Duncan Weston is 62. He has lived with epilepsy for 50 years. He doesn't trust himself to take cash out of a high street bank machine as he knows he is likely to have a seizure mid-transaction and walk away leaving his card and his money in the machine.
He often wanders obliviously across the road in the course of a seizure, unaware of the dangers of traffic and can't travel any distance by bus as sunshine flickering through trees or lamp posts can trigger a seizure.
'I have tried to escape from hospital when I had a seizure during an EEG,' he says, 'and recently woke up surrounded by paramedics when I had a seizure at the cash desk of my local bank.'
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
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Signs of Symptoms of Epilepsy The most important symptoms of epilepsy are. . . .
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .
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Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .