy

Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, gives some helpful tips for people with epilepsy who are already working or are starting work.

 

Top tips for travelling abroad with epilepsy

Our information officer, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on travelling with epilepsy if you're going on holiday abroad this summer.

 

work and employment

Whether someone’s epilepsy affects their work depends on whether they have seizures, what their seizures are like and how often these happen. It also depends on the type of work they do, and any risks that having seizures at work might bring.

 

The link between Saint Valentine and epilepsy

It's a little known fact that while St. Valentine is widely associated with love and the giving of 'valentines', he is also the patron saint of people with epilepsy.

wellbeing

Having epilepsy can have a huge impact on a person's wellbeing including their mood, sleep and relationships. In this section we look at ways you can improve your wellbeing such as exercise, diet and having a support network. Looking after your wellbeing can help you to reduce seizures and function better in your daily life.

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