Posted by Larry Robinson
on September 29, 2000 at 22:15:28:
In Reply to: STRESS AND EPILEPSY posted by juliana j on August 22, 2000 at 20:30:46:
: Hi. I have had grand mal seizures for 44 years. Over the years, I have fpound that while stress is a factor, getting enough sleep every night is much more important. Indeed, I have held stressful jobs that when I was younger, I would never dreamt of having, having been told to avoid stress. I firmly beleive what is much more important, is how well you adapt to a situation, the attitude you take into a problem, that dermines whether a stressful situation is going to worsen, or trigger the epilesy. Also, anything that decreases one's tolerance or ability deal with stress, illness, for example, will impact upon the epilepsy.
: I TAKE DEPAKOTE, AND DILANTIN AND I FEEL THAT I AM
: VERY LUCKY, THAT I HAVE GRAND MAL SEIZURES ABOUT EVERY
: 8 TO 12 MONTHS, I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED IF THEY ARE
: BROUGHT ON BY STRESS, HAS THIS EVER BEEN A PROBLEM
: WITH ANYONE ELSE ?. IT SEEMS AFTER I HAVE A HIGH
: STRESS PERIOD IN MY LIFE, I FEEL MORE LIKELY TO HAVE
: A SEIZURE, SUCH AS COLLEGE TEST, JOBS, ECT.