My Wife, Who Is Turning 60, Was Recently Diagnosed By Our Broward County Doctor With Epilepsy. This Thing Is Turning Our Lives Upside Down! Last Week She Had An Attack While We Were In The Grocery Store. I’m Starting To Think Maybe She Should Not Be Working, Or Driving. It’s Not Safe. Are There Any Warning Signals That Might Help Us Anticipate The Seizure Before It Happens?
You are right to be concerned. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that involves a bit of an electrical storm within the brain. As a loved one, it’s important that you encourage your wife to take ALL of her prescribed medications in a timely matter. You can also help by documenting each episode and share those details with her doctor to include in her medical records. Once your doctor has gathered the essential information, he or she can decide if driving a car is truly the best option for her at this time. Most epileptic individuals are not able to drive.
The storm that is occurring within an epileptic’s brain can also be felt by those around them. It is understandable that you want to maintain some level of control as much as possible, in preventing the frequency and intensity of the seizure episodes.
Common Seizure Triggers
- Lack of sleep-
- Flickering lights
- Menstruation-common during puberty, alleviated by taking birth control pills
Social Security Disability for Epilepsy
Your wife is likely eligible to receive disability benefits for her seizure disorder if she can prove that it is interfering with her ability to perform her normal work duties.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with epilepsy or seizure disorder in Broward County, they may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-807-1334.