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Seizure triggers

Know your triggers

Not everyone has a trigger for their seizures, however, there are certain things that can make people with epilepsy more likely to have a seizure. These include: 


A small number of people with epilepsy (around 3%) have their seizures triggered by flashing or flickering lights. This is called photosensitive epilepsy. The TV is the most common trigger for people with this kind of epilepsy. See our Photosensitive epilepsy factsheet for more information.



Keeping a diary of your seizures can help to work out any triggers. Call our helpline on 0808 800 2200 for a seizure diary or for more information.  You could also use the online tool Seizure tracker to record your seizures.