Overcoming Epilepsy That Won’t Heal For 7 Years?
I want to ask, I have had epilepsy for 7 years, and until now it has not been cured, I have seizures for once every 3 weeks, I often stay up late at night, is it related to my epilepsy recurrence, what is the best solution
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Epilepsy is a condition in which there is a disorder in the brain that can trigger seizures, and these seizures generally recur. Epilepsy itself can be classified as idiopathic or primary epilepsy which usually has no known cause, but there is also secondary epilepsy or symptomatic epilepsy, namely epilepsy with known causes such as tumors, head injuries, strokes, brain infections. However, most people with epilepsy have no known cause or are idiopathic epilepsy. In general, the factors that trigger seizures in people with epilepsy are different. The following factors can trigger seizures in people with epilepsy:
Not getting enough sleep, tiredness
Irregular consumption of OAE (anti-epileptic drugs) such as forgetting to take medication
Take other drugs that can interfere with the work of OAE
Consumption of alcohol
Menstrual period (in women)
Staying up late or lack of sleep is one of the factors that can trigger seizures in you. Apart from lack of sleep, you must also pay attention to other trigger factors. If you have avoided the trigger factor but recurrent seizures still frequently occur, you are advised to consult your neurologist.
Here's what you can do to prevent recurrence of seizures:
Avoid trigger factors by getting enough sleep, avoiding staying up late, and avoiding activities that can make you tired.
Manage stress well, avoid things that make you stress
Eat a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet
Regular consumption of anti-epileptic drugs as recommended by a doctor, it is not recommended to change the dose, stop the drug, and change the type of drug without consulting a doctor.
Routine control to your neurologist as recommended.
I hope this helps