Seizure Triggers


Flashing lights and hyperventilation can trigger seizures in some people with epilepsy 

Factors that might increase the likelihood of a seizure in people with epilepsy include:

 Missed or late medication (#1 reason)

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Lack of sleep/fatigue
  • Hormonal changes
  • Illness
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Drug interactions (from prescribed or over the counter medicines)
  • Overheating/overexertion
  • Poor diet/missed meals
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