Epilepsy Health Record Software
People with Epilepsy should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and monitor its impact on their daily lives. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with Epilepsy to track symptoms such as seizures, aura experiences, or any unusual sensations preceding an episode. Recording potential triggers, such as lack of sleep, stress, specific foods, or missed medications, can help identify factors that may increase the risk of seizures. Additionally, tracking measurements like seizure frequency, duration, and intensity can provide valuable information on disease progression and the effectiveness of their treatment plan.
Monitoring prescribed medications, including antiepileptic drugs, can ensure proper adherence to the treatment regimen. Regularly documenting doctor visits, neurologist appointments, and the outcomes of any electroencephalogram (EEG) tests or brain imaging scans can also help individuals communicate effectively with healthcare providers, enabling timely adjustments to their Epilepsy management and addressing any complications promptly.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To prevent future seizures, I will focus on getting enough #sleep and managing #stress. I will also set reminders to take my medication consistently.
Today, I experienced a #focal_seizure with an aura. Before the seizure, I felt a tingling sensation in my right hand and a metallic taste in my mouth.
The #seizure might have been triggered by feeling fatigued due to a poor night's #sleep.
I took my prescribed antiepileptic medication #Acetazolamide 500mg this morning, as directed by my neurologist.
I recorded the duration of the #seizure, and it lasted for about one minute.
I have an upcoming appointment with my neurologist #Dr.Brown scheduled for next week to discuss my recent seizure and review my medication.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.