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What Are Some Triggers Of Seizures

What Are Some Triggers Of Seizures

Im new to this seizure thing and don't know much about them or the triggers. My 4 year old recently started having gran mal cluster seizures they are not sure why could be a couple thing he was diagnosed with cat scratch diease which is an infection from bartonella bacteria but everytime he has seizures he stops breathing and has to be intubated so any information would be appreciated thank you

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

All I can tell you is what triggers me off. TV, it's the flickering lights but they have to be a certain sequence. The heat, I keep a journal and when it's over 25 deg cel my seizurs increase. Anxiety is a contributing factor but not really a trigger on its own. Working o the computer, believe it or not police and ambulance lights but only at night, my guess is because they are brighter at night and more noticeable. Being ill, my meds don't absorb as well. I was diagnosed at age 4 with idiopathic epilepsy at first it was jusst absence seizures and temporal lobe seizures. As the years have gone by I have developed more kinds of seizures, grand mal, frontal lobe and nocturnal sezures.
I limit my tv watching, stay indoors on hot days and have lits of cool showers, take a break from the computer evey half hour and try and stay well hydrated and try not to eat processed foods or at the very least severly limit them.
My prayers are with you and your little son.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Murdamami same for me stress lack of sleep taking medication without eating

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Stress , bad amount of sleep , late on taking meds ane probably the top triggers for seizures .

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have seizures and my triggers are stress and depression

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am concerned : When I was married, I reported that my son had drank Lemon Marquee Nail polish Remover.
I am now after 13 years hearing from my kids of that marriage. The mother had used it & left it with a second bottle out within his reach.
One bottle was empty the other he had already started to drink.
He was about 3.
I helped raise him till he was 10 he seemed normal except Esther (Provencio) W Finch wate, had decided to put him on Ritalin. Am now hearing he has autism and grand-mal seizures.
He never showed s signs of either when I raised him?? He was every bit a normal active boy even chase young girls liked pulling their pigtails playing at park protective of other kids skinny but ate well??? Don’t understand how such a change.
Brandon Gentry Wilson Finch is Aprx 23 now with issues. I was the one who was raising him till she took him and his sister she was a very violent personality yet court thought her the stable parent I have worried in terror for them all these years.
I Have never recovered from her financial physical & psychological attacks and losses incurred by her..

posted 12 months ago
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