Epilepsy Information

Sexual functioning

Managing these issues will have a powerful effect on your relationships and on successful family planning.

It is important to understand the possible causes:
• Anxiety about having a seizure during intercourse
• Side effects of antiseizure medications
• Effects of seizures on regions of the brain involved in sexual function
• Mood disorders
What should you do?
• Discuss your concerns with your doctor.
• Consider an evaluation by a specialist (urologist, gynecologist, psychiatrist, or psychotherapist).