The more involved you become in decisions affecting your health, the better you’ll feel. That’s why Minnesota Epilepsy Group is fully committed to supplying you with tools and information that will benefit you.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is the tendency to have recurrent seizures. Using the most commonly used definition, having one seizure does not meet criteria for having epilepsy.
Understanding the details surrounding the treatment of epilepsy can be overwhelming for many of our new patients and their families. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions concerning the care and treatment of epilepsy. Read our FAQ page here.
It is often helpful for our patients to monitor and document seizure activity over the course of their treatment. A seizure calendar has been provided to assist you in this effort.
First Aid for Seizures
The First Aid for Seizures document offers guidelines on Seizure First Aid, when to call 911, Seizure Safety and other Seizure information.
Some of the more common medications for the treatment of epilepsy are listed here for your information.
In preparation of your appointment, you may be asked to complete some documentation that will assist us in the registration process. To download some or all of these forms, go here.
Links to useful information about epilepsy
- National Epilepsy Foundation
Visit the National Epilepsy Foundation to stay informed on national issues impacting epilepsy.
- Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Minneosta to stay informed on local issues impacting epilepsy.
- Camp Oz
Camp Ozawizeniba (Oz, for short) is a fun, week-long overnight camp for boys and girls, ages 9 – 17, whose primary medical condition is epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Follow this link to learn more about this important program.
- North American Pregnancy Registry
The AED Pregnancy Registry is dedicated to determine the safety of anticonvulsant medications that can be taken by women during pregnancy to treat disorders such as epilepsy, mood disorder, and chronic pain.
- Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) is the only national voluntary health organization for the genetic disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) . Follow this link to learn more about this important alliance.