Seizure triggers are:
If you know what your seizure triggers are, then you can try to avoid them.
Epilepsy medications that don't pair well with other medications
Missed dose of medication
Getting sick (with or without fever)
Skipped meals (low blood sugar)
Not drinking enough liquids
Too much caffeine
Alcohol or illegal drug use
Flashing bright lights
Lack of sleep
If you already know what your seizure triggers are, you might want to share this information with your family, friends, coworkers, and care team. They can help you avoid your triggers.
If you don't know what your seizure triggers are, try to remember what you were doing before you had a seizure. Here are some good questions to ask:
If you can remember what was happening right before you had a seizure, you can write this down in your seizure diary each time you have a seizure. If someone was with you when you had a seizure, ask if the person remembers anything that might have triggered the seizure. You and your doctor might be able to figure out what your seizure triggers are by looking at your notes.