Triggers and Epilepsy

Posted on March 08, 2018

Some common epileptic triggers are stress, eating certain foods, flashing lights, or even lack of sleep. Knowing what your triggers are may help when coping with epileptic seizures.

On MyEpilepsyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with epilepsy, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Triggers are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about triggers:

Has anyone noticed food triggers?

Who thinks that doing physical labor or exercise is a trigger?

Stress, lack of sleep, adrenaline rushes... what are other triggers you experience?

Here are some conversations about triggers:

I am stressing because I worry about my job and stress is a trigger for me.

•. Some of my triggers are overheating, eating MSG or citrus.

Christmas lights are a trigger for me.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyEpilepsyTeam today and start the conversation.
You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My triggers are flashing lights, overexertion (which doesn't take much), overheating (also happens easily. I have difficulty cooling down, once I get… read more

posted 21 days ago

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