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Talking With Your Doctor

This booklet is designed to help you ask the right questions, make your feelings known, and get the best care possible. Return to Resource Library

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Adult Seizure Action Plan

EFMN Introductory Video

Driving with Epilepsy: Required Reporting Forms

Treatment Options: Implant Devices

Implant Devices: Implant devices are used to treat seizures in people with refractory or drug-resistant epilepsy. This means that their seizures are not controlled after trying two or more appropriate anti-seizure medications. Implants may be recommended for people for whom brain surgery to remove the area where the seizures start

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Treatment Options: Alternative Therapies

Diets Some may turn to dietary therapy as an option for seizure treatment.  Typically they are used in conjunction with medications and should always be introduced with the guidance of a physician. Ketogenic Diet The Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, low protein, low carb diet that induces the process

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Treatment Options: Surgery

When should brain surgery be considered? The road to brain surgery is not a simple one. It relies on consistent and honest communication between the patient, the neurologist or epileptologist and the rest of their care team, if they have one.  Your team will work with you over time to

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What to Say to your Legislator

We’ve partnered with Fredrikson & Byron to show how easy it is to meet with your legislator. Our video shows what to expect when meeting with legislators and gives tips on what to say (and what not to say) during a meeting.

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Advocacy Toolkit: Meet in Person

MEETING FACE-TO-FACE There is power in numbers. If you have neighbors or others in your community who share your concern, consider going as a group. Whether you schedule an individual or group meeting, this is an opportunity to build a relationship with your legislator. PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT Be prepared.

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Advocacy Toolkit: Call Your Legislator

TELLING YOUR STORY Telling your story makes a difference! When legislators hear your personal story, they are impacted by it. If they are on a different side of an issue than you, your story provides them with the bigger picture. If they already share your position, you’re providing them with

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