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A 43-year-old member asked:

Has it been determined that sleep deprivation and stress can cause a seizure?

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Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes because both lower the threshold to having a seizure.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can sleep deprivation cause a seizure?

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Possibly,: If you already have epilepsy, it can be an adverse trigger, but other triggers could involve recreational drugs, hypoglycemia, stress, lack of eating, some medication reactions, infection etc. If you have experienced a seizure for the first time, this needs evaluation, and possible therapy.

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