Laura - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
Hi, I have a daughter (2) who is mildly epileptic. The reason I'm writing is that I've been hearing mixed comments from health professionals about the medication she's on (Epilim). She's having major behavioural issues and my pediatrician believes it may be due to the fact Epilim is also used for ppl with bipolar. Apparently they don't give it to children any more??? When we tried weaning her off it she began self-harming, as in gouging her gums, closed-fist punching herself in the face, scratching herself etc. I just wonder if anyone else has had a child on this medication and if they've experienced behavioural issues or if anyone else has been told this medication is not good for kids? Or do ppl think it's completely unrelated? Thanks.