Connie - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hello. I am new to this group. My daughter had an abnormal 20 min EEG 2 years ago which led to an 8 hr EEG that also showed she was prone to seizures and just last week a 23 hr EEG confirmed she is having absence seizures and a lot of seizure activity in the brain. Her neuro is a highly recommended doctor. I like him a lot. He is the top one at the epilepsy center at Miami Children's Hospital and he talks with me without rushing like most docs do. He says no meds for seizures, he says to increase the focus meds due to our learning problems, continue behavior modification since we have a lot of behavior issues and continue tutoring. I question this decision since I read that so many kids with absence seizures are on meds but then I read about all the side effects of these meds some even causing learning and behavior problems which we already have. I do not know what the right course of action is. If you have any stories to share that could help me shed some light into this dilema please do share.