Jennifer - posted on 06/23/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
Is there anyone who is also dealing with absence seizures. My daughter was dx at age 4 and we tried MAD before meds and had some results but I could not get her to really work the diet so prior to entering kindergarten we started Lamictal. We did well only having to increase meds twice to get control but unfortunately it came to light that my dd also has this eye fluttering thing that is also a type of seizure that is aggravated by Lamictal. So now we have to switch her to depakote, which is the one drug I did not want to use bc of all the horrible things I have heard about it. Unfortunately it maybe our choice.
Was wondering if anyone has had a similar story or has a child on depakote (looking for some good news) or has the eye
flutter thing (not sure of the medical term).
This whole thing is so frustrating and it can really get to me at times but my dd just takes it in strides, god love her!