You should get plenty of sleep and try to keep as regular a schedule as possible. Try to avoid too much stress.
Make sure your home is safe to help prevent injuries if a seizure takes place:
- Keep your bathroom and bedroom doors unlocked. Keep these doors from being blocked.
- Take showers only. DO NOT take baths because of the risk of drowning during a seizure.
- When cooking, turn pot and pan handles toward the back of the stove.
- Fill your plate or bowl near the stove instead of taking all of the food to the table.
- Replace all glass doors either with safety glass or plastic.
Most people with seizures can have a very active lifestyle. You should still plan ahead for the possible dangers of a certain activity. DO NOT do any activity during which loss of consciousness would be dangerous. Wait until it is clear that seizures are unlikely to occur. Safe activities include:
- Cross-country skiing
There should always be a lifeguard or buddy present when you go swimming. Wear a helmet during bike riding, skiing, and similar activities. Ask your doctor about participation in contact sports. Avoid activities during which having a seizure would put you or someone else in danger.
Wear a medical alert bracelet. Tell family members, friends, and the people you work with about your seizure disorder.
Driving your own car is generally safe and legal once the seizures are controlled. State laws vary. You can get information about your state law from your doctor and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).