my child get siezures doctors cant explain y it is so mild,confused

Olivia - posted on 04/12/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




specialist said that what she has is so mild she dont need medicine,if u didnt know my daughter u could never tell she was having a siezures,confused an want more info and explianation and do i continue medication


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Jodi - posted on 04/12/2011




Have they done an MRI to check the brain activity, etc? A friend of mine's son used to have seizures, and you wouldn't even know. He would just stop what he was doing for 10-20 seconds, and blink a couple of times. It was almost just like he was zoning out. However, it was epilepsy. The specialist explained that by putting him on medication they CAN rewire the brain so that eventually, they are able to outgrow it. He emphasised that the diagnosis and medication BEFORE the age of 5 was important in this respect - the earlier the better.

What sort of doctor are you seeing? Have you seen a neurologist? I would be asking for a second opinion.

Katie - posted on 04/12/2011




Funny this has just come up with a friend of mine recently, they are telling her that the medication will do more harm than good..I think it needs future investigation. My son has had siezures (infantile seizures) since birth. most at that age can grow out of it around 5 and there is no specific cause, after that it becomes another form of epilepsy.

I'm a big believer in mum knows best..I was right long before a doc agreed with me and I've yet to be wrong since wehn it comes to my little man. So ur gunna have to go with ur gut..if ur happy to let it go and just keep it monitered..then thats what u do..if ur not happy...go a second and third opinion untill u r happy.

I was once told that having a seizure is so much worse than what he medication is doing..but then my son is a peculiar case and can not do without I can't help u there. good luck, contact me if u need to. xo

Firebird - posted on 04/12/2011




My daughter has petite-mal seizures and you can't ever really tell she's having one. She just stares off into space for half a minute. She hasn't had a noticeable seizure in almost a year but I'm still going to keep her on her meds. I would suggest asking for a second opinion.

Ann - posted on 04/12/2011




My son had a febrile seizure at 18 months old... The doctors told me after your baby has a seizure there will be a 1-2% chance of your child continuing to have seizures until the age of 5. Thank God he hasn't had once since but I keep a very very close eye to his temperature. I would probably stop the medicine and see if it helps at all or if you're just giving another medication thats not needed. I hope that helps.

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