Jenia - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
We are from the south and my son was born and raised here, so he's used to the harsh summer temps out here. He's 3.5 yrs old and never had issues with the sun or the heat. He was hospitalized in April for multiple seizures and when he was released he was placed on Keppra, in addition to his two other seizures meds (Trileptal and topomax) that he was already taking. Since being released, he has been really sensitive to the sunlight. I'm not even sure if it's the heat that bothers him b/c he will play all day long, as long as it's shady. It doesn't matter how hot it is outside, but he needs to be in the shade or have all of his skin covered. Otherwise, if the sunlight touches his skin he starts crying and scratching and freaking out. It's so scary b/c we worry that he will have a seizure. If the sun is shining on his carseat he has a huge fit and is just inconsolable. I don't know how he's going to survive the summer like this! He has an appt with his neuro next week and I will ask about this. Could it possibly be a side effect to one of the meds or is this just b/c of the epilepsy?