The 13th to the 19th June is National Epilepsy Week. The theme of National Epilepsy Week this year is young people with epilepsy. Having epilepsy, seizures and taking anti-epileptic drugs may have a huge impact on people’s lives. It may affect how you study or work, what sports you play and what time you go to bed.
Another big factor if you have epilepsy is travelling to go on holiday and it is understandable that you might have some concerns. But with the right holiday preparation you should be able to enjoy the exact type of holiday that you want. For example, if possible try to maintain your regular sleep patterns as sleep disruption can prompt seizures for some people. Also, be sure to discuss your medication routine with your GP or health practitioner before you depart. You can check out our specialist information about travelling with epilepsy here. http://www.allcleartravel.co.uk/epilepsy_travel_insurance.html
To make National Epilepsy Week successful, Epilepsy Action wants people to be upfront about epilepsy. So we would ask for you to share any tips that you have about travelling with epilepsy.