Dealing with epilepsy

Routines and how some aren’t really important

For some time now, I wanted to write an article on this: the day-to-day routines to which a person with epilepsy must adapt.

Going over the most well-known: pills and sleeping. The very first time I was diagnosed (it happened multiple times, but that’s the subject of an upcoming article), the neurologist told me that if I don’t take the pills exactly 12 hours apart, than it’s useless. I was an adolescent so very impressionable. I took her advice, I took my pills at the same time each day (which is hard for a teenager).

The next neurologist (I moved to another city) said that it really didn’t matter. I should at least try to be in that 12 hours range.

And so on… You get the point.

In terms of sleeping, it was the same thing. I needed to set up a routine: go to be at X time in the evening and get up at Y time in the morning, to get enough sleep. And, if I could respect this interval, than it was a must to get some sleep during the day.

I went over and over all advice, over all my seizures and I really couldn’t find any element that can support the day-to-day routine a person with #epilepsy must follow.

I had seizures during the night after taking pills. I had seizures in the morning after more than 8 hours of sleep. I had seizures after taking my meds (about 30-45 minutes after). Although I know that fatigue and stress are the elements that cause my seizures, there is no common element between them.

Can someone tell me if routines helped them?!?