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Posted by carol on January 18, 2000 at 20:19:47:

In Reply to: Re: Seizures and video games posted by Jeff B. on January 02, 2000 at 09:10:22:

: You bet, #1 don't let your son play video games..
: that is 1 of his triggers....# 2, my wife is photosensitive, that is the term used for this &
: EEG's aren't foolproof. She doesn't show on the
: EEG as photoswnsitive, but video games, flashy TV,
: computer screens, & florencent lights really trigger her sz's Hope this helps, Jeff B.


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: My teenage son has had two grand mal seizures, 18 months apart. Both of the seizures occurred while playing video games involving bright flashing lights. Two EEGs performed after sleep deprivation with strobe lights showed no abnormal activity. Has anyone else experienced this type of trigger? What treatment has been prescribed?


There were studies conducted many years ago in Europe linking video games and seizures. I am photosensitive and can not stand any type of flashing light. I get extreme headaches and dizziness from them. By all means keep him away!!

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