Epilepsy – Seeking Medical Help

Epilepsy – Seeking Medical Help 

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Seeking medical help

 If a person thinks that they have had a seizure then they should visit their GP so that tests can be carried out to confirm whether they have Epilepsy. The reason why tests are required is that there are a number of reasons that could explain a seizure event.

Epilepsy is a serious condition and therefore it is important to immediately dial 999 for an ambulance if:

  1. A person is having a seizure for the first time.
  2. A seizure continues for more than 5 minutes
  3. A person has a number of seizures in a short period of time
  4. The person is struggling to breathe properly
  5. The person has injured themselves.