Seizure eTraining Slide 16

Some people who have epilepsy have no special seizure triggers, while others are able to recognize things in their lives that do affect their seizures.  Generally, the most frequent cause of an unexpected seizure is failure to take the medication as prescribed.Other factors include ingesting substances, hormone fluctuations, stress, photosensitivity,  sleep and wake cycles, hormonal fluctuations and menstrual cycles, excessive use and withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, illness or fever, adding or removing prescription medications or supplements can trigger seizures, and should therefore be done gradually.

Some studies indicate that emotional stressors such as worry, anxiety and anger may cause seizures, especially if combined with fatigue or chronic sleep, flashing lights or occasionally, by an internal mental process (mathematical calculation).



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