My 6 yr old daughter, Leah, is heading to Mayo today for more testing. She has been diagnosed with Atonic Seizures about 3 years ago and has responded well to meds. About 2 months ago she started…Continue
"A couple things came to mind as I read this. 1st, I have a student that does get slight twitches with his epilepsy that will last a few minutes and they are hard to detect. He is conscious and aware that it is happening. He has a…"
My 8 year old daughter has atonic seizures and they have been controlled for about a year with Trileptal. Last night she came down to my room about an hour after bedtime and she was complaining that she was shaking but she wasn't cold. She did not have a temp but her pulse was fast. I put her back to bed and checked on her an hour later. She said she was shaking again and she said that her insides felt like they were shivering. She finally fell asleep around 11. She was happy when she…See More
"My daughter (8) has low iron and has been trying for years to get the numbers up. It takes a long time to build up the iron stores. She has also been diagnosed with periodic limb movement (like restless legs but all over the body) and…"
"My youngest daughter (who does not have epilepsy) had a period of time about 3 years ago at age 10 when she had periods of extreme dizziness/vertigo that lasted about 1-2 hours. She was having these episodes several times a week, and they would come…"
Leah (7) has Atonic Seizures and for the last few months she has been complaining a lot about being dizzy and having blurry vision. We just got back from Mayo today with a new diagnosis of Ventibular Migraines. Just wondering if anyone else has problems with migraines and how do you handle the school side of it. I am going to be setting up another meeting with the 504 administrator at school. Any insight will be helpful.Thanks, LoriSee More
"We did not have any issues switching to Trileptal (Keppra was the meds that made my daughter throw tantrums). However, anytime we up meds we know that we are going to be dealing with some kind of reaction until her body gets used to the new…"
"I am so sorry you have to go through this. Our children are so important to us and we carry so much of the pain when something is wrong. Do you have a local epilepsy foundation to call for recommendations for a 2nd opinion? We go…"
"My daughter has atonic seizures. She started with Keppra on a low dosage and would only have mood issues if we upped the meds but she would even out her personality once the meds leveled out. The last and final time we upped the meds she had…"
"I have not heard of a correlation between E and neurological disorders. My daughter has other health issues but none of them are associated to E. I feel so bad for these kiddos with so much on their plates. Hope you and your…"
"My daughter has celiac disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders, anemia, colitis, food allergies (including OAS) ... We have received the best care from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. They not only have their separate departments but they work great…"
"My daughter does this as well. We have done the sleep study twice now. She has periodic limb movement disorder. (kinda like Restless Leg Syndrome but all over the body). She takes ropinorole at night before bed to calm her…"
"I work at a school, I also have a 7 year old daughter with Atonic Seizures. Last year at the school I work at the local epilepsy foundation came in and talked to one of my classrooms about seizures. It was age appropriate and it really…"
"I would recommend getting a referral to see a Sleep Medicine doctor. My daughter has always slept poorly with twitching and grinding hee teeth. We now know she has a form of restless leg syndrome that affects her whole body. She is on medication to…"
"My daughter has multiple dx but her weight gain over the last year was a lot. She gained 22 lbs and only 2 inches. I am having a hard time with doctors to take me serious. I have been told it is not her meds, she is on trileptal.
I so understand. What if they (Jacob and she) are just being a pain in the but, how can we (MOMS) tell the differnce. they cant just get away with it but what if it is seizure related then what? Lonya mom to Jacob
Oh Lori thanks so much
& glad she's doing better. They are MUCH stronger than us!!! My 9 yo old who is super smart get a cold & i' m Like "suck it up!!!" Not fair but oh well. Wish we lived closer too to hang/camp--if things are in control w/both our kids, it would be cool to meet somewhere camping next summer in b/w our homes!! I worry sooo much about him but do know he's strong--the Dr is great & sees a good ending so have to cling to that!!! Keep in touch!!
Thought I'd fill you in...we went for ANOTHER EEG yesterday where shecame to the conclusion that Sean has Doose syndrome or Myclonic Astatic Epilepsy--based on the fact that he has hard to control atonic's & myclonics. It's rare but she says w/either meds or keto diet he can have a normal life! Afraid of the worst - thinking about postin on here but afraid of negatives. How's your baby? They put Sean on high doses of Dilantin the last 2 days & he's IRRITABLE to say the least! I hope hers have since vansihed & that his will too!!!
Sean also has them in his sleep--I only know b/c I think he'ssleeping sounds vut if he wakes to pee, he'll have 2-3 drops!! He talks in his sleep & breathing changes. No one mentioned a "sleep Dr" but I'm going to get a 2nd opinion about everything from a eipilepaoligist (or whatever!! lol). It takes 4 mo though. We actually carved pumpkins 2-night--only b/c i gave an ativan!! Terrible stuff! Where are you guys living? I thikn you saidb/4 but MY mind is ShOT lately! We camp too & it stinks cuz our best buds arecamping @ "our place" thisweekend (we planned 2-gether) but we didn't go b/c of sz's!!! We slept in the camper last night b/c Sean asked to.
I'm always here--LITERALLY!!! Since the sz;s have increased, we don't do much!! He also has them @ night (mostly myclonic jerks) & an occassional tonic-clonic--I hope they're controlled SOON! We used to do so many things--camping, boating, friends etc & he was always so durable---not we treat the poor kid like he'll break!! He's so tired too from all the meds & I think this sometimes backfires & cause more sz's!!!
She'sadorable!! BTW, we actually had Sean testd for celiac & I feed him rice pasta etc althought he test was negative. Ever since the seizure meds he's had increased stomach issues--gassy, etc & would complain of "hot tummy". He was dx w/GERD as aninfant & took meds but I think it's resurfacing!!