Being involved with literally hundreds of epileptics in epilepsy support groups, I’m amazed at those recently diagnosed as epileptics who had started out with simple illness symptoms that most of us wouldn’t consider as having anything to do with epilepsy; at least on their own.
The problem arises when over time and normal medical treatment by your General Practitioner these symptoms remain or even seem to increase.
Unfortunately, the GP prescribes a few tests which come back normal or maybe he or she gives you a Rx for a med that eliminates the problem but over time actually triggers other symptoms or even a seizure.
The attached drawing is an admittedly somewhat controversial drawing of many of the associated illnesses or symptoms of epilepsy. However, if you experience any of these, especially together, you should inform your doctor or neurologist immediately.
Any one of these illnesses can be signs of an impending seizure or related to an aura.
We all have these symptoms from time to time and as such the reason many consider this as controversial, but my experience has shown most epileptics have had these associated illnesses at one time.
I hope this drawing will help you better understand yourself as an epileptic or the epileptic in your life.
May God keep us all seizure free.
© 2019 Lee W. Outlaw III, PhD