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            How can Epilepsy Monitoring Help you?

Seizures that are difficult to control with medication (intractable seizures) can be devastating to people who are trying desperately to get the most out of life despite a debilitating condition like epilepsy.

Video EEG monitoring can undeniably give you the answers you are looking for. In fact, 3 out of 10 people who come to our unit do not even have epilepsy, which is precisely why their medication is not working. They have been diagnosed incorrectly and are therefore being treated inappropriately...

The word "epileptic" should not be used to describe someone who has epilepsy, as it defines a person by one trait.
What is intractable epilepsy?
Patients whose seizures recur despite regular treatment with medication have intractable epilepsy. These patients often resort to new research drugs or epilepsy surgery because their seizures are so difficult to control.

Even though legally patients are able to drive if they have been seizure free for a year, if there is a history of recurrent seizures I would prefer that they be seizure free for a little longer before they get behind the wheel.  Remember, it is not only your life which is at risk but the lives of everyone else on the road with you.
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