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Does Being Overheated Trigger Your Seizures?

Does Being Overheated Trigger Your Seizures?

The majority of my seizures are usually caused due to me getting overheated/dehydrated. So many of my seizures have occurred while I was doing some sort of physical activity or while I was outside in the sun. My family and I strongly believe that becoming overheated is my main seizure trigger, but my neurologist has never heard of someone getting overheated as a cause to have a seizure. So I was wondering if anyone else has seizures after getting too hot?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The heat in the Canaries doesn't bother me ( about 30 °) But we don't fly abroad any more & living in the UK ,it very rarely gets that warm

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i live in new zealand the tempretures are not particurly hot but i always carry a bottle of water with me when i go out as they are hot enough for me

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Above 90F (32C) is my danger zone. I've learned never to leave the house without a bottle of water, usually 1 for every couple of hours gone.
I also wear a wide brimmed hat outside, as it is vented and creats s big shadow where it's 15 to 20 degrees cooler. I Stay in the shade.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member You can also develop new triggers during your life with seizures, just like someone can develop an allergy later in life that was not there when the person was younger.
There are seizures that the trigger is heat and humidity. And the level of results increases over the years. In my case, I would get nasty headaches (not migraines) from being out walking about in the sun 4 years ago. And the next summer I would have partial seizures when out walking in the summer. The year after it progressed to full seizures on the hot and humid days that I was not spending most of the days in an AC controlled temperature setting on a hot and humid day (not needing to go outside at all to trigger them)--which was the state I reached last summer.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It happens to me as well.

posted over 2 years ago
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