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Can cold weather trigger a seizure?

I'm going to contact my son's neurologist in just a moment but I'm curious. Can cold weather trigger a seizure? Its in the 40's this morning and we haven't turned the heat on --blankets and sweaters still warm us up while waiting on the day to warm up. But this morning J had at least one seizure and could have had another (he's nonverbal and can't tell me) a little earlier this morning. Everything about his routine is normal. He's sleeping now.

 
duckigrrl

Asked by duckigrrl at 9:10 AM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Health

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  • I have had seizures for 33 years now. Alot of things can trigger seizures, but I have never heard of cold weather being one. Good luck
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 9:54 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Um, I don't think cold weather can trigger a seize, especially since 40 isnt' really that cold. Best of luck hun
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:17 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • any kind of stressor can trigger a seizure in people prone to them... 40 degrees with warm clothes and blankets probably isnt cold enough to qualify as a stressor though...its possible, but not likely
    LoriaAnn

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 9:34 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • i dated someone with epilepsy and extreme heat would, but i never heard of cold weather doing it - but then we live in texas...
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 11:34 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

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