In the ten years that I have lived with epilepsy and experienced seizures, I can’t tell you just how many seizures have pained me, drained me, and unplugged me from every day activities.
Below, I’m going to share with you 5 of the greatest things that have personally helped me bounce back following a seizure setback.
“Every setback leaves behind a path to make your comeback.”
A heating pack – After a big seizure or a grand mal seizure, I experience a terrible migraine headache. Pressure in my head that breaks the scale. The heating pack helps ease this pain. Even herbal heating packs. Great to find on Amazon or even Etsy.
Chamomile Tea – This tea helps relax the body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
Water – Water is our source of life! It restores our energy, flushes out any impurities, and hydrates us.
Relaxing/Calming music – After a big seizure, tension still remains locked up within my body, along with stress and a few other unwanted emotions. Listening to relaxing/calming music releases any stress or anxiety allowing you to surrender to pure relaxation. I would encourage you, if you haven’t already to try out an app that I have found very beneficial called “Relax Melodies” which includes a plethora of different sounds and music. You’re also given the option to create your own mixture by combining the sounds you enjoy.
Sleep – At times, my body needs to be set into recovery mode following a big seizure. Our brains, our bodies have just gone through the ringer. Nourishing our brains and bodies with a short period of rest allows for restoration. I find that I feel just about as good as new after a nice long nap or even an early night sleep.
What do you find that helps you bounce back following a seizure?
I am a happily-ever-after wife, an Epilepsy Diagnosee, Advocate for Epilepsy Awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!