How you doing mate?
took a quick look at the thread you started just out of interest and it sounds like the best thing for you and your girl to do is just get out here.
I've had epilepsy since I was 16 or 17 (bout 8 years now), and suffered around 18 bad seizures before it was properly diagnosed. Like your girlfriend's, mine is only brought on around morning time, usually if I have had little sleep or food and been pushing my system to the max (ie too much partying). I've been on sodium valproate since and usuallu take between 1 and 2 tablets a day, which keeps me levelled out, as long as I take care of myself.
Ask here to speak to her doctor, mine gave me 3 or 4 mths medication along with a repeat prescription note that the pharmicists over here will honour.
I've been over in Oz for just over 3 mths now and have no trouble at all. Been skydiving and scubadiving. It My epilepsy has not been an issue in either. They usually just want to cover their own asses with insurance, so its a decision u have to make yourself. I just didnt tell em.
If she knows her epilepsy, then she also knows her limits, but the doctor is the best person to see.
It's not impossible tho mate, in fact its not even an issue. if you guys want to travel then just do it. the rewards far exceed the risks.
all the best mate and i hope it works out.
Hey Neil, Im ok thanks you?
Thanks alot for posting man, what you've said has really given me some added confidence about it all. Im still planning at the moment.. not heading out til the end of next year, so im gathering as much info as i can.
Ive told her to consult with her doctor before we leave so she can get hold of as much medication as possible.. (3months worth i think?)
My main question really is.. if her doctor here writes out a repeat prescription can i walk into any pharmacist in australia knowing i can get her medication? (I'd have to pay a little also right? Which isnt a problem)
That would be alot easier than having to register with any doctors.. i mean i think to be on the safe side once we get out there we'll pop into the local medicare centre and fill out the forms for overseas travellers.. have you done this?
Cheers for taking time out of your travels to post mate, it means alot.. like all the other posts.. youve really helped me ease my mind.
Keep in touch and let me know how your trip goes!
Take care matey!