Living With Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a medical condition—no more, no less.
It’s not communicable, not a mental illness, and it certainly doesn’t define who you are.
Once you’ve worked with a physician to find the right treatment, reduce the frequency of seizures, or even bring them entirely under control, challenges still remain. There’s no question that epilepsy can have an impact on your life. There are many steps you can take, however, to minimize that impact.
You’ll find a few practical ideas on:
- Taking Control
- Master the basics
- Define an approach that works for you
- Keep learning
- Getting Out in the World
- Overcome the stigma
- Navigate the workplace
- Deal with school and your peers
- Driving and epilepsy
- Being Prepared
- Be prepared for seizures
- Be prepared when planning a pregnancy
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TOPAMAX® is approved as initial monotherapy in patients 2 years of age and older with partial-onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
Safety and effectiveness in patients who were converted to monotherapy from a previous regimen of other anticonvulsant drugs have not been established in controlled trials.
TOPAMAX® is approved as add-on therapy for patients 2 years of age and older with primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, partial-onset seizures, or seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.