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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/14/2005 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  crysta here, I'd like to know if there has been any link made between Fluorescent Lighting and epilepsy? I'm a late diagnosis, and have tried to be as aware as I can as to the things I feel and expereince before a seizure, as well as after. I found recently that if I'm under Fluorescent Lighting for longer than 10 min, I have a seizure, however when I'm under normal lighting or the new type of Fluorescent long life, low emission strips, I'm ok. Is this a coincidence or has anyone else experienced the same thing or similar? Thanks for patience it is very much appreciated.

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   Posted 5/14/2005 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, it can affect many with epilepsy. Some find a little help from getting polarized sunglasses if they have to be around flouresents ...


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   Posted 5/14/2005 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Crysta,

Certain types of fluorescent lighting can trigger a seizure.


Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.

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