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I should know this answer but I want conformation one way or another.Can stress trigger a epileptic seizure?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Physical and emotional stress can indeed be seizure triggers in some epileptics.
This is part of the reason staying healthy and getting plenty of rest is so important. Here's a web page on seizure triggers. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/diagnosis/seizureprovokingtriggers.cfm.

In brief: Yes
Physical and emotional stress can indeed be seizure triggers in some epileptics.
This is part of the reason staying healthy and getting plenty of rest is so important. Here's a web page on seizure triggers. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/diagnosis/seizureprovokingtriggers.cfm.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology
In brief: If you have epilepsy
Stress won't give you epilepsy.
But if you have epilepsy, stress does often make it easier to have a seizure. In fact, I have yet to find a medical problem that gets better with stress!

In brief: If you have epilepsy
Stress won't give you epilepsy.
But if you have epilepsy, stress does often make it easier to have a seizure. In fact, I have yet to find a medical problem that gets better with stress!
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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