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Epilepsy and Injuries

If you have epilepsy, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself.

You can discuss with your doctor what would be reasonable safety measures for your personal circumstances. 

Some seizures can affect your awareness or make you confused.  Some seizures can make you unconscious and can cause a fall.
There is a lot you can do to reduce the risk of injury from epilepsy seizures. 

If someone is with you when you have a seizure they can help keep you safe.  Some people wear a special ID bracelet or necklace that tells people they have epilepsy and what to do.  You may wish to consider a seizure alert device or a seizure dog.

At home, for example, you can reduce the risk in the kitchen by using a microwave.  Elsewhere in the house, you can make use of fireguards, smoke alarms, fire retardant materials and power breakers on electrical tools.