Living with epilepsy

    By Matthew Day

    Taking an active role in your epilepsy can be an important part of helping to reduce your seizures and feel more in control of your condition. Learning about how your epilepsy affects you, being able to get involved and able to make informed choices about managing your treatment, is all part of this.

     

    Some people have triggers for their seizures – situations that cause or ‘set off’ a seizure – such as stress or lack of sleep. These can vary from one person to another, but not everyone will have triggers. If you can identify any triggers, you might be able to reduce the number of seizures you have by avoiding these triggers.

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    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Diaries may also have space to keep details of medication, your healthcare team’s details and any future appointment times.

    Having a good relationship with your healthcare professionals can help.

    Improve your overall wellbeing

     

    Improving your overall wellbeing may also help to reduce the number of seizures you have. This could include having a balanced diet, keeping physically active, sleeping well and finding ways to relax and manage any stress. Some people find complementary therapies or psychological therapies help with their overall wellbeing. For some, just talking to someone who understands can help too.

     

     

    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Diaries may also have space to keep details of medication, your healthcare team’s details and any future appointment times.

    Some people have triggers for their seizures – situations that cause or ‘set off’ a seizure – such as stress or lack of sleep. These can vary from one person to another, but not everyone will have triggers. If you can identify any triggers, you might be able to reduce the number of seizures you have by avoiding these triggers.

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    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Diaries may also have space to keep details of medication, your healthcare team’s details and any future appointment times.

     


     

    Keeping A diary

     

    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Click Here

     

    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Click Here

     

    Improving your overall wellbeing may also help to reduce the number of seizures you have. This could include having a balanced diet, keeping physically active, sleeping well and finding ways to relax and manage any stress. Some people find complementary therapies or psychological therapies help with their overall wellbeing. For some, just talking to someone who understands can help too.

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    Some people choose to keep a diary of when their seizures happen, any triggers, any side effects and how they feel. Diaries may also have space to keep details of medication.


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