If you know what brings on a seizure or the feeling you get when you are about to have one, you should feel a bit lucky. I sometimes do with my seizures. When I last had a seizure/turn, my daughter and I were lying on the couch watching T.V and I had that feeling. I often get a feeling of the dimensions,shapes of the room. These feelings are hard to describe. But, when it happens, it’s enough to tell my wife about, and it has often led to a seizure/turn. I don’t really like the word seizure. Maybe because I have Complex Partial and not Grand Mal. A “Turn” is just a term we started as a family. Emotions often trigger my turns. Times when I am stressed out, worried about things. I do think about things to much. Once I have something on my mind, I don’t stop thinking about it until it is done. So, apart from emotions , what other causes are there ?
- Missed Medication
This is a big no no.Changing medication can also have an effect, or taking the wrong medication. It’s a good move to have your medication set up a week in advance.Grab something like this picture.This is what I have. One for morning and one for evening. I currently take 3 types of medication, so it means 6-7 pills twice a day.
- Drugs and Alcohol
Your better off without these Epilepsy or not. Alcohol can trigger a seizure because it takes away the effect of your medication.I had a few drinks in my younger days but nothing crazy, and nowadays I may have a dozen drinks of alcohol a year. Yes, that’s right, per year. Drugs ? never done it.