What are some triggers for an epileptic seizure or blackout?

Triggers for seizure. Sleep deprevation, failing to take all doses of prescribed anticonvulsants, stress and hyperventilation, low blood sugar, medications that can cause seizures as a side effect or combinations that can trigger seizures, flickering lights for those are light sensitive are some known triggers.

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possible. Anything that causes an increase in stress can lead to an increase possibility of seizure, it is more likely to increase seizures in post traumatic epilepsy but possible in idiopathic epilepsy as well. Read more...
Possibly. Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. Read more...

Anyone have seizures but tests for epilepsy show up normal?

Yes. The eeg maybe normal even with clinical seizures. Your neurologist may suggest a prolonged eeg with video monitoring. Read more...
Quite common. It is quite common for people who have a small number of seizures to test normally- with respect to blood tests, EEG, MRI of the brain- this happens up to 50% of the time. Read more...