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, glass.hair 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