Amanda - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Does anyone else's child have this? My son was a breath holder since birth, and at about nine months old he started holding his breath to the point of passing out. Then about a year he passed out and had a seizure due to it. 4 peds later and 2 EEGs, 1 ECG an overnight stay in the hospital.... he was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy, in which they are supposed to grow out of by puberty. However all the info I have recieved on its, states that they have seizures at night that feel like pins and needles. My son is almost 4 and has been "seizure free" and breath holding free since just over 2, but I'm not sure if this is "normal" since he was diagnosed with Epilepsy, but we've really only seen a few seizures caused by the epilepsy not by the breath holding. Not that I want to be the wisher of gloom. We thank God every day that our son is now past the brunt of it, but a part of me worries that either he was mis diagnosed (is that possible) or he will end up getting them again. Just wondering if anyone elses child has this diagnosis.... oh and he never needed medication. We were looking into getting it, but he was so young so were debating, and then the seizures stopped.