You’ve just received an epilepsy diagnosis. Now what?
If you have epilepsy, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to help keep your seizures under control. An epilepsy expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center explains.
No one wants their life interrupted by epilepsy, but The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center can help you keep moving onward and upward. At the Ohio State Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, we partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses each of the physical or mental health challenges that epilepsy might try to put in your way.
As your personal goals change or new concerns arise, we can help with resources or new treatments that might help you gain confidence and support for more daily independence. This can include:
In addition, we know that two of the biggest areas that people worry about when they’re told they have epilepsy is if they’ll be able to continue driving and if it’s possible to have a safe pregnancy.
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has helped many patients with epilepsy deliver healthy babies. To make this possible, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center coordinates care with maternal fetal medicine doctors in our High-Risk Pregnancy Clinic.
If having a baby is part of your life goals, read more about the ways Ohio State can help protect the health of both moms and babies from conception through delivery.
Each state has their own eligibility rules for people with epilepsy to drive, with most requiring a physician evaluation of safe driving abilities and a certain outlined period of time that a person must be seizure-free.
These extra steps, such as the medical restrictions related to epilepsy in Ohio’s licensing process, are intended to keep you safe. We can help you complete any required forms.
We understand the independence that driving provides, so anytime your abilities are interrupted by new or more frequent seizures, we’ll do all we can to adjust your treatment to help you return to the road as soon as safely possible.
While epilepsy wasn’t in the plan you had for your life, it doesn’t have to define you.
Let’s work together to find ways you can adapt and integrate a treatment plan into your life to give you a greater sense of control and every reason for optimism.