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Do dehydration and stress, cause nocturnal siezures to to trigger if i'm epileptic?

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Dr. Thomas Doyle
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: They might

Anything which makes your neurons more irritable can potentiate seizures.
Stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, certain medications and other factors can make your brain cells more likely to trigger a seizure. But it doesn't mean a seizure will definitely occur. One of the most common causes of seizures in epileptics is inappropriate levels of anti-seizure medications.

In brief: They might

Anything which makes your neurons more irritable can potentiate seizures.
Stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, certain medications and other factors can make your brain cells more likely to trigger a seizure. But it doesn't mean a seizure will definitely occur. One of the most common causes of seizures in epileptics is inappropriate levels of anti-seizure medications.
Dr. Thomas Doyle
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry

In brief: Some triggers

Scarring of the brian due to head injury, congenital defect, aneurysm, stroke, progressive neurological disease, meningitis or encephalitis makes the brain more susceptible to: medications or medication/alcohol withdrawal; fever; extended sleep deprivation; stroboscopic light flashing; electrolyte imbalance; infection; profound stress; or significant dehydration.

In brief: Some triggers

Scarring of the brian due to head injury, congenital defect, aneurysm, stroke, progressive neurological disease, meningitis or encephalitis makes the brain more susceptible to: medications or medication/alcohol withdrawal; fever; extended sleep deprivation; stroboscopic light flashing; electrolyte imbalance; infection; profound stress; or significant dehydration.
Dr. K. Olson
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