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my 16 yr old son who suffers from autism cerebral palsey ocd servere to profound hearing loss and epilepsy has suffered 3 seizures in 2 weeks, 1 tonic seizure may 2, 1 grand mal may 7 and 1 grand mal may 17. he is now taking 1000mg depakote. his depakote level is 105 (he weighs 98 lbs) since his last seizure on may 17 he now cries for hours before he falls asleep, and wakes during the night crying. i think his meds r affecting him. can u please give me an idea to help him?
Four of 6 neurologically impaired children (ages 9 months to 18 years) who were given oral melatonin 5 milligrams/night at bedtime for chronic sleep complaints developed new or increased seizure activity. In all cases, seizure activity returned to pre-treatment levels after discontinuing melatonin.
I'm not sure if seizure disorder and epilepsy are the same these days? I'm a 43 year old female, no history of seizures, 2 year survivor of breast cancer, which made the discovery of benign cysts in my left temporal lobe. 6 months ago I started having severe headaches with almost stroke like symptoms with neurological deficits associated with them as well as an elevation in my stress levels. All my doctors tell me I have more stress in my life than they've seen in a while.
Do partial complex seizure disorders have the same symptoms as autism (high functioning). If they are pretty much the same what are the differences in them.
My son is 17 years old. At 2.5 years he was diagnosed with Autism, Non-communicating Hydro-Cephaly (not shunted), and seizure disorder. He is non-verbal however reads and writes at a fifth grade level. He types 32 wpm without error on his augmentative communicating device (text based). Over the past two years he has had an increase in brown patches forming all over his body and face. He seems to be loosing cognative abilities also.
My son was on it years ago - and he had a grand mal seizure - and the doctors laughed when I said I thought it caused it. I stopped it - and he never had another one!! Amazing, huh??
There is a wealth of material out on the web (autism society in many states also that you can look up in yours for a local chapter/group). ..... Symptoms of Autism Differ from Person to Person There is a saying in the autism field: "if you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism." In other words: every person on the autism spectrum is unique, and one person's set of symptoms is just that ... one person's symptoms of autism!
My concern is that some of her symptoms were autism (of some sort), or some type of delay, only did our pediatrician recommend a neurologist to rule out seizer disorder. I also thought to have her hearing checked (even though she can hear an airplane from a mile away) and then maybe a referral to the mind institute at UCD. I appreciate your attention to this issue, as it is very important for me to do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING I can.
mind you, most insurances will not cover the testing, and it is highly expensive. Autism has also been linked to people with a history of Epilepsy and other seizure disorders. A woman with Epilepsy will have a chance to conceive a child with Autism. Other things such as environmental, auto immune, nervous system disorders, and certain genetic disorders such as downs syndrome have all been linked to Autism. I have slight Epilepsy, and was not diagnosed until I was 23 years old.
I read alot and i also graduated from nursing school with my RN. I know early intervention is important. I cant help but to worry with Autism stats at 1 in 166. I know the ratio is 4-1 for boys but it still happens to girls.are diagnosed . I know this is long so I will stop here. Is it possible that a child with lots of affection , good communication(minus speaking words) and good socialization could still be on the spectrum due to the odd behaviors???
On the ther hand, patients with complex partial seizures will have abnormal consciousness and may or may not remember any or all of the symptoms or events surrounding the seizure.
I'm not familiar with seizure disorders. As far as the autism, it can get better with therapy. Usually speech, occupational and physical therapies are used with success, Autism can be hard to diagnose because there is no absolute test for it. It is a diagnosis based on observations and educated opinions. Autistic people can have a very high quality of life and a normal life expectancy. I don't feel like I was very helpful, but you might get more info from a website like Autism Speaks. Good Luck.
My son is 9 w/ "severe autism" ,type 1 diabetes,DD,hypotonia..etc he does NOT have a dx of epilepsy or a history of seizures. I did see him have one seizure(no trigger) in Dec,his EEG showed continues eptilform discharges that increased during sleep,that were coming from the left frontal lobe and excess overlying beta range activity (he was NOT sedated).He had a MRI yesterday(will know the results of that tomorrow).
My son is 9 w/ "severe autism" ,type 1 diabetes,DD,hypotonia..etc he does NOT have a dx of epilepsy or a history of seizures. I did see him have one seizure(no trigger) in Dec,his EEG showed continues eptilform discharges that increased during sleep,that were coming from the left frontal lobe and excess overlying beta range activity (he was NOT sedated).He had a MRI yesterday(will know the results of that tomorrow).
aubrees ped.. thinks that she is exhibiting signs of autism... i was like "What!" shes 11 months old how in the world could they tell that... they did a test with aubree where they had a lot of toys on the floor and they watched her. she would go play with one then 2 seconds later go to another and so on... and they say thats a sign of autism ( ugh.. arent babies suppose to have a short attention expand?
Hi, my 5 y.o. son was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 y.o. He has many symptoms that are consistent with this diagnosis: he doesn't speak, he repeats some words or sounds but in high-pitched or sing-song voice,he doesn't seem to fear danger or pain, loves to line up toys and play alone... But he has been having this uncontrollable crying episodes. For no apparent reason he starts to cry really loud for about 3-5minutes and his face expression is of fear.
Unfortunately we are at the mercy of the doctors, and although we have asked if the problems could come from the pump of course every doctor thought it was someone elses specialty, like her hormones or her kidneys, or behavioral. During this time she started having symptoms of seizure activity so she was put on an additional medication. She was taking trileptal, but with all the problelms they also added vimpat, since about a year ago.
During these episodes I have been having very strange symptoms. Including heightened senses, sensitive sensory perception, migraines, pain, my brain getting stuck on logic with little to no emotion, or the opposite pure emotion with little or no ability to form or speak logical thought.
Can Autism be helped??? Dear Sheila B.; Thank you for your question Autism is an impairment in social communication , interaction and poor imaginative skills . Many autistic children have difficulties in speech and verbal as well as non-verbal communication .typical for an autistic child is varying degrees of social withdrawal ( difficulty making friends ) Many may require a consistent , predictable environment .
- measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines can combine to cause autism; - thimerosal-containing vaccines alone can cause autism; and - MMR vaccine without thimerosal can cause autism. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters ruled out the first and third theories since "the evidence was overwhelmingly contrary to the petitioners' contentions" on each issue, according to Special Master George Hastings.
i have been trying to get her an appt with a spealist but has a wait list..
- I am however currently being assessed for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I've had symptoms of complex partial seizure all my life but never new what they were - never bothered to see about it until a month ago when a 'grand mal' seizure landed me in hospital. - Prosopagnosia (face blindness) I have never been able to recognise faces. I have even failed to recognise my own mother! I constantly fail to recognise friends/family/collegues when they are out of there usual context (e.g.
But I must say, that with this disease, you dont usually have all the symptoms, some people have no symptoms and are only carrieres (its believed to be genetic because of studies with how it travels in families), some people only have the GI problems and some people only have seizures and the skin problems, or it might come out as autism in some, it varies, but usually there are GI problems and along the way some fatigue, joint and or/muscle pain and some sort of neurological problems varying f
My son is 11 yrs old diagnosed with Autism and seizure disorder. He started puberty at 9 1/2 which at that time he started having partial complex seizures, when these occur his heart goes into "bradycardia" (very low heart rate) and he'll sleep. 3 days ago he started suddenly acting differently, normally he is very talkative, a chatter box, very active, and pretty high functioning.
07:33: My son, who will be 4 in January has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He has severe social & language delays with other "autistic" traits such as occasional hand-flapping when excited and single interests ie: swords, dinosours. At home he has begun speaking in 4 to 5 word sentences and using pronouns, and questions.
Re: strange language behavior typical for autism posted by Marie on October 28, 1998 at 07:38:03: My son, who will be 4 in January has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He has severe social & language delays with other "autistic" traits such as occasional hand-flapping when excited and single interests ie: swords, dinosours. At home he has begun speaking in 4 to 5 word sentences and using pronouns, and questions.
He has had a significant medical past he lost a kidney at 3 weeks (hydroneophrosis) had 1 unexplained seizure and several high fevers and fever seizures. He has had several severe bouts of croup which have required hospitalizations, he takes steroids for this as needed and had exploratory throat surgery to rule out abnormalities. I do not want the school to change his diagnosis at this time.
I was proscribed Xanax for anxiety... Despite the fact I have autism and anger management and no symptoms of anxiety. It gave me insomnia and seizures after less then 2 weeks. So I simply stopped taking it. Turns out you can't do that so I need to totally detox otherwise I could lose the job because of lousy performance. I am trying drinking lots of water and letting myself sweat! Anything else I can do?
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