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Have you been triggered by flashing lights?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
See the new article from WebMD about Photosensitive Epilepsy:

What Causes Seizures in People With Photosensitive Epilepsy?

Have you been affected by any of the triggers mentioned in the article? There was a discussion here recently about Facebook Timeline triggering some . How do you avoid certain triggers? Share your story here!

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hootyowl2 responded:
Haylen, flashing AND flourscent lights are triggers for me.
They give me those aura headaches and I cannot concentrate with either or both of those. I will probably have seizures sometime during the day or that evening if I have to be around them very much. Thankfully, mine are only partial complex seizures, not the grand mals that some have to deal with.

I am glad I quit FB back in 2010 for many reasons...

hula_dancer73 responded:
yes I have whe ni was really sick and had mu ltiple types and even the strobe lights set it off.

not nice it was rather NASTY!
mickie32 responded:
A family member had the first seizure after driving home in terrible rain storm with the headlights of the cars blazing in his eyes. Could this have triggered seizures? It had never happened before and is still not under control and it has been years since that first one.
dancer86442 replied to mickie32's response:

Yes, it's possible. Has that person experienced More seizures due to lights as suggested in the article? Do you or that person keep a Daily Journal? (more info under Tips) Is he on any medication at this time? Please, tell me more about his Journey so I can assist. I am Not a DR. But, I can Help point you w/ more info.

Hugs Love Candi

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maybe not a seizure
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