Saturday, November 08, 2008

Safety Tips for people living with Epilepsy

People with epilepsy are prone to injury in the event of a sudden seizure. The University of California San Francisco Medical Center offers these suggestions to help reduce your risk of injury:

Health Tips

* Always wear or carry something that identifies you as having epilepsy — a bracelet, necklace or ID card.

* Make sure that your friends, family and co-workers know what to do.

* If you’ve been having seizures, avoid situations that could be dangerous, such as working in high places or swimming by yourself.

* Understand and follow state rules and laws about driving with epilepsy.

* Never stop taking your epilepsy medication or change your dose without talking to your doctor.

* In addition to your seizure medicine, never take any other medication without talking to your doctor or pharmacist.


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