HOW TOBESTMANAGEEPILEPSY Prepared By: Micarah Malone Under Direction and Leadership By : Myeshi Briley,MS,HS-BCP 11 Articles published
KEEP A • Besides letting your doctor know thatJOURNAL OF your medication may need to beYOUR adjusted, keeping track of your seizuresSEIZURES may actually help you figure out how to have fewer seizures. Write down the day, time, place, what you were doing, who you were with, what you were feeling, and anything else you can remember.
EXERCISE • The great news is that no studies haveAND PLAY shown that sports and exercise areSPORTS likely to cause seizures. Just the opposite, in fact. Sports and exercise reduce stress and improve your health and well-being, so you’ll be less likely to have seizures.
PAY • Sometimes people with epilepsy haveATTENTION feelings or auras that let them know aTO YOUR seizure is about to happen. YourWARNING muscles may feel tingly, you may smellSIGNS AND something strange, or you may feelTRIGGERS. “spacey”. An aura is actually a mild seizure. If you have auras or other warning signs, you can lie or sit on the floor or alert others.
LOOK INTO • If you have special learning needs, youSERVICES may qualify for special services atYOU MAY school. You and your parents will needQUALIFY FOR to work with your doctor, the learningAT SCHOOL support person at your school, and your teachers.