My younger sister has focal epilepsy and in order to try and understand more about epilepsy, I have made it the topic of my Matric Life Science’s Research Task. Please could you answer some questions so that I can get information?
Many epileptics suffer from impairing side effects due to using usual epilepsy medication. Ideally, there should be a form of treatment that has very few side effects while still minimalizing seizures. Through advances in modern medicine and new, unconventional drugs being created; there must be an effective combination of medication or therapy that prevents seizures without affecting the epileptic.
Through my research, I aim to find exactly this. Please could you send me answers to some questions (if you have a child with epilepsy, please answer on his/her behalf?):
1.What kind of epilepsy do you have?
2.Please describe what you experience during a seizure?
3.How often do you get seizures?
4.What medication/therapy are you currently taking/undergoing?
5.Please list the side effects of the medication/therapy and give an opinion on how effective the medication/therapy is?
6.Please list any previous medications/forms of treatment you have taken as well as their side effects and effectiveness.
7.Please list potential treatment options that you have heard of that are rather unconventional?