Why have I got epilepsy?

The doctor can only sometimes tell you why you’ve got epilepsy.

This could be if:

  • You’ve banged your head or
  • You had a bad infection when you were a baby or
  • Other people in your family have epilepsy

Or they might not know at all.

It certainly isn’t because of anything that you have or haven’t done.

In fact thousands of people in the country and millions of people in the world have epilepsy. Even animals can have epilepsy!

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