I am 42 years old and have had absence and partial seizures for the last 24 years. I had one night with one or two tonic clonic seizures 20 years ago. These came after a head injury in an accident in 1985. While I have not had bad tantrums, I do get frustated and upset easily. I began taking 100mg of vitamin B6 just a couple of months ago. I think that I have seen some improvement over than time frame. Coincidence, I don't know. I recommend asking your pediatrician for advice before starting though. Being smaller, a smaller dose may be advised. Best of luck. Charlie
I have a daughter, 11, that has absence seizures and she is also on depakote. Before she was on depakote she had huge behavior problems, frustration and crying etc. We are see a neurospychiatrist which I would recommend to do. Also do you know what part of his brain is affected that may help you know more what direction to take as far as meds go and how you handle the behavior issue. He may have not just epilepsy but also ODD or depression, anxiety etc. I believe that is the seizures are in the frontal lobes that effects behavior so it's something to find out.
I can relate to your issues ,my son is 7 1/2 and attends moesefield.His teacher everyday she's telling me that his behavior is hard to bare,He can't sit still,he is always not paying attention,or he is hitting the other kids in the class.He is also on the depakote and some other meds,sometimes I just get tried of hearing about my son behavior and there's some kids who can't help the way they behave.And all I can do is just cry.