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Old 08-29-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Autism and Seizure Activity

My daughter is 11 and was diagnonsed with Autism about 8 years ago. Prior to her diagnosis she had a seizure disorder for 2 years. She never responded to drug therapy and thankfully her seizures stopped on their own. She went 6 years seizure free/medication free but recently the seizures have returned. Her seizures are grand mals and we attempted one more medication last month. She became so much worse from the side effects and the seizures were not controlled. Our neurologist is wanting to try Lamictil as a last resort...but there are so many horrible accounts of children and their reaction to this drug. We think the seizures are hormonal - and oddly, they only occur when she is coming out of sleep in the early morning hours of when she is in a vehicle (visual stimulation?). I find this very odd but her neurologist doesn't seem to think its strange at all. If you have any similar experiences, I would love to hear.