Guide to using all about me
Young Epilepsy online seizure diary for teenagers
Here is the sign in screen. When they say it only takes a minute to sign up, they are totally serious. It's super easy and user-friendly! All you need is an e-mail account, a good password that you can remember, and a little bit of info about yourself.
The diary gives you the ability to list your triggers such as too much electronic usage, stress, illnesses, etc. You can also upload a personalized picture of yourself to add your own special touch to your diary. (Check out my gorgeous picture above!) After all, this is "all about you" isn't it?
This diary also gives you the option to add the types of seizures that you have such as Myoclonic, Grand Mal, Simple partial, Absence seizures, etc. If you are like me and have more than a handful of seizure types, don't worry, you can add as many as you like!
Here is the area where you can actually have your own diary. Simply choose the time of day when your seizure occurred, choose the type of seizure, and choose the trigger (or what you think may have triggered it). Then you can choose your current mood below.
If you had more than one seizure that day, no worries! You can make as many entries as you'd like. If you're too sick to do it, have a family member or friend update your profile for you; that way, you don't miss out on a thing.
These diary entries can help you determine what time of day your seizures are most frequent, what are your highest triggers, and if your seizures are mood related.
This may be the best part of this easy-to-use seizure diary. By going to the
Reportssection, you can see a report of all your recent seizures. It shows what happened, what triggered your seizures, and what your mood was like that day.
By having this overview, you and your doctor can both get a good idea of what is causing your seizures. Maybe you noted that you ate a lot of a certain food that day, or watched a lot of TV. Maybe you said you were feeling really depressed or really excited for no reason at all.
Your doctor can easily see if there is a pattern in the time of day that your seizures occurred and what helped calm them down. Be sure to be as descriptive as possible!
There is even the option to print your report to take with you to the doctor's office! How cool is that? This means less talking and trying to remember all the hard stuff! At the end of each week, print out your report and keep it in a folder or binder. That way you have everything ready for your next appointment.
Here is the print preview of your seizure report. As you can see, this review uses as little colour as possible to save you ink. It includes your full name, and a description of all your seizures for your doctor. Less typing and writing for your doctor, and less thinking and talking for you!
I hope you have enjoyed this walk-through, courtesy of Mandy Krzywonski (EpilepsyBlogger – pictured above). To view her personal website, please click here: http://mandykrzywonski.blogspot.com. You can also connect with Mandy through other social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook as shown below.