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Monitoring epilepsy

Monitoring epilepsy


Epilepsy reviews

You should be offered regular reviews of your epilepsy. If you are still having seizures, a review should be at least every six months with your specialist but, if your seizures become well controlled, you might have annual reviews with your GP. Find out more about epilepsy reviews

ASM and osteoporosis

Some ASMs affect bone density in some people. If you have osteoporosis or a family history of osteoporosis, you may be offered a bone density test, and to have your calcium and vitamin D levels checked. Find out more about osteoporosis and epilepsy

If medication doesn't work

Most people’s seizures are controlled with medication. That is why medication is usually the type of treatment that is tried first. But if medication doesn’t stop all your seizures, or only stops some of them, there are other types of treatment that might be considered

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