Women with epilepsy who are taking pregabalin are warned that the medication could increase risk of physical harm for a baby during pregnancy and are advised to consult their doctor. It is important never to stop taking your medication without seeking medical advice first.
Today (Tuesday 19 April 2022), the Online Safety Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons. This is a chance for MPs to debate this most important piece of legislation in the internet age. The Epilepsy Society is pleased to have the support of Minister Chris Philp in backing our Zach’s Law campaign to tackle internet trolls who target people with epilepsy in order to trigger seizures.
Researchers at the Epilepsy Society fear that adults in social care with epilepsy and learning disabilities could be receiving the wrong medication or treatment due to a lack of diagnosis.
All of us at the Epilepsy Society are delighted to have been shortlisted for a prestigious campaigning award.
It could be something to do with her name, but MP Sarah Green has a propensity for changing the colour of the landscape.
The Epilepsy Society is disappointed that Zach’s Law was not included in the first reading of the Online Safety Bill in Parliament yesterday. However, we are hopeful that the new offence to protect people with epilepsy from internet trolls will be included at a later stage in the legislative process.