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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with epilepsy?

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Is the appointment with your primary care doctor or a specialist such as a neurologist?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Epilepsy? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Epilepsy

Top 10 Questions about Epilepsy

  1. What is epilepsy, what kind do I have, and what causes it?
  2. Should I see a neurologist for my epilepsy?
  3. Is it safe for me to drive and participate in sports or other activities? Are there activities I should avoid?
  4. What safety precautions should I take to protect myself from injury during a seizure?
  5. How can others help me when I'm having a seizure and when should I contact you?
  6. Are there any symptoms of epilepsy that should alert me to call you and when is it necessary to call 911?
  7. What are the symptoms of epilepsy?
  8. What are my treatment options for epilepsy?
  9. How will I know if my epilepsy is getting worse and what should I do if it does get worse?
  10. What can I expect from my epilepsy medication and how long will it take to start working?
  1. What is epilepsy, what kind do I have, and what causes it?
  2. Is epilepsy curable or controllable?
  3. Should I see a neurologist for my epilepsy?
  4. What are the most likely seizure triggers and how can I help avoid them or lessen their impact?
  5. How will epilepsy affect my daily life and long-term health?
  6. Is it safe for me to drive and participate in sports or other activities? Are there activities I should avoid?
  7. What safety precautions should I take to protect myself from injury during a seizure?
  8. What should I tell my family, friends, teachers and co-workers about my epilepsy?
  9. What types of healthcare providers, such as a neurologist, do I need to see and when?
  10. How can others help me when I'm having a seizure and when should I contact you?
  11. Are there any symptoms of epilepsy that should alert me to call you and when is it necessary to call 911?
  12. What are the symptoms of epilepsy?
  13. Could my epilepsy symptoms be caused by another medical condition or a medication?
  14. Does having a seizure mean that I have epilepsy?
  15. Who is most likely to develop epilepsy?
  16. How is epilepsy diagnosed?
  17. Can my primary care doctor diagnose epilepsy or will I need to see a specialist?
  18. How will you know which type of epilepsy I have?
  19. What are my treatment options for epilepsy?
  20. When is surgery indicated to treat epilepsy and what are the options?
  21. How will I know if my epilepsy is getting worse and what should I do if it does get worse?
  22. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my epilepsy?
  23. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my sympto