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Recent epilepsy diagnsis and skiing

 Poster: A snowHead
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My 9 year old son has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy, which thankfully is being controlled with medicine. I am reaching out to see if anyone else has been in this situation and how they manage it?

I really want to go ahead with our ski holiday planned in April, but am worried about my son being on ski lifts during his ski school and if a seizure were to happen.

what has anyone else done in this situation?

Ultimately we have the option to cancel, but i'd love to hear from others before I make that decision

thank you
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I had a period as an adult when I was diagnosed with epilepsy so though I did not ski at the time I understand the wide spectrum that it can cover. Mine was mild, but still was DVLA restricted. So no driving, and I would not have gone skiing early on.

I'm afraid that when it comes to something so potentially risky the correct answer is one only your consultant neurologist can give you.

There may well be people on here with experience in a ski situation, but ultimately trust the expert. It's such a difficult condition and every case is different.

Sorry I can't add more than a perspective.

Good luck.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Our neurologist has said we should go skiing!
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Provided he's normally well controlled, and you make his ski instructor aware - and ensure he or she has your phone number - I see no problem. I skied for many years with an insulin dependent diabetic, sometimes in different ski groups. Adult, but still a liability if he went into a hypo. If we were not in the same group I made sure there was somebody aware of the signs - it's obviously harder with a child, especially newly diagnosed, but be guided by your doctor. And tell your insurance company! And have fun.
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