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Posted by Law Student on May 31, 2000 at 10:10:02:

In Reply to: Re: "Rolandic Epilepsy" posted by Joy on December 03, 1999 at 15:30:36:

: : My 7yr old daughter had a first time seizure about 1 month ago. The Ped. Neurologist said it was a childhood kind called "Rolandic", and that she would out grow it. He did not prescribe any med, since she has only had one. He said that over in Europe the drs. don't prescribe med., for this type of Epilepsy. We do not want her to go on med., if there is a natural alternative. Anyone who has a child with Rolandic Epilepsy? Have you tried any natural alternatives?
: Hello, I am currently a law student researching Rolandic Epilepsy. You see, I work at a local legal aid office which helps people who can't afford a lawyer and I am trying to help a ten year old boy get on SSI disability because of his condition. If your child has more than one grand mal seizure despite three months of medication you may also qualify for benefits. Also a very effective medication for Rolandic seizures is Tegretol, ask your doctor. If your child has momentary "space-out" periods where he/she is incapable of hearing you this could be a sign of petit mal or minor motor seizures. Ask your doctor. They are much harder to detect. Seizures do affect the child's ability to learn and can affect their grasp of the written language. I would highly consider medication to reduce the number of seizures and their affect on the brain. This is nothing to take a chance on.

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