What puts people in a bad mood that leads to seizures?
I hate being alone and thinking about my life before I had epilepsy. That makes me very sad/depressed. Arguing with my ADHD son causes lots of stress in my life to point where I have to stay away from him. Thank God I have a great wife who handles him when I am “hiding”. So....just not having a normal life puts me in a bad/sad mood!
I notice my mood swings when my hormones are off. When my menstrual is about to happen I am very sensitive and moody. I get easily irritated. It's a rollercoaster of emotions. I also get mood swings when I feel at risk of a seizure, if I feel there is a behavior, a person or something that can potentially trigger a seizure I put my guard up and become very defensive. If I get uncomfortable in a situation I go from happy to anxious, then upset. Cannabis is a good mood stabilizer. I am fortunate to be in California so it's legal and I am a regular user for multiple uses, relief and recreationally. 🌿
Hi @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member . Right now you may want to try wearing sun glasses, if you plan on you plan on going back to church.
Another thing thing you may want to look into, is ZEISS Z1 Blues lens glasses. I even read that there is contact lenses with a blue tint to help with anyone who have Photosensitivity. You may want to bring it up to your Dr. See what they know.
Sometimes it maybe stress , lack of sleep or didn’t take meds on time. Other times I have no clue. A seizure will hit me from out of nowhere
I find I become irrational and easily irritated prior to having a seizure. I think because it effects my temporal lobe before spreading (I have generalised epilepsy). My triggers are lack of sleep, prolonged emotional distress (months worth) and flashing lights.