Karen - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
My 6 year old daughter has epilepsy. She had her first seizure about 2 years ago. To this day she has only had a total of 8. She started trileptal April 2009 and was seizure free until Christmas Eve. They raised her dosage from 2mls morning and night to 3 mls morning and night. Her seizures were all pretty much the same, passing out, tired when she "came to", sweaty yet cold. She had another seizure friday but it was different, she fell, didn't lose conciousness, but had terrible leg jerking and moaning, and was unresponsive. Called the dr they raised her dose AGAIN to 4mls morning and night. She goes for an EEG tomorrow. Her first one in April 2009 showed nothing. I want to make sure I am prepared for the visit tomorrow....so my questions are.... because of the break though seizures does that mean something is wrong/getting worse or is this something normal that happens? Why could her seizures be changing? Should her medicine be changed instead of upped? Is an EEG enough or should I request an MRI also? Any info or advice will be much appriciated!!!