Anyone have a child with Benign Rolandic?

Denise - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 3 yr olds new neuro said that he wanted to do another EEG before he diagnosed her but the spikes mostly at night indicate possible BRE. He thought she was a little young for this so he wasnt convinced until he saw another reading. I def want an MRI/brain scan to ease my mind of something else going on but evidently from the spikes they can determine if she def has the disorder. I despirately want to talk to other moms that have experience with this type and if she does have this disorder, what meds other kids with the same have been put on. Even though he said the prognosis with this is good and they usually grow out of it by teens, that is a long time for us and I wish someone would tell me not to worry so much...because I cant stop worrying. Especially with the seizure types being during sleep...I cant sleep for watching her. The EEG from her sleep study showed a lot of spikes in the center. She also has sleep apnea and scheduled to have her tonsils removed next week...he said that could have triggered her seizures but it wasnt causing the spikes that makes her prone. I would appreciate your input!!

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Denise - posted on 03/02/2011

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Oh my Jennifer...sorry to hear that but I pray she is fine! That was a fast diagnosis..took me months and two neuros to get the correct dx. My daughter is only 3 so I have a lot more years to worry...I am sure she will grow out of it as they say. Did they put her on meds yet? They have not put Kay on meds yet unless/until she has another seizure. We can only pray for no more.

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Hi Denise.
How is your daughter going? My son has the same form of epilepsy and is medicated. Anxiety and lack of sleep are triggers for mild seizures....which are mild thanks to the medication.

Angela - posted on 05/29/2013

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My 10 year old son was diagnosed with BRE this past February. He had a grand mal after falling asleep. He had another one month later and then three in the past two weeks. We have been on an emotional roller coaster! Today I did the crazy mom and called his ped neuro twice begging for meds. I just couldn't take it anymore and his dad and have cried ourselves out. He wants to sleep over at friends and I'm a nervous wreck!! He is completely okay during the day so he is so persistent about going to friends' houses!!

So they wrote trileptal and tonight is his first dose. I'm praying and hoping for the best for my baby boy.

I'm so glad we aren't alone in this.

Bridgett - posted on 06/23/2012

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I have 3 kids and my youngest was diagnosed with BRE in Feb at the age of 2. He had a Grand Mal in January while taking a nap. It lasted over 20 minutes. He was put on oxygen and had Tod's Paralysis for several hours. Scary and heartbreaking are the only words to describe. He's only had one other since but very mild in comparison. His neurological suggested no mere unless we see an increase in seizures. His last 24hr EEG showed a decrease in "events" but he still twitches and jerks while sleeping. I know this because he sleeps with us. This is going to be a long journey but one that I pray he grows out of quickly.

Brenda - posted on 06/06/2012

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We are also dealing with BRE. My now 5.5 yr old it. She was diagnosed 2 yrs ago when she was 3.5 yrs old. Had two seizures within a month from each other. She has been on Keppra for almost two yrs. We actually go into hopsital next week for VEEG and to try and get her off the meds. She has been seizure free for two yrs but still has some 'seizure like' moments in middle of night- they have really decreased though.

http://benignrolandicepilepsy.wordpress.... is our BRE story.

good luck,
Brenda

Lauren - posted on 05/05/2012

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My 4 year old son was just diagnosed with this as well. He is not being medicated unless he starts having behavioral or learning difficulties or more seizures. We have been to two neuros and had two EEGs done. He had 5 small seizures in one day (localized to just his mouth) about 7 weeks ago and has not had any others that we are aware of unless they are occurring at night and are so small we don't hear anything.

We are hopeful that he will not have to be medicated. I was told that not all children have to be and have also read that. I would love to hear from other Moms that have children with BRE to hear how it has progressed for them.

We do not have any family history.

Denise - posted on 03/11/2011

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It is definate now that she does have this..no meds yet unless/until she has another. Thanks to all that responded..I appreciate your support!

Jennifer - posted on 02/28/2011

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My 9 year old was diagnosed today. she has never had them either until she had three on Saturday all while awake

Denise - posted on 02/24/2011

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No family history that we know of Susan..thanks for the link and I sent you a message on your page. Thanks again for responding!

Susan - posted on 02/23/2011

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yes I have a nine year old and a six year old with BRE. I have been through several tests with both my children so any questions you have I will try to answer. 3 years is a little young. Most children with BRE have onset seizures at between five and six years of age. Each of mine had onset seizures a few months after their sixth birthday. The good thing is with the right medicine the seizures can be controlled. My youngest has not had a seizure since starting meds and he takes Keppra and my oldest only has seizures when her dose needs to be increased she has been seizure free almost a year now and takes Lamictal. I know it is very scary. I had nights where any noise I heard would send me running to them. Is there a family history of epilepsy? My husband had epilepsy and outgrew it so most likely that is where my kids inherited epilepsy from. We also thought my daughter had sleep apnea she did not, but she did just have her tonsils removed last week.

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