I have complex partials, but I think some of the triggers are the same. For me, stress, lack of sleep, and not taking my meds are my triggers. My most significant trigger is my period, as hormonal changes can trigger seizures. I also avoid alcohol -- usually stopping at 2 drinks. I do not have a problem with flashing lights, but I know many people do.
In the 15+ years that I've had epilepsy and talked to others about their experience, I've learned that the feelings prior to a seizure very widely. The most common ones I've heard of are the ones above, in addition to an odd taste in the mouth (sometimes a metalic taste). I personally have a feeling of deja vu--but I haven't known of anyone else that has.
Check out this link and other information on the efa.org site for more information.
When my seizures first began in the early part of this year I noticed them because of headaches and deja vu. Very confusing time. Did not know that they were seizures at the time and thought it was "in my head" not really in my head. I have multiple symptoms now but the deja vu feelings are not as often
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