Focus On with Dr. Sadek: Touring with Epilepsy

Touring and taking holidays are sometimes a supply of nice pleasure however can even convey anxiousness and considerations for individuals with epilepsy. Usually individuals with epilepsy can nonetheless journey, nonetheless, sure issues and precautions must be in place. One ought to think about the sort, frequency, and triggers for his or her seizures previous to planning journey and likewise think about the situation of their vacation spot. Unique areas with poor entry to medical care are doubtless not excellent for these with energetic epilepsy.


Probably the most necessary issues in touring with epilepsy includes correct remedy administration. It’s crucial that medicines proceed to be taken usually whereas touring. An ample provide of remedy must be taken and saved in a carry-on bag or on the particular person themselves, within the occasion of dropping checked baggage. Packing an additional provide of remedy can be suggested in case of unplanned delays. As wanted rescue medicines also needs to be full of easy accessibility.


Individuals with seizures also needs to consider their triggers for seizures when touring. Alcohol, stress, and sleep deprivation are frequent triggers for seizures which are typically encountered when touring. Additional time for relaxation to accommodate for adjustments in time zones or extended journey must be thought-about to keep away from risking a seizure as a consequence of sleep deprivation. Whereas touring by air poses no extra threat to having a seizure, it must be famous that minimal medical assist is obtainable throughout a flight and folks with uncontrolled seizures ought to doubtless not journey by airplane. It might be useful to journey with a companion for these with extra gentle seizures as they’re typically skilled with indicators of seizures and can know higher find out how to react within the occasion of a seizure.


As with all concern concerning epilepsy, discussing your particular scenario together with your epilepsy care supplier is commonly excellent. Many suppliers can help in formulating a “seizure motion plan” that outlines steps to absorb the occasion of a seizure. That is plan outlines when to hunt medical consideration and when to make use of seizure rescue medicines within the occasion of seizure clusters or extended seizures. Your supplier can even direct you on a plan to have within the occasion of lacking a dosage or adjusting the timing of your remedy if you’re touring throughout a number of time zones.

Dr. Ahmed Sadek | Orlando Epilepsy  Middle, Inc.

Dr Sadek New

Dr. Sadek is the Director of Orlando Epilepsy Middle. He’s an Assistant Professor of Neurology on the College of Central Florida School of Medication and a Medical Assistant Professor of Neurology on the College of Florida Shands, Gainesville. Dr. Sadek is triple Board Licensed in Neurology, Medical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy.


Cellphone: 407-652-6000

Web site: