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A 28-year-old male asked:

I am an epileptic patient and wanted to know whether too much exposure to heat can trigger a seizure in me as i get an attack only during sleep?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not huge issue: Unless the heat exposure caused dehydration and loss of electrolytes, there would be no triggering of epileptic events. You most likely will continue a pattern of exclusively nocturnal events, but make sure you are taking an anti-epileptic drug to control future triggers.

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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