The most common symptoms of epilepsy include difficulty moving or speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, and muscle spasms.
The condition, which affects about 1 in 5 Americans, can also lead to seizures.
The most commonly seen symptoms include a loss of muscle tone, weakness, muscle twitching, and difficulty with balance.
While some patients with epilepsy have a seizure-free time of four to six weeks, others may have seizures that last for up to seven weeks.
If you have epilepsy, you may also have symptoms that are called co-morbidity.
These include: sleep apnea, sleep disorders, and sleep apnoea, which can lead to sleep disorders such as sleep apniophobia and sleepwalking.
These co-occurring conditions are thought to be associated with the development of seizures.
Symptoms of co-infection include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and diabetes.
You also may have certain health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
These complications are known as co-trauma.
You may have more symptoms of co–morbid disease, such the common cold, than symptoms of other conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of common conditions that can increase the risk of epilepsy, including: heart disease , stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and some cancers.
If you have a co-continent or the most common risk factor is a family history of epilepsy or co-existing conditions, you should be tested for these conditions.