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Old 01-10-2003, 06:54 AM   #1
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Question Anyone have something that triggers a seizure?

I have a very odd thing that can trigger a seizure for me. It's mostly under control now with meds, but I often "test" myself and find that I can still feel odd, almost like I could have one but don't.

Anyway, the thing is "humidity." If I talk about humidity, someone else talks about humidity, if I look at a humidity meter I have at home (I forget what they're called) or even think about humidity I feel as though I'm about to have a seizure. Even as I type this I feel odd. My doc thinks it is because the meter I have is shiny, but I don't think that's it at all.

My house is dry in the winter, so I have a humidifier to help out. Everytime I look at the thing or have to add water I get this odd feeling.

Very bizarre thing the brain is. I have heard of some people who have seizures if they hear a particular singer, or smell a certain smell. Anyone have any weird stories to share?

 
Old 01-10-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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Am I weird or something?? Hahaha...

 
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Old 01-10-2003, 06:08 PM   #3
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I used to get a seizure everytime I would walk through the laundry soap isle at the grocery store. If I smelt soap at all I would have a seizure. Also flashing lights and lack of sleep would trigger my seizures. However, I had many that just occured for whatever reason I don't know.

 
Old 01-29-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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My aura is that I have a smell like a paint smell from a car body shop. It is also the same smell as when someone has been riding their clutch while going down lots of hills in a straight shift car.

 
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Believe it or not, a bowel movement...I go to the bathroom get up, and start feeling it comming...I have no idea why....buy this is my pre-seizure thing..wish I could smell roses or something

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Old 02-10-2003, 05:54 AM   #6
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Lights. Lights trigger my seizures, especially bright or flashing lights!
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Old 02-10-2003, 08:23 AM   #7
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I think that for me, it's sleep deprivation or fatigue. The nights when I've had my worst seizures were either immediately or recently preceded by a lack of sleep. ...

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Old 02-26-2003, 03:19 AM   #8
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For me it used to be doors. It used to take me about 5 minutes to open my front door. Good job i was not running from the police or somebody! Then again they would not have to worry about locking me up. Just give me a cloack room and i'll never leave!

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Sam's can be from not eating, sleep deprivation is a biggy, sickness especially fighting a bacterial infection, fireworks used to trigger them, but not lately.
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Old 02-26-2003, 09:09 PM   #10
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I always had seizures in my sleep-wake cycle. I'd be just about to fall asleep and then I'd have a seizure. Also, sleep deprivation, nervousness, and loud noises.

 
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For pineapple35: My seizures can start if I hear a loud noise and can be made worse by loud noise that has already started. Is their a connection between seizures and noise?

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Old 05-12-2003, 03:41 PM   #12
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My brother in law also says sleep deprivation and flashing signs. He had never heard anyone else say sleep deprivation so he will be glad to know that others have the same problem.

 
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I have to agree with sleep deprivation for me, plus mine are more related to stress also. If I've been under a lot of stress, I usually have a seizure the next day.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Lindakatt:
I have a very odd thing that can trigger a seizure for me. It's mostly under control now with meds, but I often "test" myself and find that I can still feel odd, almost like I could have one but don't.

Anyway, the thing is "humidity." If I talk about humidity, someone else talks about humidity, if I look at a humidity meter I have at home (I forget what they're called) or even think about humidity I feel as though I'm about to have a seizure. Even as I type this I feel odd. My doc thinks it is because the meter I have is shiny, but I don't think that's it at all.

My house is dry in the winter, so I have a humidifier to help out. Everytime I look at the thing or have to add water I get this odd feeling.

Very bizarre thing the brain is. I have heard of some people who have seizures if they hear a particular singer, or smell a certain smell. Anyone have any weird stories to share?
For me I usually find lights, running water or just staring into lights, right into the core of them. Also the globes on dance floors do not help. The doctor also told me not to look out to the ocean or lake as the water is mesmerizing. Camp fires are also bad, then I also had a thing with MIRRORS. My biggest thing is just staring into these items. DO NOT try these as you want to avoid staring if possible.
My seizures were known as CATAMENEAL since the occured
right around that time of the month.
I asked my doctor if I was hypnotizing myself with the mirror and water but he would not say.

 
Old 05-14-2003, 09:22 AM   #15
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My husband's are triggered by flashing lights...or more specifically, video games. Arcade, Nintendo, whatever! Sleep Deprivation probably didn't help him, though. Now, he pines for an X Box and I won't let him go near them. He's gone for several years without a seizure and I'm not about to let him start now!

 
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