60,000 Finns have been diagnosed with epilepsy and 36,000 need regular epilepsy medication. Epilepsy is a long-term illness and the treatment is often lifelong.
Anyone can help a person who has an epileptic seizure. Seizures usually last only a few minutes and pass by themselves. If a seizure is prolonged or recurs so soon that the person does not fully recover in between, one should call the emergency number 112.
Daily life with epilepsy
Epilepsy can bring many changes in daily life. Sometimes there might be changes to studies or work. For many, driving ban complicates daily life.
Self-care refers to all the things you can do to make yourself feel better. There are many daily tasks with epilepsy that influence on your well-being. For example, daily routines and sleep supports your care.