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Long Distance Flights And Epilepsy?

Long Distance Flights And Epilepsy?

I'm wanting to travel to South Africa but my parents are refusing me to go due to my epilepsy. Any tips for flying long distance?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Unless you have a seizure in front of some there is no way to distinguish if you have Epilepsy or any disorder for that matter...

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Go travelling man, it will be the best thing for you! I used to let my epilepsy hold me back, but now I dabble in everything I can man, and it feels great! I've travelled all over the world and just make sure I have an adequate supply of my pills as well as any letters corresponding countries might require.
Parents will worry for the rest of your life, just keep in contact and if you have someone your seeing over there even better, make sure they know your parents and where they stand. Communication is huuuuge!
Rest and relax lots, and keep your partying (or triggers) under control.
I also like catherines comment about letting the flight attendant know, good call! I would save this information for once you board, cuz like travis said airlines can be a bitch when it comes to medical conditions, so much so it might turn you off from the whole journey.
go man goooooo

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If your seizures are not controllable I can see what they are taking about but if it's just controlled by your medicine then I think they should reconsider it as a bucket list type of thing. Life is not promised tomorrow. Not that I'm trying to scare you butiI realized the more I live my life out the best I can the more I live happy and healthy. When I let people make choices for me and I follow along I die faster on the inside and I drag through life just hoping this day will end and then the next. Tell them is on your bucket list. I don't know how old you are but if you can do it by yourself that would be even greater. What if you did itwith epilepsy awareness group. That will be fun not only will you be doing what you wanted to do and being surrounded by people in case something happens but you'll be with people just like you!

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm 22 but still living at home :( I haven't had a seizure now for 3 months since being on a new dosage. It's something I've always wanted to do especially meeting her family. Thank you for the advice :)

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've went to Vegas and I'm not alot on a plane but I did it anyways. I had to get away and clear my mind from all the stress I was having. I had no problem and I had a hell of good time. I didn't rake not one seizure. Good Luck. My mom wouldn't let me neither but I went anyways I was over 21 she couldn't stop me.

posted almost 5 years ago
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