Crossing Eyes

Shelly - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know of any seizures that would present as crossing one or both eyes? My son has partial complex seizures and Autism. We are now noticing him crossing his eyes especially when he is sick or tired. He acts out of it and spacy while his eyes are crossed. He definately cannot control it, so it is either a vision problem or a seizure. Thanks for any info.

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Amy - posted on 01/31/2009

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I forgot to ask, do you know from which part of the brain the seizures are generating?  Maybe it's an area that controls vision.

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Amy - posted on 01/31/2009

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Shelly,



Yes, my son started taking Lamictal as soon as he was diagnosed with the seizures.  You have to start very gradually and titrate according to a schedule.  He has taken the meds for about 1 1/2 years and has had no side effects.  One bonus is that Lamictal also helps with mood disorders.  He also takes Concerta for ADHD, and Risperdal and Tenex for mood.  The mood meds also help with impulsive, aggressive and intrusive tendencies, related to SPD.  We are very careful with the mood meds, as they and lower the threshold for seizures.  He had eye issues long before (or so we think) seizure issues, and has had two eye muscle surgeries.  His birthmother had eye muscle issues as a child, and also has some low tone.  It's so interesting how all of these things may be interrelated.  Let me know if  you have further questions!



 

Celeste - posted on 01/26/2009

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Hi Shelly, My DD has a similar type of seizure. She is 14 and has only recently started complaining of her eyes crossing before a seizure. We brought it up at her last neuro appointment and had a recent EEG and MRI. We get the results next week. I would speak with your Dr. and let them know as well.

Shelly - posted on 01/24/2009

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Thanks Amy. Do you have your son on anti-seizure meds for the absence seizures? If so have you noticed any side effects? We have not medicated due to fear of side effects but he is regressing now and we feel we must at least try it to see how much of his other problems (autism, spd, apraxia, low tone) are from the seizure activity

Amy - posted on 01/24/2009

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My child has absence seizures, ADHD, mood disorders, hypotonia, sensory integration disorders and strabismus (eye muscle issues).  Lots of neurological issues.  I'd take your child to a pediatric opthalmologist.

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