Seizure disorders and autism

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I have tried altering his diet, no sugar caffiene msg etc. I have tried routine and discipline, and have been firm and consistant with everything I tried. Several years ago I decided to try him on meletonin. He is now taking 1\2 of a 2.5 mg sublingual half an hour before bedtime. This has worked for years very effectively, and also seems to improve his behavior the next day at school. In all my reading there is no information about it's use in children.
Avatar f tn You could also get a little tent or enclosed area for him to go when he gets overwhelmed. It does not sound like he is having a seizure, although some children with autism do suffer from seizure disorder. We also got our DD a service dog who helps calm her when she is upset. He has been a life saver. Generally you get a diagnosis from a developmental pediatrician, so my suggestion is to speak to this doctor about your concerns and they will point you in the right direction from there.
Avatar n tn I keep seeing all these articles about a potential link between vaccines and autism. I've always gotten my kids immunized, but this is making me nervous. Anyone delay or forego vaccines?
Avatar n tn My neurologist is in the process of raising the dose of Topamax to 200 mg, and gave me the precautions to take for seizure disorders, and said see ya in 3 months. And here's the Impression paragraph: This is an abnormal EEG monitoring. Mainly during wakefulness there are intermittent bilteral and shifting bursts and short trains of alpha and theta waves with sharp component and sharp waves, and intermittent delta waves seen, left more than the right, mainly in posterier regions.
Avatar n tn 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??
Avatar f tn 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.
1255530 tn?1269871219 An array of problems are relatively common among autistic people such as seizure disorders, gastrointestinal issues, mental retardation and mental illness. At this point, no one knows why these conditions are so common among people with autism spectrum disorders. It is possible that these additional conditions are indicators of different kinds of autism, each caused by a slightly different set of circumstances.
472861 tn?1207545820 The good thing about seeing a neurologist is that a neurologist can diagnose not just seizure disorders, but developmental delays and/or PDD and/or other issues as well-- especially if you see a pediatric neurologist. You are doing the right thing -- anything thats going on, be it seizures, or PDD, or hearing, or motor delays, or anything-- early intervention is the key to a successful outcome. As far as the diet change, I don't know much about that.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn We try to stick to a schedule everyday but as you know sometimes schedules change and she does not like that. We have tried almost every seizure med and SSRI with no decent results. It has been trial and error this whole time leaving us with a laundry list of meds that did not work.
15480 tn?1302533402 She never stopped breathing just labored breathing and her seizure was not a shaking seizure but a eyes rolling limp seizure.... We learned CPR right after that and it did happen again and you know what I did - I ran out of the house screaming for help from the mailman. CPR is uselss on your own child.
Avatar m tn I am more concerned, however. Ever since she mentioned the word Autism, I have been a nervous wreck, constantly observing and watching him for any clues. His receptive language skills are pretty good. He follows simple commands such as "bring mommy the baby", "throw it in the trash", and he will point to some body parts when asked.
284738 tn?1283110419 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? ) she also said aubree avoids eye contact and acts like shes the only one around ( unaware of people) ... aubree also hasnt been talking as much as she had been before.. but she loves to be held and she laughs and plays.. i think that maybe the doc is over analyzing a little..
242516 tn?1368227505 - 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.
Avatar n tn I firmly believe there is a genetic component to autism - I have a 4yo with HFA / Aspergers / PDD, my nephew has a seizure disorder with a strong autistic component, and tho I'm not clinically considered autistic, I see many autistic-like tendencies in myself. And there appears to be a greater incidence of autism, autistic-like disorders, and other neuro problems (e.g. ADHD) in families with one autistic child.
Avatar n tn I firmly believe there is a genetic component to autism - I have a 4yo with HFA / Aspergers / PDD, my nephew has a seizure disorder with a strong autistic component, and tho I'm not clinically considered autistic, I see many autistic-like tendencies in myself. And there appears to be a greater incidence of autism, autistic-like disorders, and other neuro problems (e.g. ADHD) in families with one autistic child.
Avatar n tn And there appears to be a greater incidence of autism, autistic-like disorders, and other neuro problems (e.g. ADHD) in families with one autistic child. Don't allow yourself to be pushed away with the blanket statement that your daughter's speech is "silly", trust your instincts. Especially given your older son's situation - I believe the family history is very significant. You may need to pursue independent testing outside the school district.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn usually celiacs also have problems with dairy (and sometimes egg and soy) and several other foods too, but what it does is cause 'leaky gut syndrome' causing all sorts of GI problems alot like crohns, colitis, ibs, also causing gerd, vomiting, etc, but it can also cause neurological problems such as migraines, seizures, concentration and memory problems has even been connected to ADD and autism, it also causes problems such as reactive arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, asthma, weak immune system,
Avatar n tn We have seen a neurologist. Seizure disorders are not uncommon with autism (I've seen numbers as high as 33% of autistic kids will have seizures at some point - though mostly in puberty). We had a sleep-deprived EKG, which in our case came back normal... Still, good to make sure! A pediatric rheumatologist (or regular if there's no pediatric subspecialty) would treat the ANA issue I think. Have you been to the gastroenterologist for the stomach issues? Hope that helps!
Avatar n tn Recently I had a grandmal seizure and was put back on anti-seizure med. I feel great overall and was told - maybe I don't have bipolar afterall. So...did I go through all that for nothing?
Avatar n tn 4)crying all day since then i have noticed a reduction in side effects but i would like to know 1)He already presented with fingers in mouth and chewing nails and skin, and also eyebrow raising, this has become worse on concerta, why would a child do this in any case and why would it become worse on CONCERTA?
Avatar n tn movement excites him like automatic doors,lifts,dvd tray opening and closing and he will flap his hads and his bottom jaw drops down at the same time. I was getting concerned as when taking him to toddler groups he would sit at the top of the chute and do his excited movements watching all the kids going down, and I suppose it's 'mothers instinct' but I've never seen other kids doing this.
Avatar f tn He was obsessed with spinning objects, began to regress socially at age 2, and was very quiet throughout his toddler and preschool years. He was diagnosed with mild/moderate infantile autism at age 6, and has all of the associated behaviors and symptoms. He is verbal, but has difficulty recalling words and has a speech impediment, and he has sensory dysfunction for all senses. He chews (usually paper) most of the time.
585414 tn?1288944902 But I had a cane that belonged to someone from a while back so I used that and safely made it there and back. As treatment adjusts I may use it as needed. Dystonic reactions are unnerving and can be dangerous but they are well known to medicine and are treatable. But the neuropsychiatric aspects of tardive dyskinesia are not. What is found in studies that shows something is working is when it is lowered and the symptoms return.
Avatar n tn A lot of people think that getting so many shots together is a cause of autism but there is no actual proof other than mother's intuition (not saying I don't believe it, just stating the facts). I have a 3 year old son with autism and I have met many, many kids on the spectrum through various activities my son has been involved with, and I have never seen the kind of random arm spasms you have described. I'm not a medical expert but it sounds more like seizures to me.