Seizure medications child

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Avatar n tn Some seizures can be out-grown, meaning they would usually disappear upon puberty, or as the child gets into adulthood, while some seizures are chronic and long lasting. Withdrawing the drug can cause the seizures to become active and might lead to increased frequency of attacks. I suggest that you continue the medications until advised otherwise by his doctors. I hope that his seizures will be out-grown, and by that time, be also medication-free. Regards and God bless.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn In any event, many hospitals only begin to use seizure control medications after the third confirmed seizure. There can be lots of reasons for a child to faint. Usually there are co-factors. Dehydration is one contributing cause. Heat is another. Flashing lights (red especially) can trigger an episode. Hearsay comments from another youngster are not a basis to draw a conclusion.
Avatar f tn Yes very certainly a seizure. Autistic children are more prone to seizures. Hope the child is ok!
Avatar n tn Hi My niece has developed a sleeping disorder of laughing seizure like she laughs while i sleep for 3-4 seconds and then stare and then sleep and this pattern at times is also during day time when she is awake. We did EEG and MRI and nothing came out from them.Follwoing is the report of both. EEG It is a wake reord.patient was fairly cooperative. Artifacts are minimal. Photic stimulation from 3 hz to 21 hrtz was given for 45 seconds.At an interval of 5 secs inclose eye state.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son was resently diagnosed with Complex partial seizure disorder. This weekend, my husband was home with him and said my son called out to him. When my husband went to him, my son said daddy I feel funny. My husband seems to think it was nothing, I on the other hand have doubts. Since this episode, he has been very aggitated at school and at home, very short tempered, tired, just not acting like himself.
Avatar n tn my 17 yr old daughter has in the past 2 months "passed out" during routing medical procedures. The first time the eye doctor put drops in her eyes to dialte them. The second time she received a vaccine injection. Both times her eyes were open and she lost sense of sight and hearing. She dreamed of fairys and ponys she said. She got really hot and sweatty both times and turned a sickley greenish white after her blackouts.
1810724 tn?1316936524 Already been through two different seizure medications and now taking the third. I have tried Depakote ER no help (7 months), Topamax (3 months) and now Gabapentin (1 Week) to control my episodes. Tightness in the chest area with warm sensation that would radiate through both sides left more than right with numbness and tingling feeling. I just plainly felt out of sorts followed by weakness that has lately been putting me down not being able to get up on my own.
Avatar n tn I have been on ativan for 3 years for ptsd. During this time I didn't take it every day. Recently I didn't get a chance to go get my refill, and to be honest, I kept forgetting about it. Then I had a seizure (according to my husband). Is this because I stopped the ativan abruptly? I have also had several head injuries this past year. Can too many concussions cause seizures? This is my second seizure and I don't have a hx of seizure disorder.
Avatar f tn Yes, my husband uses it for bipolar and for antidepressant/mood stability, but also for seizure depression as well. Valproic acid is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizure I know you are worried and afraid for your daughter. I have no advice about what to do, just wanted you to know I am hoping all goes well and I am so sorry about it all.
Avatar n tn If he is persisting to have seizure, he should be started on anti-convulsive medications. We need to do blood investigations to see for treatable causes of seizures. We need to do biochemical study for electrolyte imbalance, septic work up to see for infection and also imaging study and EEG. You told they have done EEG study, what is the result? What have CSF analysis shown? I think you should be considering pediatric neurologist for review. I recommend you to see one as early as possible.
Avatar n tn You will get the hang of it. Watching your child have a seizure is so difficult because there isn othing you can do but make sure they are safe and comfortable. Good luck!
Avatar n tn IF she is suffering from either of above disorders mood stabilizer like lithium (or some anti-seizure medications) can help with her symptoms. Try to address this possibility with her psychiatrist. Many psychiatrists who take government insurance like Medicaid are pretty good and well trained, in fact some of them prefer to take Medicaid over private insurance. Many these psychiatrists see patients in city or state hospitals, on inpatient and outpatient bases.
Avatar n tn 5, no seizure activity for 22 months, another lengthly seizure, placed on AEDs, now having small break through seizures every few weeks. I guess I wonder If we never would have started AEDs regularly what would the picture be? Just a lengthy seizure every couple years and attempt treating with appropriate diastat dosage? 4.
Avatar m tn Absence seizures usually can be controlled with anti-seizure medications. Some children who have absence seizures also have grand mal seizures. Many children outgrow absence seizures in their teen years. ____________ If you think this is what is happening, definitely talk to her pediatrician.
Avatar n tn Aside from my seizures 4 years ago, I had no previous history of seizure disorder. There has been no seizure activity until this most recent event. Could this seizure have been associated with the use of nitrous or lidocaine? Also, I have been experiencing severe headaches and light-headedness since the seizure.
161427 tn?1229914882 I think the main problems that seizure meds can cause an unborn child is cleff lip (misspelled). Again I am not a doc but that is what my nuro doc told me when I talked about getting back on the med after I had my first child because I was always so scaired that I might have another and then be driving in the car with my child. I have been off my med for at least 6 years, and haven't had any seizures.
Avatar n tn can other stresses on the body (dehydration, menstruation, etc.) make one more vulnerable to a seizure; does a seizure of this short duration (2 minutes or less) cause damage to the brain; is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
Avatar m tn And MRI and MRA would be appropriate. Sometimes the exact cause of a seizure cannot be found. Medications are provided to control the siezure. There are several schools of thought regarding continued siezures. One school believes that with every episode there is death of brain cells. I am above my pay-grade to recommend medications or treatment, but it appears she needs an evaluation at a teaching hospital with a good department of neurology.
Avatar f tn The neurologist performed a spot EEG and a 24 hr EEG and could catch nothing on either one, didn't have seizures during them. His pulse ox number would drop into the 40's every seizure so they kept him for 5 days total and we were released with orders to see the neurologist in 2 weeks. The DR put him on keppra (in which had too many side effects), then Topamax and valium, in which he stayed on for 2 1/2 months.
Avatar n tn she has shaking episodes look lik tremors and then last night it seemed she was having a seizure. well until she kicked me and then started laughin uncontrollably and then switched to crying just as hard. then acted liked she was intoxicated. what is going on with my kid. she is on effexor.
588561 tn?1243290098 Now my daughter is home and on 3 different medications, she is seeing someone once a week. Although since shes left the hospital she has been in a much better mood, and is eating well again and sleeping well, she still says she can't see, and can not walk by herself. No one seems to know anything.
Avatar n tn My question is about Fibro medications and wanting to hear from others' experiences during pregnancy w/fibromyalgia (or chronic pain issues). I also NEED encouragement how to taper off of valium (I am down to from 20 mg to 10 mg a day for anxiety & muscle pain, but feel stuck here) I am probably about 3weeks along and happy about it!!
Avatar f tn Added to this he lies almost constantly, sneaks around and is always making up stories to see if he can trick someone into believing him. We took all of that in stride and tried to believe that he was a normal child with behavior problems. We tried postive and negative reinforcement, time-outs, grounding, taking things away and just about everything else at one time or another.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I'm currently not on any medications other than natural supplements. I was on Keppra, but it changed my personality drastically. Has anyone decided to take medications instead of surgery? What I'm trying to say is to control the symptoms rather than opt for such a drastic measure such as surgery. I'm one of those people who do not like to take medications because of the side effects and what the meds may do to my health down the road.
Avatar m tn My son (now 4) was a fairly normal toddler with the exception of being ill more than normal children. After developing a bacterial infection that was resistant to all medications except veincomycin (sorry on spelling), he had a grand mal seizure. He has not been the same since... He has suffered from night terrors off and on since 2 years old. He gets nervous and anxious when in public and acts out inappropriately. He walks on his tip toes and uses repetitive speech.
626498 tn?1221984489 Once his fever would not go down and he started to almost seem to have mini seizure spats, I took him to the ER. He has been at his fathers and there are allot of issues there to be concerned with being on a farm and all with out proper measures taken for safety and cleanliness. and my son is allowed to play in and around all animals including stray cats. His heart beat was at 145-150 and still had the fever.
Avatar n tn Hi, Like sleep terrors, sleepwalking occurs during deep sleep, usually early in the night where a child appears to be awake but is not. Sleepwalkers usually don’t remember their actions, may be difficult to awaken, and usually feel confused or disoriented upon being awakened. Sleepwalking can be dangerous, as the sleepwalker is unaware of environment and can injure self by falling or bumping into things commonly seen in children but can affect people of all ages.
Avatar n tn 3 weeks ago, after a prolonged seizure, my 16-month old daughter came into a deep sedation status. After the anti-seizure medications were reduced and eventually stopped, she is still in a deep sedation (or light coma) mode as of today (Aug 10). She is responding to pain by withdrawing her legs or arms, and her eyes do move from side to side when they are open. However, she has no reaction to stimulus such as light, sound, moving objects, etc.