Some people will need to have lifelong treatment to help manage their epilepsy and keep seizures under control. Other people may be able to stop having treatment if their seizures disappear over time . Anti-epileptic drugs are the most commonly used treatment for epilepsy. There are a range of different AEDs available, and it can take some time to find the right one for you.
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Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain, causing frequent seizures . Seizures happen when there’s a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in the brain . Epilepsy can be serious, and seizures often vary from person to person. But there is treatment and support available that can help you manage it well.
The main symptom of epilepsy is frequent seizures . You could find out you have epilepsy if you experience symptoms (have a seizure) and visit your GP. They might refer you to a specialist to find out more about what caused the seizure. The specialist might suggest doing a test to check your brain activity, called an electroencephalogram (EEG), or a brain scan .
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Published: October 2022
Next review: October 2025
Reviewer: Mital Thakrar, Pharmacist
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