Passing out at concert with strobe lights

Last night I went to a standing concert, first one I've been to... I drank a little, then halfway through the gig I started feeling kinda sick then everything went really really blurry and then for about 7 minutes I was standing and everything was black I couldn't see a thing, this wasn't to do with the gig it was just me I barely saw outlines then yeah... Couldn't see the lights, the person next to me I couldn't see a thing, I think my hearing went for a while as well but I can't really remember... Then I felt really dizzy I started swaying, this whole time I still couldn't see anything so I had to go out and I was shaking like crazy and my hands were completely numb... I don't know what this is or if it's linked to my anaemia I really don't know. There was heavy strobe lights which also could he the cause.. But I mean I haven't been eating or sleeping properly for about a year and it was super hot I might just have over heated..

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  • Good morning,

    The questions that have to be asked are:

    What type of epilepsy did your neurologist diagnose you as having?

    Have you been to events before or after that have had strobe lighting?

    And with respect why have you not consulted your neurologist prior to this?

    I hope that you get this problem resolved as soon as possible.



    Author of Epilepsy the Unwelcome Visitor


  • Hi

    I’m not clear whether you already have a diagnosis of epilepsy. Certainly there seem to be a few health issues going on for you. And it would be good to get them checked out with your GP.

    A few people with epilepsy have seizures which are triggered by flashing lights. This is called photosensitive epilepsy.

    I hope you get some answers as to what is happening for you soon.



    Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

    Diagnosing epilepsy:

    Photosensitive epilepsy: