Cannabis-based medicines to be made available on prescription from November 1st

16th October 2018

In an announcement made on the 11th of October 2018, the Home Office has formalised the rescheduling of cannabis-based medicines, such as CBD oils. The announcement stated that cannabis-based medicines will be available on prescription from the 1st November from specialist clinicians. These medicines will be available to patients who are considered to have an…

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Category: Treatments

Tips for people with epilepsy finding travel insurance

11th October 2018

On occasion, it has been noted that some travel insurance companies charge a higher premium for people with epilepsy. This is often because epilepsy is classified as a “pre-existing condition”, which means you will may be deemed a higher risk. This may affect the premium. Once you apply for travel insurance you are likely to…

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Category: Leisure

Transport help for people with epilepsy

4th October 2018

Transport can be a major issue for people with epilepsy, especially if seizures prevent them from holding a valid driving licence. In the current day, regularly using public transport can be just as expensive as owning and running a car. The price of bus and train fare has continued to rise, as has the cost…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy

26th September 2018

Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy is a very rare epilepsy syndrome that affects boys much more commonly than girls. Children with this syndrome will often commence having seizures from the age of 4 month to 3 years. A third of children with this syndrome will have a family member who has epilepsy, although there is…

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Category: Syndromes

Suicide risks in people with epilepsy

19th September 2018

We recently wrote a post detailing how people with epilepsy are more likely to experience depression. As a result of this, and other factors, this also means that people with epilepsy are also a higher risk of suicide. Epilepsy can affect a person’s health and wellbeing and it’s important that mental health is also monitored.…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Temperature-induced seizures

17th September 2018

There are many potential triggers that could cause an individual to have a seizure. Triggers are not generalised across the epilepsy populations, therefore, individuals will experience specific types of triggers. However, some triggers are more common than others. For example, stress and sleep deprivation are two of the more common triggers. Another trigger that’s experienced…

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Category: Seizures