What can I do?

There are known factors that affect seizure control. This section suggests things that may help you manage your condition better.

People live well when they are on top of their Epilepsy – have systems in place that can help; keep diaries, remember to take medication.



Getting that understanding has helped me. Being told what is going on, how I’m feeling and what is going on in my body is normal for me.



Part of understanding your condition is understanding what is normal for you. This will enable you to make changes if something is not right.

If you have a seizure, it could be that your medication is not being effective, but it could also easily be that you were not taking it consistently, or you were tired or stressed.

Understanding your ‘normal’ will enable you to decide if it is lifestyle factors that are affecting your condition or if it is the condition itself which has changed.

The following sections will give you the start of a plan to try and change something. First read the tips, research the tools and then make a plan that is right for you.

You can access the planning document from the bottom of the page to monitor your progress and add structure to your plan.