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Posted by Denise on December 12, 1999 at 13:37:27:

In Reply to: seizures posted by terri on December 10, 1999 at 22:44:46:

: hi my son is 7 yrs old and has been having seizures for 2 years. we have tried over 10 meds and nothing has helped. He has between 10-20 petti mal seizures an hour. right now he is on dilantin, depakote, and neurontin. we have tried topmax, lomictal, tegratol, phenabatol, zarontin, ativan and dimox. any suggestions?

Our son who is now 18 started having petit mal when he was 7 years olds. He then had a grand mal at age 13. We chose not to medicate him for the petit mal when he was young. We started meds at age 13. He has been on all the ones you have tried. He is now on lamictal and that is working the best on his petit mal. Have you looked into the ketogenic diet? That might be a good options for him since he is only 7. You can find info on it from the web. The doctors don't tell you about it they usually go to the meds first. Good luck Denise

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