Casinos can trigger epilepsy

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RanMan
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   Posted 7/20/2006 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
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IMO the flashing lights and all the noise (ringing bells, loud music etc) at a casino are HUGE triggers for epilepsy, especially if you have the photo sensative type of epilepsy.
 
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andrew50
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   Posted 7/21/2006 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
It should also be pointed out that casinos often bring on a condition called 'Suddenly Having No Money At All' (or SHANNAA). And certain ones in Las Vagas can cause 'Tom Jones-itis.' You're carrying on living a normal life and suddenly a geriatric Welshman is flashing his chest hairs at you. Not pleasant, I hear.

Andrew

RanMan
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   Posted 7/21/2006 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jenn.

I would have stayed but I was up $200.00 after an hour and I had a bit of an aura and felt that I better get the h--- out before I had a full seizure.  Greed can also play an important roll in this area b/c I know that if I was losing, I probably would have stayed and then who knows what would have happened.

Randy


Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day
20mg-Celexa/day


Daisy9980
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   Posted 7/22/2006 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have luckily been able to go to casinos still since my dx. It is a very stimulating enviornment so I could see it being a problem for alot of people with epilepsy. Everything is always such a consideration with E.
 
 


baci
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   Posted 12/29/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi-I'm awaiting diagnosis- I've had 52 grand mal seizures in the past 30 years. My trigger is usually pain but lately I've been having seizures out of the blue. Weird thing, though, I'm a pit boss in a casino. I never look at the lights, just the tables, and I've learned to completely tune out the slot machine noises. On lamictal now. I was taking keppra but the mood swings were terrible. I thought some of my employees would run to Human Resources on me. My eptileptologist took me off of the Keppra. I should receive my EEG and MRI results this week.

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   Posted 1/25/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a big casino person any way, but I definitely think I would avoid them since I have developed epilepsy.
 
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