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13 February 2012 09:44
Epilepsy sufferers are advised to plan ahead before travelling abroad, and ensure they take plenty of medication with them
The Epilepsy Society has created a set of guidelines for those with the condition who are planing to travel abroad.
Holidaying abroad doesn't have to be overly problematic, the Society says, as long as sufferers take some simple steps.
People are advised to plan ahead and to consider anything that could affect their condition.
According to the Society, epilepsy does not usually prevent sufferers from travelling by air, but if their seizures are triggered by tiredness, dehydration, excitement or anxiety, then long journeys or 'jetlag' have the potential to trigger a seizure.
If you have ascertained that you are able to fly, then ensure you're comfortable on board and able to relax, the Society says.
You may also wish to inform the person you are travelling with, or the airline, if you are concerned that you may have a seizure while in the air.
You should also consider comprehensive
epilepsy travel insurance
Planning medication is vital, the guidelines say. Sufferers should ensure they take enough to cover the entire trip, as well as a few extra does in case of travel delays.
They should also keep their complete supply of tablets (in their original containers) with them in their hand luggage, in case their main luggage gets lost or delayed.
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