Epilepsy in the family
Tiffany - posted on 01/21/2011
My son does and his were caused by a head injury. My sister does and hers was caused by a head injury, but she may have gotten it because her dad and his side of the family had it bad. My grandpa had black outs and I think it was seizures just because of the medication her was on. It was the same med my step-dad was on which was dialantin. I think the spelling is wrong!
Milinda - posted on 01/05/2011
I am epileptic, and this is an ongoing concern in my father's family. My father and his sister had seizures, as have three of my cousins. Two of my father's uncles also had it. Although epilepsy cannot be inherited itself, a predisposition towrd it does seem to exist. So, an injury that would not cause a person who did not have the predisposition to have seizures - such as a severe fall with a skull fracture - would cause a person who had it to have seizures.
Brenda - posted on 01/04/2011
My husband had seizures until the age of 9 but he grew out of them, however he did learn that his Mother also had seizures has a child as well. On my side of the family my yougest brother had about 3 seizures when he was a baby.
Our three children had seizures but the two oldest outgrew them but our youngest who is now 22 years old is severly eplipetic and will remain on medication for the reat of his life.
I am the only one in the family who has epilepsy. I ended up with it after going into a coma while giving birth to my second daughter. Physicians say it is Encyphalitis that caused it. I think it was the fact that I would not stopp to breathe I just kept pushing. I gave birth to her naturally (no epidermal). Just wanted the pain over and kept pushing. By doing this I know I caused alot of pressure to the brain which can both cause seizures and put you into a coma.
Anri - posted on 12/10/2010
Dorris (Donna) Please, please sent me a message, would like to find out about your story. my baby is 14 months exactly the same, the meds are decreased but the convulsions is still the same and tummy problems the whole time. the most rediculous thing I heard yesterday is the convulsions are because of the tummy.
Lisa - posted on 12/08/2010
My daughter, then 15, suddenly had three seizures within 8 months. There was no history of epilepsy on either side of the family,and I suspect it is a result of youth soccer and other accidents beginning at10 months. Mede have kept seizures at bay and we're hoping for good news at the next 24 hr EEG in may.
Chantay - posted on 12/08/2010
When we found out that my daughter had epilepsy, she has been the only one in our family that has had it. What a strange thing, huh?
Was told the Dr.s were seeing seizures when kids were going through puberty, had cat scan and was fine. Don't know of any family history of it on either side so it was a bit of a shock for us. My daughter has been seizure free for 2 1/2 yrs. now taking Zonegran. We have weined her off meds now and hoping and praying for the best...so far so good. :)
Lisa - posted on 12/08/2010
No one in my family has epilepsy. My son was diagnosed in 2007 with it. He has refratory epilespy and has been on about 12 different meds. He suffers daily from seizures and side effects from all the meds he takes 5 pills in the a.m. and 7 in the p.m. Poor kid suffers with a stomach ache and headaches everyday...
Diane - posted on 12/08/2010
My two children are the only ones in the family who have epilepsy and they different types. My daughter, 19, has been seizure free for more than five years. My son, 16, is still on depakote despite not having a seizure for nearly two years; his 48 hour eeg showed he still has a hight level of activity so must stay on meds.
Trudy - posted on 12/08/2010
On my side of the family,my Great Aunt had severe epilepsy, my twin sister has epilepsy (although hasn't had seizures since she was a teenager), and now my two sons have it. My older son has been well controlled on medication, but my younger son is not controlled at all. He is on 4 different medications and had VNS implanted in May. We are really hoping for some improvement soon!
no one in my family has ever had a seizure that i know of..but i have a little grandaughter, who has come down with a major seizure problem. we have run back and forth to children's hospital,i don't know how many times.only to be told it takes time.in the meantime alli is rapidly declining.the dr, has had her on three or four medications at one time and none of them seems to make a difference.there certainly not helping and they may be doing some long term damage.drugs can do that.we have an appt at mayo clinic dec.27th.hopefully they can give us a diagnosis.we have yet to get an answer.
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