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Interview EP17

Carer (aged 48), for her husband (aged 54), who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1989, aged 42. Tried several different drug treatments. Epilepsy is poorly controlled. Current medication' carbamazepine (Tegretol), sodium valproate (Epilim) and levetiracetam (Keppra).

  • Background

    Carer is a pharmacy assistant; married, 2 children.

  • Age at interview 54
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview EP29

    Carer (aged 44), of her son aged 22, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1982, at 16 months of age. Severe uncontrolled epilepsy and autism, symptoms of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, diagnosed in 1997. Has tried several different drugs, and ketogenic diet as a child. Currently on a gluten free and dairy free diet. Current medication' levetiracetam (Keppra) and carbamazepine (Tegretol).

  • Background

    Full-time carer, married, two adult children.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Sex/Gender Female