Does anyone have a problem with seizures being worse during a full or new moon? It seems like when I have a gran mal, thankfully not every month, it is during a full or new moon. Just wondering if anyone ese has this problem.
The moon hasn't had an effect on me, other more tangible factors (fatigue, metabolism) have had a more noticeable impact.
If you were female I would ask if you are familiar with catamenial epilepsy (which is triggered by monthly hormonal spikes), but that may not apply. You might be interested in these CWE threads:
I was curious if there is a correlation between seizures occuring more often during a full moon. Have a few friends who recently had seizures and I noticed it was at or close to the full moon. I need to check when I last had seizures and see if it was around a full moon or not. Just one of those...
Here’s a list of uncommon epilepsy triggers you may have experienced or know about. Feel free to add to this list of the weird and the unknown… Atmospheric Conditions Changes in air pressure or any sudden action, (like arising from a prone position too quickly), can act as an instant stressor...
Thank you for your reply. I am female and I do know hormonal spikes have affected me in the past.
That being said the full moon has too. I'm not the only one affected by it either. We have a scanner and listen to ambulance calls and there is an increase in calls for seizures within a day or so before and after the full moon.
I've never heard of the moon affecting anything but tides, but if a person was to get anxiety around that time, it could be a self-fulfilling thing, since stress and anxiety are really common triggers.
The full moon doesn't bother so much as when a low pressure in the weather, this makes the air heavier which in turn messes up the hormones and can often trigger a seizure for me. I wish you only the best and May God Bless You!
Thankfully, weather & lunar things have never affected my seizures. Mine are just very unpredictable--some have even occurred within 3 or 4 hours of my taking a dose of my medications. I know they're more likely to occur if I'm under a lot of stress or tension.