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Breakthrough Seizure?

I was seizure free for 13 month until three days ago, I’m wondering if it was a breakthrough seizure? The night before I had a terrible nights sleep and was violently sick. Because my epilepsy is considered controlled the doctor doesn’t see me anymore I just have to report if I have a seizure and even then it’s to a receptionist who passes the message on.


Hi,Thank you for sharing your

Hi,Thank you for sharing your story, we understand this can be frustrating and upsetting to experience. We cannot determine if you had a breakthrough seizure or not. It's important that you’re following up with your healthcare team to discuss this further and if you continue to experience changes in seizure frequency, types,side effect, symptoms or behaviors, to determine what individual treatment plan is best for you. For some people living with epilepsy things such as having an infection or being sick, poor quality, or lack of sleep can be a trigger. For additional information regarding triggers, visit:, you may always contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.   Or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at:  to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. 

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