*Before reading please be aware that these a tips to reduce your chances of having a seizure. Do not think of it as a miracle worker.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a television ad on how to reduce the chances of having a seizure? Well, your in luck! I am an advocate for epilepsy who struggles with this condition since I was in elementary school. Now that I am 19 I have been seizure free for over 6 years and although I still have epilepsy I am aware on how to help reduce the chances of having a seizure.
Please continue to read if you would like some tips that can reduce your chances of having a seizure:
1. Discuss how you are feeling and previous seizures with your doctor.
Being open with your doctor and telling them what is going on can help them understand how you are feeling. By leaving out certain details, they can mistreat you and therefore you could possibly have a chance of having a seizure. Remember doctors are not gods. They are humans who took on a difficult task that not many can do. They decided that no matter what they would try to do what is best for the patient.
2. Sleeping for 8-9 hours.
This has been mentioned multiple times before, and you might be getting tired of hearing it, but if it has to be said to you that much...your probably not sleeping well. Although sleeping for that long sounds boring you should at least give yourself that time frame. So lets say you have class at 10 but have to wake up at 9 to get ready then going to bed at 12:00am is fine. You should do your best to sleep at 10:00pm or 11:00pm if you take time to fall asleep.
3. TAKING YOUR MEDICATION.
For your sake, my sake, and the doctors sake, take your medication! If you also take vitamins or other prescription medication that is not for epilepsy. Try to take them in increments. Take you epilepsy medication in the morning and your other medication at night, or vise versa.
4. Remain Calm
Remaining calm is not that easy because we all are going through some rough patches. What we can try to do better is to take some deep breaths and let ourselves know everything will get better with time. If you are stressed try to calm down by writing your feelings, punching a pillow (or something that isn't living), cry, or do something that relaxes you mentally and physically. If your angry, walk away from the situation, and don't instigate it.
5. Eating Well
When I was in middle school I had my tonsils removed which caused me to lose my appetite for awhile. For decrease in my weight and the lack of calories that was entering my body was likely the reason why I had three seizures in one day. So please eat right and eat healthy.
There are more tips that I can refer you to but hopefully you all can benefit from these five tips on how to stay seizure free. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
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I post daily about my life as well as tips on how to deal with epilepsy. I have a youtube channel where I will continue to spread awareness about epilepsy.