Can vitamin D deficiency cause seizure/epilepsy in children? I have a 11 year old son who is otherwise normal had two seizures in the last three months, blood test reveal that he is extremely Vitamin D deficient. Can anyone throw some light on this please?
The following user gives a hug of support to goodfuture: Positive Cynic (02-01-2012)
I as sorry to hear about your young son and his trial. I can tell you that I got epiplsy at the age of 53 after a stroke at 51. One of the things the doctor gave me was a prespcription for D vitiaman. I it not the normal one to buy at the store. It is a dark green gel pill that I only take once a week. He gave me a script for a whole 6 months. He never mentioned that it caused my epilipsy or my stroke. He just said take it. Doctors are funny at times. It would be nice to get some explanation at times. But I suspect the D vitiman was a deficient for me and may have caused some problems for me. I wish you and your son only the best.
This is an interesting idea. I had never heard or read a vitamin deficiency can cause epileptic seizures. But obviously it can't hurt to take more vitamin D as there are so many benefits such as colon cancer prevention and bone health.
I am so sorry about your son. I've never heard of Vitamin D deficiency affecting/causing seizures. I take Vitamin D only because bone density test revealed (and blood work) that I'm a candidate for osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with "E" at 42 and I am now 49. Doc prescribed D12 and my insurance wouldn't cover it! ???? They cover ALL of my meds but not a vitamin? Go figure. While at a local pharmacy once, I noticed Vitamin D3 on the shelves and that's what I take!
Seizurres have not abated, sorry to say. As others have mentioned, it can't hurt to take Vitamin D, I don't think.
Best wishes to you and your son.
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I hope by now, you've found an answer and some sort of solution for your little boy!
I'm throwing in my two cents because I learned a couple months ago, this spring, that I had a severe vitamin D deficiency. I was diagnosed with seizures in June 2011, and a look back at previous bloodwork showed I had the vitamin deficiency then as well. I really don't know if the two were linked, but it's possible?
Like the poster above me, I haven't really noticed a change in seizure activity since I got the vitamin levels corrected. :/ But that doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't originally caused by the deficiency, I wouldn't think. Either way, good luck to you!