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Living with Epilepsy?

epilepsy medical idWith a medical condition like epilepsy you’ll already know that life with epilepsy is more about managing your circumstances. Here are five common strategies for managing epilepsy:

  1. Medication – the taking of it won’t cure epilepsy but it will help you control seizures. Make it part of a daily meal routine so that you don’t forget.
  2. Stay with your medication – studies, according to the Epilepsy Foundation in Australia, show that generics have slight variations in formulation and even a slight variance can cause a difference in your illness.
  3. No caffeine – it appears that stimulants like coffee or energy drinks might contribute to increased frequency of seizure. The easiest strategy is just to avoid caffeine.
  4. Get enough sleep – the body needs sleep and lack of sleep can be a trigger for seizures. Aim for between 7-8 hours each night.
  5. Be aware of your triggers – some of the common seizure triggers are missed medication, lack of sleep and stress. Assess your lifestyle for those triggers and avoid them.

And if a seizure does happen, make sure you have the security of an epilepsy Mediband. A MedibandPlus medical alert ID bracelet will let passers-by and medical professionals quickly work out what the problem is and give you the best treatment in the quickest possible time.

What a recent customer said:

"I recently bought the blue mediband with the red line and medical alert symbol on which reverses to say 'Alert Epilepsy'. I have been a customer of medic alert for so many years I can't remember until my niece lost my bracelet and my membership had expired. I'm on Health Care leave from work and funds were tight, I saw an advert on Facebook for you and ordered immediately.

A fortnight ago, I had collapsed and had a prolonged seizure and I had gone to the chemist today where the incident happened who informed me that within seconds of arrival, the paramedics had identified the bracelet and had indeed flipped it over. With all my years with medic alert, not once was it identified or used! Yet I doubted such a subtle wristband such as yours initially and how wrong could I have been!!!

I just want to thank you all sincerely for the products and the more developing colours and patterns.

The ambulance service sadly took my wristband off and amongst the chaos as I went straight into Intensive Care, the band was lost. But rest assured, I will be coming back to you!

An absolute life-saver, thanks so so much."

- Joanne

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