absence seizures

  1. SlimBlue

    What was that seizure type again?

    After always having a short aura and then into generalised secondary tonic clonic every 1-2 months, over the past few years I've started having smaller ones over 3-4 days. When very stressed I could have that every week or fortnight. I still get the same quick aura, lose conciousness, and will...
  2. C

    Absence Seizures and me.

    Hello everyone, my name is Courtney and I am new to this forum and seeking some advice. I am six weeks away from graduating with my BFA in photography in San Antonio, Texas. Five weeks ago I was leaving class and then the next thing I know I awoke to find teachers, students, and EMS around me...
  3. L

    I really need help identifying this!

    Hi there! My name is Lizzy and I'm 16 years old. My best friend has had epilepsy her whole life and I love her with all my heart. She is probably the strongest person I know <3 I am here with a question today. I have a vlog on youtube and I was filming an episode today. When I went back...
  4. S

    Our journey with Absence Seizures

    My daughter was diagnosed with absence seizure epilepsy at 4. One of the most common forms of seizures in children but one which is often unnoticed or misunderstood. Around this time, when she had a seizure she would stare into space, her eyes would darken and look vacant, she would stop moving...
  5. A

    Zarontin side effects

    My daughter was diagnosed last week with absence seizures and was prescribed Zarontin (ethosuximide) 250mg at night. She is suppose to increase her dose to 500mg next week. However, the side effects she is having on the current dose is horrible. Stomach cramps, not eating, not sleeping...
  6. E

    Stopping AED's for Absence Seizures, diet changes to controll seizures

    Hi, I am new. My 7 year old has absence seizures and a thalamic glioma. Since school is almost over, I am considering stopping his AED'S and changing his diet. Anyone with experience with this? I assume I need to taper off the meds. Neuro isn't very supportive, but my kid has been on 4 meds...
  7. E

    Hi everybody, I'm new here! Anyone have success with a gluten-free diet?

    Hi. I'm glad to have found this site, and look forward to hearing what people have found to manage absence seizures. I have two boys, one is 7, and the other is almost 2. My 7 year old son was diagnosed with Absence seizures September 2011. But in retrospect, we think he was having them for...
  8. C

    Childhood Absence Epilepsy Family Study at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    My name is Jillian Weinfeld. I am the Study Coordinator for a study that is investigating the causes of Childhood Absence Epilepsy. I wanted to bring this study to your attention to people who I thought might have a special interest in it. We do not require any office visits and all study...
  9. C

    Hi, I am new here to help my beloved newphew

    Hi everyone, After reading some posts, I decided to register to be a member. So glad to find this site. My nephew was dianogsed with absence seizure epilepsy when he was 2.5 and has been being on medication for 2 years now. Recently, we were advised that he would need to be on drugs for 2-3...
  10. A

    Question about absence seizures

    When I was little, I remember having some kind of episode seven times (and probably more) where I "lost time." The first time was in second grade, and the last time was when I was sixteen. I assume it happened more often and I just didn't realize it...the times I knew it happened were because...
  11. T

    Can anyone else feel when they have an absence seizure?

    Whenever someone has seen me have an absence seizure they say I've "blanked out" or that it looked like the lights were on but no one was home. It seems like most people describe their absence seizures as, basically, brief periods of unconsciousness like mini-black outs. For me though, I can...
  12. R

    Side effects of Etho in 8yo daughter

    Hi! I'm new to this forum. SO glad I found you all! My daughter was dx with absence seizures last year. She was put on Etho 500mg 2x/day. She takes the capsules. Within a couple weeks of starting, my confident, self-assured little girl has become a frustrated (and frustrating!) child who...
  13. C

    Hi

    Hi my name is Courtney I'm in my early 20's. I'm new to this site. I have a small learning disability which affects my reading, writing and math. My seizure are absence, simple and complex partial and they started about a year ago so still new to this. It happened when I was at my aunts house it...
  14. M

    Intro and Absence Seizures

    Hello! I'm new to this forum and spent some time last night reading some posts. First of all, I have to say that I'm not a big fan of forums because people have a tendency to be harsh toward others that they do not agree with. That does NOT seem to be the case here! I'm sad to need to join such...
  15. D

    I am new

    hello everyone I am a 36 yr old Mother of 7 ( 3 step children,lol) and my youngest son has epilepsy. He was diagnosed at 4 years old. He is now almost 8 years old and has been on Kepra- lamotrigene combo, and more recently clobezam was added to the mix. My question is this, even though Iain...
  16. Literophile

    Hi! New here, and new to seizures. Lots of questions

    Hi there! I'll give you a little background (and I mean seriously condensed because it's a long story) so my questions will make more sense. I have never had any serious health issues, but there's a family history of migraines, psychological disorders (though nothing more serious than bipolar)...
  17. J

    Daughter Diagnose with Absence Seizure

    Hi. My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with absence seizure (happening 3-5 seconds less than 10 times a day). She suffer convulsions due to fever from 1 to 4 years of age, the neurologists told us that her convulsions "upgraded" to absence seizure. The EEG result showed (brief)...
  18. P

    [Research] The Biology of Epilepsy

    Epileptic seizures are triggered by abnormal electrochemical impulses that act on other neurons, glands, and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings, and actions. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behavior, or...
  19. milkymum

    My 2 year old has epileptic episodes

    I found out yesterday that my 2 year old has epileptic episodes. The professor neuro-consultant saw him because he knows about the case history of my family with my daughter who has a neuro-problem of a different nature and he has asked me to start recording a detailed dairy of his absence...
  20. milkymum

    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself you to all. I called AP, I have got 5 children and 1 of them has been refered for further tests for absence seizures. My children are, RB he is 7 yrs and has asthma and learning difficulties, LC she is 4yr and has cronic ectopic excema, hayfever...
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