Daylight Savings and Epilepsy Medications


Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. One of the more annoying human creations is daylight savings time. I’ve been told it served a purpose many years ago when a lot of people lived on farms & we had what was called a “rural economy”.  Most people live in big cities now & daylight savings doesn’t make much sense any more but I understand; humans don’t like change very much.

The epilepsy monster doesn’t care what time it is. I must take my medications every twelve hours. Many other epi-warriors do as well. I’m fortunate that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a home based business because that means huMom is almost always here with me.  Making the switch in the spring & fall is easy because huMom simply maintains the twelve hour interval regardless of what the clock says. My 11 o’clock dose becomes a 10 o’clock dose for several months. Then it goes back to 11 o’clock, but it’s always really been the same time & twelve hours apart.

For humans that have to go out to work, this plan may not work so easily. They do have to change by an hour to accommodate their routine. In the case of epilepsy medication, an hour can be a long time. One method is to start several days before & slowly move the medication time forward or backward depending on the time of year. Adjusting ten minutes over six days is one method.

What method do you use when daylight savings rolls around? I’d like to know how you approach this pawsitively annoying time shift.


CEO Olivia

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