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Posted by Teri on September 23, 2000 at 11:59:09:

In Reply to: Re: Seizures and Autism posted by Moderator on September 22, 2000 at 16:33:23:

: If you suspect seizures or epilepsy (they are not the same), you should be calling your MD right away.

: : Hi does anyone here have a child with seizures and had an abnormal eeg... how do you know if he is having one and what do you do to treat it.....

: : thank you.


My child has an abnormal EEG and also has seizures. We discovered her seizure threshold is related to hypoglycemia. So long as she is on a hypoglycemic diet she doesn't have seizures, however this may not always be the case. There's a great book call "Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide for Parents" by John M. Freeman, M.D.; Eileen P.G. Vining, M.D.; and Diana J. Pillas. The literature states that plenty of people have abnormal EEG's and never have seizures and others have normal EEG's and develope seizure disorder. Go figure. Anyway, this diet is working (so far) for our child. We hesitate to use anti-convulsants as she is autistic. There aren't many parents out there who search for the threshold and make the necessary changes. But those that I've spoken with say it is far better than going the drug route. Just something to think about. Good luck. Teri

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