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Old 06-29-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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son has epilepsy and ADHD any advice on combined treatment and management

HI my son is 7 and has complex partial epilepsy and diagnoised ADHD, he also has traits such as torrettes and autistic tendancies. I am looking for any advice on combined treatments for his seizures and combined problems. His consultant says his condition is what they call co-morbid. A varioty of conditions that over lap. He is alovely caring little boy, but can be so aggressive, hyper and obbsessive at times. He has been on 3 differnt drugs, Tegratol, which made him manic and mad, then we tried sodium valporate, this is also had strange side effects, one of which stopped him eating as he was having thoughts that there was things in his food eg sand, etc.
When he came of this he ended up having a 45 minute tonic fit, which turned into a status seizure. not very nice to witness.
His now on topamax twice a day, this seems to of helped a bit with his behaviour, epilepsy still not under control.
I feel so sorry for him he copes so well with it all, but is very confused. He fights againt himself all the time, just cant control himself.
Also not sure whether his epilepsy triggers the ADHD or the other way round.
You can tell a build up to a fit by his behaviour, we either get very calm, or the other end of the scale very hyper.

Any advice or support would be greatfully recieved

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Old 06-30-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Re: son has epilepsy and ADHD any advice on combined treatment and management

My son, is quite a bit older then your, but ,he's VERY, VERY, Very ADHD and with in the past 2 years has developed a seizure disorder, and has PDD which is autistic tendencies. Currently, he is on concerta for the ADHD, keppra for the seizures, and lexapro to help with some of the PDD stuff. His neuro says the nice thing about Keppra is that it does not interfere with to many other drugs.

Old 07-01-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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Re: son has epilepsy and ADHD any advice on combined treatment and management

Thanks for your reply, we have just spoke to his psygologist she does not feel that drugs of any sort will help the type of ADHD that my son has ? She now feels that behaviour management stratergies will be the best way forward. This will allow us to get his epilepsy under control. We are hoping to get his OT appointment to help us further with his behaviours.

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