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Date: 7 May 2021

Time: 17:08

Preparing for your appointment with the epilepsy unit

If you have undiagnosed or new onset fits/blackouts, it is important that someone who has witnessed your seizures comes with you to your clinic appointment. If this is not possible, please try and obtain a documented account from a witness or provide their contact details. In addition, please bring a list of your medications and be ready to tell us your medical history, starting from your early childhood.

If you have been diagnosed as having epilepsy, please bring a list of medications and an account of your seizures and the dates on which you had them to your clinic appointment. If this is your first appointment with Birmingham Complex Epilepsy and Surgery Service, please bring information on all the previous treatments and investigations you have had or how we can obtain this later.

While you are waiting to be seen by us, do not drive if you are having blackouts. This is a legal requirement. Also consider your own safety and avoid putting yourself at risk.

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