It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Epilepsy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: england
Posts: 5
lily5 HB User
please help any advice son has complex partial sizures, adhd and torrette like behavi

hi
looking for any advice on my sons very odd complex partial sizures. They last for about 1 and half minutes. he goes blothcy and feels sick, then usually becomes either uncoheriant or babbles noncence sometimes lip smacks and arm becomes ridged. sometimes feels tired afterwards or may just carry on . he is very aware of what is going on. he is on topamax, which is not holding the fits. he also has faily bad ADHD and also has torrette type behaviour swearing and strange noices, this is not all the time. Any body with ant advice or expierenced any thing similar it would be great to hear from you .
Cheers


 
Old 10-06-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 253
VA_girl HB User
Re: please help any advice son has complex partial sizures, adhd and torrette like be

I used to have complex partial. Could he have a brain tumor? Have you looked into natural remedies or the ketogenic diet?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-12-2008, 12:54 AM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: WHITEFISH, MONTANA
Posts: 61
n8tivecenter HB User
Re: please help any advice son has complex partial sizures, adhd and torrette like be

Hi There
Have you tried Tegretol XR for him?
It releases medicine as the body/mind needs it.

 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Richmond Hill Ontario Canada
Posts: 107
cathy57 HB User
Re: please help any advice son has complex partial sizures, adhd and torrette like be

Have you tried bontech? These kids may need magnesium taurate. Try checking for allergies to food... IgG is what you need here....

 
Old 04-16-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St Cloud, MN
Posts: 1,231
Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
Re: please help any advice son has complex partial sizures, adhd and torrette like be

Quote:
Originally Posted by lily5 View Post
hi
looking for any advice on my sons very odd complex partial sizures...he is very aware of what is going on. he is on topamax, which is not holding the fits. he also has faily bad ADHD and also has torrette type behaviour swearing and strange noices, this is not all the time....

The section I marked out is what stuck out in my eyes. He could have more than one type of seizure IF HE IS HAVING SEIZURES, that is possible. Usually we (epileptics) are UNAWARE during the seizure. Some of us may have a warning before, but the brain is "short circuiting" so it is nearly impossible to be aware during.

Has he ever "walked around aimlessly" for a brief period of time (possibly a minute, maybe little more)? (Walking seizures)

I have known people that in fact had tourettes. Stressing factors increased the frequency, and the "episodes" would come in short bursts to best explain what I have seen of it.

If in fact a person has that combined with epilepsy I can't imagine what the brain is going through, let along the stress a person carries. Try reducing stress in the persons life as best you can for the tourettes syndrome (if that has been confirmed) and see what else the Neurologists say for the seizures.

The doctors may have to adjust or change medications over time. Topamax (I'm on it now) is NOT a very enjoyable medication in how it effects a persons ability to maintain energy and stamina levels, not to leave out it likes to make us think we are not hungry. IF it's working, stay on it. But know there are other options out there.

--Travis

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
son has epilepsy and ADHD any advice on combined treatment and management lily5 Epilepsy 2 07-01-2008 02:25 PM
son has epilepsy and adhd any advice on combined treatments lily5 ADD / ADHD 4 06-29-2008 06:23 AM
Advice please - before I see Dr. river525 Bipolar Disorder 3 09-27-2007 05:26 PM
Hello..and A Complex Partial ilovegod Epilepsy 3 03-26-2006 10:03 AM
Advice with ongoing ovarian problems..PLEASE!! brookeysma Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 4 12-01-2005 02:00 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



030free (19), 92261 (11), Positive Cynic (9), Travis from MN (7), Nicole K (6), heyloe (5), cardshark (4), neurowreck (3), webartethan (2), Looking4aAnswer (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:52 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!