Anyone notice any food triggers (allergy or non-allergy)?

Anyone notice any food triggers (allergy or non-allergy)?

Knowing what triggers are really help with coping with epilepsy. Surely I avoid them best I can... but think I'm still musing a lot of them.

What are some of yours?

I know persevatives, additives, excess caffeine and heavily vibegared food are the biggest for me.

I do have a citrus intolerance (mainly with lemon) that makes me dizzy and very sleepy.

Eggs seem to bother me but not allergic.

Foods with high fat like hamburger (restaurants never seem to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have been vegan for years and it has been very beneficial to my seizure disorder. A couple weeks ago, some joker made my latte with cows milk and swore that it was coconut milk. I technicolor projectile vomited 3 hours later... once you stop eating dairy, don’t play games with it. That stuff is poisoned liquid that comes out from a different species....gross....and Milk from other animals will make you have seizures. It is a major trigger for seizures but we’ve been told to drink it

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For me, I'm sensitive to foods with too many carbs/sugar, processed foods, and having too much fruit at once. I began the keto diet a few months ago, and my seizures have gone down dramatically! Keto is tough to stick to, but I love how I feel less anxious and having less seizures! I

I'm also sensitive to drinking alcohol or too much water. I've read that some people have issues with drinking too much water as it can dilute the meds. Caffeine is not a huge issue for me, but I still avoid it.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

A couple of years ago I began consuming more SOY. Just a couple of weeks into my SOY adventure I began having multiple complex partial seizures, daily. As well as an increase on the tonic clonic version. I talked to my doctor , who just wanted to prescribe more drugs. I plead with my doctors to “research the reason” prior to just handing out these prescriptions. On that note...I began my own research and found that SOY can increase your estrogen level. I have catamenial epilepsy, which is a hormonal catastrophe. I chose to cut SOY out of my diet and within a week, give or take, my life went back to “normal”. Good luck on your journey.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Blue cheese. Alcohol. Caffeine. Even too much chocolate. Not enough water. Anything that can cause an insulin spike and a quick drop in blood sugar. Or anything that disturbs my gut flora. For me? Gluten free also works best. Low-glycemic index foods work best for me. Plant based eating, and plant fats help me maintain a more even blood sugar level.

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Spicy food, too much sugar, and too much salt. Also when my sugars start to get low( I’m not diabetic) but not eating enough, I will find that can trigger one.

posted 11 months ago
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