What is a seizure diary for?
Keeping a seizure diary can be useful to help you record when your seizures happen and to see whether there are any specific triggers for your seizures. Sometimes, known triggers can be avoided to help reduce the number of seizures.
It can be helpful to take your completed diary to medical appointments to show your doctor or nurse. Information recorded in the diary can help your doctors see how effective your current treatment is and to plan future treatment with you.
How do I use the diary?
Record times and dates of seizures and how they affected you. Add other information such as details of your medical team, the types of seizures you have and any medication changes. You can also note any other information you feel is relevant, such as an illness you had at the time of a seizure or the dates of your period if you are female.
Use these paper diaries to record seizures one month at a time. They include a summary chart you can fill in to see at a glance the number of seizures over the month.
There are detailed guidelines in the seizure diary on how to fill in each section. You can print further copies as you need them, to build up a record of seizures over a number of months.
Our free smartphone app contains seizure management tools, including a seizure diary. It is available on both iPhone and Android phones. Download it now.
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