Re: 3 year old had seizure
just the simple fact the YOU get migrane and your child is female not male,would increase her chances of possibly eventually getting them too.(females appear to get these more than males) mine started when i was around 13,but i got these passed on by my fathers side,not my moms. what you explained really doesn;t 'sound' like true migrane,but i do know that there is something called "stomach migrane"? i do believe it has been mentioned on this board before. i don;t personally know a whole lot about it but others here have children who get these. hopefully someone will pop in here that has that experience.
it is interesting you asked about the red dye angle as just recently(about a year and a half ago) i started getting migranes from certain "red' things i had eaten. like those berry gummy life savers? got me real good. and there have been other things with red dye that i had eaten before and ended up with a migrane too but i had not yet made that connection at that point. don't know why this is,it is just something that can trigger migranes in predisposed people. there are many foods or additives that can trigger them too but it is very highly individual to that person. as i have gotten older(47 now,eww),new triggers still seem to be also poping up in me that i was fine with before til that certain point. very strange just what will trigger a migrane in any individual.
what you described really doesn;t 'sound' like a true siezure but then again,they can show themselves in very strange ways too.i would just really monitor what she eats in some sort of a journal or at lest list what she ate that day for the next few months,just so you DO know what is being taken in and ill know that if this happens again. this is what i did when like everything seemed to be creating migrane in me there for awhile. it really helps alot to just be able to turn a page and really see EVERYTHING,even little things,that i took in the day before. my migranes ALWAYS appear the day AFTER i eat a particular trigger food for some odd reason,don;t know why that is,it just is.
you may want to have her evaluated at her ped just so they are aware of this episode incase it should happen again. they can also do a neuro eval on her just to see how things are with her neuro status too. something could possibly show when actually evaled. this is one of those things that may never ever occur again or happen again next week,you know what i mean? just watch her a bit more closely and see how things go from here.
hopefully this wont ever occur again in her. please keep me posted as to what you find out or how things are going with her. marcia
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