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I was born with epilepsy I have tried to get the free diaries and id cards and somehow I can't get them I would like to help my own kind with epilepsy I make card's

Submitted by Julie Clark on

Hi Julie
Thanks for your comment. If you contact our helpline and request an information pack, it contains both an Awareness Card (ID card), and a seizure diary. Our Daily Living Aids page has more details about ID cards and ID jewellery.

I hope that helps.

Kind regards
Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Sacha, Epilepsy... on

My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy aged 13. Fortunately she has always been controlled on her medication and it hasnt really interfered with anything she wanted to do in life i.e. University etc. Sometimes she feels sad I know and asks the question 'why me' but she has accepted her condition and she just gets on with enjoying her life as best as possible.

Submitted by Tracy Auton on

Hello,I have just been diagnosed with epilepsy aged 74.I was sent for an EEG test and suffered a seizure during the test,very disturbing for my wife and it took three big men to hold me down.So we're both trying to come to terms with this.It transpires that I've now had three seizures over 7 months.
My wife is now worried about leaving me alone.Any advice would be gratefully received.
Many thanks Mike Hatcher

Submitted by Mike Hatcher on

Hello Mike

Please accept our apologies in our delay in responding to your question.

Thanks for your message. It must have been very distressing for your wife to see you having a seizure like that. It’s likely to take a little time for both you and your wife to come to terms with your diagnosis. The good news is that with the right treatment there is a good chance that your seizures can be fully controlled. Both you and your wife may find our information for people who have been newly diagnosed with epilepsy helpful. This includes tips to help you take control of your epilepsy.

 It’s important to think about safety when you have epilepsy. Our safety advice gives suggestions on how to make your home safer if you have seizures. Putting some of these measures in place might make your wife feel more confident about leaving you on your own.

Some people with epilepsy choose to use a seizure alarm or monitor, which can alert someone if they have a seizure. We have more information about companies that sell these on our daily living aids page.

I hope this information is useful. If you or your wife would like to talk anything through or have any questions about your epilepsy, please feel free to contact us on the Epilepsy Action Helpline.


Epilepsy Action Advice and Information Team

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