benign rolandic epilepsy

  1. J

    question about rolandic epilepsy

    Hi there! My daughter was diagnosed with BRE a little over a year ago. She takes carbamazepine and just had her dosage increased to 3x a day. My question is how they know when to check to see if kids have outgrown BRE and how they know. Do they do EEG's or just see how they do coming off meds...
  2. B

    going OFF keppra in June (BRE)

    Hi, My now 5.5 yr old has been on Keppra for almost two years (July 10). Treating BRE. She is on 2 ml at night only. Has been doing really well. We have been seizure free for two years come June. We have been dealing w/ 'sparkly' limbs since before the seizures started. we think they are...
  3. 1

    Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

    Hello! I am new to this forum and am looking for others who are familiar with BRE. My son, Jack, was diagnosed in 2008 and goes thru daytime seizures (and some upon wakening) every 4 months or so. I'm curious to find out what others are doing as far as treatment and just dealing with this...
  4. C

    Meds necessary for BRE??

    My 6yr old was recently diagnosed with benign rolandic epilepsy. The neurologist wants to put her on keppra, but the more i read about this drug, the more it scares me to do it. Since her seizures are only at night, is it even necessary to medicate? Weighing the potential side effects of the...
  5. jaysmom

    13 year old with different types of seizures

    hi to everyone, tis sounds like a great place to get some info, support and feedback. glad to have found it. my 13 yr old boy was diagnosed benign rolandic epilepsy a few years ago. he has different kinds of seizures like facial seizures ...zoneing out and speaking garbled up words....confusion...
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