Does this sound like I could have epilepsy?

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   Posted 1/21/2015 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! I normally hang out in the anxiety forum but I wanted to get some thoughts on people with epilepsy to see if it sounds like that's what I have. I'm a 30 year old female..suffer from anxiety/health anxiety. The last few years i've noticed that i'm sensitive to flashing lights/certain patterns/pulsating sounds/fireworks/things like that. I've never actually had a seizure but all those things make me extremely panicked or causes headaches/general uncomfortable-ness. I also get random deja-vu that sometimes instantly panics me when I get it so I always try to distract myself. Like I said I definetly have anxiety..but does this sound like epilepsy?

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   Posted 1/24/2015 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey G,

What you describe are the exact same issues my son had leading up to his epilepsy diagnosis. Flashing lights and loud noises would make him extremely uncomfortable. I'm not ruling out the anxiety but maybe seeing a neurologist would at least give you peace of mind.
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