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OasisStefz
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   Posted 11/23/2006 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone else diagnosed with epilepsy yet flashing lights doesnt effect them ?

Danielle_B
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   Posted 11/27/2006 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you are the only other person I've heard say that.  I was diagnosed when I was 13, but every EEG I've had since then has shown no effect from flashing lights!

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 11/28/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Bright colors & flashing lights as in some games can cause a person with epilepsy to have seizures.
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Ducky
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   Posted 12/1/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a relative that only certain colors affect him if they are flashing... do you have this problem? Also the speed as to which the colors are flashing is a factor for him... A flashing yellow light (street light) doesn't bother him at all.. but a blinking red light does....
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/2/2006 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Dont worry, your not on your own... I have had EEG's that say I am sensitive to flashing lights (They always use a pale yellow one) but yet, I can go to places with strobes of various colours and I dont have any problems at all! How wierd is that!!!
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 12/3/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
That is odd.. guess it is just certain colors, huh?... hhmmm...
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
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buffyfan
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   Posted 12/7/2006 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 12 flashing lights doesnt effect me,which I am very very very thankfull for as when I was in my teens I went clubbing alot (even thought I did not drink) I went with my friends.

seizures101
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   Posted 1/7/2007 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   

    Every EEG I've had the flashing lights have never bothered me.All my EEG's come back normal.Really the only thing that bothers me is if I really consentrate on a sound for a while I will have a seizure,but flashing lights don't bother  me.

                 Michael T.


Neurogurl
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   Posted 1/8/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Seizures101....when you concentrate on the sounds...what type of seizures does it bring out. Do you have grand mals???? Could you describe your seizures? Does it alter your consciousness?

seizures101
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   Posted 1/8/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
   
     Neurogurl,
                 When I concentrate on a certain sound I usually have complex seizures.Yes it does alter my consciousness.I live by myself and have woken up in my little girls bed,I have woken up on the floor,I've woken up with things all out of place and don't remember a thing.If I wake up with a headache then I know that's a pretty good sign that I had a seizure.
                 Before my divorce my x-wife would have to tell me when I had seizures.I never knew.I asked her to record me one time when I have a seziure just so I could see what it looks like.Well she did and I wished I would had NEVER asked her to do that.It just so happen that the one time she recorded me I had a grand mal seizure.That was about 4 or 5 years ago.That was the most terrifying thing I've ever seen.I was foaming at the mouth,chewing up my tounge,making really loud noises.It was awlful.For the people out there who have to look at there love ones having grand mal seizure I REALLY feel your pain.I would never wish those on my worst enemy.I will never forget what it looked like,but yes when I have my seizures my consciousness in really altared.
                To try to describe them....at first I feel my aura coming on and then if I have time to get to my magnet for my VNS I wave it over my little machine in my chest.If not everything goes quite,my head gets REALLY tingly inside,and then I don't remember anything after that.Living by myself kinda sucks with seizures as I'm sure many of you might know,but I've got use to it.Life goes on.I hope I helped.
 
                                                                                              Michael T.
 


Another Day
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   Posted 3/6/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed last summer at the age of 55 and yes, flashing light definitely bother me.  I have to close my eyes.

RanMan
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   Posted 3/6/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   

another day,

Another trigger for auras and/or seizures is the flashing lights and noise at a casino or flashing lights on a computer monitor.

A flat screen LED monitor eliminates all the glare and brightness.

Randy


razorbackfonda
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   Posted 4/25/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with elip.as young child,and flashing light will put me in a seizure quick.
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