Confirming Your Epilepsy Diagnosis

Not all seizures are related to epilepsy. If you have a seizure, it’s important to work with your doctor to determine the exact cause. If you are diagnosed with epilepsy, you’ll want to start to understand what it means to have epilepsy and what you need to do to address your seizures and continue to live a normal, healthy life. 

Common Questions About Confirming an Epilepsy Diagnosis

Consult With Your Doctor

Educating yourself on all that’s involved in living with epilepsy is important for your health, and the future health of your baby, should you decide to have one.

Download our Epilepsy Diagnosis & Living With Epilepsy - Questions to Ask Your Doctor, and bring a copy to your appointments to help guide your conversations and get the answers you need.

You can also use the Epilepsy Foundation Seizure Diary to track your seizures and share the information with your doctor.

Reviewed by: Laura Kirkpatrick, MD, September 2023

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